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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It's impossible to look beyond Salman Khan’s problematic interpretation of a mentally challenged person - you can feel him coax fans to feel sympathy


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Sorry Daddy, Meinu Ek Ladki Chaahiye, Paisa Ho Paisa, and many more. If you've heard of any of these titles, we'll buy you beer


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Kenny Basumatary's Assamese indie is a spoof of action, a parody of comedy as well as a good-natured joke on our preconceived perception of alien lifestyles


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Inspired by true events, this Large Short Film's mother-son story set in Pakistan stars Rasika Dugal


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An ill-conceived and annoyingly comfortable product torn between old-school masala and new-age slickness


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Director Rahul Dahiya's film about honour killings in North India reminds us of the India we hope will disappear if we ignore it long and hard enough


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The film speaks about that we mustn’t speak of: menstruation, its associated stigmas and the necessity of sanitary pads instead of infection-inducing red cloth used in India’s villages


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If you manage to reach the final frame of this Ram Gopal Varma film, the damage to the mind is irreparable


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