Indian Cinema

Drishyam 1 and 2: Why Jeethu Joseph’s films are not the  average cat-and-mouse chase

Drishyam 1 and 2: Why Jeethu Joseph’s films are not the average cat-and-mouse chase

Written by : Shreya Seth What happens when the life of an ordinary person living a normal life with his family, tucked in a remote corner of someplace, is suddenly disrupted one day? To what extent can he go to protect his family, especially when they are being interrogated by the mighty and powerful administration and police who pledge to not give up until they prove them guilty? Writer- Director, Jeethu Joseph, is a master storyteller for a reason, and his films ‘Drishyam’ (2013) and its sequel ‘Drishyam 2: The Resumption’ (2021) bear testimony to that. When Drishyam (meaning to…
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Irrfan Khan in Indian mainstream cinema: A memorable story

Irrfan Khan in Indian mainstream cinema: A memorable story

Written by : Shreya Seth, Kolkata Photo credit : Maqbool (2003) Isn’t it strange how we hail actors as extraordinary beings, as people who instill curiosity, but are far removed from the drudgery of our everyday lives? Our admiration, and sometimes obsession, grows manifold when we witness them playing diverse characters on-screen: the audience, in awe of the actor, who delivered yet another dialogue with the eloquence and grace of an exemplary performer. And of course, that isn’t the end of our experience. The rest is best left to public memory, for it will not let us forget till it…
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