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HuffPost: 'Guy in the Sky': A Timely Satire On India's Current Political Climate

January 01, 2020

Overall, Mishra's film makes for an effective satire that entertains while simultaneously making us think. The pacing is brilliant and the tension unrelenting, thanks to the director's approach of including several long continuous takes.

HuffPost: 'Pagla Ghoda': A Unique Adaptation Of A Classic Bengali Play

June 03, 2017

 Mishra seems to have developed a unique language that comes across as a cross between cinema and theatre. While this hybrid language ensures that those who love cinema don't find it too theatrical, at the same time, Mishra's fidelity to original material makes certain that the adaptation doesn't alienate admirers of Sarkar's classic. 

Business Standard: Pagla Ghoda' a dark probing look at human bondage

December 31, 2019

Mishra doesn't mind penetrating dark alleys and side roads of filmmaking where most filmmakers would just like to avoid going.Mishra doesn't mind penetrating dark alleys and side roads of filmmaking where most filmmakers would just like to avoid going.

Movie Review: ‘Pagla Ghoda’ Stays True to the Essence of the Play

May 31, 2017

Award-winning director Bikas Mishra’s adaptation of Badal Sarkar’s riveting play Pagla Ghoda stays true to the essence of the original (of course the length has been tailored and brought down to a little under 2 hours). We are mostly tethered to this unlikely setup except for the few flashbacks that slowly help us peel through to the truth.Award-winning director Bikas Mishra’s adaptation of Badal Sarkar’s riveting play Pagla Ghoda stays true to the essence of the original (of course the length has been tailored and brought down to a little under 2 hours). We are mostly tethered to this unlikely setup except for the few flashbacks that slowly help us peel through to the truth.

Indian Express: While we obsess over Baahubali, here’s why Badal Sircar’s Pagla Ghoda is disturbingly relatable

January 28, 2020

There is an undercurrent of patriarchy in both Baahubali and Badal Sircar's play Pagla Ghoda. In the latter, the depiction is disturbing because it is so relatable.

Mint Lounge: Cinema meets theatre on the web (On Pagla Ghoda)

May 26, 2017

Bikas Mishra transfers Badal Sarkar’s iconic play to streaming video, marrying the best of both forms

The Quint: Bikas Mishra on His Provocative, Award Winning Debut ‘Chauranga’

Just a week into 2016, and we already have a serious contender for the best debut director here. Bikas Ranjan Mishra’s Chauranga, which opens across theatres today, is a brilliant and searing first film that leaves you breathless with its climax. 

Indian Express: Home and Awary: Indian Express features "Chauranga"

Class oppression and childhood innocence come alive in Bikas Mishra’s feature film Chauranga, judged as Best Film in India Gold Section at Mumbai Film Festival

NDTV: Chauranga: NDTV Review (4 stars)

Watch Chauranga because it is honest, provocative and piercing. It announces the advent of a promising new voice in Mumbai?s independent cinema. 

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Watch Chauranga because it is honest, provocative and piercing. It announces the advent of a promising new voice in Mumbai’s independent cinema. 

Saibal Chatterjee

NDTV

With a brilliant theme, a narrative structure that flows, and social relevance that hooks the viewer, Chauranga makes for a powerful watch.

Rohit Vats

Hindustan Times

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