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‘Sacred Games’ (2018-2019): A Neo-Noir Detective Story of Apocalyptic Vision

Created by: Vikramaditya Motwane || Written by: Varun Grover, Smita Singh, Vasant Nath Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya, Neeraj Ghaywan || Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechli, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Jatin Sarna No. of Episodes: 16 What kind of story do you get when you combine crime drama, … Continue reading

‘Betaal’ (2020): The Most Incompetent Zombie Drama Not by AMC

Created by: Patrick Graham || Written by: Patrick Graham, Suhani Kumar Directed by: Patrick Graham, Nikhil Mahajan || Starring: Vineet Kumar Singh, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jatin Goswami, Jitendra Joshi, Siddharth Menon No. of Episodes: 4 (~180 minutes total) My selective tastes in movies and especially television series have served me well on Netflix, my … Continue reading

‘Bulbbul’ (2020): A Contemporary Fairy Tale with Style & Substance

Directed by: Anvita Dutt || Produced by: Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma Screenplay by: Anvita Dutt || Starring: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chatterjee Music by: Amit Trivedi || Cinematography: Siddharth Diwan || Edited by: Rameshwar S. Bhagat || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 94 minutes My experiences with independent … Continue reading

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012): A Stylish, Multigenerational Crime Saga

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap || Produced by: Atul Shukla, Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra Screenplay by: Zeishan Quadri, Anurag Kashyap, Askilesh Jaiswal || Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vineet Kumar Singh, Piyush Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadda, Reema Sen, Vipin Sharma, Anurita Jha, Yashpal Sharma, Rajkummar Rao Music by: Sneha … Continue reading

‘Earth’ (1998): Cinematic Sectarian Conflict

Directed by: Deepa Mehta || Produced by: Anne Masson, Deepa Mehta Screenplay by: Deepa Mehta || Starring: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Maia Sethna, Rahul Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Kitu Gidwani, Arif Zakaria, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Kumar Rajendra, Pavan Malhotra Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Giles Nuttgens || Edited by: Barry Farrell || Country: Canada, India … Continue reading

‘The Lunchbox’ (2013): Indian Awards-Bait

Directed by: Ritesh Batra || Produced by: Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga Screenplay by: Ritesh Batra || Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharai Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet, Lillete Dubey Music by: Max Richter || Cinematography by: Michael Simmonds || Edited by: John F. Lyons || Country: India, France, Germany … Continue reading