Vol 1 Issue 2

From The Editor

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


Making Homes Everywhere We Go: Finding Cinema in Everyday Life

Life | Diti Pujara

An experience of the film appreciation course at the FTII


On the Face of It: Community and State in a Mohanlal Police Thriller

Scope | Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil


Exile and Self-Reflexivity in Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The Cyclist"

Scope | Akhil Puthiyadath Veetil

The use of self reflexivity in resisting objectification in Abbas Kiarostami's 'The Cyclist'.


The Rise and Fall of the Ramsay genre of horror in Indian Cinema

Paperbound | Dr. Ashish Kumar

A review of Shamya Dasgupta’s Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers


Exploring the presence of God: On screen and off-screen

Scope | Meera Baindur

The re-emergence of the religious through the cinematic


Making sense of “new generation” in Malayalam Cinema

Scope | Vipin K Kadavath

The newness of heritage in the new generation movies


Film Aesthetics of Control Society: On Amen (2013) and Traffic (2011)

Scope | Jenson Joseph

New generation cinema and the decentralised operation of power


A tale of wonder: Sahaj Pather Goppo

Scope | Samata Biswas

A review of Sahaj Pather Goppo (2017)


In search for identity, pleasure and good memories: Food and cinema

Scope | Dr. Tatiana Szurlej

A portrayal of the pride in the Indian cuisine and the perspective of cooking in domestic or work environments through Indian cinema.


An interview with Shijith V.P

Profile | Dayal P

An Interview with Shijith V.P. on his recent documentary Nakusa: Unwanted is My Name.


Madras Studios – A Review

Paperbound | Archana

A review of the book Madras Studios, written by Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai.


In search for identity, pleasure and good memories: Food and cinema

Scope | Nikhil Ravishanker

John Locke writes to his lady love on Memento


How can films be for the Blind? Some Thoughts on the Art of Visualization

Scope | Aravinda Bhat

A letter from experience that details the issues that underlie in making films more accessible for the blind.


The Casablanca Test

Life | Bill Cushing

Why watch the movie Casablanca?


An Interview with Nitin Chandra

Profile | Diptoroop Banerjee

An Interview with director Nitin Chandra