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    Rituparna Sengupta celebrates Mrinal Sen’s 92nd Birthday
    Rituparna Sengupta celebrates Mrinal Sen’s 92nd Birthday
    Rituparna Sengupta celebrates Mrinal Sen’s 92nd Birthday

    Considered amongst the greatest ambassadors of Indian Parallel Cinema on the global stage, the pioneer film-maker Mrinal Sen recently turned 92. Sen, who has gifted us with a different class of films through Ek Din Pratidin, Bhuvan Shome, Akaler Sandhane, Neel Akasher Nichey, Ba...

    Bengali directors in the national arena
    Bengali directors in the national arena
    Bengali directors in the national arena

    Well, 100 years of Indian cinema is certainly too big an occasion which compels one to take a string of names, which every Indian household is familiar with! And who can forget the Bengali names, who not only did their parts to complement the growth of Bengali cinema, but also he...

    Down the memory lane with Mrinal Sen
    Down the memory lane with Mrinal Sen
    Down the memory lane with Mrinal Sen

    Gorky Sadan was decorated with nostalgic photographs of Mrinal Sen by Nasir Ali Mamun. All the photographs were taken when Mrinal Sen revisited Faridpur (in Bangladesh) his birth place, after 48 years. The whole Exhibition was to commemorate the maestro's 91st birthday (14th ...

    The Mrinal Sen photo exhibition at Camarena
    The Mrinal Sen photo exhibition at Camarena
    The Mrinal Sen photo exhibition at Camarena

    As you enter the room you see him sitting in front of the long rack of books reading ‘Charlie Chaplin’ wearing his usual Dhuti Panjabi and the black rimmed glasses. Next you see him talking to someone on the landline phone, sitting on the bed. He is looking through th...

    Mrinal Sen turns 91
    Mrinal Sen turns 91
    Mrinal Sen turns 91

    Legendary Bengali Filmmaker Mrinal Sen celebrated his 91st Birthday at his Beltala residence in Kolkata on May 14, 2013. On this occasion Pratham Photography took the initiative to officially unveil a book, which is an image album on Mrinal Sen, by the legend himself. A small c...

    From "CALCUTTA 71" to Kolkata 13
    From "CALCUTTA 71" to Kolkata 13
    From "CALCUTTA 71" to Kolkata 13

    Ray, Ghatak and Sen- a film studies/appreciation class is still incomplete without these three names! Right from the time of the evolution of New Bengali cinema, or rather the birth of Indian cinema in particular, after the film society movements; one of the names which have kept...

    Mrinal Sen - a tribute to the great filmmaker on his 91st Birthday
    Mrinal Sen - a tribute to the great filmmaker on his 91st Birthday
    Mrinal Sen - a tribute to the great filmmaker on his 91st Birthday

    Mrinal Sen represents an era that survives and reflects itself through him - the lone ranger in a track now filled with other people, other cinemas. His alacrity and his nervous energy is amazing. He spikes his answers with the right dose of barbed smiles and caustic one-liners ...