Retroscope

THE JITENDRA ARYA RETROSPECTIVE

“Photography begins with the marriage of two minds – the dreamers and the technicians.” Arya on photographing Nehru.

 I have not the...

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21 years of Commemorating Roy

The Bimal Roy Memorial Committee and Film Society, founded in honour of Bimal Roy, the 'Silent Master' of the Golden Age of Indian Cinema turns 21 years old this year.

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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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Labour Laws for Children

Human Rights Watch published a dispatch last Wednesday, reporting the establishing of...

November 24 2017

First look poster of film ‘Evening Shadows’ unveiled at Film Bazaar, Goa

The first look poster of Sridhar Rangayan’s feature film ‘Evening Shadows...

November 23 2017

The Right to Film

Place: Rainbow Children’s Home...

November 23 2017