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Cineflections:47 – Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam

Cineflections-47 Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you […]

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Cineflections:45 – Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil

Cineflections-45 Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Kaaka Muttai is a film written and directed by M. Manikandan. This film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the National Award for the Best Children’s Film and the Best Child Artists […]

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Cineflections:44 – Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam

Cineflections-44 Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi Thulabharam is a Malayalam film directed by A. Vincent based on a play penned by Thoppil Bhasi for Kerala People’s Arts Club. The film won the National Award for the Second Best Feature Film and the […]

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Cineflections:43 – Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi

Cineflections-43 Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “if she had not been a gypsy, and if he had not been a priest” – Victor Hugo Teesri Kasam is the film directed by Basu Bhattacharya, based on a short story titled “Maare Gaye Gulfam” by Phanishwarnath Renu. Renu also penned the dialogue for […]

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Cineflections:42 – Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu

Cineflections-42 Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu -Manjula Jonnalagadda “శిశుర్వేత్తి పశుర్వేత్తి వేత్తిగాన రసంఫణిః” The children know, the animals know the snakes know the essence of music Sruthilayalu is a film written and directed by K. Viswanath. The film premiered at the International Film Festival of India. It won several Andhra Pradesh state government’s Nandi Awards. It won […]

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Cineflections:41 – Nimantran – 1971, Bengali

Cineflections-41 Nimantran – An Invitation – 1971, Bengali -Manjula Jonnalagadda “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ― Federico García Lorca Nimantran is a film directed and written by Tarun Majumdar based on a story by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyaya. This film won the Best Bengali […]

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Cineflections:39 – Hamsageethe – 1975, Kannada

Cineflections-39 Hamsageethe  (The Swan Song) – Kannada, 1975 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “It is only rigorous training and in depth study that make music mature into the realm of the classical.” – Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna Hamsageethe is a film directed and written by G.V. Iyer based on the novel with the same written by T.R. Subba Rao. The […]

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Cineflections:36 – RRR – 2022 Telugu

Cineflections-36 RRR (రౌద్రం, రణం, రుధిరం /Raise, Roar, Revolt) – Telugu 2022 -Manjula Jonnalagadda           Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory… and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles. – Alfred Alder.           RRR is a film directed by S.S. Rajamouli and […]

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Cineflections:34 – Katha – 1983 Hindi

Cineflections-34 Katha – 1983 Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.” – Adam Grant Katha is a […]

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Cineflections:33 – 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English

Cineflections-33 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper 36 […]

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