Month: August 2018

dilemma

A local theater shows Indian movies, but usually Telegu and Tamil. Finally, a Hindi movie this week! But it’s Stree. A horror-comedy. Starring Rajkummar Rao, who I think is pretty eh. His characters are always hot […]

Review: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006)

Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana celebrates female friendships in all of their messy glory. The film does not explain how the women know each other (three are around the same age, and thus could know each […]

“Why Is Women’s Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?”

As explained by Devdutt Patnaik, “Laughter strips the object of power and gives power to the one who laughs. When stand-up comics make fun of someone or something, their jokes are, in effect, criticism and mockery, highlighting a social issue […]

Review: Padosan (1968)

She is framed within her window, that frame then within the window of her neighbor, the neighbor flanked by his friends as well as framed photos of his relatives, all framed by the camera, the […]

Review: Paisa Vasool (2004)

I will tell you my final assessment first: I really enjoyed Paisa Vasool. It was a lot of fun, and quite enjoyable. Was it the best movie in the world? No, but I’ve seen similar movies […]

Don’t Trust Movie Critics

“Aren’t you a movie critic?” you ask. Yes, and you shouldn’t trust me, either. I enjoy watching movies, and thinking about them, and analyzing them, but I’m just one person. Not to turn this in […]

Indiancine.ma

Indiancine.ma is an annotated online archive of Indian film. It is intended to serve as a shared resource for film scholars and enthusiasts in India and beyond. Since 1931 to date, India has made around 50,000 […]

“A Happy Lady Movie”

“Shall we watch a movie today?” I asked my cat. “Can you pick a movie?” I thought for a minute. “A happy movie? A happy lady movie?” My cat, of course, could not. We scrolled […]

Review: Albela (1951)

What do we owe to each other? Albela takes the answer(s) for granted, but the issue is not so simple. Albela is a light comedy about a man, Pyare (Bhagwan), achieving his dreams of becoming a […]

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

Feminine sexuality and the female form is often considered to be the epitome of beauty and grace in the field of art. But it only seems to hold true when it is men who depict […]