Team: A Potpourri of Vestiges


Murtaza Ali Khan is a film critic, journalist, and blogger based out of New Delhi, India. He is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning entertainment blog 'A Potpourri of Vestiges'. He is the Co-Founder of Ed Wood Productions. He has been writing movie reviews at IMDb for over seven years. He is a Columnist at The Huffington Post. In the past, he has contributed articles to sites like Desimartini and Jamurra Blog. He is also a Guest Columnist at Cafe Dissensus (New York) and has contributed to publications like The Hindu and The Quint. He is also on the guest panel for News X live discussions.

His education spans science, technology and management. Cinema is not only his passion but also his greatest obsession. His all-time favorite movie-makers are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. He can be reached at He tweets @apotofvestiges.

Movie reviews written by Murtaza Ali Khan can be accessed here.

Contributing Editor

Arun Kumar is an ardent cinephile, who finds solace by exploring and learning from the unique works of the cinematic art. He believes in the shared-dream experience of cinema and tries to share those thoughts in the best possible way. He blogs at Passion for Movies and 'Creofire'.

Movie reviews written by Arun Kumar can be accessed here.

Contributing Editor

Anirban is a Cinematographer and film teacher. After a marathon teaching of filmmaking for five years in Digital Academy, Mumbai, he is busy writing his own film now. He was with DearCinema during its first phase. Steeped in cultural theory, observation and history, he sees all his work as part of a continuum – critique. Anirban consciously plays the role of a critic while shooting films, teaching, writing stories, and of course while critiquing. His favourite filmmakers are Sergei Eisenstein, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard, Ritwik Ghatak, Satyaji Ray, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Abbas Kiarostami and Nagisa Oshima, to name a few.

Movie reviews written by Anirban Lahiri can be accessed here.

Guest Contributor

Vivaan Shah is an actor, director, writer, musician, singer, and painter. He has tried his hands at various art forms though acting is the one through which he earns his bread and butter. He studied in The Doon School, St.Stephen's College and Jai Hind College. He has been active in the theatre scene since he was a child. Theatre is unquestionably the most important medium in his life. Currently he is trying to make it as a fiction writer of genre and hardboiled novels. This is the first time he has ever written about a film.

Movie reviews written by Vivaan Shcan be accessed here.

Guest Contributor

Nataranjan Bohidar has 40 years of teaching, training & transformational expertise. His interests are socio-cultural symbiogenesis & citizen positioning - both peculiar to his unique creativity. Having spent long years practicing the arcane art of media branding, his overarching ambition is to position India as a democracy within a continuum where cinema is a key substrate.

In a career spanning four decades, Nataranjan Bohidar has been intimately associated with cinema, theatre, teaching, brand building, mass communications, corporate visioning  and strategy.

He has held key integrated marketing and management positions with reputed companies like Nestle India and The Times of India Group (Bennett, Coleman & Company). In addition to being a theatre director and co-founder of theatre group Chorus, he has critically appraised live performances and books, writings, documentaries on World Cinema, Global Theatre & Indian Folk, Music particularly jazz, Dance classical modern fusion and Indo-English literature. His commentary and interpretations are imbued with the spirit of juxtapositioning William Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen, not necessarily in that order, for their socio-cultural  influence in the colonial, post-colonial and neo-colonial world. Further to successfully implementing Theatre-in-Education and Newspaper-in-Education programs as non-formal education techniques within the formal set-up, he experiments from time to time with ‘Theatre in Management Education' for business studies, entrepreneurship regeneration and skills alignment. 

He is the founder of several film societies for students and business executives such as Cinemac & Cine-Action having started young in the national cine-appreciation movement to create a discerning cine-audience as Vice President of Delhi University film society, Celluloid. He was at the same time President of "The Players", the Kirorimal College Dram-soc, which his senior of many years, the one and only AB, had failed to theatrically impress! Nataranjan has since picked, trained and is periodically in touch with select serious talent that today do Bollywood proud by rejigging the juggernaut to 'role' better. The pun, says Nataranjan, is intended! 

Leveraging his wide & rich international experience is Nataranjan's current depth-involvement with Wealth Management - a multi-layered and profitable talent that has curiously gone missing in Indian cinema. In this he designates himself as Particle Accelerator, to appreciate  which term you must write to him:  

Or go here:

Or both.

Imagine Degas,in Australia! Le ballet mondial or Le Globallet?

Movie reviews written by Natranjan Bohidar can be accessed here.


Tanmay is an online film critic and a filmmaker who was first introduced to cinema when he explored his elder brother’s collection while he was around 10. A few years ago he discovered IMDb.COM and since then he has been obsessed about everything related to cinema. He had accidentally read a book on directors and the name which he remembered was that of the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, and he believes that his passion for cinema springs from his love for Hitchcock's work. Apart from movies, Tanmay has keen interests in photography, art, travelling, reading and writing.

Tanmay Shukla, Guest Review, A Potpourri of Vestiges

Movie reviews written by Tanmay Shukla can be accessed here.


Rohith Raju an undergraduate who is passionate about all things cinema. South Indian cinema happens to be his first love among equals. He blogs at Directors Blog.

Movie reviews written by Rohith Raju can be accessed here.

Guest Columnist

Roopa Barua is a fan of the cinematic medium. She seeks to discover and experience nuanced cinema that goes beyond geography and human boundaries. Roopa is also an award winning documentary filmmaker. She can be reached at

Roopa Barua, Cannes Special, A Potpiourri of Vestiges, Film blog by Murtaza Ali

Movie reviews written by Roopa Barua can be accessed here.

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