A small issue, but one we hope you’ll find interesting.
Powerful Sequences, Defining Soundtracks
Konstantinos writes about musical scores that never fail to move him.
Non-Acting in Satyajit Ray’s Cinema
Amitava Nag writes about actors, acting, and the auteur Satyajit Ray.
Paava Kadhaigal’s Thangam
Ramchander compares the short film and the short story it is based on.
Movies, Music, Migrant
Manishankar’s notes from the Global Migrant Festival 2020
The Single Screen Cinemas Project
A few questions for photographer and ex-cinematographer Hemant Chaturvedi
About the nineteenth issue
Our third anniversary issue!
Short Story Contest 2020
The World of Apu announces its very first short story contest. What is this all about?
Oh The Horror!
Konstantinos, whom you might have spotted often in these pages, is now a podcast host!
The Tamil Villain
Karthick RM thinks it’s time we paid more attention to the villain in Tamil cinema.
Titillation and perversion: the cis lens of Super Deluxe
Arvind argues that this widely loved Tamil film does a grave disservice to trans people.
Tawaifs and Hindi Cinema
Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
India on Film: Fascinating, but half-hearted
Ramakrishnan M. writes about the newly released documentary India on Film, pieced together from archival footage.
A gun, some blood, and Mysskin
Ramchander writes on Mysskin’s film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and translates passages from the filmmaker’s book about the film.
Dancing with herself
Sthira Bhattacharya thinks about why two dance sequences from Indian cinema of the 90s have stayed with her.
Anusha attempts to write a short story, but it will not be entered in our contest.
About the eighteenth issue
Find out what’s in store!
The importance of dystopia in sci-fi
Konstantinos makes a case for dystopian films.
Murder on the Orient Express: A Grand Tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood
Maneesh Krishnan writes about Sidney Lumet’s classic.
Films with a purpose
We spoke to Aanchal Kapur, the founder of Kriti Film Club.
Kalyani’s act of courage
Parshathy J Nath speaks to Garggi Ananthan, who played the lead role in the Malayalam film Run Kalyani.
Off the beaten track
An interview with journalist and author Namrata Joshi
Hallucinating Tamil Cinema
Denin Rajkumar’s artwork presents Tamil film personalities in new and unexpected ways.
A meditation on the meaning of family
Harini Pryor writes about The Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning film.
Soldiers of Cinema
An excerpt from Reel India: Cinema Off the Beaten Track, a nonfiction book by Namrata Joshi.
About the seventeenth issue
Find out about the features in this issue!
The making of Wade
Upamanyu takes us through the process of making Wade, a climate change horror film.
Of displacement and memory
Paroma writes about the animated film, The Breadwinner, set in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Smells like inclusion
Amit Agarwal writes about the newly released Netflix film, Axone.
Influential, Dissuasive, and Thought-Provoking Monologues
Konstantinos lists ten of his favourite monologues from films and television shows.