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[View the story "Film Impressions" on Storify]Film ImpressionsHighlights for the month.Storified by Stage Impressions · Fri, May 11 2012 17:08:46ESSAY: From 'Kunku' to 'Kaksparsh', A Regressive Journey - Film ImpressionsCLUTCHING ON TO TRADITION In 1937, V. Shantaram directed a bilingual for the Prabhat Film Company called Kunku / Duniya Na Mane. Written ...BOOK REVIEW: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro - Seriously Funny Since 1983 - Film ImpressionsSMALL FILM, GIANT FOOTPRINT Anyone who has ever watched Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro -- and frankly, one doesn't know a soul who hasn't -- has thei...PEOPLE WE LIKE: Balraj Sahni - Film ImpressionsTHE ACTIVIST ACTOR Balraj Sahni was unarguably one of the best actors Indian cinema ever produced. If he hasn't got his rightful place in...Film Impressions: Govind NihalaniTHE TRUTH TELLER Possibly the most 'mainstream' filmmaker of the Parallel Cinema movement of the '70s and '80s, Govind Nihalani was certa...undefinedFilmimpressionsDOCUMENTARY: Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired (2008) - Film ImpressionsNOTES ON A SCANDAL Months before Roman Polanski was placed under house arrest in Switzerland (he was in Zurich to receive a Lifetime Achi...Film Impressions: Shyam BenegalShyam Benegal's Bhumika-The Role (1977) featured Smita Patil in arguably her greatest role, for which she won her first National Award. O...ESSAY: A Life Observed - Film ImpressionsTWENTY FIVE YEARS AND COUNTING It would be silly to reiterate my obsession with Smita Patil, which, if anything, has only intensified wit...PHOTO ESSAY: The Women of Lajja - Film ImpressionsOVER-THE-TOP AND THEN SOME MORE... Raj Kumar Santoshi's magnum opus from 2001-Lajja-hasn't ever been a critics' favorite, with its undeni...ESSAY: Why Helen is my Idol - Film ImpressionsOur guest contributor, Canadian drag queen Muffy St Bernard writes about the Helen who's her idol. The article originally appeared in Bom...LIST: What 'They' Say About Indian Cinema - Film ImpressionsA round-up of what eight celebrated international directors have to say about Indian cinema. Some of these opinions have been stated duri...undefinedFilmimpressionsFilm Impressions: Marathi CinemaTHE LITTLE BOY AND HIS SCHOOL BAG Debutant Rajesh Pinjani's Baboo Band Baaja-which won four National Awards in 2010 and is now getting a ...PHOTO: Hema Malini in LAL PATTHAR - Film ImpressionsAN ELEMENTAL TIGRESS Hema Malini as Madhuri in Sushil Majumdar's Lal Patthar (1971) In Lal Patthar (1971) there is a regal splendor to He...
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