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Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Thappad’: A Slap and a Silence

By Mekhala Chattopadhyay
Thappad is a poem, enough to remain within your room and your mind, slowly and stealthily building a sky of its own.

‘Smile Please’: Photographs, Memories and Dementia

By Nishi Pulugurtha
Streaming online now, Smile Please is a must watch for anyone interested in the way a film deals with a medical condition and handles it wonderfully – a rarity in Indian cinema.

‘Joker’ Review: The Rise of Joker

By Murtaza Ali Khan
It’s a pure masterstroke to cast De Niro in the role of a talk show host in the film. And despite the short screen time, De Niro’s influence can be felt all over the movie. If he doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for The Irishman then there is a great possibility that he may get it for Joker in the supporting category (of course, he can get nominated for both and that would really be something).

‘Super 30’: A Case for Hindi

By Monica Bhattacharya
Although Super 30 is ‘protest art’ in its own right combating the evils of class hierarchy, it engenders a new form of linguistic subjugation that sparks the long-standing debate on the monopoly of Hindi.

Review: Netflix Series ‘Leila’

By Murtaza Ali Khan
There is a whole world of dystopian literature available for study but perhaps Deepa Mehta didn’t want to go beyond the idea of a squalid underbelly that has been best captured by films like Salaam Bombay and Slumdog Millionaire.

Film: Half-Truths and ‘Hamid’

By Mekhala Chattopadhyay
Aijaz Khan does not forge solutions or answers to what exists, but shows what is there, as a part of the lived experience. He does not answer the question whether Hamid retains the hope card through his teenage, and beyond. The discomfort is evident, but not spoken for or against.