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Articles by Smitha Radhakrishnan

SFIAAFF 2009: Mosque in Morgantown and Forgotten Woman

Smitha Radhakrishnan reports on two of the documentary selections from this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
Published on: 4/3/2009
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From Middle Class Heroes to Kung fu Slapstick

While Indian audiences may not be impressed, Smitha Radhakrishnan wonders if underneath the clichs, there is diversification to be appreciated in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Chandni Chowk to China.
Published on: 2/6/2009
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Slumdog Sincerity

Smitha Radhakrishnan discusses Slumdog Millionaire's depiction of India and how the quest for authenticity benefits from an outsider's exploration of fantasy.
Published on: 11/28/2008
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Bharatnatyam Transformed

Back from a trip to South Africa, performing with the Surialanga dance company, Smitha Radhakrishnan finds that sometimes the greatest custodians of traditional Indian culture might not be who you'd expect.
Published on: 10/17/2008
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A Walk Through Banglatown

Smitha Radhakrishnan contemplates the controversy surrounding Brick Lane's representation of the Bangladeshi community in London.
Published on: 6/13/2008
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Richie's Fable of Riches

Smitha Radhakrishnan chats with first-time feature film director Richie Mehta about working with family, attracting big stars, and putting 100% into a character named Amal.
Published on: 5/16/2008
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A Taste of Jodhaa Akbar

Smitha Radhakrishnan watches Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan's latest film and realizes that eye candy that lasts this long is too sweet.
Published on: 4/4/2008
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Online Afterlife

Smitha Radhakrishnan speaks to Punching at the Sun director Tanuj Chopra about his film's online premiere on
Published on: 3/7/2008
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On the Dilemmas of Artistic (Con)Fusion: Music

Smitha Radhakrishnan gives us a sampling of Indian music over the years -- classical, film, and diasporic -- in Part Two of her series on artistic fusion.
Published on: 12/14/2007
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On the Dilemmas of Artistic (Con)Fusion: Dance

When is "fusion" really fusion -- the metaphor for the colliding of two powerful cultural forces -- and when is it simply (con)fusion? Smitha Radhakrishnan discusses Indian dance in Part One of her series.
Published on: 11/2/2007
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