Saturday, March 2, 2024

Afeef Ahmed

Afeef Ahmed, a graduate from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, is an independent author and researcher.

Man, Memory and Mammootty: Watching ‘Bramayugam’

Mammootty unleashes himself as the provider and protector of certain ugly truths in this parochial private setting. The bodily movements (even the lack of it) allow the spectator to understand the dynamic in which the narrative intends to move.

Everyday aspirations and burden of representation: Watching ‘Kayo Kayo Colour’

'Kayo Kayo Colour' is a 96-minute feature that premiered in the recent edition of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. Written, shot and directed...
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Sounding spaces and walking spirits: Watching Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Starring Mammootty, Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam takes us to a day and an afternoon of divinity, departure and the possibilities of distinguishing the Other.

Sense, space and possibility of other: After watching ‘Aavasavyuham’

Krishand’s new film, “Aavasavyuham: The Arbit Documentation Of An Amphibian Hunt", is now showing on Sonyliv and was premiered at the 26th International Film Festival of Kerala. It went on to win the FIPRESCI and NETPAC Awards for Best Malayalam Film at the festival.
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Reading ‘Midnight’s Borders’

‘The Dog of Tithwal’ is a short story by Sadat Hasan Manto. It stands out for its brutal yet subtle metaphors of partitioned lives...

Against forgetting: About Sirajunnisa

I think it should be from this premise of the politically sensitive geography of Kerala that the question ‘Do you remember Sirajunnisa?’ should be asked. I can assure you that most of the replies, instead of a stern yes or no, would rather be a skeptical counter-question; ‘who is Sirajunnisa?’
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