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    Five decades of Ray's Charulata - A Tribute!
    Five decades of Ray's Charulata - A Tribute!
    Five decades of Ray's Charulata - A Tribute!

    Charulata, perhaps, is the most hotly debated, variedly interpreted, widely discussed and critically questioned among Satyajit Ray’s films. They continue to shed new light on the film. Ray’s Charulata (1964) is based on Nastaneer (The Broken Nest) a novelette of aroun...

    A Tribute to the legendary actor Sri Anup Kumar
    A Tribute to the legendary actor Sri Anup Kumar
    A Tribute to the legendary actor Sri Anup Kumar

    Anup Kumar is one of the most underrated actors in Bengali cinema. Though he did around 500 films in a career spanning more than 50 years, Bengali film history credits him with little more than just a few paragraphs of a career-sketch. That he was later reduced to inane roles to ...

    'Jaatishwar' has the potential to change perspectives: An Insight
    'Jaatishwar' has the potential to change perspectives: An Insight
    'Jaatishwar' has the potential to change perspectives: An Insight

    It would be ridiculous to confuse Jesse Eisenberg with Mark Zuckerberg, neither do we think of Ben Kigsley when we talk about Mahatma Gandhi, or for that matter, confuse Ajay Devgan with Bhagat Singh! But, with every mention of Anthony Firingee, the face that floats into every B...

    Coffee House-er shei addata aaj aar nei
    Coffee House-er shei addata aaj aar nei
    Coffee House-er shei addata aaj aar nei

    Once upon a time, a robust boy learnt wrestling and boxing and loved to fly kites. He loved team sports like football and cricket. His father wanted him to follow the family tradition of law. He had a very loving uncle, Sangeet Acharya Sri Krishna Chandra De who turned blind whe...

    Phoring's mucial journey...
    Phoring's mucial journey...
    Phoring's mucial journey...

    Adolescence is an intriguing concept, but perhaps the most unexplored. It is almost like the forbidden zone where it is not considered ‘proper’ to venture much. Though all of us have once passed through that phase of awkwardness, yet we prefer to stay silent even to t...

    Rupkatha Noy - the tale of the title....
    Rupkatha Noy - the tale of the title....
    Rupkatha Noy - the tale of the title....

    Childhood is deemed incomplete without ‘rupkatha’ or a fairy tale. Almost all of us have listened to scores of fairytales, be it the story of Cinderella or our very own ‘Thakumar Jhuli’. As a child we used to draw immense pleasure by taking a plunge into ...

    Rupkatha Noy's Musical Journey
    Rupkatha Noy's Musical Journey
    Rupkatha Noy's Musical Journey

    As we know music forms an integral part of a film, especially if it is an Indian film. However to ascertain a particular role, to point out one single purpose of music in the entire form of the film is difficult. A film is about portrayal of emotions, drama, a story telling and v...

    Hirer Angti - a trip down memory lane on Rituparno's birthday
    Hirer Angti - a trip down memory lane on Rituparno's birthday
    Hirer Angti - a trip down memory lane on Rituparno's birthday

    On Rituparno Ghosh's 50th Birthday, Tollywood Dhamaka takes a trip down memory lane and revisitis the space in his first film. Rituparno Ghosh’s first film Hirer Angti was produced by the Children’s Film Society of India. It is a story addressed mainly to a child...

    Rupkatha Noy bears a special 'look'
    Rupkatha Noy bears a special 'look'
    Rupkatha Noy bears a special 'look'

    In the world of Cinema, the look of a film is deemed very important; so as to convey the story properly without letting the dialogues do all the talking. Sanjay Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ without the grand sets and the heavy, traditional costumes would perhaps be unima...

    Fantasy filled Bengali cinema
    Fantasy filled Bengali cinema
    Fantasy filled Bengali cinema

    Describing India is always difficult. A country, so vibrant and kaleidoscopic in its culture, that it dodges even the keenest of observer’s attempts to bind it in a definition. Indian cinema is similarly complex. Tracing its beginning with Dada Saheb Phalke’s Raja Har...