Head of Research
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Definitely want to tell more stories: Tannishtha Chatterjee looks forward to making more films
Tannishtha Chatterjee shares her journey from actress to director and also talks about what excites her about the characters that she plays.
Be an artist and not a politician: Yashpal Sharma on retaining the democratic spirit in art
Actor Yashpal Sharma talks about his disillusionment with commercial cinema as he embarks on his journey as a director.
I have this gut feeling that I can tell stories very well: Producer Manish Mundra on becoming director
On the sidelines of the Rajasthan International Film Festival, the Drishyam Films founder spoke of his journey in cinema and his move towards direction.
We all have a storyteller inside us: Producer Manish Mundra
At a panel discussion at the Rajasthan International Film Festival in Jaipur, Mundra unveiled his book of poems while sharing his love for the arts.
Hope to inspire other women not to be silent: Producer Mohini Gupta on Mai Ghat
Indie producer Mohini Gupta explains why she wanted to make her first film in Marathi and why she was drawn to the unusual story of Prabhavathy Amma.
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Twirl your moustache and feel proud to be Rajasthani: Singer Ravindra Upadhyay
Filmmakers and artists come together at the Rajasthan international Film Festival to discuss ways to promote Rajasthani cinema.
You have to fight your battles and be proud of every film: Rahul Rawail
Veteran filmmaker Rawail regaled the audience at the Rajasthan International Film Festival with his anecdotes, sharing memorable moments and insights from his own journey.
The effervescent charm of Geeta Bali: Anniversary special
On Geeta Bali's 55th death anniversary, we remember her impish smile and vivaciousness that lit up the big screen in the 1950s.
Living on her own terms: Remembering the dazzling Parveen Babi
On her 15th death anniversary, we recall the unconventional life and career of Parveen Babi, who remained a rebel till the very end.
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Durga Khote, the formidable trailblazer of Hindi and Marathi cinema: Anniversary special
The first educated woman to enter the world of Indian cinema, Durga Khote, who was born on this day 115 years ago, broke through traditional barriers to pursue a memorable career in the movies.
Bhangra Paa Le review: Feeble story made worse by lead actor's underwhelming performance
Sneha Taurani's directorial debut suffers from a lack of originality and weak execution. The music is the saving grace.
Ghost Stories review: This Netflix anthology fails to capture the horror genre
The anthology film offers interesting stories and vivid characters but fails miserably at being scary.
The reputation of a filmmaker is as good as his last film: Saurav Rai on Nimtoh's journey
Filmmaker Saurav Rai shares the journey of his acclaimed debut feature Nimtoh and the reasons why he wanted to explore the not-so-flattering underside of the quiet village life
Lubdhak Chatterjee’s short film Aahuti selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam
The silent short film explores the concept of Panchabhuta, or the five elements, and follows the filmmaker's engagement with forms of artistic expression.
Prateek Vats’s debut feature Eeb Allay Ooo! heads to Berlinale 2020
Expressing his happiness at the film's selection, the filmmaker takes the opportunity to mark his solidarity with students protesting across the country
Why make movies if we can’t engage with what is happening around us: Filmmaker Prateek Vats
Prateek Vats speaks about his debut feature film Eeb Allay Ooo! and why it is important for a filmmaker to address socio-political realities in his work.