Village Rockstars, India’s best chance at the Oscars this decade.

The hamlet of Kalardiya has recently been introduced to the word ‘Oscars’. As they try to understand what it means to be watched by a world audience, the realisation slowly dawns on them that they have found a place on the world map thanks to the plaudits showered on Village Rockstars, shot in the very…

Indian Horror is coming of age and Tumbbad shows how

Netflix’s Ghoul introduced us to a kind of horror that was very uncharacteristic for what we have been used to in Bollywood. There were none of the distracting tropes that acted merely as fillers until the next jump-scare. Ghoul’s unremitting personality pulled us into its dystopian gloom through its atmosphere that was layered deliciously over…

Everything that went wrong with Venom

The journey of the Spiderman franchise has somewhat been like the Baudelaire twins from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The rights to the original Spiderman character were passed around from one owner to another during a severe cash-crunch in the 90s that had pushed Marvel to the brink of bankruptcy. In a time…

Andhadhun | Review

Olivier Treiner’s L’accordeur (French for The Piano Tuner) is a short film depicting a struggling pianist who elicits empathy from his audience by pretending to be a blind artist. That’s until he walks into a murder scene during one of his client visits. The short story is particularly impressive for it’s usage of the ‘Inciting…