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Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between art and commerce exists and has been of...

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a loyal fan of Sushmita Sen, retraces her  estimable career, as her birthday approaches on N...

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Ballavpurer Roopkatha: A Director In-charge

Satyabrata Ghosh distinguishes between an assembly line process aimed to gain eyeballs from that, which enables cinema to rema...

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Of the People

Khalid Mohamed writes on why he could never attempt a biography or documentary on his mentor and first employer, Basu Chatterj...

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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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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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Making Fraaandship with Nupur Asthana

Aparajita Krishna explores love, relationships, friendships, feminism and more in the interview with writer, director Nupur As...

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Abar Bochhor Koori Pore: For old time’s sake

A new Bengali film explores the relationship between five school friends who come together after twenty years. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri <...

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Soumitra Chatterjee: The Legend Lives On

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on 15 November 2020. To mark the first anniversary, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri wri...

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Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespe...

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