Salo’ o le 120 giornate di sodoma

Salo’ o le 120 giornate di sodoma(1975) Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Aldo Velletti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Quintavalle, Catarina Boratto and others Salo’ o le 120 giornate di sodoma or the 120 days of Sodom is Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last work and it remains one of the most controversial films ever made till... Continue Reading →

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Lagaan

Lagaan(2001) Director: Ashutosh Gowariker Stars: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Paul Blackthorne, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rachel Shelley and others Lagaan is a period sports drama/musical created by Ashutosh Gowariker. Combining mainstream “Bollywood” elements of sensationalism, music and sentimentality with cricket and historical notes, Lagaan remains one of the most larger than life and cherished films from India.... Continue Reading →

Kynodontas

Kynodontas(2009) Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Mary Tsoni, Aggeliki Papouilia, Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Hristos Passalis and others Kynodontas or Dogtooth is a grotesque social drama created by Yorgos Lanthimos. In its completely bizarre and outlandish appearance, Kynodontas reveals the profound dark truths surrounding establishment and its norms regarding upbringing and lifestyle of people. An isolated... Continue Reading →

Der Untergang

Der Untergang(2004) Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Corinna Harfouch and others Der Untergang is a World War-II drama that explores Adolf Hitler’s last days in the Nazi Führerbunker, featuring the slow annihilation and downfall of the Third Reich as seen through the eyes of Hitler’s personal secretaries and many... Continue Reading →

Vanaprastham

Vanaprastham(1999) Director: Shaji Neelakantan Karun Stars: Mohanlal, Suhasini, Venmani Haridas, Kukku Parameshwaram and others Vanaprastham is a dark cultural drama which illustrates a tragic saga through a “Kathakali”(a traditional dance form native to Kerala of south India) artist and his journey through art and caste-ism. Shaji N Karun’s vivid story telling offers an immersive taboo... Continue Reading →

Maléna

Maléna (2000) Director: Guiseppe Tornatore Stars: Monica Belluci, Guiseppe Sulfaro, Gilberto Idonea and others Maléna is a gorgeous period drama that explores social conservatism through the fantasies of a prepubescent teenage boy and the tragedy of a beautiful lady. With a mixture of contemporary and sensual elements, Maléna artistically captures the grim reality with a... Continue Reading →

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru(2016) Director: Karthick Naren Stars: Rahman, Prakash Vijayraghavan, Ashwin Kumar, Anjana Jayaprakash and others Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is an independent suspense thriller by Karthick Naren. Despite being astonishingly young, Karthick Naren creates one of the most mature Indian thrillers, which is both intelligently complex and philosophically rich. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru has a story that’s simple in... Continue Reading →

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox(2013) Director: Ritesh Batra Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and others The Lunchbox is Ritesh Batra’s first directorial venture and it is a frontline masterpiece of a film. It carefully dissects and presents us with deep rooted emotions that float on shallow waters of the crippled etiquette of a conventional society. Unexpressed... Continue Reading →

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