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.
Capital punishment is State-sponsored murder: Jiju Antony at Habitat Film Festival
Jiju Antony's directorial debut, Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? (The Forsaken), delves into the psyche of violence and examines the city in all its darkness.
Redu is a universal story: Filmmaker Sagar Vanjari at Habitat Film Festival
The director spoke to us about the inspiration for the Malvani-Marathi film and some of the challenges faced by regional filmmakers.
Filmmaker can be a social scientist, philosopher, prophet even: Writer Pradeep Kumar Shetty
Writer of the award winning Kannada film Reservation, Shetty spoke to us at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival about his thoughts on the issue of caste-based reservation and filmmaking.
It is a filmmaker's duty to talk about times we are living in: Vishal Bhardwaj at Habitat Film Festival
During an interaction, the filmmaker spoke about the reasons why he makes films and the difficulties that he jostled with as a writer.
Housing is a global problem: Filmmaker Chezhiyan Ra on his National Award winning film To Let
In a quick interview with us on the sidelines of the ongoing Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker spoke of some of the issues that his film engages with.
A director is nothing but a storyteller: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at Habitat Film Festival
In an engaging session, the filmmaker revealed the inspirations and thought processes behind some of his most acclaimed films.
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Shashi Kapoor, India's pioneering international star
The Habitat Film festival pays tribute to the extraordinary Shashi Kapoor, focusing on his works in international and alternative cinema.
KG George retrospective: Tracking influence of Malayalam auteur's cinema on contemporary filmmakers
The retrospective at the Habitat Film Festival 2018 will begin with the screening of the documentary 8½ Intercuts: Life And Films Of KG George by Lijin Jose and Shahina K Rafiq, which looks at the legacy of George’s films.
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Habitat Film Festival provides space for genuine cinema lovers, says programme director Vidyun Singh
The 13th edition of the festival, featuring a pan-Indian sweep of National award-winning and critically acclaimed cinema, begins in New Delhi today.
Burning issues raised in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Damini still remain — 25th anniversary special
On the film's 25th anniversary today (it hit the screens on 30 April 1993), we contemplate the contemporary relevance of the pertinent issues raised in the film.
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Habitat Film Festival: National award winning films, regional cinema make a stellar line-up for 2018
Gulzar, Aparna Sen, Devashish Makhija, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Miransha Naik, Jiju Antony are among the filmmakers expected to attend the festival.
50 years of Brahmachari: A nuanced Shammi Kapoor performance
As the film starring Shammi Kapoor and Rajshree completes 50 years (it was released on 26 April 1968), we explore its enduring charm.
'Festivals provide a platform to show films to an audience that is ready to be provoked'
Dita Rietuma, director of the National Film Centre of Latvia, spoke on the sidelines of the Habitat International Film Festival about showcasing Latvian cinema and the importance of festivals in promoting cinemas of the world.
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Naach Launda Naach: Archiving, documentation and a new kind of storytelling
Filmmaker Shilpi Gulati and scholar Jainendra Kumar Dost talk about their documentary film, its politics, and ways of documenting an art form.
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A good film is made of things that you do not see on screen: Filmmaker Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh speaks of his latest documentary, Farewell My Indian Soldier, which looks at the experience of colonial troops during World War I from a non-Eurocentric perspective.
Remembering the maestro of words, Agha Jani Kashmiri — death anniversary special
On his 20th death anniversary today (he died on 29 March 1998), we remember the timeless works of the writer, who gave us films like Chori Chori (1956), Love In Simla (1960), Junglee (1961), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963) and Love In Tokyo (1966), among others.
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The gentle star: Remembering the actress Nanda
The kind-hearted actress made a mark in films like Chhoti Bahen (1959), Aanchal (1960), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965) and Gumnaam (1965). Continuing our series on forgotten actresses, we look at Nanda's life and career in film.
Sajjan Singh Rangroot review: Moving war film that contemplates crucial moment in history
Diljit Dosanjh shines in the film that poignantly illuminates the bravery of the Sikh soldiers who fought as part of the British Indian army in World War I.
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Bringing the best of global Campus Cinema: U-special International Campus Film Festival
56 campus films from more than 25 prominent academic institutions from 16 countries will be screened in New Delhi as part of the festival
Tumsa Nahin Dekha: Tracing the cinematic journey of actress Ameeta
The stunning actress did not find much success despite her good looks and talent. Continuing our series on the women forgotten in Hindi cinema, we take a look at Ameeta’s work and legacy.