Rahul Desai

A film critic (formerly of Mumbai Mirror, Catch News) and columnist (The Hindu), Rahul Desai writes about everything cinematic under Mumbai's hot sun, including short films, web shows and desi B-movies. When he isn't writing, you can find him in obscure countries nostalgically identifying locations of the films he writes about.

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Garth Davis’ film isn’t remarkably unique. Most of the time nothing is really happening in this lost-and-found screen adaptation


Master craftsman Vishal Bhardwaj creates many worlds in this cocktail of love, war and cinema


This ‘social media thriller’ traces the mystery of four horny college boys found dead after accepting a particular Facebook friend request


Vikram Bhatt’s contemporary Hin-glish language web series is about a Mumbai-based submissive who decides to get into a risqué extramarital arrangement with a dominant she meets on a BDSM website


This Chinese short film opens with a lovesick man convincing a reluctant woman to spend 90 days with him before making up her mind


Vaibhav Munjal’s film is about a dour-faced entrance exam topper, visibly dazed, searching for a mythical platform at a crowded Indian railway station


It tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a fiercely orthodox Muslim family in Varanasi – back when region was still reeling from the 1989 riots


This observational documentary is special and unique because it’s about two ailing men into their seventh decade of a relationship