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Srijit Mukherji: A Filmmaker at a Crossroad

Three releases in a month, a fourth lined up. Is Srijit Mukherji spreading himself too thin? Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at his recent releases and catches up with ...

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FLASHBACK TO FORWARD

Today Aparajita Krishna is under the spell of stories of the past and present of Producer, Director Vinod Pande, Thespian MK Raina, Cinematographer Dharam Gulati, Radio Jockey...

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HIDAYAT SAMI: Spotlighted!

It’s Hidayat Sami who Aparajita Krishna meets today to explore his vast repertoire as an actor, director, light-designer, playwright and producer. Hidayat Sami’s ...

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SUPREMO

Khalid Mohamed recollects a conversation with the quick-witted Kerala superstar, Mammootty, who’s still going iron-strong at the age of 70. Once Kamal Haasan and Sarika...

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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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BOLLYWOOD: ALL ABOUT REMAKES AND SEQUELS

As Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan and Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 are set to release, with both films...

April 12 2024

KALEIDOSCOPE: QUEER VOICES FROM THE PERIPHERY

Utpal Datta makes a sensitive attempt to hear the unheard ‘third voice’ and ...

April 11 2024

BOLLYWOOD: IN DEFENCE OF MAINSTREAM, MASALA MOVIES

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. He asks,...

April 10 2024