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

Finding her samm: Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma on her documentary

Phir Se Samm Pe Aana discovers Girgaum as a neighbourhood where music was taught and performed and seeks to understand its legacy.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Riding on dreams: Vedika Kruti's film documents the struggle of female auto drivers

The short student film tells the tale of a woman surviving in an alpha male's world, Haryana.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Win people's hearts when you make a documentary: Nupur Basu at IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

Basu, a documentary filmmaker, is known for films like Dry Days In Dobbagunta (1995), Mothers Of Malapuram (1996), Michael Jackson Comes To Manikganj (2000), Velvet Revolution (2017), amongst several others.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Evocatively excavating personal rebellions: Uma Chakravarti’s Ek Inquilab Aur Aaya

The documentary traces the quiet rebellion by two Muslim women, Sughra Fatema and her niece Khadija Ansari, who resisted patriarchy in their own ways.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Thought-provoking Indian shorts at IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

The festival, dedicated to showcasing films made by Asian women, has a special section on short films from India.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival is challenging status quo: Festival director Aradhana Kohli Kapur

The 14th edition of the festival will be held from 5-7 March 2018 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Marathi

Dedicated to her art: The journey of Sandhya Shantaram

Continuing our series on women in cinema featuring actresses whom time forgot, we look at the career of Sandhya whose fealty and devotion to legendary actor-filmmaker V Shantaram was unmatched.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Keeping the film culture alive: Filmmaker Sanjay Kak on Chalti Tasveerein

A much wider set of people is getting access to different kinds of cinema, says Kak, a member of the festival's advisory committee.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Chalti Tasveerein: Unique film festival travelling through 7 states

The festival, which seeks to free films from conventional platforms so that they can reach out to all kinds of people, is currently in Gujarat.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Too hot to handle: Remembering Kuldip Kaur, feisty actress from the 1940s

Celebrating women in cinema, we begin a series featuring actresses whom time has forgotten. The first is Kuldip Kaur, one of the early vamps in Hindi cinema.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

10 years of Jodhaa Akbar: Remembering Ashutosh Gowariker's film in the wake of Padmaavat

Both films are reimagined epic tales of love in a historical setting that stoked the ire of self-appointed custodians of history, religion and morality; yet both couldn’t be more different in their evocation of history and love.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Remembering Chanda Kalrani – A life lived for dance

Chanda or Chandra Kala, as she was sometimes credited, died last week in Mumbai aged 78.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Halla Bol is still a film for our times – 10th anniversary special

The issues raised in Rajkumar Santoshi's film remain as alive today as they were at the time of its release on 11 January 2008.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Maheen Mirza: We need to bring back viewing of films as a community

The cinematographer said people have to have the agency to decide what they want to see and what they don’t, while speaking at the first Kazhcha Film Festival in Thiruvananthapuram in December 2017.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

KIFF 2017: The beginning of a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers

The success of the first edition should, one hopes, make other festivals ponder over the kind of cinema they are promoting.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

KIFF 2017: Story is driven now by market, not experience, says Pushpendra Singh

The filmmaker speaks about his influences for the film Ashwatthama and the oral tradition of storytelling, among other things.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

We will look for good films which are rejected: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on future of KIFF

Cinestaan.com caught up with the filmmaker behind the Kazhcha Indie Film Festival who spoke about wrapping up and his plans for the future.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

KIFF 2017: Keep making films that cause trouble, say the Brothers Babusenan on censorship

Filmmaker Jiju Antony speaks of how archaic and absurd rules affect independent filmmakers who work with tiny budgets.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

KIFF 2017: 'Important to do what we can without worrying what we can achieve'

Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy, director of the much-loved A Billion Colour Story, speaks about his film and his hopes and fears for his own son.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Lijo Jose Pellissery: KIFF is a space where independent films can reach much more easily

The filmmaker speaks about the space opened up by the Kazhcha Indie Film Festival in Kerala for young independent filmmakers.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon