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VARIETY (US)
 “Slam” always stays firmly on track as a propulsive and engrossing thriller. Sen-Gupta generates high-level tension and suspense as the mystery deepens en route to a memorable conclusion.
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THE AUSTRALIAN
‘Slam is very impressive: it tells an important story in a convincing and enthralling way.’



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THE AGE / SMH (AU)
Partho Sen-Gupta is a confident talent with a finely tuned instinct for the mechanics of plot and character. 

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D-MOVIES (UK)
‘Australian film directed by Indian filmmaker will hit you like a punch in the face; our editor describes it as “film of the year” ‘

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SBS (AU)
With a history of exile, Sydney-based Indian filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta Powerful poetry punches through Islamophobia in ‘Slam’
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EYE FOR FILM (UK)
All this unfolds against the backdrop of a corresponding disappearance in Syria, as the Australian pilot of a downed fighter plane is abducted by Islamic State, raising the heat and dust of Islamophobia all over the Australian airwaves. Writer/director Partho Sen-Gupta (Let The Wind Blow, 2004; Sunrise, 2014) structures Slam as a mystery thriller, keeping us guessing

Sunrise Variety Quote

VARIETY (US)
“A gripping psychological drama set in the seediest quarters of Mumbai, the pic cleverly weaves fantasy and reality so that neither can be taken at face value. The result is an intense, very well-performed tale that will doubtless spark debate in India”
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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (US)
“Sen-Gupta masterfully exploits sight and sound in a mature exploration of escalating mental anguish that should see a long, healthy festival life and could find outlets in urban art houses.”
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SCREEN ANARCHY (UK)
“Taking place at night, frequently under heavy rain and driven forward by a pulsating minimalist electro score, the sophomore feature of Partho Sen-Gupta comes fully stocked in the style department yet never loses sight of its narrative core…” MORE

HUMANITE (FR)
“Le réalisateur Partho Sen-Gupta aborde cette tragédie par le biais d’une fiction onirique et expressionniste à belle force plastique. ”
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TRANSFUGE (FR)
“… le film de Partho Sen-Gupta est vraiment du cinéma, pas une thérapie. Joshi, que de nombreuses scènes montrent seul, marchant sous la pluie, entouré de silhouettes plus ou moins distinctes, est une pure figure de film noir.” MORE


CRITIC (DE) “Menschen -handel in Mumbai. Partho Sen-Gupta hat einen schauerhaft stimmungsvollen und gleichwohl einfühlsamen Film noir gedreht.” MORE

FILM FORWARD (US)
“There are eerie sequences where director Partho Sen-Gupta blurs the line between reality and dream—or, more accurately, nightmare. And that’s what makes Sunrise so compelling: it’s never precisely clear what is and isn’t real.”
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