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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 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...

    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...

    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...

    Supriya Devi and Madhabi Mukherjee reminisce about Uttam Kumar
    Supriya Devi and Madhabi Mukherjee reminisce about Uttam Kumar
    Supriya Devi and Madhabi Mukherjee reminisce about Uttam Kumar

    If it is about Uttam Kumar, can two of his leading heroines ‘Supriya Devi’ and ‘Madhabi Mukherjee’ be overlooked? Most certainly not! The duo was present on Wednesday at a press meet organized by Big Fm. The radio station is celebrating Mahanayak’s ...

    Five and half decades of Apu and Soumitra
    Five and half decades of Apu and Soumitra
    Five and half decades of Apu and Soumitra

    On this day - 9th of August 1958, exactly 55 years ago Soumitra Chatterjee gave his first shot for Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) and now a true veteran, he continues to be a pillar of strength for Bengali Cinema. Apur Sansar or, The World of Apu – the third and final film...

    Keshto Mukherjee - the 'drunkard' who won you over!
    Keshto Mukherjee - the 'drunkard' who won you over!
    Keshto Mukherjee - the 'drunkard' who won you over!

    Character artists are known to add a dash of colour to films and perhaps no film can be complete without them. The character artist takes a concept to fruition; this person works under the art director and lead character artist to create character assets. But these actors receive...

    Uttam Kumar's sabotaged tryst with Hindi Cinema
    Uttam Kumar's sabotaged tryst with Hindi Cinema
    Uttam Kumar's sabotaged tryst with Hindi Cinema

    We all know the Hero of these dialogues from the Ray classic "Nayak”: "I sense a bit of-" "Change in me? Eh?" "I guess so!" "That has to be! Dialectics you see!" But after the disastrous "Chhoti Si Mulakat" based on the late 1954 Bengali hit "Agniporikkha", Mahanayak d...

    Rituparno Ghosh - A Humble Tribute
    Rituparno Ghosh - A Humble Tribute
    Rituparno Ghosh - A Humble Tribute

    The saddest thing that can happen to you is to live on and hear about someone much younger than you passing away yonder without so much as a by-your-leave. When you hear the news, you first go into complete denial and refuse to believe it. Then, you are shell-shocked. This is wha...

    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 ...