Vol 1 Issue 1

From The Editor

Greetings and welcome to the inaugural issue of the MCH Film Club Journal.


Velleity Or Criticism in Vernacular

Scope | Baidurya Chakrabarti

What being a third world critic means today


Ek Ajnabee Hasina Se: Life and Times of an Indian Commercial

Scope | Parichay Patra

The Livemint remake of ‘Ek Ajnabee Hasina Se’ is not just a remake, but the song's journey between two levels


Children, Foucault and Media

Scope | Sonia Ghalian

How mass media influences the cultural imagination of today's children


Interview with Govind Kalburgi

Profile | Varsha Ravindranath

An interview with production manager Govind Kalburgi, who went from being a student at Manipal University to work at DreamWorks animation


Rainy Afternoon Hunting For Posters

Life | Megha Solanki

A visit to Poster Stuff in Mumbai, a shop that sells old Bollywood posters


About the art of cinematography

Apparatus | Abhimanyu Acharya

Film industry in India still has to go some way in giving recognition to cinematographers as they do in the west


Realism as Ethics: with an example from Abbas Kiarostami

Scope | Sudha K F

Abbas Kiarostami's films tries to show the image, instead of trying to create it


From Caste to Class: Recovering North Kerala in Malayalam Cinema

Scope | Shyma P

Why North Kerala becomes the focus of some of the post 2009 Malayalam movies


State and Cinema in Revolutionary Soviet: A Centenary Perspective

Scope | Binayak Bhattacharya

Why the early Russian schools of cinema owe much to the political circumstances post the revolution


Book Review

Paper Bound | Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil

A review of two books - Performing Self, Performing Gender: Reading the Lives of Women Performers in Colonial India (2017) by Sheetala Bhat and Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema (2008) by Negar Mottahedeh


Star, or just a dot in history? The story of Suchitra Sen

Profile | Asmita Das

Suchitra Sen seems to have embraced the phenomenon of the star image, not by living it but by making a complete vanishing act