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NO ONE KILLED PALAN

On the birth anniversary of legendary director Mrinal Sen, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at his masterpiece Kharij and Mrinal Sen’s Unflinching Exposé of Middle-Cl...

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101 CHEERS FOR INDIA’S REVERED GLOBAL ICON

Never in the annals of Indian film history has any single filmmaker, before or since, received such glowing tributes from the world’s leading luminaries regarding his vi...

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Nidravatwam: Between sleep and wakefulness

Janaky Sreedharan believes Nidravatwam was a brilliant initiation into the language and aesthetics of theater conceptualized by Veena Pani Chawla in whose remembrance Adishakt...

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Satyajit Ray: The man who knew too much

In a new book, Barun Chanda, who acted in Satyajit Ray’s Seemabaddha, goes down memory lane about his experiences of working with Ray. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes on t...

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Satyajit Ray: The man who knew too much

In a new book, Barun Chanda, who acted in Satyajit Ray’s Seemabaddha, goes down memory lane about his experiences of working with Ray. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes on t...

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Deepika, Madhuri, Alia, Vidya, Shefali – Women-centric films explode!

Will the recent whammos unleashed from these female big-hitters trigger more of the same? Monojit Lahiri attempts a checkout.   Gehriayan. Fame Game. Gangubai. Jals...

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THERE CAN NEVER BE ANOTHER… SUCHITRA SEN!

Matchless! Timeless! Deathless! On her 91st Birthday, Monojit Lahiri pays homage to Bengal’s gone but never forgotten, luminous Queen of Hearts!  As a kid who grew...

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The Oscar Rosters 2022 - A Post Hoc Analysis

A detailed, spoiler free analysis of Oscar nominees and winners, with commendations on why some won, and regrets on why some didn’t, by Ronaan Roy Doing a quick statist...

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Music Knows No Caste

After garnering critical acclaim and winning the FIPRESCI Award at the Bangladesh International Film Festival 2022, Bangladeshi filmmaker Shabnam Ferdousi’s debut featur...

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Crime Drama, Women and Claude Chabrol!

Writes Vandana Kumar, “No one takes you away from one-dimensional morality while trying to fathom his women characters as Claude Chabrol does”. I am writing ...

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The Soul Of Hindustan

Today Humra Quraishi brings alive the beauty of great urdu poetry translated by Sanjiv S...

May 16 2022

Those Haunting Melodies

Film historian Dhruv Somani, laments the end of the melody-laden songs of the suspense-p...

May 15 2022

NO ONE KILLED PALAN

On the birth anniversary of legendary director Mrinal Sen, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks ...

May 14 2022