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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The flashback that began in the second half of Baahubali: The Beginning continues, without any fuss, from where it left off


An ordinary young man discovers a mysterious device that allows him to jump back and forth in time


Sonakshi Sinha plays a young entertainment scribe who wants to get her hands dirty and do some ‘issue-based’ journalism


One of the first web shows of ALT Balaji is a ten-episode love story between two college-going boys


Set in Mangalore, Ganesh Shetty’s short tells a tale of a rural couple struggling with a noisy ‘supernatural’ force that haunts their area every night


Based in a sprawling harem in 1947 that is to be destroyed for the new Indo-Pak border to pass through, Srijit’s Mukherji’s film is an absolute carnage of sensibilities  


Over the last two years there’s been a visible spike in the quantity and quality of short films. Here are the top picks


This mess of a film is about a Himachali kid who becomes an accidental star on a singing reality show.