“If you don’t mind my asking…”

VARIETY reviews the film as "Spare, Unsentimental, Uncompromising".

The dragonflies still flutter…

Every time I see Thoovaana Thumbikal, like the first time when I ardently hoped - I still hope that this time Clara and Jayakrishnan will end up together!"

I adore Jane Campion!

She admitted that many, including herself, made the mistake of obsessing about the external things - and ignoring the internal things/themselves in the whole filmmaking process; when actually one is the most important instrument and so one should nurture and preserve one's physical, emotional and mental being. She urged me to think about it and find the space and peace to think, to ideate and to create.

With and without words!

Saw many interesting films too but I have to say my favourite screening was with the restoration of the 1960s American film TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD starring Gregory Peck. Based on Harper Lee's novel, this story and film have been my favourite for long time. It tells the story of Atticus a lawyer and his two children Jem and Scout told through the eyes of six year old Scout.

Myths/ Films

Myths & icons are part of every culture - be it Santa Claus or Hanuman... I found it interesting that two major releases in India this month are based on the oldest epics of the country - Rajneeti ( a take on Mahabharat) and Raavan (a spin on Ramayan). The posters dont say it, nor do the [...]