Tête-à-tête: ‘Side A Side B’ Director Sudhish Kamath

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Film critic and independent filmmaker Sudhish Kamath has subverted stereotypes with his unconventional style of storytelling. After Four-Letter Word” (2006), “Good Night Good Morning” (2010), “X – Past is Present” (2014), Kamath is all set for his fourth – “Side A Side B,” a musical that explores the bittersweet heartache of first love. He tells Flickside what went into […]

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Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016) – Review

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From the makers of the “Tanu Weds Manu” comes another family entertainer themed around a wedding; a runaway bride. I’m not a fan of the first part; “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” was way better. “Happy Bhag Jayegi” doesn’t compare to the latter but makes for a fun watch, nevertheless. It’s sprinkled with hilarious one-liners and dialogues […]

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Behind the reel: The ‘real’ Ranveer Singh

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He looked prim and dapper, noticeable from about twenty feet afar in the crowd. In a grey, shiny blazer, Ranveer Singh looked straight out of a Raymond’s Complete Man ad. His beard and handlebar moustache (the look for his then upcoming film “Ram Leela”) meticulously covered the not-so-appealing contours of his face. The press conference was to begin […]

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What is it like to meet Ranbir Kapoor?

Meeting Ranbir Kapoor

I’ve had a ginarmous crush on Ranbir Kapoor since “Wake up Sid,” (2009) one of the better films from the early part of his career. He showed promise right from his first film. Sawariya. 2007. But it took me a couple of films to warm up to him. It was 2013 (October 3) when I first […]

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‘Confirmation’ (2016) – Review

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Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, HBO’s “Confirmation” (2016) shows us everything that’s wrong with the power-hungry politicians and sensation-hungry media. The film, more importantly, examines the gender inequality and the gross mishandling of sexual misconduct charges as narrow-minded victim-blaming tactics continue to prevail. This striking drama starts with the TV news clippings showing the nomination of […]

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Why you shouldn’t miss Raam Reddy’s ‘Thithi’

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Raam Reddy’s excellent debut feature “Thithi” is a rare Indian film. There’s great interest in providing textures (ingrained with realism) to the frame and imbuing character details rather than chasing greater narrative aspirations. The film does have a central familial turmoil and a string of conflicts, but what Raam wants us to witness is simplicity […]

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Meet the King of offbeat Vinay Pathak

Vinay Pathak interview

Think offbeat and few names come to mind. In his nearly two decades in the Hindi film industry, Vinay Pathak has experimented and entertained in a miscellany of roles, from “Khosla ka Ghosla” to “Dasvidaniya,” from “Bheja Fry” to “Gour Hari Dastani,” each uniquely different from the other. Dabbling in different genres, he didn’t make the safest of choices, but came […]

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