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Sharad Raj

Sharad Raj is a Mumbai based independent filmmaker and a senior faculty at whistling woods international. An alumnus of the film and television institute of India, Pune, Sharad has been a creative director in television and has launched several shows. He recently completed his debut feature, Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Raatein starring Adil Hussain and has previously directed two short features, namely Ek Thi Maria starring Raghuvir Yadav and Irrfan and Ward No. 6 starring Kay Kay and Atul Kumar.

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Ulmer and Detour

Today, Sharad Raj remembers Edgar G. Ulmer as one of the Hollywood masters who had been cruelly neglected by one and all.


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Memories of Underdevelopment

Sharad Raj writes, “Many consider Tomas Alea, the greatest filmmaker to emerge from Cuba and Memories of Underdevelopmen...

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A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark for “good cinema” catering to the English-spe...

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From King Lear to The Image Book: Jean-Luc Godard

The year was 1989, a print of Jean-Luc Godard's latest film, King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespear's well known play was received by t...

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50 years of "The Godfather"

The Corleone’s and the poetry of Crime is what Sharad Raj examines after watching The Godfather for the nth time on the ...

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Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the former is remembered on his death anniversary and the lat...

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Their Little Secret: Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle is known for controversial and often semi-autobiographical work, writes Sharad Raj.

Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in hi...

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