rahul-desai

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


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


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


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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


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


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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


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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


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


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