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.
Editorial Team

Articles by Sukhpreet

Article Hindi

You never know whose eyes are on you: Anandana Kapur on her film about women detectives

On the sidelines of the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival, Kapur speaks about her documentary that looks at women detectives and their lives in a refreshingly nuanced way.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Unless you can make a frog look sexy, nobody is interested: Akanksha Sood Singh

On the second day of the Woodpecker International Film Festival 2018, National award-winning filmmaker Akanksha Sood Singh discussed key elements of wildlife filmmaking in her masterclass.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article American Canadian 1 more

10 must-watch international films at the Woodpecker festival

The films range from wildlife documentaries to stories of the human spirit.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

I think I am a gangster at heart: Vishal Bhardwaj at Film Bazaar 2018

The filmmaker speaks about his journey in cinema and what defines his choices in a conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Want Vaikhari to trigger a new journey for people: Lubdhak Chatterjee

The documentary will be screened today (23 November) at the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival in Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Ten must-watch Indian films at the Woodpecker festival 2018

The festival this year has a strong focus on contemporary issues of global migration and displacement as well as on films with woman protagonists.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

India continues to disappoint me: Filmmaker Rajaditya Banerjee on how globalization has left the marginalized behind

Rajaditya Banerjee, whose Death Certificate was screened at KIFF 2018, talks passionately about his reasons for making the film and explains why he is critical of a developmental model that means progress for a few.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Australian

Australian films are not well represented in India: Film curator Mitu Bhowmick Lange at KIFF

On the sidelines of the Kolkata film festival, Mitu Bhowmick Lange discusses the selection of Australian films for the festival and ways in which the two countries can strengthen cultural bonds.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

I want to work with people who enrich my craft, experiences: Filmmaker Sanjoy Nag on Yours Truly

The filmmaker talks about his inspirations for the story and the choice of casting Soni Razdan in his film.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article American Australian

Bollywood had a big impression on me: Australian film editor Jill Bilcock on her brush with Hindi films 

The renowned film editor was at the Kolkata International Film Festival as part of the celebration of Australian cinema.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Argentinian

Picked this subject to preserve the culture and folk elements: Filmmaker Bobby Sarma Baruah on Mishing

Baruah, whose latest film Mishing was screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival, talks about the reasons she was drawn to the unusual story of a small community in Arunachal Pradesh.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Kanthan The Lover Of Colour's asset is the social worker Daya Bai: Writer Pramod Koovery

Filmmaker Shareef Easa's directorial debut Kanthan The Lover Of Colour was screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Wanted to make a film on the theme of fragmentation: Ratheesh Ravindran on Pixelia

The first-time filmmaker spoke about what it means for him to have his debut film screened at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Nagaland

Support us to make movies in little known languages: Actor Dinesh at KIFF

An unusual section titled Unheard India, at the Kolkata International Film Festival, brings remote parts of the country in focus, keeping little known dialects of India alive.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Cinema for me is a kind of discovery, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun

Shaji N Karun talks about his latest film Olu (She), a fantasy that brings together various themes.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article American Australian 1 more

The greatest actors are fearless: Phillip Noyce in his filmmaking masterclass

Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce likens the director to a circus ringmaster as he discusses elements of filmmaking at the Kolkata International Film Festival 2018.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Australian Bengali

Spin is the biggest thing we have in common: Phillip Noyce on a shared love for cricket

With their country in focus at this year's Kolkata film festival, the Australians talk about their love for the city, being inspired by Ray and the growth of their cinema.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Urdu

Nothing is apolitical in this world: Praveen Morchhale on the inspiration for Widow Of Silence

Director Praveen Morchhale talks about his latest film Widow Of Silence, which was screened at the Kolkata film festival.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

My father used to kill my mom in every film: Alia Bhatt at KIFF 2018

Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Sanjoy Nag come together for a press conference to promote the film Yours Truly.

8 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

I like to push the possibility of the image a bit further: Filmmaker-video artist Pallavi Paul on The Dreams Of Cynthia

The Dreams Of Cynthia is a three-screen film installation that was screened as part of The New Medium III section at the Mumbai Film Festival.

9 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon