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IFFI 2012: With You Without You

IFFI 2012: Mohsin Ahmed on The Reluctant Fundamentalist

IFFI 2012: Indian cinema must travel across the country

IFFI 2012: Adoor's Swayamvaram on brand new print

IFFI 2012: Irrfan's incredible journey

IFFI 2012: Ang Lee's Life of Pi to open International Film Festival of India

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Baffling choice of films at 2012 Osian's Cinefan

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Cashing in on celluloid artefacts

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Can Delhi spawn Delhiwood?

Osian's Cinefan 2012: The Orange Suit

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Cinema under the hammer

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Osian's Cinefan begins with Japanese anime

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Osian's Cinefan to roll with Japanese film

Osian's Cinefan 2012: A gypsy love story at Osian's Cinefan

Osian's Cinefan 2012: Marco Mueller to be on Cinefan Fest jury

IFFI 2011: Bikas Mishra's Chauranga wins award at IFFI's Film Bazaar

IFFI 2011: Husain film screened after initial qualms

IFFI 2011: Distinctive change in IFFI after new director takes over

IFFI 2011: IFFI all bright and shining this autumn

IFFI 2011: Konkani cinema set for its most expensive film

IFFI 2011: IFFI - Where Israel and Iran shake hands

IFFI 2011: Bollywood delays IFFI openings

IFFI 2011: Shahrukh Khan to open IFFI in Goa on Wednesday 

ICFF 2011: Fest a huge mess

ICFF 2011: Back to the tent

ICCF 2011: Meadow wins Golden Elephant

ICFF 2011: Compelling cinema from Middle East

ICFF 2011: Adult content

ICFF 2011: An Arab-Jewish tale of love

ICFF 2011: A big mess

ICFF 2011: Gattu heralds Fest

ICFF 2011: Fest seems promising

ICFF 2011: Lineup looks impressive

IFFI 2010: Movies that scored at IFFI

IFFI 2010: Too many cooks

IFFI 2010: Rituparno Ghosh's poetic tribute to Tagore

IFFI 2010: Crack in the IFFI halo

IFFI 2010: IFFI's troubles

IFFI 2010: IFFI's all pervading drama

IFFI 2010: West is West sets IFFI sailing

IFFI 2010: The travails of an Indian film festival

IFFI 2009:An oasis in the desert

IFFI 2009: Finally, bright spots

IFFI 2009: Red Carpet circus

IFFI 2009: Disappointments galore at IFFI

IFFI 2009: The decaying festival

IFFI 2009 Panorama selection questionable

IFFI 2009: Festival to open lyrically with China's "Wheat

IFFI 2009: Another iffy situation

Mumbai Film Festival 2009: Why it scores over Goa

Mumbai Film Festival 2009: Mad about the movies

Mumbai'Film Festival 2009: Young movie critics 

Mumbai Film Festival 2009:"Land Gold Women" on honour killings 

Mumbai Film Festival 2009: To open with "Informant"

International Film Festival Of India 2008

International Film Festival Of India 2005: Headless and floundering

India International Disability Film Festival 2005: Towards an inclusive society

Pune International Film Festival 2005: Triumph of spirit

Chennai International Film Festival 2004: Passion for arthouse fare

International Film Festival Of India 2004: Goa is no Cannes

International Film Festival Of India 2004: A basket of attractions

International Film Festival Of India 2004: Will it be held at all ?



Taking on movie pirates

Television channel "scripts" casting couch syndrome



Adoor's Rat-Trap

Mughal-E-Azam - Now in colour: Review



Jodhaa Akbar irks Rajputs

Indian Casablanca

Water EThe agony of Varanasi widows

Black Friday EProvocative and disturbing

Parzania - A genocidal loss

Social Bollywood

Omkara - Othello comes to U.P. badlands: Review

Krrish: Bollywood's very own  Superman

Kaalpurush (Memories in the Mist) EIntimate cinema: Review

Mangal Pandey: Will he rise?

Paheli - Unrealistic glossy: Review

Black - Restrained, but not enough: Review

Raincoat - Playacting in love: Review

Kaya Taran: A look at anti-Sikh riots



Pans & Tilts...Dasavathaaram, Veg B, Sivaji on Kamal

Pans & Tilts...Deceit, Sarkar Raj, Hollybolly

Pans & Tilts...Sarkar Raj, Dasavatharam, Prakash Raj, Damsels in distress

Pans & Tilts...Dasavatharam, Sarkar Raj, NFDC

Pans & Tilts...India in Cannes Market, Guide, Jag Mundhra, Juvenile blogging

Pans & Tilts...Getting into Cannes, Bollywood in soup, mindless morality, Mrinal Sen

Pans & Tilts...No distributors for small cinema, NFDC is anti-Press, Paris as locale, Dasavatharam

Pans & Tilts...Lean Bollywood, Missing India, Idly-Dosai at Cannes

Pans & Tilts...Om Puri in NFDC, Cannes, Karina-Saif

Pans & Tilts...U Me Aur Hum, Pandit Jasraj, Mammootty

Pans & Tilts...Khuda Kay Liye, Kahaani Gudiya Ki, Guide

Pans & Tilts...Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Four Women, Piracy, Dasavatharam, Khuda Ke Liye.

Pans & Tilts...Aishwarya, Raghuvaran, The Love Guru...

