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Film Review

Still from ‘Indecent Proposal’ (1993)

Review: Offers You Can’t Refuse

It was a million dollar question. Literally. The Hollywood film Indecent Proposal (1993) had actors Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson playing, respectively, Diana Murphy, a real estate professional, and David Murphy, an architect, who are childhood sweethearts just within grasp of realising their dream house when recession strikes. They lose their jobs, default on house…
A photo of actors, Rekha and Om Puri from the movie, Aastha: In the Prison of Spring

Review: Offers You Can’t Refuse

For many of us careening to adulthood at the time, these films pushed us to confront our own biases. They asked us to stand in Diane and Mansi’s shoes and ask ourselves, what would we have done? Would we spend one night with a man (Robert Redford, no less) for a million dollars? Would we be able to resist the option that opened up to Mansi? And the truth of it was that this was a difficult question to answer.
Poster for the film 'Bend It Like Beckham' showing a girl standing with her back facing the camera. She's wearing a cvolourful magenta and green sari and is holding sports shoes in her hands.

Reel review: Bend it like Beckham

‘All I have to say is sporty spice is the only one without a bloke’  is the warning given by Kiera Knightley’s mother in Gurinder Chadda’s Bend it Like Beckham. The film was released in 2002, and launched the now famous career of Oscar winner Kiera Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Myers. Parminder Nagra plays the protagonist…
The back of an anonymous naked figure which is bald and has its body and hands tied. The text on the image is an invitation to attend the 'Bound to be Free' photo exhibition which was held on the 8th of November 2013.

Review: ‘Bound To Be Free’

‘Bound to be Free’ is a travelling exhibition of exquisitely shot personal and professional photographs, making its way from New Delhi to Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai this winter. Carefully crafted by members and supporters of the underground Kinky Collective, it is both a visual treat and a powerful step in the direction of building respect…
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