Articles about Rajashree’s Films

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TIME OUT
It’s easy to see why this film, shot in black and white by Ramchandra HM, won the National Award for the best fictional short in 1996: the story is well structured and simply narrated, and, in its own quiet way, addresses issues of family, adolescence and increasingly brittle social relationships. The director withholds judgment and resists the temptation to succumb to the schmaltz factor, which overhangs the sequences between Deshpande and Joshi – how often have you seen a lonely but wise elder encounter a foul-mouthed but soft-hearted youngling?       (read more)
THE INDIAN EXPRESS
Rajashree, national award winner for the best short fiction film of the year, got help from even onlookers while she was busy preparing posters of her film at one of the festival venues here. Maybe her girl-next-door look had something to do with it.  “The focus at the festival is on feature films and naturally, I had to do something to let the delegates know about my film, The Rebel. I started making posters out of newspapers and soon, there were people helping me out. We even made one from a shoe box,” said Rajashree…       (read more)
FESTIVAL NEWS
Rajashree’s national award winning 30-minute-long debut film – The Rebel – is both matter of fact and subtle about the subject, the characters and the turmoil they go through. The Rebel of the title is Rahul, a teenaged boy in a middle class household. His mother has remarried and Rahul feels left out and rejected. Rajashree scripts a twist in the tail…       (read more)
THE INDIAN EXPRESS
A close look at Rajashree putting up posters of her film, The Rebel…       (read more)
TEHELKA
Black and white gritty photography for The Connection foregrounds how much filmmakers have progressed both technically and in understanding cinematic language.… renews hope that beyond the glitz and hype of Bollywood, there is incredible talent waiting in the wings…       (read more)
THE TIMES OF INDIA
There are some who tread both the mainstream and the fringe. Rajashree assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali before she made her 30-minute film The Rebel, about a 16-year-old boy who is angry with his mother because she remarried. In between, the tall, slim Rajashree with long flowing hair, wrote a novel, Trust Me.  “It’s a romantic comedy based in Bollywood,” says Rajashree, signing a free copy for this reporter. The backside blurb announces, “All men are bastards.” And there are generous compliments from Gulzar, Kundan Shah and Chetan Bhagat…       (read more)

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