Cuts From KIFF Vol III: Not A Happy Ending

                          Time flew very quickly during the last five days and it was already the penultimate day (17th November) of the KIFF 2016. Cristian Mungiu presents the corruption network of Romania through a doctor who is drawn into the net trying to secure a future for his daughter who is going to graduate from…

Cuts From KIFF Vol II: Amidst Phones

                                After the two days at the KIFF, I wanted to go a few years back to my school days and change my essay on the advantages and disadvantages of technology. I would like to add there that booming smartphone technology has created a severe lack of concentration and focus of the smartphone using…

Cuts from KIFF Vol I: The Festival

  “Life itself is an irony, when juxtaposed with death”       –   Satyajit Ray          Had he truly believed in this, he would have reclined to his favourite arm chair in his house and world would be robbed of some gems of cinema. I believe it to be an oxymoron; life is the conjunction between two…

India & The Oscars

                One of the most popular, glamorous and prestigious award is the Academy Awards, universally known as the “Oscars”, awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences annually in Dolby  Theatre, Los Angeles. Keeping the controversies about Oscars being given for sentimental reasons, biopics of historical figures etc. at the back seat, Oscars…

El Cine de Argentina

       Abutted by Andes in the west and Atlantic Ocean to the east, the 2.7 million sq. kms land known as Argentina is rich in biodiversity and diverse in terrain. Equally rich is their culture and their cinema. Argentina is one of the top three film producing nations of the Latin America, along with…