‘Shankhachil’ review – conscience knows no borders

“Panchi nadiyaan… pawan ke jhonken… Yunhi sarhad na… inhe roke…” Javed Akhtar’s National Award-winning lines from Refugee will be recalled as veteran Goutam Ghose’s latest Shankhachil concludes. A moving family drama underlined with layers of Indo-Bangladesh ties, religious and national identity, the film has a lot to say. Screened at […]

“Barakah Meets Barakah” – Saudi Arabia in Yash Raj Films mould!

Festival film tag is a massive cliché. Hence, it is rare to sight a light-hearted film winning hearts left, right and centre at a film festival. Guess what? Mahmoud Sabbagh’s Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) meets this description to T. Mind you, this isn’t any brainless rom-com. The story offers […]