CINEFILES BY RAHUL DESAI

Rahul Desai writes about everything cinematic under Mumbai's hot sun. When he isn't writing, you can find him in obscure countries nostalgically identifying locations of the films he writes about. Read his weekly reviews and essays on short films, web shows and Friday releases.

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


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


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


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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


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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  


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


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The latest spin on this literary tragedy is a disjointed, quasi-feminist take on the Punjabi folktale


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A 77-year-old father forces his preoccupied son to take him to a debilitated hotel called Mukti Bhavan in Banaras after he feels his ‘time has come’


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Ram Madhvani’s introspective film throws light on an important and perhaps forgotten footnote of India’s controversial Partition history


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