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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

TIKLI AND LAXMI BOMB (Dir. Aditya Kripalani, 2017, India) – Sex and the City

The hectic roadside at night is a connective urban tributary in Tikli and Laxmi Bomb, a brazen, atypical and bleak observation of sex workers in Mumbai. Given the rise of … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

BOMBAY TALKIE (Dir. James Ivory, 1970, US/India) – ‘Typewriter, Tip, Tip, Tip…’

Ismail Merchant and James Ivory were illustrious and varied collaborators and with a career spanning over 40 years it was one of the most substantial partnerships in modern cinema. I … Continue reading

May 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

SUJATA (Dir. Bimal Roy, 1959, India) – Authorial Peaks

                    The release of Sujata in 1959 marked the end of director Bimal Roy’s most prolific and creative period. Beginning with … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 · 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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