Pans & Tilts...Deauville Asian Film Fest, In Such Times, Black and White and Serial Kisser

Pans & Tilts...Jodhaa Akbar, Black and White, Filmfare awards

Pans & Tilts...Akbar’s controversial wife, Jodhaa Akbar in Tamil, Priyanka Chopra, Mira Nair’s new film

Pans & Tilts...Jodhaa Akbar, Bachchans on stage, Sanjay Dutt, Amisha Patel

Pans & Tilts...Bollywood goes to Pakistan, Rajendra Nath, Mallika Sherawat in Christ film

Pans & Tilts...Darsheel Safary, Big B trouble, Abhimaan remake, topless Kangana Ranaut...

Pans & Tilts...Unstoppable SRK, Gopi, Jodha-Akbar...

Pans & Tilts...Halla Bol, Spring of coupling, Salman Khan, Kajol...

Pans & Tilts...The Oscars fiasco, Headed for Berlin, skimpy Shriya...

Pans & Tilts...Beyond Bollywood favourites of 2007

Pans & Tilts...My favourites of 2007

Pans & Tilts...Taare Zameen Par, Sippy, Jodha-Akbar...

Pans & Tilts...No Smoking, Taare Zameen Par, Shahid-Kareena, At Marrakech...

Pans & Tilts...Indian Film Festival, Goal, Manoj Kumar...

Pans & Tilts...No Smoking, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Star affairs and publicity, Salman Tarzan...

Pans & Tilts...Rekha, Suchitra Sen, Khoya Khoya Chand...

Pans & Tilts...The Oscar mess, Raj Kapoor still lives, Ketan Mehta's new work, Rome Film Festival, Sulking Salman...

Pans & Tilts...Sania Mirza, Talent hunt for Bollywood beauty, Loins of Punjab, Dev tales...

Pans & Tilts...Obsessive media, Venice again, Konkona, Nikita...

Pans & Tilts...Venice, Khoya Khoya Chand, Apna Asmaan,

Pans & Tilts...Salman Khan, Frozen, Shilpa Shetty, Aag, Made in China...

Pans & Tilts...Indian summer at Toronto, The Voyeurs, Chakde India...

Pans & Tilts...Indian Casablanca, Dada Benegal, Adoor’s Four Women, Chak De! India, Vivek-Salman feud...

Pans & Tilts...Gandhi My Father, National Awards, Monica Bedi, Bergman...

Pans & Tilts...The Sanjay saga, Trishala, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Antonioni, Naya Daur...E/a>Pans & Tilts...The Gandhi wave, Marigold, The Voyeurs, Mallika Sherawat, Katrina Kaif...

Pans & Tilts...Creative freedom, Raima Sen, Sivan’s Before the Rains, Salma Heyek, Bips-John...E/a>Pans & TiltsEollywood terror, Harry Potter, Naya Daur, Rani Mukherjee, Bipasha Basu...

Pans & Tilts...Mobile cinema, Rajni still rules, Rushdie-Padma split, Jiah Khan...

Pans & Tilts...To Kiss or not, Neha Dhupia, Divya Dutt, Mallika Sherawat...

Pans & Tilts...Royal Rajnikanth, Bollywood Britain, Deepti Naval, Rani Mukherjee...

Pans & Tilts...Bollywood ‘Oscars’…

Pans & Tilts...Bollywood blues, Shootout At Lokhandwala, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Hum Dono...

Pans & Tilts...Cannes'Palms, India canned, Cheeni Kum, Vivek Oberoi...

Pans & Tilts...Cannes Festival...

Pans & Tilts...Life in a Metro, Vivek Oberoi, Cannes...

Pans & Tilts...Bollywood invasion of Cannes, Big B’s impropriety, Dilip Kumar, Shilpa again...

Pans & Tilts...Ta Ra Rum Pum, Cannesoffering, star power, Rakhi Sawant...

Pans & Tilts...Star brand, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Bollywood in Pakistan...

Pans & Tilts...Big B’s dream, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee...

Pans & Tilts...Star power, Rajni’s Sivaji, Cannes, Esha Deol...

Pans & Tilts...Gere-Shetty smooch, Yesudas, Ash marriage, Salman-Katrina, Saif Ali Khan...

Pans & Tilts...The Ash affair, film on Kashmir, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Lajjo...

Pans & Tilts..Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Katrina Kaif, Jay Bachchan, Nicolas Cage...

Pans & Tilts...Provoked, Shekhar Kapur, The Namesake, Veyil...

Pans & Tilts...Krishna goes to Deauville...

Pans & Tilts...Hello Bollywood, Namastey London, Naughty Katrina, Salman in soup...

Pans & Tilts...The Namesake, Tabu, A waxed Khan, Domesticated Ash, Shilpa’s many roles...

Pans & Tilts...Star-struck Gods, selling a marriage, jealous partners...

Pans & Tilts...Raima Sen, Rani Mukherjee, Shyamalan, Esha...

Pans & Tilts...Kay Kay Menon, Sarika, Adoor’s bonus, B as Lear... 

Pans & Tilts...Hepburn’s schools, Provoked, The Namesake...

Pans & Tilts...Bollywood exotica, Water, Khan in soup, Nishabd...

Pans & Tilts...Freshness, numbers, censorship...

Pans & Tilts...Saif sickness, Dev Anand, Kate Winslet...



An evening with Aparna Sen

Mammootty decries Bollywoodisation

Meeting Govind Nihalani 

Shonali Bose: Amu remembers riots

Buddhadeb Dasgupta: Of dreams and voyages

Satyajit Ray, India’s best-known icon

Satyajit Ray: An eternal song

Naseeruddin Shah: Still surprises us

Mehmood: Laughing no more

Aishwarya Rai: A spell of charm

Dilip Kumar - Star or actor: Book Review

Vijay Anand: Weaving Dev into masterly movies


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