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What’s Love Got to Do With It? (dir. Shekhar Kapur, 2022)

Once upon a time, there was Zoe (Lily James), an award-winning documentary filmmaker, and Kaz (Shazad Latif), a doctor.  Zoe and Kaz are childhood friends, with their families are neighbours.  But one day, Kaz tells Zoe that he has decided to get married – that is, that he has decided…

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Patang (“Kite”/dir. Prashant Bhargava, 2011)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on June 13, 2012. Laneways bustling with a wedding party, little boys running to and fro, kites being made and delivered, kite strings coated with glittering glass and chosen with care.  Rooftops where families and neighbours share delectable dishes, sing songs, remember the…

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Patang: a conversation with Prashant Bhargava

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on July 20, 2012. Prashant Bhargava passed away in 2015, and I still treasure the time he gave me and his lovely film, Patang. I had the great fortune to be offered an opportunity to speak with director Prashant Bhargava about his wonderful…

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Supermen of Malegaon (dir. Faiza Ahmed Khan, 2008)

This review first appeared on Totally Filmi on June 27, 2012. “Malegaon has many identities.  Among them is an obsession for films.  Theatres are packed on Fridays because power-looms are closed.  A worker is exhausted after a week of hard work at the looms.  His mind is numb, so he…

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