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Canonizing Indian Parallel Cinema – Part 4: The High Point (1980 – 1989)

This fourth period between 1980 and 1989 is a remarkable one in terms of how Parallel Cinema was able to find its biggest audiences. This was a period that also … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · 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 · 2 Comments

INDIAN CINEMA 2013 – A Look Back

Pran, an icon of Hindi cinema, passed away in 2013. ‘Yahan kabootar bhi ek pankh se udta hai … aur doosre se apna izzat bachata hai.’      Here even … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


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.


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