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The film is an experiment. Using the pixillation technique, the short film depicts the transitoriness of life. ... Read more
The chaos and contradictions of modern India are laid riotously bare in writer/director Punarvasu Naik's striking feature film debut. ... The terrorists' plan was simple enough: plant a bomb inside a soft toy of the elephant god Ganesh and blow it up when the streets were filled with Hindus. But ... Read more
Hailed as one of the first Indian neo &ndash: realist films, Two Acres of Land succeeds in presenting an unromanticised view of certain aspects of Indian life. It has been likened to de Sica's Bicycle Thieves and stands up to the comparison. Its production highlighted a revolutionary trend in ... Read more
Made to celebrate the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore, "Two Daughters" is based on a duo of his short stories, "The Postmaster and "Samapti". The director, Satyajit Ray, has described them as divertimenti to be enjoyed in the spirit of a festival. They are comedies, but, as in all good comedies ... Read more
A long-held grudge between a Bollywood wannabe and a ruthless chief of police frames this hectic action thriller about Mumbai's dark side. ... When aspiring actor Rahul leaves his daughter Kali in the car while he attends an audition, she vanishes without a trace. But the investigation into her ... Read more
A study of flamingoes, which gather in countless thousands on broad river flats for the mating season. ... Read more
This is an amusing cartoon making a plea for thrift in the household, and fewer children in the house. ... Read more
So much has already been written about Pather Panchali and Aparajito that Ray's trilogy was destined for classic status even before the release of the third instalment, and the various influences - Renoir, De Sica, Donskoi and Ozu - have long since been traced and named. ... Now that World of Apu ... Read more
The third part of the Bengali saga continues the story of Apu, now a young man living in Calcutta and dreaming of a literary career and a positive future. An old friend invites him to a village wedding. When the marriage is called off due to the bridegroom's illness, Apu is asked to marry the girl ... Read more
A pictorial survey of India on the march, with an emphasis on the social consciousness pervading the country. ... Read more
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