Movie Mahal

An online film journal for Indian Cinema

VICEROY’S HOUSE (Dir. Gurinder Chadha, UK, 2017)

Where to start with Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House? It is a film that is likely to polarize audiences. Fatima Bhutto wrote a dismissive opinion piece for The Guardian on the … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

NOTES ON INDIAN CINEMA #1 2017

THE KARMA KILLINGS dir. Ram Devineni, 2016 However suspect Netflix may be in plugging the distribution-exhibition blind spot when it comes alternative, independent Indian cinema, Indian documentaries are certainly a … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

REVELATIONS (Dir. Vijay Jayapal, 2016, India)

Revelations is about the inadequacies and vulnerabilities of relationships. Writer and director Vijay Jayapal crafts four memorable characters and appreciatively gives them time to grow. In doing so the director … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Canonizing Indian Parallel Cinema – Part 1: The foundational years/developmental phase (1968 – 1974)

There is a general consensus that Indian Parallel Cinema officially started in 1969 with the triptych of Bhuvan Shome, Uski Roti and Sara Akash. In 1968 B.K. Karanjia, former editor … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

OMAR AHMED

PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema), The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Teacher of Film & Media.
Freelance Writer & Cinephile.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

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