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

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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Inability to film something, that is an image for me: Filmmaker RV Ramani at Open Frame Film Festival

Ramani engaged with ideas of subjectivity and personal expression by tracing his journey as a filmmaker in an absorbing masterclass at the ongoing documentary festival.

10 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Arabic

Last Men In Aleppo preview: Stunning film that delves into lives of those fighting for humanity

The film captures the response of ordinary citizens who choose not to be armed men in the conflict, but chose not to leave their country and stay back to help.

10 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Am in an endless documentary process: Filmmaker Paromita Vohra at Open Frame Film Festival

During an immensely enjoyable masterclass, Vohra delved into ways of thinking about the documentary form and the interview in particular. 

10 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

One Mustard Seed preview: Exploring death and the idea of dying

National Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sanyal’s documentary begins with a beautiful story that frames our inability to accept death.

10 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English English (India) 1 more

Must-watch films at the Open Frame festival 2018

As the Open Frame Film Festival starts in the capital, we bring you a list of documentaries that are not to be missed.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Thinking through the documentary form: Masterclasses and workshops at Open Frame 2018

A series of interactive sessions will be conducted by acclaimed filmmakers as part of PSBT's Open Frame Film Festival, being held from 10-18 September in New Delhi.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Sai Paranjpye's Sparsh (1980): Rethinking education for the differently abled

On Teacher’s Day (5 September), we look at a very different film which highlighted the education of the differently abled and the need to understand their needs and abilities.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Technology has brought film closer to a paintbrush or pen: Vivaan Shah on short film The Re-Bell

Artistes Shruti Bhardwaj and Vivaan Shah talk about the crucial issues that The Re-Bell dwells upon and the increasing popularity of the short film format.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

The frenzy of love in tumultuous times – Shyam Benegal’s Junoon (1979)

We take a look at an earlier moment in history, the Revolt of 1857, in our continuing exploration of films that engaged with the birth of the Indian nation.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon