November 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Dheepan is about a Tamil soldier and two refugees flee civil war in Sri Lanka, but find a whole new set of crisis when they attempt to start a new life in Paris. The first hour of the film shows their struggle to accept each other as the new family in a new land along with a foreign language, which Yalini nor Dheepan understand.
September 01, 2017 4:27 pm
Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Shweta Basu's recommendation this week is 90 minutes Marathi film 1000 Rupee Note or Hazaranchi note written and directed by Shrihari Sathe, available on Netflix. The film starts with establishing shots of the village Phoolumbari in Vidharbha district of rural Maharashtra, with a local folk song playing in the background.
August 25, 2017 1:59 pm
A Muse or Eungyo is a 2012 South Korean film adaptation of celebrated author Park Bum-shin's novel Eun-gyo. The film starts Lee Joek-yo (Park Hae-ji) a highly respected and awarded poet of South Korea living a reclusive life in his secluded home, hidden away from the city.
July 28, 2017 10:22 am
Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: This week's recommendation is 30-minute documentary film by Hardik Mehta AMDAVAD MA FAMOUS (famous in Ahmedabad) available on Netflix. Amdavad Ma Famous was an official selection and in competition at 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2016 MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival, and a few others.
July 14, 2017 10:48 am
Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Shweta Basu Prasad’s this week's recommendation is a Mexican science fiction fantasy film The Similars or Los Parecidos by Isaac Ezban, available on Netflix. The Similars was one of the biggest crowd pullers at the MAMI film festival in Mumbai last year.
July 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: This week's recommendation is An American in Madras. Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R Dungan, who spent fifteen years in India and helped define Tamil cinema. It is a biographical documentary, available on Netflix.
June 30, 2017 11:40 am
Shweta Basu Prasad's digital playlist: This week's recommendation is a Brazillian-French film available on Netflix Aquarius. Women in our society vary from goddesses we worship to girls who are raped. Women become aunties as soon as they are married while men become sir. And this happens not just in India but everywhere in the world, including Brazil.
June 16, 2017 10:40 am
As we celebrate World Music Day, Shweta Basu Prasad's recommendation is the 76-minute documentary film by Rudradeep Bhattacharjee on Netflix, The Human Factor. This interview based documentary traces the lives of Cawas Lord and his sons Kersi Lord and Burjon (Buji) Lord and their journeys in the music industry of Bombay.