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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Kunal Ray

The writer teaches literary and cultural studies at Pune’s Flame University.

Parasite’s Oscar is likely to awaken many film viewers to cinema beyond Hollywood
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

For whatever reasons, the Oscars are popular and have a wide reach, and if this popularity can help bring attention to the many cinemas of the world, perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. Am I being too ambitious while saying this?

Vetri Maaran’s ‘Asuran’ shows the power of images to go where words cannot
Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Asuran deals with caste oppression and social injustice. The visuals convey a searing reality that is most potent and penetrative. In such a case, language or dialogue is perhaps a shortcoming in itself.

Writer who was a listener
Sat, Sep 07, 2019

Kiran Nagarkar’s oeuvre owes much to his interest in people and their stories

There cannot be a single story for layered narratives in a time of trauma
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Large parts of the country are adversely affected by floods while some still continue to languish in water scarcity. Kashmir is back in public discourse, and how. In such anguishing times, I often think about the role of writing. Does writing really help?

The teacher I never had..
Sat, Dec 08, 2018

Aniket Jaaware was a cult and that too a difficult one to decipher.

Blinded by Andhadhun
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Celebration of the thriller points to a hunger for new narratives in Hindi cinema