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Lalit Rao


Mr.Lalit Rao is a film critic from Bangalore, India, FIPRESCI India member. He is the associate editor of the quarterly magazine "Cinematography Art". Years before IMDB appeared, Lalit Rao created Kinema, a database with information on 25,000 world cinema films. His articles in French and English have appeared in Cinematography Art, Deep Focus, Kinoglaz, Objectif-Cinema, Sancho Does Asia, Filmfestivals.com and Séquences.

* 1000 reviews about "World Cinema" completed on 19/01/2016.

* Drafting of numerous speculation scripts covering all genres of cinema.
 
* https://www.youtube.com/user/cinemapoet2008/videos.
 
* https://www.youtube.com/user/indiantalkies1913/videos.
 
* Interested in Chess, World cinema, Philosophy and Linguistics.

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“The Promise”= A film about how ancient and modern worlds can coexist in order to make wines and people who make them happy ?

Interest in wine and wine making has always fascinated humanity since olden times. However, this fascination has taken a completely new turn in contemporary times especially in an international market governed by numerous socio-economic concerns. This is one reason why there is always room for news as well as ‘works of art’ about anything related to wine. One can quote China's acquisition of 100 Bordeaux chateaux as a recent example. It can be stated that Asia’s dominance...

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form.

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form which needs to be preserved at all costs.                              © Mr.Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) “Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” has been penned by one of world’s foremost authority on film archiv...

Straddling between different genres-Malayalam cinema director Dr.Biju and his films by Mr.Lalit Rao [FIPRESCI]

The world of cinema is full of surprises. One needs to learn the intricacies involved with this art in order to transform words into images. Hence, it is not so often that an ordinary layman can think of embarking on a creative journey in order to become a filmmaker merely by watching some good Iranian and Turkish films shown at film festivals. However, Bijukumar Damodaran is a very strong exception to this rule. In his native Kerala, South India, he is more commonly known as Dr.Biju. &n...

Documentary Film Review-“When the Sun didn’t rise” directed by Teena Kaur Pasricha.

In recent times, if one were to discuss key events related to politics and society in India, most people are likely to evoke the assassination of Indian prime minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards and subsequent violence perpetrated against Sikh community in Indian subcontinent. It was a grim chapter of post independence Indian history when old friends turned into mortal foes. These two tragic events form the backdrop of a new Indian documentary film “When the sun di...
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