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  • Lakshya


    Lakshya [2005]

    Filmmaker - Farhan Akhtar

    Growing up in an Air Force Cantonment or for that matter a huge township of a corporate giant can be a bit tricky. The "How much marks you got in maths?" questions, the relative expectations of parents, and the comparison of oneself with peers becomes impossible to dodge. Such one story is mine.

    Lakshya paves its way to this list not through the cinematic path but through a path that is rooted to the…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    IngloUrious BastErds [2009]

    Filmmaker - Quentin Tarantino

    It was always going to be impossible to make a list of 25 best films without including one by my favorite filmmaker that Quentin Tarantino is.

    From a handful of 8 classics he has made, it gets very difficult to choose one. There is this most ambitious film in Pulp Fiction and the illustrious example of storytelling that Django Unchained is; and then there is Jacky Brown which is the best tribute to…

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  • Andhadhun


    Andhadhun [2018] - "A taut thriller with a gripping narrative, philosophical viewpoint and a myriad of enthralling events intertwined to form a whole."

    Filmmaker - Sriram Raghavan

    It's always so difficult to write an appreciation article about a thriller flick because you are always susceptible of giving away the plot details and end up being a show-spoiler. However, I can't help but write at least a short note of what I consider one of the best thrillers made in Bollywood.…

  • Village Rockstars

    Village Rockstars

    Village Rockstars [2017] - "A patiently and sensitively directed film which brings upon a poignant story of fascination and reality, and what it takes for both ends to meet."

    [An urge to belong]

    Filmmaker - Rima Das

    With rich audio-visuals, the mere absence of background score; shots taken from distance and an intermittent deep focus on the eyes and expressions of the characters, Rima Das's 'Village Rockstars' has a palpable reminiscent (if not influence) of Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali.