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APARAJITO: A PARODY MASQUERADING AS A ‘TRIBUTE’

Pandering to the Bengalis’ juvenile fondness for wallowing in nostalgia, Anik Dutta’s film is a monument to artifice. Nothing, not ...

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The Forgotten History of Human Civilization

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri: A film based on a Badal Sircar play is rare. Rare still is a debutant filmmaker adapting one. That too...

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Bengal in Bengaluru: The Kolaj Bengal Film Festival

The first edition of the Kolaj Bengali Film Festival was a welcome effort in getting Bengali films a national reach. Shantanu Ray Chaud...

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Appealing to the young at heart: Kakababur Protyabortan

Srijit Mukherji’s new film appeals to the young at heart, with Soumik Haldar’s cinematography helping it tide over the narrative lu...

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The Singing, Forgetful Detective

Hoichoi’s first offering of the New Year is a Ritwick Chakraborty show all the way, writes Shantanu Ray Choudhuri

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A Quart of Ray

Ever since Satyajit Ray passed away, his works have made it to the screen in sterile, ineffectual adaptations. Netflix’s Ray corrects tha...

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The first woman detective franchise in Bengal

Running on the streaming platform Hoichoi, the first woman detective franchise in Bengali, Damayanti could have done with much less talk and mo...

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CRISPR: The Genetic Scissors Natural V/s Unnatural

CRISPR can help the cacao to become infection resistant and save it from extinction – so that we do not h...

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Missing Soumitrababu

The 1950’s down 70’s are often considered as the ‘Golden Era’ of Bengali Cinema, reminisces Rwita Dutta Read More

The Master: Soumitra Chatterjee on Satyajit Ray

Even under the uncertainty facing the world at large, following the outbreak of Covid-19, a valiant bid is on in Kolkata to celebrate the cente...

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