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MIRZAPUR (2018) – A strange duality

[This piece contains a shed load of spoilers so best to read after you have seen the TV series]. Mirzapur takes its time to come to life. In the final … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

IN WHICH ANNIE GIVES IT THOSE ONES (1989, India, Dir. Pradip Krishen)

Annie is the nickname of Anand Grover, a laidback and idealistic student training to be an architect and who also happens to have a chicken living in his dorm that … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAASI (1988, Dir. B. Narsing Rao, India) [Telugu]

The story of Daasi takes place in 1925 colonial India when the region of Telengana was under the rule of the Nizam. The powerful and vicious landlord who reigns over … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

NIRMALAYAM / THE OFFERING (1973, India) Directed by M.T. Vasudevan Nair [Malayalam]

Born in Kerala in 1933, M.T. Vasudevan Nair is one of India’s most prolific literary voices. Nair is also seen as a key figure in the development of Malayalam art … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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