by Madhureeta Anand
An assured second feature, and a strong, original voice about female foeticide in India, the film questions notions of women’s emancipation, and explores how India lives in many centuries at the same time. A Delhi journalist exposes a woman, believed to embody Goddess Kali, who ritually kills girl children in a village near Delhi. Co-produced by Q’s Overdose Films, the film had a world premiere at the Dubai International Film festival.
2. Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies)
by KR Manoj
A superb debut feature in Malayalam, it is a satire about a run-down porn cinema theatre in rural Kerala, that is transformed into a new church. It stars Murali Gopy and Lena.
It was deservedly the opening film of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India. It not only intertwines meaty ideas about cinema, religion and repressed sexuality, but is shot with distinctive visual flair by Shehnad Jalal, and has good sound design. The film explores insanity and hypocrisy, and how independent women, stifled by small, claustrophobic societies, come to a bad end.
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Jigarthanda is simply fantastic with a different genre. Never expected such a Torantino\'s type of movie from a Indian movie maker. Simha was phenomenal. The next generation of movie makers are coming forward to build a strong industry ahead. Credits to Karthik, Simha and Siddharth. Waiting to see more movies with different genre.on Aug 3, 2014
Jigar thanda the movie is cool.again a massive hit for kartick subbaraj.the back ground music is also good.guys dont miss it. good treat a gang story to watch..on Aug 2, 2014
Looking forward to watch Kanyaka Talkies. Has not been released in theatres yet..on Apr 14, 2014
And apart from Tumbad, the only other film that I am looking forward to, though it is not part of this list, is Kanu Behl\'s debut, Titli. Have heard a lot of complimentary things about it from the people whose opinion I trust.on Jan 8, 2014
Of all the films, Tumbad looks the most promising and ambitious, especially because the entire team of Ship of Theseus is behind it. Had the privilege of seeing parts of it and I can safely say that there is no match in the kind of craftsmanship and aesthetics these guys have put forward. It can compete with the best in the world, not just in our country. If you thought Ship of Theseus looked incredible then you\'ve got to wait for Tumbad. Pankaj Kumar (DOP) has outdone himself. It\'s engaging, mysterious and so entertaining. It is one film that needs to be experienced on a big screen. Waiting with bated breath.on Jan 8, 2014
i loved the information on movies.kindly give more on bombay velveton Jan 3, 2014
The Last One JKigarthanda sounds quite similar to Kim Ki Duk\'s story: Rough Cut. Hope it isn\'t true. Mr Voice Over Subbaraj - entertain us. Please. Honestly.on Jan 1, 2014
LOL. Jigarthanda is phenomenal. The story is very original. Kum Ki is about a gangster who wanna act in movies while Jigarthanda is totally different story. Cinematography is out of this world. Go on and watch Jigarthanda, zillion times better than Rough Cut.on Aug 5, 2014
Great news. Worth waiting for . .Will be a Good n worth change from the silly and mindless .big budget movies. Let us hope for better movies.on Dec 31, 2013
Promising scene on Indian cinema. Worth waiting for. Let us hope these and other such movies in future will give us a relief from the silly and ridiculous so called big Budget movies. Here is hoping for better movies.on Dec 31, 2013