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

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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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  

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Tumsa Nahin Dekha: Tracing the cinematic journey of actress Ameeta

The stunning actress did not find much success despite her good looks and talent. Continuing our series on the women forgotten in Hindi cinema, we take a look at Ameeta’s work and legacy.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

How young girls asserted their right to education and overcame problems at institutions

A seminar titled 'Voice Studio: A dialogue among youth to explore ways to a democratic discourse', was held on the last day of the IAWRT 14th Asian Women’s Film Festival.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Paromita Vohra talks about 'Agents of Ishq' at Asian Women's Film Festival

Agents of Ishq is a multimedia website that offers alternative ways of looking at and learning about sex.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Korean

My long-term idea is to show Asian films on television: Film scholar Aruna Vasudev

The eminent critic lamented the fact that showing Asian films commercially in theatres is a different kettle of fish.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Sound mixer and designer Shalini Agarwal: Good sound design begins from the script

Agarwal, who has assisted Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty and several top Indian and international sound designers, was at the Asian Women's Film Festival to conduct a workshop on sound for film students.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Performer par excellence: The bold and beautiful Nalini Jaywant

As part of our series on women in cinema featuring actresses forgotten by time, we look at the career of Nalini Jaywant who gave many a leading lady a run for her money.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon