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AMMA ARIYAN (Report to Mother) Dir. John Abraham, 1986, Malayalam

You know me, Mother, don’t you. You know everything about me. I will keep you informed about everything that I come across, until the end of the journey. Just see … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

LAL SALAAM! (Red Salute) – Naxalite Cinema: a Video Essay

A Video Essay on the representation of Naxalism in Indian Cinema from the Past and Present.

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

APANJAN (Dir. Tapan Sinha, 1968, India)

Before Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray responded to the political unrest in Calcutta with their respective treatises on the Naxalite movement, the Bengali film maker Tapan Sinha had already mounted … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 1 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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