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Sukhpreet Kahlon

Sukhpreet Kahlon
Head of Research

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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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Wanted to tell a story that will touch me, bother me: Filmmaker Dar Gai at Habitat Film Festival

In a conversation with us, the filmmaker talks about her journey in making Teen Aur Aadha and shares what filmmaking means to her.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Tamil

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam Bengali 3 more

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam Bengali 5 more

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

'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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bhojpuri Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English French

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Marathi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Iranian

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  

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon