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UGLY (Anurag Kashyap, 2013, India)

Director Anurag Kashyap really knows how to cast his films, finding actors (rather than working with stars) with the right level of anxiety in their faces, inculcating a strange volatility … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS (Dir. Anurag Kashyap, 2010, India)

Kalki Koechlin’s rise has been somewhat meteoric and deservedly so in many respects. She is a fine actress and her 2010 collaboration with husband-director Anurag Kashyap on That Girl in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

LOOTERA / ROBBER (Dir. Vikramaditya Motwane, 2013, India) – Paper Flowers

Lootera is in fact more of a testament to Bengali cinema than anything else. It is more Bengali than Indian and as a period melodrama the film arguably comes close … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

PEDDLERS (Dir. Vasan Bala, 2012, India) – City of Ghosts

Vasan Bala’s directorial debut premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 when Indian independent cinema was finally receiving the notice it merited transnationally. No one quite knows what happened … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 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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