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Murtaza Ali Khan is a film critic, journalist, and Radio/TV panelist based out of New Delhi, India. He runs the award-winning entertainment blog 'A Potpourri of Vestiges'. He has been writing on cinema for over 10 years. He is the Films Editor for Cafe Dissensus based out of New York City and India. He also contributes to publications like The Hindu, The Sunday Guardian, Newslaundry, The Patriot, The Quint, National Herald, and The Huffington Post.  As a mass communication professional and trained filmmaker, he regularly conducts workshops on film journalism, digital filmmaking, and screenwriting. He tweets at @MurtazaCritic.

His education spans science, technology, mass communication, and management. Cinema is his greatest passion. 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 murtaza.jmi@gmail.com / murtaza@apotpourriofvestiges.com. 



This gallery features photographs of Murtaza Ali Khan -- Founder/Editor-In-Chief, A Potpourri of Vestiges -- while participating in live discussions on television / radio and interviewing / interacting with celebrities / pre-eminent personalities from cinema, literature, politics, media, sports, etc.

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan in a special episode of Desh Ko Jawad Do on News18 India with Prateek Trivedi, Bhaiyaji Kahin
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a live discussion on News18 India 

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a special programme on TV9 Bharatvarsh
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a special programme on TV9 Bharatvarsh
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan during a live television discussion on Mirror Now moderated by Faye D'Souza
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan during a live television discussion on Mirror Now moderated by Faye D'Souza
Participating in a TV discussion on India News revolving around the films Accidental Prime Minister and Thackerey
Participating in a TV discussion on India News revolving around the films Accidental Prime Minister and Thackerey 

Live discussion on NDTV 24/7 revolving around The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri
Live discussion on NDTV 24/7 revolving around The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan in a special episode of Desh Ko Jawad Do on News18 India
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan in a special episode of Desh Ko Jawad Do on News18 India
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a live television discussion on India Ahead News
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a live television discussion on India Ahead News

Sharing my first reaction on Avengers: Endgame on ABP News
Sharing first reaction about Avengers: Endgame on ABP News
Participating in a special episode of News18 Urdu's popular show Hamare Masail from IIMC, New Delhi
A special episode of News18 Urdu's popular programme Hamare Masail from IIMC, New Delhi
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a Live Panel Discussion on NewsX regarding Newton's prospects at 2018 Oscars
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in a live television about Newton's Oscar selection on NewsX

An interaction with Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of 102 Not Out
An interaction with Amitabh Bachchan at the India premiere of 102 Not Out
Felicitated by the Honorable Health Minister of Delhi Mr. Satyendra Kumar Jain at World Rural Health Conference
Felicitation by the Honorable Health Minister of Delhi Mr. Satyendra Jain at World Rural Health Conference '18


With the legendary face of ITC's Bukhara and Dum Pukht, Padma Shri Chef Imtiaz Qureshi
A rendezvous with the legendary face of ITC's Bukhara and Dum Pukht, Padma Shri Chef Imtiaz Qureshi

Felicitation at Delhi University's Hans Raj College after conducting a workshop on screenwriting
Felicitation at Delhi University's Hans Raj College after conducting a workshop on screenwriting
Conducting a Digital Filmmaking Workshop at Apeejay Institute of Mass Commmunication, Dwarka
Conducting a Digital Filmmaking Workshop at Apeejay Institute of Mass Commmunication, Dwarka
With noted Indian actor Adil Hussain at Dharamshala
With noted Indian actor Adil Hussain at 2019 Dharamshala International Film Festival
Fim critic Murtaza Ali Khan with world renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, famous for his work on the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
With world renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor who is famous for his work on the Harry Potter films

A rendezvous with the award winning actor-writer Alexis Manenti and actor Omar Soumare of the Oscar-nominated French film Les Miserables
A rendezvous with the award winning actor-writer Alexis Manenti and actor Omar Soumare of the Oscar-nominated French film Les Miserables
A rendezvous with actor-writer-director Mahesh Manjrekar
A rendezvous with actor-writer-director Mahesh Manjrekar
A rendezvous with actor Mahie Gill
A rendezvous with actor Mahie Gill
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan with Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn
A rendezvous with Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn
After interviewing Akshaye Khanna
After interviewing actor Akshaye Khanna

A rendezvous with actor Sushant Singh in Jaipur
A rendezvous with actor Sushant Singh in Jaipur

A rendezvous with National Award winning actor and costume designer Dolly Ahluwalia
A rendezvous with National Award winning actor and costume designer Dolly Ahluwalia 
My session on Singaporean film Raman Teh at the 2020 Singapore Indian Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium
My session on Singaporean film Raman Teh at the 2020 Singapore Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium
Felicitation by the Honorable Chairman of New Delhi Institute of Mangement after judging a blogging competition at the annual fest Spandan
Felicitation by the Honorable Chairman of New Delhi Institute of Mangement after judging a blogging competition at the annual fest Spandan
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan participating in International Conference on Emerging Media Trends - 2020 alongside director Shonali Bose and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policy, Netflix at Amity University
Participating in International Conference on Emerging Media Trends - 2020 alongside director Shonali Bose and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policy, Netflix 

A rendezvous with Ex Minister and Diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyer
An interaction with Ex Minister and Diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyer at his residence in Delhi
A rendezvous with Shweta Tiwari
A rendezvous with actor Shweta Tiwari
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan felicitated by SSP Jay Raj Kuber of MP Police at the 2019 Khajuraho International Film Festival
Felicitation by SSP Jay Raj Kuber of MP Police at the 2019 Khajuraho International Film Festival
Film critic Murtaza Ali Khan with TV journalist Ravish Kumar
With the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ravish Kumar of NDTV in New Delhi

A panel discussion on the changing trends in film journalism at Juxtapose '18 at Lady Shri Ram College, with  Stutee Ghosh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
A panel discussion on the changing trends in film journalism at Juxtapose '18 at Lady Shri Ram College

Murtaza Ali Khan in a special episode of NDTV Youthquake from Dayal Singh College
Murtaza Ali Khan in a special episode of NDTV Youthquake from Dayal Singh College

With noted television actress Kanika Maheshwari and singer-actor Pratibha Singh Baghel at the trailer launch of Umrao Jaan Ada - The Musical
With noted television actress Kanika Maheshwari and singer-actor Pratibha Singh Baghel 

Interviewing Khamoshiyaan actress Sapna Pabbi
Interviewing Khamoshiyaan actress Sapna Pabbi 
A rendezvous with noted Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj
A rendezvous with noted Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj

Satish Kaushik, actor-director
A rendezvous with actor - director Satish Kaushik
A rendezvous with Manoj Bajpayee in Dharamshala, 7th DIFF, Dharamshala Film Festival 2018
A rendezvous with actor Manoj Bajpayee at 2018 Dharamshala International Film Festival
Interviewing actor Randeep Hooda
Interviewing actor Randeep Hooda at Delhi's Race Club
An interaction with Actor Pankaj Tripathi
After an exclusive interview with Actor Pankaj Tripathi at the National Sports Club, Delhi
Interviewing veteran actor Saurabh Shukla
Interviewing veteran actor Saurabh Shukla

A rendezvous with actor Varun Badola
A rendezvous with noted television actor Varun Badola
A rendezvous with Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Aahana Kumra
After an engaging conversation with Lipstick Under My Burkha star Aahana Kumra
A discussion with film historian Gautam Chintamani about the 50th edition of IFFI  for All India Radio
A discussion with film historian Gautam Chintamani about the 50th edition of IFFI  for All India Radio
A discussion with film critic Arnab Banerjee on the 50th edition of IFFI  for All India Radio
A discussion with Mr. Arnab Banerjee after the opening ceremony of the 50th edition of IFFI  for All India Radio
A discussion with DG, IIMC, Sh K G Suresh on the new National Museum of Indian Cinema  for All India Radio
A discussion with Ex - DG, IIMC, Sh K G Suresh on National Museum of Indian Cinema  for All India Radio
An interaction with Journalist Turned Filmmaker Avinash Das
An interaction with journalist-turned-filmmaker Avinash Das in Delhi
Ajay Kumar Mishra, DD News Anchor feleicitates film critic Murtaza Ali Khan at Digital Transformation Summit' 17
Felicitated by Mr. Ajay Mishra, Program Head, Economy Today, DD News at Digital Transformation Summit' 17
At the Chandigarh launch of Dr. Amit Nagpal's 'Heroes Amongst Us' by Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena and other dignitaries
At the Chandigarh launch of 'Heroes Amongst Us' by Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena and other dignitaries 
A rendezvous with Sharad Kelkar
A rendezvous with actor Sharad Kelkar
A rendezvous with actor-singer Luke Kenny and the director of "Rockumentary" Abhimanyu Kukreja
A rendezvous with actor-singer Luke Kenny and the director of "Rockumentary" Abhimanyu Kukreja
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan moderating a panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of Bloggers Alliance at the Constitution Club Of India. The panel featured distinguished personalities from different walks of life such as senior journalist Vineeta Yadav, activist Osama Manzar, and economist Dr. N.K.Sahu.
Moderating a panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of Bloggers Alliance at the Constitution Club Of India
Lunch at the residence of the Counselor of Cultural Affairs, US Embassy
Attending the honorary luncheon for Prof. Pena at the residence of the Counselor of Cultural Affairs, US Embassy
A rendezvous with noted singer-songwriter Lucky Ali
A rendezvous with noted singer-songwriter Lucky Ali
A rendezvous with legendary Indian filmmaker Saeed Mirza at the 2019 Dharamshala Film Festival
A rendezvous with legendary Indian filmmaker Saeed Mirza at the 2019 Dharamshala Film Festival


