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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Alankrita Shrivastava's film about four women oppressed by patriarchy offers a unique gaze and performances that are in sync with the film's tone


Christopher Nolan's latest film starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance will go down as his most audacious experiment of filmmaking


Director Navjot Gulati's film about a girl who returns to Mumbai after a three month sabbatical doesn't quite turn out to be the coming-of-age tale it is designed to be


Written and directed by Hardik Mehta, this short film starring Amit Sial and Khushboo Upadhyay is an endearing and hopeful snapshot of the city


Director Anurag Basu’s creation is stunning and ambitious but tries to do too much. Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga must find his nutty old father as well as save the world


Directed by Onir, this film starring Ashish Bisht and Raveena Tandon is about a young man torn between two women – a high-society Delhi cougar and a modest Bengali café waitress


Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian series starring Richa Chadha and Vivek Anand Oberoi, confirms our worst fears about world cricket by digging deeper into the scandals that have plagued it


Written and directed by Prabhakar Pant, this short film is about a raging wife who stabs her middle-aged husband to death in bed