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 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Mutual respect is important for either gender to flourish: Soni filmmaker Ivan Ayr

Ivan Ayr speaks on his first feature Soni, on gender equality, the tendency to be heavy-handed when breaking stereotypes and the return of India on the festival circuit.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English (India)

When we come together as people who don’t have anything, there is still some power in that collectivizing: Filmmaker Maheen Mirza

Maheen Mirza's documentary If She Built A Country examines the relationship of Adivasi women with the forest and foregrounds ways in which their land is being affected and how they seek justice for themselves and their communities.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

You can’t make good art by trying to keep people happy: Paromita Vohra on making documentary films 

The independent filmmaker speaks about her engagement with the documentary form, its avenues of exhibition and ways in which young filmmakers might think through some ideas about making a documentary film today.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Chhatisgarhi Hindi

I wanted to make a film on humanity: Danish Iqbal on Sadho

The filmmaker talks about his latest work and the deep-rooted evil of child trafficking in the country.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Marathi

New Delhi hosts a unique film festival to create awareness about healthy ageing

Film Festival for Generations: Reimagining Ageing is being held at the India International Centre, New Delhi from 24-26 September.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

I began to see the familiar in the unfamiliar: Anindya Shankar Das on his film Zara Nazar Utha ke Dekho

At the Open Frame Film Festival 2018, the filmmaker spoke with us about cruising, exploring public spaces and the engagement of the Indian state with sexuality.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Banaras Pink review: An eye-opening film about a forgotten art form

Taking us through the bylanes of Banaras and evoking its traditions, the film traces the lineage of the craft and reflects upon the poetry that resides within each painstakingly created piece of Gulabi Meena.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Canadian

Sickboy review: Facing life's challenges with humour

Andrew MacCormack's inspiring film Sickboy was screened at the PSBT Open frame Film Festival as part of the MINI-INPUT section

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Orissa

We need to change some hearts and some politics: Farah Naqvi at Open Frame Film Festival

At the panel discussion filmmakers Ajay TG, Maheen Mirza, Tarun Kumar Mishra and Uma Chakravarti spoke about the need for society to fight for the rights of the adivasis as they bear witness to the massive destruction of their way of living.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Canadian

Public broadcasters must promote democracy, have intelligent conversations: Curators Iris Yudai and Deniz Sertkol 

Yudai and Sertkol spoke about the Mini-INPUT package of films and their experience of showcasing them at the ongoing PSBT Open Frame Film Festival 2018.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Malayalam

I don’t give the editor much freedom: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

In a conversation titled ‘Meet the Masters’, filmmakers Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Shyam Benegal shared their experiences and ideas about documentary filmmaking with media students and young practitioners.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon