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Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. He is a Film Festival Correspondent since 1976, Film-critic since 1969 and a Feature-writer since 1970. 



RIFF 2020, VIII: Ratings of films seen at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, 18-23 January

RIFF 2020, VIII: Ratings of films seen at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, 18-23 January

Film Country Category Director Rating

  1. Midnight Delhi, India, Short, Rakesh Rawat: ** ½
  2. Mooso, India, Feature, Deepankar Prakash: *** ½
  3. Lihaaf, India, Feature, Rahat Kazmi: ***
  4. Oxygen, India, Feature,Shoib Nikash Shah: ** ½
  5. Six-6 (Chhe), India, Short, DilipV. Sood: **
  6. Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005, India, Feature, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan: *** ½
  7. Roam Rome Mein, India, Feature, Tannishtha Chatterjee: ** ½
  8. Fagun Haway (In Spring Breeze), BanglaDesh, Feature, Tauquir Ahmed: *** ½
  9. Level 13, India, Short, Samir Tewari: ***
  10. Echoes, India, Short, Payal Saxena: ***
  11. Season’s Greetings: A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh, India, Feature, Ram Kamal Mukherjee: ***
  12. Chintu, India, Short, Anubhav Anand: ***
  13. Masala Steps, India, Short, Rohit Gupta: ***
  14. Sammaditthi, India, Short, Ashish Verma: ** ½
  15. 3rd Stanza, India, Short, Tarun Wadhwa: ** ½
  16. Hasmukh Sadan, India, Short, Haider Ali: ** ½
  17. My Turn, South Korea, Short, Kim Na-Kyung: *** ½
  18. Painful Pride, India, Short, Saumitra Singh: ***
  19. Kalamkhush, India, Short, Himanshu Vyas: **
  20. Red Lipstick, India, Short, Ashesh Sharma: ** ½
  21. Maya Baidew, India, Short, Samujjal Kashyap: ** ½
  22. Tumhari Adhuri Soch, India, Short, Apnavi Kuchhal, Girish Mehta: ** ½
  23. Killing a River, India, Documentary, Hemanth Ramesh: **
  24. Mharo Govind, India, Feature, Manzoor Ali Qureishi: **
  25. Old Marine Boy, South Korea, JinMo-Young: ***

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
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Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.

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