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SALUTING THE MEMORY OF THE EVERGREEN AWARA

Monojit Lahiri pays homage to India’s greatest showman, the one and only - Raj Kapoor. At a time when the Khans, Akshay, Ajay, Hrithik, Ranveer & Ranbir blitz the m...

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DEVDAS: The Many Incarnations!

Aparajita Krishna visits Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Bengali novel published in 1917, but said to have been written in 1901, which has not only had a very long running...

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A MOTHER’S SILENT AWAKENING

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at one of Jaya Bachchan’s most feted performances in a rare Hindi film, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa that addresses the Naxal movement with authen...

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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 Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming...

September 25 2022

The Silenced Valley

Can bringing Cinema to the Kashmir Valley settle the wounds and trauma? No, says Humra Q...

September 24 2022

A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark fo...

September 23 2022