Tag: indiancinema

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Neruppu Da: The Cult of Rajnikanth

How is one to introduce Rajinikanth to an unfamiliar audience? Rather how is one to explain him? To call him a mere 'actor' would be demeaning him. He stopped being merely an 'actor' long long ago. He has even outgrown the term...

Blu-ray Review: Finally, THE APU TRILOGY Receives The Attention It Deserves

I've been writing about Indian cinema for a little over five years now. I've been a fan of Indian cinema for right around ten years. Yet, until a couple of weeks ago, I had never seen any of the films...

Fantasia 2015 Review: LUDO Challenges You To A Deadly Game Of Dice

Ludo co-director Q has been a filmmaker that I've had my eye on since his brash explosion onto the international art house scene with 2010's Gandu. That film is loud, aggressive, and challenging to the viewer, in the way that...

BAAHUBALI's Third Poster Showcases Anushka Shetty As Devasena

The hits just keep on coming for Baahubali.This latest character poster reveals the character of Devasena, described by Rajamouli as "tortured and held captive for years," played by Anushka Shetty. While Anushka hasn't done a any work in Hindi...

BAAHUBALI's Second Poster Reveals Prabhas As Shivudu

The marketing team behind S.S. Rajamouli's (Eega) Baahubali have really begun to turn up the heat, and after nearly 2 years in production we're starting to get solid looks at some of the amazing imagery the film has to offer....

Trailer For Indian Noir SUNRISE Plunges You Into Hypnotic Darkness

One of TwitchFilm's favorite discoveries at the Busan International Film Festival last October, Partho Sen-Gupta's Indian noir Sunrise is going to Tribeca next month and has just released a new trailer. We're happy to be the first media outlet to...

Indian Indie Superstar Anurag Kashyap Is Hunting For His Next Project, Could It Be Yours?

Anurag Kashyap, director of Cannes success Gangs of Wasseypur, is taking a break from writing his own films and has put out a challenge to up and coming screenwriters: "Give me an [sic] un-filmable film somebody. Something new, taut, complete...

NYIFF 2014 Will Open With Anurag Kashyap's UGLY, Plus More Films Unveiled

The 14th annual New York Indian Film Festival has announced its first few titles and they are, as expected, pretty damned fantastic. The festival will open with Anurag Kashyap's Ugly, a film that debuted at Cannes 2013 and has devastated audiences...

You Can Smell THE LUNCHBOX Trailer From Here

It's probably a good thing that computers don't have Smell-O-Rama (yet), but I'd be willing to make an exception for this new trailer for The Lunchbox (original title, Dabba). "Set amid Bombay's dabbawallas -- who deliver thousands of lunchboxes sent...

Trailer For Ali Abbas Zafar's GUNDAY Shows How Crime Paid In '70s Calcutta

Valentine's Day is a special day for all of those happily involved in loving relationships. For everyone else, there's GUNDAY!Ali Abbas Zafar's '70s set coal mafia film debuted its trailer with Hindi blockbuster Dhoom 3 and it was, honestly, probably...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: MONSOON SHOOTOUT, Looking For Answers With Guns And Thunder

Yes, shots are fired, and yes, a drenching torrent of rain is pouring down when a police officer and a suspect confront one another in a dark alley in Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. Faithful to its title, the Indian drama...

Review: CHENNAI EXPRESS Is Rompy, Forgettable Fun

I've seen a lot of Shah Rukh Khan's films. In a career going back to the early '90s, this biggest of all Bollywood superstars has created at least a dozen iconic performances that have shaped the way that Bollywood films approach...

First Trailer For Selvaraghavan's IRANDAM ULAGAM Blows Minds

A few days before the ridiculously loud trailer for Krrish 3 exploded online, a trailer for another highly anticipated fantasy film made its bow, and this one feels much better to me. Irandam Ulagam is the latest film from acclaimed Tamil...

India's VISHWAROOPAM Gets Muted By Malaysia

Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam is returning to cinemas in Malaysia -- but only after muting brief sections of the film that disturbed some Muslim viewers. The film was yanked from Malaysian theaters the day after it opened on January 25, even...

First Trailer For Suparn Verma's AATMA Puts A New Spin On The Old Ghost Story

I've been waiting for this trailer for a long time and it looks even better than I'd hoped! From director Suparn Verma (Acid Factory, Ek Haseena Ek Khiladi) comes Aatma (Spirit/Soul), a new kind of ghost story. Aatma stars Bollywood...

Director Venkat Siddareddy's CASE NO. 666/2013 Marks Telugu Cinema's First Foray Into Found Footage Horror

While found footage may have largely worn out its welcome in the west, India has yet to exploit it to its full potential. Over the last couple of years a couple of Hindi language films have attempted to bring the...

Review: Kamal Haasan's VISHWAROOPAM

After a nine year absence from the director's chair, Indian national treasure Kamal Haasan is back with a film that he has been fighting to make for a long, long time. Vishwaroopam is a film that will, inevitably, be remembered...