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Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle

(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) The opening scene of Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle (written by Kamna Chandra) exudes awkwardness. This could be intentional or unintentional. Jaya (Parvathy) is attending her friend’s wedding, is on the stage to meet the couple when her friend introduces Jaya to her groom (and… Continue reading Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle

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Seize & Desist: On Joachim Trier’s Thelma

In the best scene from Joachim Trier’s new film Thelma, the 2017 Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, Thelma (Eili Harboe) is sitting inside a huge theatre with her friend Anja (Kaya Wilkins) and Anja’s mother, watching a new age dance-aerobics performance. For the socially awkward Thelma, everything… Continue reading Seize & Desist: On Joachim Trier’s Thelma