Manoj Barpujari

Film Critic, India

Manoj Barpujari is an Indian film critic, poet and a journalist. After thirty-plus years, Manoj Barpujari gave up a career in journalism, quitting as the Associate Editor of an influential daily in 2015 to pursue cinema-related research and writing. He has twelve books to his credit, including three titles on cinema, and has been involved in the film society movement. As a freelance writer he contributes to Frontline, The Assam Tribune, Eastern Chronicle, and others. He won the Golden Lotus for best film critic at India’s national film awards of 2011. A founder trustee of Indian Film Critics Association, he has been a member of FIPRESCI since 2007.