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    Remembering Rituparno ...
    Remembering Rituparno ...
    Remembering Rituparno ...

    People like Rituparno Ghosh do not really pass away. So, even after a year since his tragic departure from the material world, Ritu is still with us, around us, in soul, spirit and above everything, is creations – his films, his editing of the Bengali fortnightly Anandalok ...

    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 multi-layered persona of Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary
    A Tribute to the multi-layered persona of Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary
    A Tribute to the multi-layered persona of Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary

    Utpal Dutt was born 85 years ago on March 29, 1929. He began his career as a stage actor when he was a schoolboy, in Shakespeare’s Richard III. He took theatre beyond the geographical parameters of the stage. Like Augusto Boal, Dutt felt that all theatre is political. He ne...

    Gang of Ghosts is a disappointment compared to Bhooter Bhabisyat
    Gang of Ghosts is a disappointment compared to Bhooter Bhabisyat
    Gang of Ghosts is a disappointment compared to Bhooter Bhabisyat

    Can you imagine Pather Panchali being translocated in a Hindi ambience against a Mumbai backdrop? Or, perhaps Shyamchi Aayee in Hindi? No? Then God alone knows what tempted director Anik Dutta to sell the Hindi copyright of his Bengali Bhooter Bhabisyat to be made in Hindi agains...

    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 ...

    Suchitra Sen - The End of an Era (1931-2014)
    Suchitra Sen - The End of an Era (1931-2014)
    Suchitra Sen - The End of an Era (1931-2014)

    Suchitra Sen, the greatest female star in the history of Bengali cinema, gave up her battle with death after 26 days in a nursing home in Kolkata. With her passing away, Bengali cinema mourns the passing away of the electric celluloid romance of the screen pair that perhaps break...

    Top Debutante Directors of 2013: A Year in Review
    Top Debutante Directors of 2013: A Year in Review
    Top Debutante Directors of 2013: A Year in Review

    A year in Review for Bengali Cinema is always a positive thing for the industry and 2013 has been no different! From within a myriad of films like Aborto, Bakita Byaktigoto, Phoring among others, Tollywood looks to have taken the right step forward. But will this be a giant leap...

    Top 5 Directors of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Directors of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Directors of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review

    A year in Review for Bengali Cinema is always a positive thing for the industry and 2013 has been no different! From within a myriad of films like Shabdo, Rupkatha Noy, Kanamachi, Proloy,C/o Sir, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Mishawr Rahasya, Chander Pahar - the Directors of Tollywood have ...

    Top 5 Actresses of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Actresses of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Actresses of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review

    A year in Review for Bengali Cinema is always a positive thing for the industry and 2013 has been no different! From within a myriad of films like Shabdo, Mishawr Rahasya, Hawa Bodol, C/o Sir, Aborto, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends, Maach, Mishti & More, Aschorjyo Pr...

    Top 5 Heroes of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Heroes of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review
    Top 5 Heroes of Tollywood in 2013: A Year in Review

    A year in Review for Bengali Cinema is always a positive thing for the industry and 2013 has been no different! From within a myriad of films like Shabdo, Chander Pahar, Rangbazz, Boss, Hanuman.com, Mishawr Rahasya, Hawa Bodol, C/o Sir, Aborto, Meghe Dhaka Tara, etc. - the achie...