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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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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REALISM OF THE MATERIALISTIC WORLDVIEW

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ALTERNATIVE CINEMA: THE CINEMA OF SOUND & CUT

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THE ARCHIES, ANIMAL, SOCIAL MEDIA AND DUMBING DOWN

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GAIETY-GALAXY: & THE BLACK MARKET

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SHYAM BENEGAL’S JUNOON & A FOUR HOUR TRIP TO THE MOVIES

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JAFAR PANAHI: STRUCTURE, AUSTERITY & SOCIAL CRITICISM

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PATHAAN: IS IT A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE?

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UGETSU MONOGATARI: THE MIZOGUCHI TREASURE

The cinema of Kenji Mizoguchi glides in and out of people’s lives with fluid grace and exquisite tact, writes Sharad Raj...

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Ulmer and Detour

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Memories of Underdevelopment

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