Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding (2001): “..where it’s necessary to wear different masks..”

I saw Monsoon Wedding (2001) by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, a while ago when I was living in New York and interning for a Dutch journalist, Max Westerman. . .


Devdas (2002): “..I actually never was a fan of Shah Rukh Khan..”

“I actually never was a fan of Devdas (2002) actor Shah Rukh Khan, which is a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But in 2002 I was forced by my cousin. . .


Tumbbad (2018): “..with greed, nobody really wins in the end..”

“Tumbbad (2018) is basically a cautionary tale about greed and how it’s inherited and passed on within a vicious circle that goes on for many generations. . .


Film Review + short interview: Sir (2018); Director: Rohena Gera.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Such a touching eyeopener! Sir (2018) entails a social-cultural topic; that of segregation and class difference, but most importantly that of a particular kind of love that crosses boundaries.


Film Recensie + kort interview: Sir (2018); Regisseur: Rohena Gera.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Wat een ontroerende ‘eyeopener’! Sir (2018) behandelt een een sociaal-cultureel onderwerp; die van segregatie en klasseverschil, maar nog belangrijker dat van een bepaald soort liefde dat grenzen overschrijdt. . .

In the mood for Love

In the mood for Love (2000): “’s all about the beauty of restraint..”

“If there is a film that inspired my own film Sir (2018) that would be In the Mood for Love (2000) by Kar-Wai Wong. I love that film a lot. . .


World Cinema Amsterdam, Sir (2018): “..The submissiveness and saying ‘yes sir’ to everything..”

“I love Sir (2018) by Rohena Gera and I just came back from India three weeks ago. It was my first time and I went with my girlfriend who had been there already. She has a Surinamese background but she is of East-Indian decent so her roots, far away in history are originally based in India. . .

Deepti Rao

CinemAsia Film Festival Interview ENG: Deepti Rao.

“I am Deepti Rao and I am a filmmaker from South India focusing on short fiction and documentary films. I began my film career as an assistant director on a big budget advertising film in Bombay after which I studied at the Prague Film School where I specialized in screenwriting. . .

Deepti Rao

CinemAsia Film Festival Interview NL: Deepti Rao.

“Ik ben Deepti Rao en ik ben een filmmaker uit Zuid-India die focust op korte fictie en documentaire films. Ik begon mijn filmcarrière als assistent-regisseur voor een grote budget reclamefilm in Bombay. Daarna studeerde ik aan de Praagse filmschool waar ik mij specialiseerde in scenarioschrijven. . .