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AUTOHEAD (Dir. Rohit Mittal, 2016, India)

Rohit Mittal’s macabre slice of docufiction plunges the depths of Mumbai’s underclass. The concept of Autohead involves a documentary crew observing a rickshaw driver, Narayan (Deepak Sampat), who gradually reveals … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE BATTLE FOR BANARAS (Dir. Kamal Swaroop, 2015, India) – The Crowd

There is a spectacular political trice at the end of Swaroop’s participatory documentary. At night, on the banks of the river Ganges, which is teeming with euphoric revellers and a … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

PARINDA (Dir. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 1989, India)

At times watching Parinda is like seeing the handiwork of a geographer dissecting the topography of an urban landscape, flattening and amplifying the fissures of a Bombay milieu that had … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

FAN (Dir. Maneesh Sharma, 2016, India) – Star Studies

Fan is facilely about the political and psychological chasm between stardom and fandom. On paper, this seems like a very tasty proposition indeed; especially considering SRK has not made a … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

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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