Members of FISFA 2018 Jury
Members of FISFA 2018 Jury
A session by Murtaza Ali Khan on Boo Junfeng's celebrated film 'Apprentice' at the 2017 Singapore Film Festival held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi
My session on Singaporian film Apprentice at the Singapore Film Festival' 17 held at Siri Fort Auditorium
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan with actress Kangana Ranaut, Judgementall Hai Kya
A rendezvous with actress Kangana Ranaut
Interviewing Zareen Khan and Gippy Grewal
Interviewing actors Zareen Khan and Gippy Grewal
With the famous Bollywood composer duo of Salim-Sulaiman at the trailer launch of Umrao Jaan Ada - The Musical
InterviewingWith the noted Bollywood composer duo of Salim-Sulaiman
A rendezvous with actor Jimmy Shergill
Interviewing actor Jimmy Shergill

A rendezvous with actor Tusshar Kapoor
A rendezvous with actor Tusshar Kapoor

A rendezvous with Sholay Girl and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz actress Bidita Bag
A rendezvous with Sholay Girl and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz actress Bidita Bag

With Sultan, Pataakha, and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga actor Abhishek Duhan

A rendezvous with Aarakshan and Ghayal Once Again actor Aanchal Munjal in Mathura
A rendezvous with Aarakshan and Ghayal Once Again actor Aanchal Munjal in Mathura

A rendezvous with actor Jatin Sarna aka Bunty of Sacred Games fame
A rendezvous with actor Jatin Sarna aka Bunty of Sacred Games fame 
A rendezvous with actor Rajniesh Duggall
A rendezvous with actor Rajniesh Duggall
Interviewing actress Sargun Mehta
Interviewing actor Sargun Mehta

Interviewing actor Shreyas Talpade
Interviewing actor Shreyas Talpade

Interviewing actor-singer Gippy Grewal
Interviewing renowned Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal
An interaction with noted Bollywood choreographer and the director of Umrao Jaan Ada, Rajeev Goswami
An interaction with noted Bollywood choreographer and the director of Umrao Jaan Ada, Rajeev Goswami
A rendezvous with the world famous British storyteller of Guyanese origin Godfrey Duncan aka TUUP
A rendezvous with the world famous British storyteller of Guyanese origin Godfrey Duncan aka TUUP

A conversation with Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Rahmani and the creative director of Cinedarbar Supriya Suri
A conversation with Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Rahmani and the creative director of Cinedarbaar Supriya Suri
A rendezvous with noted actor-writer Karan Razdan
A rendezvous with noted actor-writer Karan Razdan
Following an interaction with the director of Paharganj and Gandhi to Hitler, Rakesh Ranjan Kumar
Following an interaction with the director of Paharganj and Gandhi to Hitler, Rakesh Ranjan Kumar
In a panel discussion on News 18 Urdu alongside veteran actor Arun Bakshi about the entry of film stars in politics
In a panel discussion on News 18 Urdu alongside veteran actor Arun Bakshi about the entry of film stars in politics

Interviewing Raazi actor Ashwath Bhatt
Interviewing Raazi actor Ashwath Bhatt

A rendezvous with Rakesh Chaturvedi Om
A rendezvous with Kesari actor Rakesh Chaturvedi Om 

After a candid chat with Suzanne Bernert famous for essaying Sonia Gandhi in The Accidental Prime Minister
After a candid chat with Suzanne Bernert famous for essaying Sonia Gandhi in The Accidental Prime Minister

Film critic Murtaza Ali Khan with DG, IIMC, Sh K G Suresh on All India Radio
A discussion with DG, IIMC, Sh K G Suresh on IFFI 2018 for All India Radio

A rendezvous with the legendary Indian filmmaker Shaji N Karun ahead of Olu's premiere at Indian Panorama Festival 2019
A rendezvous with the legendary Indian filmmaker Shaji N Karun ahead of Olu's premiere at Indian Panorama Festival 2019
With Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca and the director of MAXXI's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Rome Margherita Guccione ahead of the launch of Extraordinary Exhibitions, Italy
With Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca and the director of MAXXI's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Rome Margherita Guccione ahead of the launch of Extraordinary Exhibitions, Italy

After an interaction with actor Yashpal Sharma in Karnal, Haryana
After an interaction with actor Yashpal Sharma in Karnal
A rendezvous with Bollywood actor Nalneesh Neel in Goa
A rendezvous with Bollywood actor Nalneesh Neel in Goa
Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan with New York Emmy Nominated Filmmaker Tirlok Malik
With New York Emmy Nominated Filmmaker Tirlok Malik

Participating in a live discussion on #MirrorNow on the provision of bringing outside food to multiplexes
Participating in a live discussion on #MirrorNow on the provision of bringing outside food to multiplexes

Murtaza Ali Khan discussing the prospects of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala at the box-office, Kaala controversy, Karnataka ban
Murtaza Ali Khan discussing the prospects of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala at the box-office

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan with the star cast of III Smoking Barrels in Guwahati, Assam
With the star cast of III Smoking Barrels in Guwahati, Assam

A rendezvous with the legendary drag performer Queen Harish on the occasion of Kitty Su's seventh anniversary
A rendezvous with the legendary drag performer Queen Harish on the occasion of Kitty Su's seventh anniversary 

A rendezvous with Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca
A rendezvous with Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca at the special screening of Taranta on the Road

With model turned actor Siddharth Boro at the trailer launch of III Smoking Barrels in Guwahati, Assam
With former Mister North East Siddharth Boro at the trailer launch of III Smoking Barrels in Guwahati, Assam

Addressing PGDM students at New Delhi Institute of Management
Addressing PGDM students at New Delhi Institute of Management

Participating in a discussion on News X about the controversy surrounding #EkDoTeen
Participating in a discussion on News X about the controversy surrounding #EkDoTeen

Paying my tribute to the legendary Sridevi alongside Mrs. Asia Pacific, Shelly Maheshwari Gupta
Paying my tribute to the legendary Sridevi alongside Mrs. Asia Pacific, Shelly Maheshwari Gupta

Participating in a discussion on News X about the controversy surrounding #Manikarnika

With the renowned film critic Raja Sen at the press premiere of #PadMan
With the renowned film critic Raja Sen at the press premiere of PadMan

Participating in a discussion on News X (@NewsX) about Supreme Court's judgement on #Padmaavat
Participating in a discussion on News X about Supreme Court's judgement on #Padmaavat

Film critic Murtaza Ali Khan with model-actress Mia Lakra and renowned astrologer Dr. Rakhi Yallapragada ahead of a live panel discussion
With model-actress Mia Lakra and renowned astrologer Dr. Rakhi Yallapragada ahead of a live panel discussion
During a live television discussion on #NewsX

A rendezvous with the National award-winning filmmaker Praveen Morchhale
A rendezvous with the National award-winning filmmaker Praveen Morchhale

Speaking at the NDIM's Digital Market Summit on Digital Media & Online Journalism 2017


Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan, interview with Shakti Kapoor
An exclusive interview with one of the baddest and the meanest villains of Bollywood, the one and only Shakti Kapoor

With actor Rahul Bose at the red carpet of his film Poorna in Delhi
An exclusive interview with actor Rahul Bose at the red carpet of his film Poorna in Delhi

With Prof. Richard Pena, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival
An interaction with Prof. Richard Pena, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan meets cricketer / commentator Syed Saba Karim
A rendezvous with cricketer and commentator Syed Saba Karim

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan interviewing Ranvir Shorey for Wittyfeed
An exclusive interview with actor Ranvir Shorey at PVR Plaza, Delhi

A rendezvous with actor-producer Sanjay Suri at the press conference of Shab
A rendezvous with the legendary author Ruskin Bond at Gurgaon Film and Literature Festival
An interaction with the legendary author Ruskin Bond  in Gurgaon

A rendezvous with actor Vivaan Shah
A one-on-one interview with actor Vivaan Shah in Delhi

Murtaza Ali Khan interviewing Bangla actress Arpita Chatterjee
A candid interaction with the renowned Bangla actress Arpita Chatterjee in Delhi

With Padma Shri Awardee and Mountaineer Santosh Yadav
An interaction with Padma Shri Awardee and Mountaineer Santosh Yadav in Delhi


A rendezvous with the legendary sarpanch of Hiware Bazar village (Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra)

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan interviewing Sonu Sood
An exclusive interview with Actor Sonu Sood (@SonuSood) in Noida

Film Critic Murtaza Ali Khan with News Dog Co-Founder Yi Ma
At a business meeting with the Chinese co-founder of News Dog, Yi Ma in Gurgaon

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