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Anirudh Bhattacharyya

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Can You Ms ’Em? Not In Toronto

Can You Ms ’Em? Not In Toronto

Sep 18, 2019

Indian woman directors are a fixture at this film festival

'The Sky Is Pink' Is More Than Just A Tale Of Inspiration, Teenager's Battle With Rare Disorder

'The Sky Is Pink' Is More Than Just A Tale Of Inspiration, Teenager's Battle With Rare Disorder

Sep 14, 2019

Director Shonali Bose keeps the emotions seesawing, from highs of hope to lows of haplessness. And yes, she allows the humour dull the edge of downers.

Joker: The Story Of A Broken Life In A City Of Chaos Shrouded With Grim Gloom

Joker: The Story Of A Broken Life In A City Of Chaos Shrouded With Grim Gloom

Sep 11, 2019

Director Todd Phillips, known for helming The Hangover, doesn't disappoint with this version of the Joker, played with a sense of mania by Joaquin Phoenix. The film had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto Diary

Toronto Diary

Sep 27, 2018

A journalist's diary from the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival.

Slumdog Millionaire To Hotel Mumbai: An Evolved Dev Patel Revisits TIFF

Slumdog Millionaire To Hotel Mumbai: An Evolved Dev Patel Revisits TIFF

Sep 19, 2018

Dev Patel has two films premiering at TIFF and in both of them, he plays a character with subcontinent origins.

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota Is Light And Violent

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota Is Light And Violent

Sep 16, 2018

In the movie, there are plenty of masala ingredients, which Bala mashes up to create quite a dish.

Bulbul Can Sing Review: Rima Das Showcases Her Brilliance In Coming-Of-Age Drama

Bulbul Can Sing Review: Rima Das Showcases Her Brilliance In Coming-Of-Age Drama

Sep 15, 2018

As with Village Rockstars, Das once again chose her village in Assam as the location for this film.

The Wedding Guest: A Complex Bundle Of Joy And Thriller

The Wedding Guest: A Complex Bundle Of Joy And Thriller

Sep 12, 2018

Despite its opacity, it has an organic flow, one that makes for compelling viewing.

The Sweet Requiem Review: A Tragic Drama Of Tibetan Exile In Delhi

The Sweet Requiem Review: A Tragic Drama Of Tibetan Exile In Delhi

Sep 11, 2018

The context may well be political, but the content is deeply personal. Dolkar is orphaned by occupation, that of Tibet by China. Her present is counterpointed by flashing back to her perilous escape from Tibet.

Hotel Mumbai Review: Terror Docudrama Suffers From Lack Of Basic Facts

Hotel Mumbai Review: Terror Docudrama Suffers From Lack Of Basic Facts

Sep 11, 2018

The device Maras employs is that of viewing the events from the perspective of the well-heeled guests, mostly Western, even a Russian businessman with a background in the erstwhile Soviet special forces.

Manmarziyaan Is Kashyap's Version Of Mainstream Bollywood Masala

Manmarziyaan Is Kashyap's Version Of Mainstream Bollywood Masala

Sep 09, 2018

The film is about choices: Bonnie's solidity versus Vicky's anima attraction.

Beyond Bombay: Indian Talent Makes Its Presence Felt At TIFF

Beyond Bombay: Indian Talent Makes Its Presence Felt At TIFF

Oct 01, 2017

'If Irrfan Khan and Tannishtha Chatterjee are already actors with global recognition, Adil Hussein is joining that list, as he essayed an intense performance in the Norwegian film, What Will People Say'

The Best Of The Rest From Beyond The Select List At The Toronto Film Festival

The Best Of The Rest From Beyond The Select List At The Toronto Film Festival

Sep 25, 2017

'With nearly 350 films of various lengths and genres screening at TIFF, there are several movies that tend to get a little lost in the shuffle'

With One Wedding And Many Funerals, <em>The Hungry</em> Is A Film That's Awash In Blood

With One Wedding And Many Funerals, The Hungry Is A Film That's Awash In Blood

Sep 19, 2017

The script is based on William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, and, as we know, he never shied away from violence

<em>Village Rockstars</em> By Rima Das Is A Document Of Small Desire

Village Rockstars By Rima Das Is A Document Of Small Desire

Sep 18, 2017

From Assam to Toronto International Film Festival, a film scripted, directed, shot, edited and produced by just one person, Village Rockstars is hardly a tale of victimehood instead a story of aspiration...

Toronto Diary

Toronto Diary

Sep 15, 2017

Notes from Toronto International Film Festival-- a gala that serves as a tastemaker for the Academy Awards.

Trudeau Does Bhangra With Khalistanis

Trudeau Does Bhangra With Khalistanis

May 18, 2017

Attenuated over the years, Sikh separatism is given a fillip for cheap political gains even by the Canadian PM

The PM In The Comicbook Has Gone Viral

The PM In The Comicbook Has Gone Viral

Nov 10, 2016

Welcome to Trudeaupia-2, where image is everything. Yet, the proof of the pop appeal is still in the policy pudding.

Steelworks In A Foreign Cabinet

Steelworks In A Foreign Cabinet

Nov 10, 2016

A pioneer among Indians in Canadian politics recounts his eventful march to high office

Queen Of Katwe

Queen Of Katwe

Sep 29, 2016

Once upon a time, there was the Disney princess who has now been upstaged by a pauper–a 10-year-old chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala

All Aboard On T’ronto Express

All Aboard On T’ronto Express

Sep 21, 2016

Frames of India from the The ­Toronto ­International Film Festival

Lion

Lion

Sep 15, 2016

Could easily have transgressed into poverty porn territory, with a side of White Saviour Complex tossed in...

“Climate Change Action Must Tackle Inequality”

“Climate Change Action Must Tackle Inequality”

Oct 02, 2015

Activist-author Naomi Klein and her director husband Avi Lewis on their latest feature-length documentary.

India, Coup de Cast

India, Coup de Cast

Sep 19, 2015

The country’s raw energy is backdrop for a French romance

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