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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

HIGH-RISE (Dir. Ben Wheatley, 2015, UK)

Class devours itself. And the politics of class creates an indescribable antagonism that often spills over into violence, and in the case of Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, class is explicated through … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

BAJIRAO MASTANI (Dir. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, India, 2015)

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have tended to confound me for their emotional and psychological emptiness, often masked by a fondness for the engrossing worlds he imagines through the art … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 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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