Indian Cinema 


International Children’s Film Festival 2003: Shoddy Indian fare 

International Film Festival of India 2003: Festival of discovery 

Goa to showcase Indian films 

Goa will be permanent venue for film festival: Minister 

Calcutta Film Festival: Exciting themes but … 

International Film Festival of India 2002: Remarkable portraits 

International Film festival of India 2002: Rare gems


Will `Devdas’ be nominated for the Oscars?


 Nizhalkkuthu (Shadow Kill): And thereby hangs a humane tale… 

A Tale of a Naughty Girl: Work of rare depth 

Chidambaram: Tryst with illusion? 

Kaagaz Ke Phool: Paper flower 

Ganashatru: The sure touch of Ray 

Elippathayam: The trap of feudalism 

Uttara: Framing political realism 

Guide: Etched in memory 

Bandini: A classic convict 


Hari Bhari: Educate her 

Mr and Mrs Iyer: Review 

Mr and Mrs Iyer: Romance in a troubled milieu 

Kannathil Muththamittal: Review 

Lagaan: The battle of the bat 

Sangam: A love tangle 

Alaipayuthey:Weaving emotions into celluloid



Aping Hollywood 

Editorial: Out of focus 

Minister wants overseas market for Indian films tapped 

A directionless panel 

Indian cinema hits a dark patch 

Editorial: Cut cinema costs 

Editorial: Leave cinema alone 

Editorial: More shocks in the script 

Editorial: Bollywood, clean up 

Editorial: Why censor cinema? 

Editorial: Misty frames



Samyuktha Varma: Teenage scene-stealer 

Soumitra Chatterjee: Acumen and ability set him apart 

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: Ray of hope in a murky scenario 




World Cinema 


Cannes 2003 – Part One: Less Electrifying…

Cannes 2003 – Part Two:The good, bad and ugly 

Cannes 2002: Spring of myriad hues 

Cannes 2002 – Editorial: A happy Cannes 

Tokyo 2001: Facets of life 

Fukuoka 2001: Love enslaves Fukuoka 

Cannes 2001 – Part One: Masters not quite masterly

Cannes 2001 – Part Two: More images from Cannes

 Cannes 2000 – Part One & Part Two: Asian pot…The gems…



Cinecitta: City of illusions 

Oscars 2003: Berating Bush at the Oscars 

Oscars 2002: Glamour and glory 

Oscars 2002 – Editorial: Oscars strike quality 

Oscars 2001: No Oscar for talent 

Oscars 2001 – Editorial: Oscar goes out 

Oscars 2000: Not so glitzy this time 



No Man’s Land: A voice against war 

The Son’s Room: Inside a son’s room 

It Happened One Night: The gin and tonic of a romance 

Bicycle Thieves: Saying it like it is 

Mary Poppins: A spoonful of Poppins

 The Postman Always Rings Twice: Postman delivers murder 

High Noon: Dilemma at noon 

Shakespeare Wallah: Love in a Shakespearean troupe



Gangs of New York: On New York’s streets 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: This Potter… 

Die Another Day: The Bond magic still works 

Spirited Away: Fun, fantasy and fear 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry Potter … 

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin: Love in a strife-torn milieu 

Moulin Rouge: Theatrical route to romance 

Joan of Arc: Filming a myth called Joan



Pupi Avati : Comforting love tale 

Lars Von Trier: Tale of cruelty and revenge 

Samira Makhmalbaf: Chipping away at deceit 

Gregory Peck:A freelancer in an era of big studio chattels 

Takeshi Kitano: Playing God to fans 

John Williams: Stimulating images of Japan 

Hirokazu Kore-eda: Memory to bridge distance 

Ken Loach: Life, no bed of roses 

Gregory Peck: Icon of dignity and strength  









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