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EK DOCTOR KI MAUT / The Death of a Doctor (Dir. Tapan Sinha, 1990, India)

In 2009 Bengali director Tapan Sinha passed away at the age of 84, leaving behind a body of work that remains somewhat unrecognised. One could blame the critical reverence afforded … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

JAYA GANGA (Vijay Singh, 1996, India/France)

Jaya Ganga is a tale articulated as if it was part of a wider mythical narrative while having roots in something metaphysically profound. The film draws on the mysticism of the … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

KASBA (Dir. Kumar Shahani, 1990, India) – Chekovian Decadence

A graduate of the FTII, avant-garde director Kumar Shahani’s political outlook may have largely been shaped by the Naxalite movement but his aesthetic sensibilities were forged in France whilst assisting … Continue reading

February 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda / Seventh Horse of the Sun (Dir. Shyam Benegal, 1992, India) – The Unreliable Narrator

The first of Benegal’s films to receive state funding (NFDC), Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda’s resonance comes from a sophisticated use of narrative subjectivity. Comparable to Kurosawa’s Rashomon in its gradual … Continue reading

March 21, 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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