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Sukhpreet Kahlon

Sukhpreet Kahlon
Head of Research

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sukhpreet.kahlon@cinestaan.com

Sukhpreet Kahlon believes there is a treasure trove of films waiting to be discovered and brought to the fore in India. She gave up her love for teaching English literature to pursue film research. She has worked with prominent film festivals and likes to keep her finger on the pulse of the growing independent cinema movement. At Cinestaan.com, she writes on cinema and various film personalities. She also makes sure she never misses a Diljit Dosanjh film.

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Article Malayalam

Wanted to deal with the idea of cultural difference in the context of a relationship: Rhea Mathews

Filmmaker Rhea Mathews talks about the interaction between gender and tradition that she wanted to explore in her graduating film, Stains.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

The transnational stardom of the 'lark of India', Jahanara Kajjan

Continuing our special series on some of the women in early Indian cinema, a look at the dazzling but short-lived career of Jahanara Kajjan, celebrated singer, actress, poet whose fame transcended India's borders.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Pakistani

Brilliant, dazzling Azurie, Indian cinema's first dancing star

Continuing our special series to commemorate International Women's Day on 8 March, we bring you Azurie who dedicated her life to dance and became a beacon for many others to follow.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

You have to figure out your own ethical and moral universe, says documentary filmmaker Priya Sen

At the just-concluded IAWRT film festival, the filmmaker discussed the process of making Yeh Freedom Life, its form and aesthetics.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Kashmiri

They are not pictures, but emotions, says Masrat Zahra on the images that capture the lives of Kashmiris

Masrat Zahra and fellow photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo's pictures, which were exhibited at the just-concluded IAWRT Film Festival, document the lives of the people of the erstwhile state after the withdrawal of its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

I am really grateful the jury could connect to the film: Sajin Baabu

The elated director, whose Biriyaani won the Special Jury Award at BIFFES 2020, says he was disappointed the film was not selected in his own state Kerala, for the IFFK.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

Panghrun is one of the best films I have done: Mahesh Manjrekar

The actor-director-producer says he now wants to make the film in Hindi with Aamir Khan. 

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam Chhatisgarhi 3 more

Panghrun wins Best Film, Special Jury Award for Biriyaani at BIFFES 2020

Bodo film, Jwlwi (The Seed) gets Special Jury Mention, while The Dog and his Man from Chhatisgarh wins the FIPRESCI International Critics Jury Award.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam

We should make films on our people and our land, says filmmaker Manju Borah

 The award-winning filmmaker from Assam talks about the importance of making films on indigenous people, with their universal subjects, like the struggle for existence, linguistic rights and political rights. 

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam

This film was like a catharsis for me, says actress-filmmaker Rajni Basumatary on her latest Bodo film

On the sidelines of the Bengaluru International Film Festival, the multi-talented artiste talks about the genesis of her film and why it was crucial for her to tell the story of the far-reaching consequences of a draconian law.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Konkani

For me, making films is a basic joy: Indie producer Rajesh Pednekar on persisting despite the hurdles

Director Nitin Bhaskar and producer Rajesh R Pednekar speak about their Konkani film Kaajro (Bitter Tree) that was screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES).

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Kannada

I lost my heart to cinema and have since been devoted to it, says Aruna Vasudev, on being felicitated at BIFFES

The International Federation of Film Critics also commended Narahari Rao and Sudhir Nandgaonkar for being the pillars behind the film society movement in India.  

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Still not easy to get funds for a film about women, by a woman: Geetha J

The filmmaker talks about her debut feature, Run Kalyani, which is being screened at the ongoing Bengaluru International Film Festival, as well as her journey as a woman filmmaker. 

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Marathi 1 more

Remembering the first woman in Indian cinema, Kamlabai Gokhale

To mark International Women's Day (8 March), we bring you a series of articles that look at some of the pioneering women in Indian cinema. First up, Kamlabai Gokhale and her mother Durgabai, who forayed into cinema when not much was known about the medium.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Ik Sandhu Hunda Si review: Mindless film that promotes toxic masculinity and glorifies violence

Gippy Grewal makes an unconvincing action hero in a film that justifies violence that stems from bruised egos and small insults.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Marathi

Remembering Shanta Apte, the 'stormy petrel' of Indian cinema

A fiery actress and gifted singer, Shanta Apte remains one of the more compelling early woman stars of Indian cinema, with her refusal to bow to societal conventions. On her death anniversary, we take a look at her life and career in film.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Zindagi In Short review: This Guneet Monga-helmed anthology offers compelling vignettes of the extraordinary within the ordinary

Seven short films artfully explore situations that arise in the lives of ordinary people as the anthology takes us through a gamut of emotions

6 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

The comical, the witty and the satirical: Remembering the many facets of IS Johar

On his birth centenary today, we look at the multi-hyphenate talent of writer, actor, director, producer Inder Sen Johar.

6 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Sufna review: An evolved idea of love in contemporary times

Despite a lumbering pace, Jagdeep Sidhu's latest film offers an inclusive message along with a unique exploration of what love means.

6 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

Sufna song 'Ammi': Soulful number that captures a child's yearning for her mother

The song 'Ammi' from the Punjabi film Sufna captures the loneliness of a young girl as she remembers the love and care showered on her by her mother.

6 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon