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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King Dear Board members at MAMI, My name is Shazia Iqbal. I am the writer-director of a short film titled ‘Bebaak’. Our film was supposed to have its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival, this year. It is not going to anymore. The leadership […]

Sounds offensive no? But it’s a fact that you are acting like bhakts and here’s why. Illogical – Do you know bhakts are supposed to be illogical? Shazia has rationally pointed out all the holes in your decision here so there isn’t much to say there. But your response? Well, it is stupider than Modi’s […]

With Anurag Kashyap’s latest film, Mukkabaaz, having its premiere at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, more details are out now. Here’s fest director Cameron Bailey’s note on the film, which tells you more about the film A lower-caste boxer struggles to make his mark on the boxing world, in the highly anticipated film from […]

4 days down, 3 more to go. So this post is about all the films that we saw on Day 4 of the Mumbai Film Festival. If you are looking for reccos and reviews, our Day 1 wrap is here, Day 2 is here, and Day 3 is here. Hounds Of Love Ben Young’s debut […]

The Mumbai Film Festival weekend is over and we have been able to cover lot of movies in the first three days. If you are attending the last four days, and looking for reccos and reviews, here’s what our day-wise post – Day 1 wrap is here, and for Day 2, click here. An Insignificant […]

Our MFF-Recco post continues. If you missed the 1st part of ‘Films You Should Not Miss’ at Mumbai Film Festival, click here. The post covers reccos from World Cinema, International Competition, Rendezvous, and After Dark category. This is the last part of the series by Shazia Iqbal. THE WAR SHOW Director: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon. […]

It’s that time of the year when we spend our entire day running around from one theatre to another, staring at the big screen, to live inside different stories from different countries which are in various foreign languages. Yes, our annual movie ritual, Mumbai Film Festival, is here. And like every year, this year too […]

The brief was the same this year. A mail was sent to the usual cinema comrades who watch almost all the films, write about them, or contribute and help in running this blog. Pick a film (released/unreleased/long/short/docu/any language/anything) that stood out and has stayed with you, whatever is the reason. Since the idea was that […]

Coke Studio Pakistan remains Coke Studio Pakistan even when it isn’t quite Coke Studio Pakistan. This was evident in the last season when the studio got it wrong more times than it got it right, but still gave us some good melodies to weather the storm of life for few months. Strings were retained for […]

It’s known as the Noida Double Murder Case. And it’s easily one of the most talked about murder case in recent history. More so, because it happened in a middle class locality in Noida, a city adjoining to India’s capital. Shazia Iqbal saw the film Talvar, which is based on the same case, and writes […]