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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 fil...

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Literary landmark in world fiction: Kabuliwala

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya spells out the significance of Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala today, in building compassion, to...

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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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Bioscopewala

Call him the Kabuliwala ...

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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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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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Curtain Raiser

“Everything is a celebration in the garden of childhood”
- Pablo Neruda

A question which frequently haunted me raises its head as I write...

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The Portrayal Of Violence Against Women In Indian Cinema

It has become something of a cliché to claim that the 1950s was the golden age of Indian cinema, and that during the 1950s, we had more women-centric films than at o...

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