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I recently watched Hardik Mehta's National Award-winning documentary Amdavad Ma Famous ("Famous in Ahmedabad") on Netflix. The film is set in the city of Ahmedabad and endeavours to capture the city's...
The film unfolds like a low-key thriller.
One of the most telling moments in Obaidah Zytoon's stunning documentary The War Show is a face-off between two sets of protesters in a small Syrian town square, one that lies completely in ruins. Bot...
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There goes that diet. The 18th Mumbai Film Festival has officially begun, kick-started by a fabulous opening ceremony at the newly refurbished Royal Opera House. For regular attendees such as this wri...
A now there's a documentary film on her.
From a docu on the editor-in-chief of Vogue's Italian edition to one that chronicles the rise of Aam Aadmi Party, these are the films that need to be on your must-watch list.
“Don’t give mom a hard time, OK?” the trailer of Netflix’s upcoming documentary White Helmets shows a Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) volunteer, a “White Helmet”, kissing his child, and then stepping out in the dystopian background of the bombed-out city of Aleppo in Syria. He looks up at the sky, scanning it for planes and helicopters, which come and drop bombs every day, killing scores of people who do not matter much to the world anymore.
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Abhay Kumar’s experimental documentary on the lives of students at India's finest medical college meanders, but eventually crawls under your skin and stays there.
The long-delayed docu, directed by first-timers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, focuses on the birth and initial rise of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Even candid shots, such as for bridal make-up, are often not actually candid. Most are taken after the make-up is already complete; the touch of the make-up brush is only for effect. Compare this to some of my bridal make up shots and you will see they are not always "pretty", because the bride is still half-dressed, the skin is not yet perfect and so on.
Filmmaker Chandrashekhar Reddy recalls the first time he stepped inside a coal mining pit. It was in mid-2012, near Lad Rymbai, Meghalaya. It was pitch-black, of course, and he could feel the oxygen l...