Articles by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
Dec 10, 2017
Pikoo: Satyajit Ray's magnificent study of a child’s mind, and the absurdity of adultsSatyajit Ray's Pikoo is a magnificent study of a child’s mind, and a reminder that it is only when we adults see ourselves through the eyes of a child that our own actions look so distinctly odd to us | #FWeekend
Dec 06, 2017
Samantaral movie review: Parambrata Chatterjee steals the show in poignant dramaDespite all its technical defects, Partho Chakraborty’s Samantaral is an important film with an important message and everyone should watch it.
Dec 06, 2017
Remembering Shashi Kapoor, his Merchant Ivory days and memorable association with Satyajit RayShashi Kapoor was a busy star in the Bombay film industry, but he was also India’s first global star, and this made him bump into Ray every now and then at film festivals all around the world.
Dec 03, 2017
Satyajit Ray offers a rare glimpse into the mind of his ingenious father, Sukumar in 1987 documentaryOn the occasion of the birth centenary of his father, Satyajit Ray made a documentary film on his father's life and works as a tribute.
Nov 26, 2017
Shatranj Ke Khilari: Satyajit Ray's commentary on the systematic atrocities of British in IndiaShatranj Ke Khilari transports us into a magical world of nawabs and nautch girls, of palaces and forts, of hookahs and Peshawari shawls, of cockfights and kite-flying contests, of kathak and thumris
Nov 25, 2017
And They Made Classics: Documentary on screenwriter Nabendu Ghosh brings legend into the limelightA documentary on Nabendu Ghosh by his daughter Ratnottama Sengupta sheds light on the veteran screenwriter's collaborations with legendary filmmakers like Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Bhattacharya
Nov 23, 2017
Byomkesh O Agnibaan movie review: Anjan Dutt's film is an ambitious but half-baked endeavourAs ambitious an exercise as Byomkesh O Agnibaan is, the efforts are half-baked, to say the least, and the result is a confounding confusion of who is who and what on earth is going on
Nov 20, 2017
Doob: No Bed of Roses movie review — This Bengali film starring Irrfan Khan is a must watchDoob: No Bed of Roses is one of Irrfan Khan's most well performed characters since 2013's The Lunchbox. It is he who makes the film a must-watch
Nov 19, 2017
Ghare Baire: A rare Satyajit Ray film which is not just weak, but also a tragic loss of opportunitySatyajit Ray's Ghare Baire could have been a wonderful adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's story, but turns out to be an underwhelming coming together of the greatest mind in Indian literature and the brightest gem of Indian cinema | #FWeekend
Nov 12, 2017
Pratidwandi: Satyajit Ray's reflection on the battle between man and metropolisSatyajit Ray adapted Pratidwandi from the novel of the same name by veteran Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay