Miss Man (2019) Review: Navigating a Complex Maze of Desires and Identities

Miss Man opens with a montage of faces and visions and soft caresses, following which we see our protagonist Manob sitting alone inside his room. He begins draping a saree around his body―a body that seems to be in open revolt against his sexual being―and sits looking into the mirror, perhaps the only place that allows him a glimpse of his real identity…

Meal (2018): A Dysfunctional Family on the Verge of Devouring Itself

The personal merges with the political and comes to a boil in Abhiroop Basu’s searing short film Meal. Featuring veteran actors Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Lootera) and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee (Jonaki, Bombay Talkies) as a married couple engaged in a wordless domestic duel, the film becomes a potent look at Continue Reading