Film in Cards

Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen /1990/Hindi

FiC Rating: 4.5/5
Dir: Amol Palekar
Setting: Remote Place
Why FiC recommends?

1) Outstandingly beautiful and charmingly poignant tale of a conman that stays with you and keeps giving you a good feeling!
2) A poetic blend of Dreams and Reality, the film is real and surreal at the same time! The story unfolds with much poetry and a dreamlike quality that is magical.

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Court/2014/Marathi,Hindi

FiC Rating: 4.5/5
Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Setting: Urban/Suburban
Why FiC recommends?
1) So slow and real that it makes you restless. If you like slow-phased ultra-realistic movies this is your thing!
2) A mirror to the Indian judicial system – almost the way it is, if not exactly!

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Requiem for a Dream/2000/American

FiC Rating: 5/5
Dir: Darren Aronofsky
Setting: Urban
Why FiC recommends?

1) Cruel reality of drugs, but wait! What’s your definition of drugs?
Dark, disgusting, hideous and too intense! A beautiful train wreck you can’t look away from.
2) This movie can potentially scar you for life!

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Ee.Ma.Yau/2018/Malayalam

FiC Rating: 5/5
Dir: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Setting: Countryside/Village
Why FiC recommends?
1) This film is about death, and how?! Cinematic, Satirical, Dramatic and Emotional!
2) The whole act and the movie setting is so simple and realistic that you’ll become part of it.

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Naal/2018/Marathi

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Setting: Rural
Why FiC recommends?

1) Metaphoric, pure, subtle, caters both art house and commercial cinema fans.
2) The film very subtly squeezes in a quiet message even as it portrays the world purely from the gawky-eyed point of view of a child.

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I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK / 2006 / Korean

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir: Park Chan Wook
Setting: Urban
Why FiC recommends?
1) When a director is crazy enough to decide to make a film about a mentally ill young couple, a girl who believes herself to be a cyborg and a guy who frequently wears handmade rabbit masks, and manages to create a pure cinematic exuberance, the film becomes highly recommendable!
2) Extremely cute and bluntly dark at the same time!

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Nathicharami/2018/Kannada

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir: Manso Re
Setting: Urban
Why FiC recommends?
1) A subtle yet solid take on a widow’s sexuality and the way she deals with eyes of the public around her.

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Asha Jaoar Majhe/2014/Bengali

FiC Rating: 5/5
Dir: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Setting: Urban/Suburban
Why FiC recommends?
1) This film is a poem without a single word uttered.
2) It’s minimal approach brings in so many thoughts to mind- true love, urban survival, loneliness and much more.

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Varthamana/2018/Kannada

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir: Umesh Amshi
Setting: Urban/Not-specified
Why FiC recommends?
1) A rare attempt in Indian cinema to bring ‘weirdism’ on the screen. (David) Lynchian style evident at places.
2) Treat for people who enjoy ‘dreamlike’ sequences.

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Kaul/2016/Marathi

FiC Rating: 5/5
Dir: Aadish Keluskar
Setting: Countryside/Village
Why FiC recommends?
1) The concept of ‘nihilism’ is explored in this film so mysteriously that it gives you chills every now and then.
2) Poetic, Mysterious, Experimental and what not!

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To Let

To Let/2019/Tamil

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir: Chezhiyan
Setting: Urban/Suburban
Why FiC recommends?
1) This film is a lesson on how a small cast film & minimalistic can movie can be made.
2) Addresses an important ‘urban trap’ issue in a very believable manner.

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Thithi/2018/Kannada

FiC Rating: 5/5
Dir: Raam Reddy
Setting: Countryside/Village
Why FiC recommends?
(1) Non-actors fill in lot of authenticity
(2) Humor-filled and captivating storyline. By end of the film you’ll be a part of their life and you start feeling for them.

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