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London Indian 2019 Review: GHOST OF THE GOLDEN GROVES

An avant garde ditych set in the jungles of West Bengal, Ghost of the Golden Groves is a trippy Indian sci-fi fantasy sure to engage more adventurous viewers. Made in two parts by directors Roshni Sen and Aniket Dutta, known...

London Indian 2019 Review: Ayushmann Khurrana Shines In Thriller ARTICLE 15

Hindi language film director Anubhav Sinha has been on a tear lately. After cutting his teeth making Bollywood potboilers and making a big splash with 2011's big budget superhero film Ra.One, Sinha took a long break from directing before coming...

London Indian 2019 Review: ARISHADVARGA Is A Labyrinthine Thriller Full Of Surprises

A movie producer has been murdered in an upscale bungalow in Bengaluru. Who is the culprit? No one knows, but a pair of unlucky would-be actors are the primary suspects, and it's going to be up to them and one...

London Indian 2018 Review: UP, DOWN, & SIDEWAYS, The Song Of Nagaland Fascinates

They're called "li". The traditional working songs of the rice farmers of Nagaland in India's Northeast. A kind of mesmerizing polyphonic conversation among the many men and women who might be out in the paddies at a given time, the...

London Indian 2018 Review: MEHSAMPUR Is A Challenging, Bracing Hybrid Documentary

On March 8th, 1988, Punjabi folk music icon Amar Singh Chamkila and his partner Amarjot Kaur were shot and killed as they pulled into the Punjabi town of Mehsampur. The crime remains unsolved, and the killers were never caught. In...

London Indian Film Festival 2018 Review: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY Takes A Hard Look At A Clash Of Cultures

Director Iram Haq's What Will People Say is a powerful experience that has the potential to ruffle feathers on each side of the argument regarding the responsibilities of immigrants to assimilate into their adopted cultures. An Norwegian-Pakistani woman, here Haq...