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  • Mohammed Hussain – Khoon Khoon (1973)

    1971-1980CrimeIndiaMohammed HussainMystery
    Khoon Khoon (1973)
    Khoon Khoon (1973)

    A Bombay cop tries to track down a serial killer who snipes at random victims.Read More »

  • Asit Sen – Mamta (1966)

    Asit Sen1961-1970IndiaMusicalRomance
    Mamta (1966)
    Mamta (1966)

    Monish Rai comes from a wealthy family, and is in love with Deviyani, who is poor. Monish has to travel abroad to further his education in law, but promises to stay in touch with Deviyani. After his departure, financial problems surround Deviyani and her dad. She approaches Monish’s mom for assistance, but is refused. In desperation, her father gets her married to a much older man, who is also alcoholic and frequents courtesans. Deviyani gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, Suparna. Unhappy with her marriage and her circumstances, she runs away. She approaches a nun, Mother Mary, in a monastery and leaves Suparna in her care and disappears forever. When Monish returns he runs into Deviyani, but is told that the person he has seen is a Lucknow based prostitute, Pannabai. Is Deviyani still alive? Who is Pannabai? What happened to Suparna?
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  • Ramesh Talwar – Sawaal (1982)

    1981-1990DramaIndiaRamesh Talwar
    Sawaal (1982)
    Sawaal (1982)

    Sawaal is a powerful confrontation of life’s greatest motivating forces – self against selfishness, love against power, good against evil.Read More »

  • S. Shankar – Kadhalan (1994)

    S. Shankar1991-2000ActionDramaIndia
    Kaadhalan (1994)
    Kaadhalan (1994)

    Prabhu, a college student, falls in love with Shruthi, a governor’s daughter. On knowing about their love affair, her father imprisons Prabhu and forbids him to meet Shruthi.Read More »

  • Kamal Swaroop – Pushkar Puran (2017)

    Kamal Swaroop2011-2020DocumentaryIndia
    Pushkar Puran (2017)
    Pushkar Puran (2017)

    Three decades after his cult film Om Dar-Ba-Dar(1988), Kamal Swaroop returns to his cinematic home in Rajasthan to direct Pushkar Puran. An attempt to engage with the historical, mythical and the contemporary worlds of the city of Pushkar.Read More »

  • Kamal Swaroop – Rangbhoomi (2013)

    Kamal Swaroop2011-2020DocumentaryExperimentalIndia
    Rangbhoomi (2013)
    Rangbhoomi (2013)

    Rangbhoomi follows the filmmaker as he attempts to trace Dadasaheb Phalke’s life in Varanasi, where Phalke withdrew, disillusioned with the world of cinema, and decided to take up theatre. During his life there, Phalke wrote a semi-autobiographical play titled Rangbhoomi, which forms the core of this film.Read More »

  • Kamal Swaroop – Samudra Manthan AKA The Churning of the Ocean (2019)

    2011-2020DocumentaryIndiaKamal Swaroop
    Samudra Manthan (2019)
    Samudra Manthan (2019)

    At Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest congregation of religious pilgrims, a troupe of theatre actors stage a play based on the origin myth of Hinduism – the churning of the cosmic ocean. The legend tells of an epic battle between the gods and the demons for an elixir of immortality. The mela (or fair) is celebrated at the site where the elixir was believed to have fallen. Today, millions of Hindu pilgrims gather there to bathe in the holy river over a two-month period.Read More »

  • Sanjay Kak – In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)

    Documentary1991-2000Ethnographic CinemaIndiaSanjay KakShort Film
    In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)
    In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)

    Located deep in the forested hills of the Siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh, at the north-eastern extremity of India, Damro village gathers to build a 1000 foot long suspension bridge, the elegant structures of cane and bamboo, that are the distinctive mark of the Adi tribe. Their only tool is the dao, a blade length of tempered steel, the size of a machete.

    Ethnological documentary on the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh as they build one of their cane-and-bamboo bridges against the imminent arrival of “development” as backdrop.Read More »

  • Satyajit Ray – Nayak AKA The Hero (1966) (HD)

    Satyajit Ray1961-1970ClassicsDramaIndia
    Nayak (1966) (HD)
    Nayak (1966) (HD)

    Arindam, a matinee idol, is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by Aditi, a journalist who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi’s naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and his secrets.Read More »

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