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Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Blind Date
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu's latest recommendation is Clovis Cornillac’s 90 minutes French rom-com Blind Date, available on Netflix.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist | Two: A Film Fable by Satyajit Ray
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu's this week's recommendation is classic short film by master filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Two: A Film Fable available on YouTube, restored by the Academy film archives.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist | Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is this week’s recommendation
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu's this week's recommendation is 79 minutes documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things by Matt D’Avella available on Netflix.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Dheepan explores the struggles and atrocities of civil wars
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Shunyata starring Jackie Shroff will force you to think
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Shot only at night in the hollow streets of Mumbai by Arkodeb Mukherjee does full justice to the story. Departments of sound design, music and edit also get top marks. Jackie Shroff as Madhur is fantastic.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Visaranai is a gem of a film
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu Prasad's this week recommendation is Tamil film Visaranai (The Interrogation). In this drama, politically motivated cops in Andhra Pradesh set out to frame four Tamil labourers, for a crime they didn't commit, torturing them to no avail.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Shor Se Shuruat is a delight to watch
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: It may look like it’s too much to handle, but the film is a delight to watch. With wonderful performances and impeccable sound design and cinematography. 'Shor se Shuruat' is a combination of seven short films by seven directors of Bollywood.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Wild Tales will keep you on the edge of your seat
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: This week, National Award winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad recommends Academy Award-winning film, 'Wild Tales'. It won in the category of best foreign language film.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: The Mystery of Sleep is an interesting watch
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

National award winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad talks about the 45 minute documentary The Mystery of Sleep. By Mel Stuart, it is available on Netflix. It investigates the discovery of R.E.M. Interviews of Nathaniel Kleitman

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: You can’t miss the Oscar-winning animated short film The House of Small Cubes
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

This week, National Award winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad recommends Academy Award winning Japanese animated short film The House of Small Cubes or La Maison en Petits Cubes by Kunio Kato.

Shweta Basu Prasad Digital Playlist: Kothanodi is a gripping Assamese film
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad Digital Playlist: This week, the anthology Kothanodi directed by Bhaskar Hazarika has made it to the list. The anthology is inspired by Buri ai'r Xadhu (grandmother's tales), a collection of oral folk tales by popular writer Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Watch 1000 Rupee Note for Usha Naik’s performance
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

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. 

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Each frame in Eungyo looks like a painting
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Mangalyaan India’s Mission to Mars is a crisp 44-minute documentary
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Mangalyaan gives hope that nothing is unachievable, it gives hopes for a new world in the undiscovered realm. Watching this documentary was like watching a cricket match that we already know has been won by India, but still continue watching for the hits and misses during the match, says Shweta.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The battle of love and fate is painted beautifully in Sand Storm
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad Digital Playlist: Sand Storm starts with Suliman (Hitham Omari) a mid forties man teaching his teenage daughter Layla (Lamis Ammar) how to drive a car, in a small village in the south of Israel. The film was shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Netflix’s Love is the perfect binge watch series for the weekend
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad Digital Playlist: Love's prime characters Gus (Paul Rust - also the co-creator and executive producer of the show) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) live and work in LA in the media industry. Both are just out of a relationship, sort of at the crossroads in their life.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Amdavad Ma Famous is a charming documentary film
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The Violin Player holds a mirror up to art and artists in India today
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Shweta Basu Prasad’s this week's recommendation is Bauddhayan Mukherji's 72 min feature film The Violin Player available on Netflix. The film premiered at MAMI film festival in Mumbai in 2015 and later screened at Kerala film festival.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The Similars by Isaac Ezban mergers horror, science fiction and tones of dark humor
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: An American in Madras travels with filmmaker Ellis R Dungan through Tamil cinema
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Aquarius is about being a woman in man’s world
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: This weekend, learn to think abstract
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Shweta Basu Prasad's digital playlist: This week my recommendation is about eight such phenomenally talented designers in an eight episode documentary series, Netflix original Abstract: the art of design. Abstract is shot extremely well and thankfully does not have stereotypical documentary format of interviews shot in sharp lights against dark backgrounds or dim lights and lots of music.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital playlist: On World Music Day, meet the Lords of sound
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

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.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Asha Jaoar Majhe is a labour of love
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Actor Shweta Basu Prasad will be reviewing a film, documentary or TV series every week. Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of love) is the recommendation for this week. Aditya Vikram Sengupta's directorial debut is an hour and 22 minutes long. The film travelled to several prestigious film festivals around the world.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Review of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Actor Shweta Basu Prasad will be reviewing a film, documentary or TV series every week and her choice this week is Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.

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