Thought Factory

BEHIND THE STARDOM IS AN IGNORED ACTOR

True or False, asks Monojit Lahiri who’s in an investigative mood today! It was some insightful words tossed out casually by a film critic, whose opinion I value, that ...

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DOES WATCHING ART-HOUSE CINEMA RAISE YOUR SOCIAL STATUS?

Now that the Kolkata Film Festival is done and dusted, Monojit Lahiri does a checkout on this contentious issue.   It was a good, grounded and witty friend who, pos...

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M.L. Jaisimha! Memory Re-Play From Family Pitch!

Aparajita Krishna recollects memories of the cricket great M. L. Jaisimha through his family and friends and presents the legend here for you. I salute my daring for having a...

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BENGALI MAESTROS ON THE FAMOUS 4!

Aparajita Krishna writes, “Like the persons quoted herein many of us live with the memories of those times in Indian cinema when art met commerce and crossed Uss Paar!&r...

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Rhythm ‘n’ Blues

Megha Ramaswamy’s documentary, The Last Music Store, entices Khalid Mohamed to stroll down the memory lanes of Rhythm House. Better late than never. That feeling course...

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The Defiant Ones

Khalid Mohamed marvels at the bold and timeless writings of the iconic writers Ismat Chughtai and Saadat Hasan Manto, on the behind-the-doors scenes of the Bombay film industr...

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RISHI KAPOOR: THE MEMORABLE SECOND COMING

As the last film starring the beloved star, Sharmaji Namkeen, gears up for release, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at five films from his second phase that wowed criti...

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Cinema: A Lifetime Impact

An Art form, a masterpiece., pretentious nonsense, a waste of time and a passion, writes Shourya Sinha, as he deconstructs what movies do you.   In our current day ...

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MUJIB: The Making Of A Nation

Aparajita Krishna has brief but deep conversations with director Shyam Benegal, co-writer Atul Tiwari and costume designer Pia Benegal of the soon to be released film Mujib: T...

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Is Shaadi, Barbaadi??

\Whatever happened to the pavitra bandhan that symbolised this revered bonding? Why does the M word evoke such deep suspicion, apprehension and blind panic for youngistan? Mon...

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WOMEN INTERRUPTED

Monojit Lahiri investigates what constitutes the attitude towards women in film industri...

January 31 2023

I WENT TO HIS HOUSE AND SAW…

Humra Quraishi revisits an interview with Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, who questioned the min...

January 30 2023

PATHAAN: IS IT A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE?

Sharad Raj discusses why the film PATHAAN is being celebrated across the country and SRK...

January 29 2023