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Building bridges: Rekha Surya

Even before her soulful voice creates magic and captivates you, her charismatic persona hits you with an overpowering intensity, writes Kulsum Mustafa   Doyen of Hi...

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BAISHE SRABON: Dead Poets’ Society

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Srijit Mukherji’s genre-bending noir and thriller. ‘Dedicated to all poets unsu...

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The 400 Blows - Run Antoine Run!

Vandana Kumar revisits François Roland Truffaut’s film, The 400 Blows and finds resonance with the complex way adolescence plays out politically and socially in a...

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Shyamal Uncle turns off the lights

In the first of a new series on standout Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Suman Ghosh’s 2013 film. After the death of Ritwick Ghatak and Satya...

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Adil Hussain: The Uncrowned Czar of independent cinema

Sharad Raj walks you through his experience of working with the actor par excellence Adil Hussain. The posters and the images on social media confused me. I was wondering w...

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Grammy Winner Ricky Kej and Rock legend Stewart Copeland’s Divine Tides

Bangalore, Karnataka: Grammy® award winner and Indian Music Composer Ricky Kej to release his 21st studio album in collaboration with five time Grammy® award winning a...

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Best Photographs of 2021

Khalid Mohamed, inspired by a selection of the award-winning photos from National Sony World Photography 2021 competition, writes on the significance and evolution of image-ma...

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Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and discusses how Independent Cinema in Hollywood pushed boundaries by depicting al...

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The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man’s fetish and ends like a singular love story.  In a world where there is n...

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Three Colours: Red - A celluloid poem

Mallika Bhaumik reviews Krztysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Red and reads the auteur’s mind while elucidating her own thoughts about it. After watching Krzt...

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they ...

December 1 2021

Memories of an advertising man…

In this fascinating first-person-account, Monojit Lahiri, known for his Bollywood-driven...

November 30 2021