Movie Mahal

An online film journal for Indian Cinema

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 (Dir. Antoine Fuqua, 2016, US)

What if you got the opportunity to rework a contestable classic but had nothing to say? This is pretty much what The Magnificent 7 feels like. One can probably imagine the … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

27 DOWN (Dir. Awtar Krishna Kaul, 1974, India) – ‘I just wish to walk…’

27 Down, the only film directed by Awtar Krishna Kaul, before his premature death is one of the great moments in the foundational years of Parallel Cinema. This was the … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

HELL OR HIGH WATER (Dir. David Mackenzie, 2016, US)

With a title straight out of a Sam Fuller film, Hell or High Water is a delicious neo-noir Western, or a ‘film soleil’ as film writer Adam Batty pointed out … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

MAMMO (Dir. Shyam Benegal, 1994, India)

When Khalid Mohamed, editor of Filmfare and journalist, wrote a piece on his great aunt in the Times of India he had no idea that Benegal would eventually convince Mohamed … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment