Life’s filmi soundtrack

This is a piece that appeared on Firstpost today, under the title How I met and fell in love with AR Rahman: On my commute to work the other day, plugged in like always to my iPod, I scrolled through playlists, trying to find something I hadn’t listened to lately. I stopped at a playlist labelled […]

Aaranya Kaandam

  Just some quick thoughts based on seeing the film Aaranya Kaandam at last year’s SAIFF.  Am going back tonight for a second viewing now that the film is out today. What has stuck with me since that night seven months ago is this: I recall a gritty, stylish, violent and often funny story of […]

Bitten by the Tamil movie bug

This originally ran in Firstpost on June 1. I’ve been obsessed with Indian film for some 14 years now and since I’ve started writing about those movies and the people who make them, I try to get to Mumbai and Chennai every year, to stay in touch. Yes, Chennai too, because only a few years […]