Genre, Iconography & Ideology: Imaginings of the Train in Indian Cinema – Introduction

Introduction 'Come children, let's play a game, Someone comes and someone goes, This is a game of this world, Bell rings at every station, Signal will be given and the flag will wave, Then the train starts moving, Chuk chuk chuk chuk goes the train!' --- Train Song from 27 Down (1974) A cursory glance… Continue reading Genre, Iconography & Ideology: Imaginings of the Train in Indian Cinema – Introduction

27 DOWN (Dir. Awtar Krishna Kaul, 1974, India) – ‘I just wish to walk…’

27 Down, the only film directed by Awtar Krishna Kaul, before his premature death is one of the great moments in the foundational years of Parallel Cinema. This was the first wave of Parallel Cinema before the FFC criteria was redefined in the mid 1970s because of protestations concerning the types of films being funded… Continue reading 27 DOWN (Dir. Awtar Krishna Kaul, 1974, India) – ‘I just wish to walk…’