Pop Culture

Bolo Azadi: A Tale Of Two Mumbais

Bolo Azadi: A Tale Of Two Mumbais

  What distinguishes Gullyboy, from other Bollywood underdog journeys in the zeitgeist, is the way it taps into a growing global hip-hop culture to break through class barriers. The film redefines traditional rich versus poor themes by using rap as a vehicle to...
Indian Stars and Stunning Cinema at Cinequest

Indian Stars and Stunning Cinema at Cinequest

Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival (March 5-17) showcases emerging and legendary artists, in a dynamic 13-day event showcasing 132 World and U.S. premiere films and VR from 56 countries. Fusing the community of film lovers with film creators, the festival...
Missing Village Rockstars from Assam at Oscars 2019

Missing Village Rockstars from Assam at Oscars 2019

Village Rockstars, India’s official Best Foreign Film entry for the 2019 Oscars, didn’t make it to the final nominations list. Critically hailed in India and on the international stage, the movie is a fine piece of work by Rima Das who directed, wrote, produced,...
The Story Behind Oscar-nominated Film Set in India

The Story Behind Oscar-nominated Film Set in India

In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. Period. End of Sentence. — a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi — tells their story. For generations, these women didn’t...