Nachom ia kumpasar – an ode to the Goan music and musicians

The film Nachom ia kumpasar has released in 2014, as I was at IFFI goa, I made sure that I catch this film as I really wanted to explore cinema from this region. Often we misunderstand discoveries as creation. That is what happened with this goan music too, it was discovered and exploited by the…

Thoughts on Little Things season 3

Little things started in 2016 and got renewed for a second season on Netflix. As the writer of the show Dhruv Sehgal stated he gets messages from people who say that they have grown with the show, they got into a relationship and stuff like that. I am one of them, even I have grown…

Films to look out for at 25th Kolkata international film festival

If you are a film lover this is the season for you. The festive season kick starts with MAMI (Mumbai film festival) followed by Diff (Dharamshala), KIFF (Kolkata), and IFFI (Goa). So in order to enjoy these festivals and watch as many films as possible you need to do your research because there is a…

JOKER: a fitting origin story to the super villain

“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the Hunter” this was the first thing that came into my mind within the first few minutes I was into this film. The principal character Arthur fleck is introduced to us looking at him in the mirror and getting ready for his act as…

Happy flight (2008) – a laugh riot and an edgy thriller

Japanese contemporary films are very new to me. I always wanted to explore Japanese cinema beyond Kurosawa, so gave it a try when there is a Japanese film festival happening in the city. There are a very few films which are entirely set in airports or flights in Indian cinema-like Gaganam(2011), Neerja(2016) and those films…

Once upon a time… in Hollywood- a tale of time

Time is a constant motif and one of the central themes of the film once upon a time in Hollywood. Its set in the 60’s of LA where an aging TV actor who is trying his hand at Hollywood films and his stunt double who is his constant companion, it is about both of them…