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DISCUSSION WITH TEAM CHEEPATAKADUMPA 
'Cheepatakadumpa' is a short film by 'Bhonsle' famed director Devashish Makhija. A black comedy film, it’s outlandish, the freewheeling script was improvised over many weeks of rehearsals with the film’s actors all hailing from India’s National School of Drama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B1VVmPKSSw

by EK CHAUPAL | 11 DECEMBER 2021

‘SHORT FILMS FREED ME UP…I MADE WHAT I WANTED TO, THE WAY I WANTED TO' | The Indian Express
“Cheepatakadumpa and Cycle seem to be different from each other… but reflect the same concerns and approach to filmmaking that make (the films) distinct for Indian cinema”
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/entertainment-others/devashish-makhija-short-films-cheepatakadumpa-cycle-7667538/

by ALAKA SAHANI | 11 DECEMBER 2021

ONE ON ONE WITH DEVASHISH MAKHIJA: CHEEPATAKADUMPA & CYCLE
"idiosyncratic style and directorial flair - pushes the traditional boundaries of storytelling"
https://upperstall.com/features/one-on-one-with-devashish-makhija-cheepatakadumpa-cycle/
by DIPANKAR SARKAR | 6 DECEMBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA: REAL, AUTHENTIC, FUNNY, ENTERTAINING
Contradicts the popular opinion that you can’t entertain and have depth in your film at the same time
https://www.instagram.com/p/CWnzGg6vC5J/
by VIDAR JOSHI | 24 NOVEMBER 2021

MAMI'S SMRITI KIRAN IN CONVERSATION WITH TEAM CHEEPATAKADUMPA
Watch the conversation about destigmatizing female sexuality, telling stories from the woman's perspective and creating a comfortable environment on the set of Cheepatakadumpa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=oOlfb9WuTjU
by JIO MAMI MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL | 19 NOVEMBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA : ON TABOO TOPICS AND FEMINIST STORYTELLING
An interview with the 3 lead actors of award-winning short film 'Cheepatakadumpa'
https://eshe.in/2021/11/16/cheepatakadumpa-actors-annapurna-soni-bhumika-dube-and-ipshita-chakraborty-singh/
by NEHA KIRPAL | 16 NOVEMBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA : IRREVERENT
"evokes a feeling of lightness of being — ideal for a film that set out to speak about ‘that which must not be spoken, women’s sexuality’"
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/devashish-makhija-cheepatakadumpa-cycle-dharamshala-international-film-fest-diff/article37508253.ece
by SUBHA J RAO | 15 NOVEMBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA : YET ANOTHER GEM
"a light-hearted short that punches above its weight"
https://letterboxd.com/anumeha79/film/cheepatakadumpa/?fbclid=IwAR03szVUAJxRtQWKVhvQcsrHRqmBQD9fQURHdBy9PWra1MMzl3fzsQBjD8Y
by anumeha79 | 14 NOVEMBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA : फटी आँखें और एक खेल
"इस फ़िल्म कि यही सबसे बड़ी उपलब्धि है कि यह फिल्मों और बाज़ार द्वारा बनाई गई सुंदरता की परिभाषा को बिल्कुल उलट देती है।"
https://ekchaupal.com/cheepatakadumpa/
by PARIDHI | 13 NOVEMEBER 2021

CHEEPATAPADUMPA : WONDERFULLY PERFORMED. BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN.
"the film takes an absurdist take that unleashes... a long, mystical sequence that encapsulates the soul of this film, and the surrealist route that takes it to the beautifully written final scene..."
https://indiaindependentfilms.com/2021/11/12/review-cheepatakadumpa/
by RACHIT RAJ | 12 NOVEMEBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA: HITTING THE G-SPOT
“…treads a thin line, carefully manoeuvring the plot and keeping it on track without being preachy or voyeuristic, and that’s quite a feat to say it all in barely 23 minutes.”
https://mindthegapalways.in/2021/11/06/cheepatakadumpa-hitting-the-g-spot/
by MINDTHEGAPALWAYS | 6 NOVEMEBER 2021

CHEEPATAKADUMPA: SHORT FILM OF THE DAY
"Authentic, unique and extremely entertaining… (the film) portrays the myriad ways in which the friendship of three women gets tied with sexuality, loyalty, looking out for one another and lastly, but also quite importantly - the big O!"
https://shorted.in/short-films/cheepatakadumpa-devashish-makhija/
by SHORTED.IN | 25 OCTOBER 2021

ASIAN MOVIE PULSE REVIEWED CHEEPATAKADUMPA
"a truly hilarious and entertaining short... ingenious as it is outlandish"
https://asianmoviepulse.com/2022/08/short-film-review-cheepatakadumpa-2021-by-devashish-makhija/

by PANOS KOTZATHANASIS | 12 AUGUST 2022