Sukhpreet

Sukhpreet
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.
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Articles by Sukhpreet

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Jagte Raho: Revisiting Raj Kapoor’s socially relevant masterpiece

Kapoor as the Chaplinesque tramp or the Everyman figure has very few dialogues in the film and relies on his expressions and pantomime to communicate his helplessness. The film was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Habitat Film Festival 2017: KA Abbas — a man ahead of his times

Writer Jai Arjun Singh and historian Ravikant discussed the legacy of KA Abbas’ films and his oeuvre as a writer and filmmaker, at the Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

Habitat Film Festival 2017: Kaasav — an exploration into the mind

Marathi film Kaasav/The Turtle was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: Reality is boring, says Buddhadev Dasgupta on Tope/The Bait

Based on Narayan Gangopadhyay’s short story, the film explores exploitation, entrapment, enchantment and disillusionment in various forms through three interlinked stories.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: Om Puri — the face of his times

Speaking at the opening of the 'Retrospective' of Puri’s films, veteran director Govind Nihalani reminisced about the actor’s warm personality and his dedication to his craft.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Argentina

12th Habitat Film Festival: You can learn a lot about India through regional films, says Vidyun M Singh

The 12th edition of the Habitat Film Festival (HFF), a celebration of pan-Indian cinema begins in Delhi today.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

From books to the silver screen — Ruskin Bond birthday special

The author and screenwriter was born on 19 May 1934. On his 83rd birthday, we take a look at his stories that were given cinematic treatment.  

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: 10 films you shouldn't miss

From the popular to the art house, the 10-day festival brings the best of pan-Indian cinema to film lovers in Delhi. The film festival will run from 19-28 May 2017.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Sanjay Dutt's Kartoos and baby steps towards CGI

Director Mahesh Bhatt’s 1999 action thriller Kartoos holds the distinction of being the first Hindi film to have used CGI technology extensively in the song 'Teri Yaad'.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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How Jeetendra managed to impress V Shantaram and make his film debut

Jeetendra began his film career with iconic filmmaker V Shantaram. On Jeetendra's 75th birthday today (7 April), we take a look at his humble, yet eventful beginnings in the film industry.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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'Dhak Dhak' story: Remembering Madhuri's sensuous song on Beta's 25th birthday

Few know about the making of the song and the clever way in which the producers circumvented the objections of the censor board. 

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Khullam Khulla book review: Rishi Kapoor highlights role of mother, wife in his success

Forgoing a chronological narrative for an episodic one, the actor has chosen to narrate incidents that offer insights into his personal and professional journey.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Sardaarji 2 review: Watch this film for Diljit

Sardaarji 2 is entertaining but it would have been a real treat with a tighter script.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon