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Siraj Syed

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. 



Ratings of films shown at the 42nd. International Film Festival of India, Goa, 23 November-03 December, 2011

Here's my IFFI 2011 'star'-cast:
Consul of Bordeaux: ***
Bullhead: ***
Palawan Fate: **1/2
Elena: ***
Nader and Simin, A Separation: ****
Oranges and Sunshine: ***
Restoration: ***1/2
Mill and the Cross: ***1/2
Volcano: ***
Mother's Paradise: **1/2
Abu, Son of Adam: ***1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF)
Dance Town: ***1/2
The Dry Valley: **1/2
Joanna: ***
My Australia: ***
National Alley: ***1/2
House of Tolerance: ***1/2
The First Grader: **1/2
Koko and the Ghost: ***
The Kid with a Bike: ***1/2
Gulchehreh: ***
18 Days: ****
One Two One: **1/2
Caca: ***1/2
Return to Burma: **1/2
Bonsai: **1/2
What War May Bring: ***1/2
Anarchy in Zirmunai: **1/2
Circumstance: *1/2
Restless: **1/2
The Artist: ***1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF)
A Quiet Life: **1/2
Alamanya: **1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF)
She Monkeys: **1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF)
Entanglement: ***  
Chico and Rita: ***
AngelA: ***1/2
The Big Blue: ***1/2
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec: ***
The Quiet American: ***1/2
Catch a Fire: ***1/2
Clear and Present Danger: ***
Butterfiled 8: ***
The Lady: ***1/2
O Maria: ***1/2
Jaangfai Joonak: *1/2
Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande: **1/2
Taryanchi Bait: ***(seen at Pune Film Festival)
Baboo Band Baaja: ***1/2 (seen at Pune Film Festival)
Karmayogi: **
Long documentaries
The Island President: ***1/2
Pina: ****1/2
Dil Ki Basti: **1/2
Khule Darwaaze: **1/2
Vertical City: ***

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

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.

Bandra West, Mumbai


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