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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Starring Sharmila Tagore review: Uneven exploration of a luminous, unconventional life
Umang Sabharwal's documentary on the yesteryear star actress just skims the surface of Sharmila Tagore's unusual life and choices.
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Kings Of Horror documentary pays tribute to the world of kitsch and horror created by the Ramsays
Filmmakers Susmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas's documentary tells the story of the Ramsay brothers and their films that redefined horror cinema in India.
The Round Trip: Middling film that fails to do justice to an intriguing idea
The short film explores the desire to know one's roots but fails to capture the complex anxieties or emotions involved.
Arjun Patiala review: Insipid drama that tries too hard to be funny
Rohit Jugraj's latest film is supposed to be a spoof comedy, but the mediocre script fails to deliver the promise of being a riotous entertainer.
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We lack creative ambition: Ketan Mehta on self-created barriers in Indian cinema
On the opening day of the Jagran Film Festival, a panel discussion on the future of cinema delved into the changing landscape of cinema aided by technological advancements.
Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di teaser - Hema Malini's maiden Punjabi production is set to pack a punch
The teaser of the film revisits the historical moment of the Babbar Akali movement in the 1920s.
People are appreciating good content now: Santosh Thite on Punjabi films
Santosh Thite, who made his directorial debut with Munda Hi Chahida, explains why he chose a socially relevant subject.
Munda Hi Chahida review: Well-intentioned film that takes too long to reach foregone conclusion
The Neeru Bajwa production is a film with the praiseworthy intention of passing on an important social message but lacks clarity of thought.
DSP Dev review: No silver lining in this predictable, insipid film
Mandeep Benipal's latest action film is a damp squib with poor performances and an unimaginative plot.
Shadaa review: To wed or not to wed, that is the question
The latest offering from the Diljit Dosanjh-Neeru Bajwa pairing is a laugh riot that, interestingly, tells you both the ills and benefits of married life.
This content will stay on in people’s hearts: Rituparna Sengupta on Ahaa Re
In a freewheeling conversation, filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh and actress-producer Rituparna Sengupta talk about their latest film and their love for food. This is the second and final part of the interview.
The only love is true love: Madhu Narayanan on his directorial debut Kumbalangi Nights
The Malayalam filmmaker speaks about everything that went into the making of his fabulous debut movie.
Chuhedaani review: An intriguing, enjoyable watch
Ravi Shankar Kaushik’s aptly titled short film employs the metaphor of a mousetrap to present a protagonist who takes control of her own destiny.
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There are no success stories: Vivek Rai on startups in India
In his documentary, Vivek Rai deconstructs the ways in which startups are lauded as leading the big business success in our country and across the world.
Arrogant of people to think they make films for themselves: Sarthak Bhasin
Sarthak Bhasin talks about his student film Ekaant, the desire for a wider audience, and the importance of an institute like the FTII for aspiring filmmakers.
I see a little of Basundhara in me: Rituparna Sengupta on her understated character in Ahaa Re
In an exclusive interview, celebrated Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta and filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh talk about their Ahaa Re journey.
Richter Scale 7.6 review: Exploring the environmental impact on the human psyche
Jeeva KJ's debut film features a crucial concern that is largely overlooked, but its execution doesn't quite work.
People are still very naïve when it comes to falling in love: Fenil Seta on his short film Bawraa
On day 5 of the 14th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, journalist and filmmaker Fenil Seta spoke about his film which was screened at the festival.
Mookajjiya Kanasugalu review: Cinematic tribute to a celebrated literary work
National award-winning filmmaker P Sheshadri’s latest film brings Shivarama Karanth’s celebrated novel Mookajjiya Kanasugalu to the big screen.
Unmadiyude Maranam is a totally political film, a propaganda film even: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Controversial independent filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan speaks about his latest work, the issues it engages with, why he is never satisfied with any of his films and why it is important to look within.