banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

holi outside ftii

There were quite a few of us missing FTII like crazy. I mean, it’s Holi night, you are dancing, and you ought to be near the Wisdom Tree, not an … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

so i did find a photo

and I’d forgotten all about the beauty spot. the beret and the ace of black spades. there are some advantages to spring cleaning, after all.

March 24, 2011 · 29 Comments

raman raghav (1992) – and some curry and rice

It’s rarely that a film shot on U-matic Hi Band holds its own after 18 years. Sriram Raghavan had a preview screening of his tele-film ‘Raman Raghav’ when we were … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 · 16 Comments

and banno goes flying

I hugged Reema Borah who showed us her diploma, ‘Chaatak’ made for the acting students of 2008-2010, and told her my love story. I hugged her cameraman husband, Sandeep Patil, … Continue reading

March 24, 2010 · 18 Comments

platform no. nine and three-quarters

No, it’s nothing to do with Harry Potter. But Amit Dutta’s film ‘Aadmi ki Aurat aur Anya Kahaniyan’. Please go read at Upperstall.

March 17, 2010 · 5 Comments

the rabbit and the raft

P-Bapu had a few preview screenings of his film ‘Khargosh‘. Teja has shot the film. A lot of times at private screenings, people make polite noises and slink off quietly. … Continue reading

September 17, 2008 · 13 Comments

two english girls (1971) – trofu, anyone?

At the Film Institute, Truffaut was one of my, no, my most favourite director. The days we had a screening of a Truffaut film were extra-happy days. But once in … Continue reading

July 1, 2008 · 3 Comments

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