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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

PIKU (Dir. Shoojit Sircar, 2015, India)

What would Satyajit Ray have made of Piku? There was a sundry of questions running through my head as I left the cinema. There is no doubt he would have … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014, India) – $100 million and counting…

Indian cinema’s attempts to take on the science fiction genre have been patchy, misconstrued and at times downright embarrassing. Certainly, recent Indian science fiction films have operated in the realms … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

DELHI BELLY – (Dir. Abhinay Deo, 2011, India)

After the critical and commercial success of Dhobi Ghat, Aamir Khan returns with his second release of the year as a producer. If one was to unpack Delhi Belly and … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · 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:
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LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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