Live and Become- Solomon’s Homecoming

Dusty. That’s the first word that comes to mind with the opening scene. The emaciated faces, the desperation in their eyes, the listless toddlers devoid of the boundless energy that would normally be second nature to them. It is clear that this is a scene from somewhere in Africa. The hot sun, the dusky complexion…

Once upon a time in Punjab- Khoon Aali Chithi

“Attwadi maa di garabh ton ni aunde– Pucchin kissi attwadi nu, ohdi ki narazgi hai?” (Terrorists don’t come from their mothers’ wombs– Try asking a terrorist why he is so angry?) — My Grandmother The corpse of a young boy lies in the unruly, wild grass. His once neat turban is lying at his killer’s feet. His hair is…

Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra is a work of art presented on the reel

The mesmerizing courtesan. The unhappy wife. The amoral husband. The reverent lover. Mira Nair weaves a story of ill-fated relationships in her brilliantly misnamed film ‘Kama Sutra- A Tale of Love.’ India has often been called the land of the Kama Sutra, a treatise on love, sex and relationships, written in Ancient India by Vatsyayana….

5 films You Must Watch If You Are A History Buff

Night and Fog : Alain Resnais(1956)- This bone-chilling documentary has a strange way of making the Holocaust come alive. There is a goldmine of detail in this exceptionally well made film. The background score guides the audience emotionally, while a strong but straight narration lends the magic of storytelling to this film. A must watch…