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Articles by MK Raghavendra
Intersteller
If technology has had one effect on cinema it is to make the logic of technological fiction completely inaccessible to the spectator. This is not confined to the Si-Fi ...
Kangana Ranaut in Vikas Bahl's "Queen"
Traveling abroad is presented as emblematic of acquiring boldness and becoming independent in Bollywood films such as "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" (2011), "Yeh Jawaani Hai ...
Apur Panchali
M.K. Raghavendra writes about a selection of Indian regional language films from 2013. Through these films he also attempts to look at emerging trends in Indian regional ...
A still from About Elly
I happened to see two Iranian films which confirmed some of my earlier conjectures, suggesting that there are contrary pulls upon Iranian cinema which might have some ...
Asghar Farhadi at Cannes
One cannot deny that political repression can provoke extreme responses from filmmakers but film festivals are not radical spaces and appealing entirely to them cannot ...
Fire in the Blood
Fire in the Blood is a very informative film which keeps one riveted for much of its 87 minutes. If there is criticism to be made, it is that it looks and sounds like a ...
Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox
To my mind, the film would have worked if their kinds of loneliness had been accurately delineated. This means that there need to be events designed to illuminate their ...
lucia collage
Lucia is actually engaged in improving the level of the popular film audience – by making it follow an intricate narrative and demanding intelligent engagement instead ...
The least admirable aspect of Ship of Theseus is evidently its philosophizing. Its intellectual debates are full of logical weaknesses and even its title makes little ...
reluctant 2
Members of the liberal class in Pakistan are in danger if they do not pay lip service to the supremacy of religious dogma, and unhesitatingly ‘support’ those who are ...