Retroscope

On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

Overwhelmed by grief when my father passed away in January 1966
I did not know how to combat that empty feeling. I was just 23 years old and I had had so much to talk,...

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she...

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Comedy, for some odd reason, has not been a favourite genre for Indian film makers. There is a marked preference for sentimental romances, love stories, family melodrama, g...

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MOTHERHOOD RETOLD

“I remember it being a curiously bewildering phase. A period when I was beginning to feel excluded from the mainstream activities of my family…but it took me a...

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Renaming Places And Roads!!!

The practice of renaming is often a political gimmick. Or it may be some individual politician’s fetish to grab mileage. The familiar ritual has existed for year...

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Udayer Pathe - A Star Is Born

With Udayer Pathe, a new star was born – the name was BIMAL ROY.
As cinematographer, that star quality was evident after he shot P.C .Barua’s MUKTI. Deser...

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The Children’s Day Special

“The boy asked, Where did I come from ma? Did you pick me up somewhere? Mother replied, tearfully laughing, And hugging the child to her bosom- You are the desi...

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Retroscope - Meena Kumari

I walked carefully through the film set, encountering black coils of electrical wires, plug points, tripods, pedestal lights, noisy fans at every step of the way that made ...

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Retroscope - A legacy of taste

Young couples who elope to marry, remember Romeo Juliet (the poor kids died)​ Raj Kapoor’s Bobby or the young lovers from a recent Marathi blockbuster Sairat that h...

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Retroscope - In admiration

“ You must be the writer?!” The tall man greeted me sitting in the large drawing room .

His unexpected, if direct greeting, knocked me down that night w...

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Asia’s largest film making challenge, India film project, calls for entries!

Mumbai, July, 2017: Asia’s largest content creation festival, India Film Projec...

July 22 2017

WE Day Special: Change is in the Air

Making a difference no longer stays restricted to a certain age group. If one is comm...

July 22 2017

Meri Durga: Out-striding the Indian Orthodoxy

The Indian Television drama seems to haveshunned cooking its clichéd kitchen p...

July 22 2017