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Fire in the Mountains (dir. Ajitpal Singh, 2021)

The Uttarakhand hill stations in India are often compared to Switzerland because of their spectacular mountain vistas, and Munsiyari, which provides the setting for Ajitpal Singh’s Fire in the Mountains, is stunning in its beauty, sitting as it does at the base of the Himalayas.  It’s no wonder, then, that…

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India Sweets and Spices (dir. Geeta Malik, 2021)

“I’ve had a blast raising social justice consciousness!” cries Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) at the final party of her year at UCLA before she heads home to her family in New Jersey.  The trip home begins with a flurry of text messages from her mother Sheila (Manisha Koirala) – whom…

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Doob: No Bed of Roses (dir. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, 2017)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on August 28, 2018. “Why does your father always cast you in his films?” a young Nitu (Parno Mittra) asks Saberi (Tisha) as the two eat from their lunch boxes. “If you want, I’ll ask him to cast you next time,” Saberi tells…

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5 Favourite Films of the ’50s Blogathon: Indian Edition

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on May 16, 2019. I haven’t participated in a blogathon in a while, but when I saw that there was one dedicated to celebrating National Classic Movie Day, I really wanted to dust off the blog and share something.  The idea is to…

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In Ghost House Inn (dir. Lal, 2010)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on October 31, 2019. We first met the four friends Mahadevan (Mukesh), Govindankutty (Siddique), Appukuttan (Jagadish) and Thomaskutty (Ashokan) in the 1990 film In Harihar Nagar, a comedy thriller from the writing/directing duo Siddique-Lal which became a massive hit and which remains a cult…

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