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Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women
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Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women

In Devi, the 'goddess's' listlessness and immobility in the face of burgeoning oppression was a metaphor for patriarchy at its diabolical worst.

In 2011's Baishe Srabon, literal proof that a satisfying detective story is always about the poetry of pursuit
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In 2011's Baishe Srabon, literal proof that a satisfying detective story is always about the poetry of pursuit

Inspired perhaps by the De Niro-Pacino buddy cop film Righteous Kill, Srijit Mukherji's Baishe Srabon (2011) investigates a serial killer, who gruesomely murders marginalised Kolkatans in the dead of night and leaves a poem in his wake.

Kishore Kumar's letter to 'Manik mama' Satyajit Ray from November 1963 dug up by filmmaker-son Sandip Ray
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Kishore Kumar's letter to 'Manik mama' Satyajit Ray from November 1963 dug up by filmmaker-son Sandip Ray

The letter was written by Kishore Kumar, explaining to Satyajit Ray why he won't be able to come down to Kolkata from Mumbai at that point in time for recording a song for the iconic film Charulata

Revisiting Utsab on its 20th anniversary: Why Rituparno Ghosh's film is so important for Bengali cinema
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Revisiting Utsab on its 20th anniversary: Why Rituparno Ghosh's film is so important for Bengali cinema

Only Rituparno Ghosh's sixth film in a rather small repertoire, Utsab was a true mouthpiece of Bengal grappling with modern times

Professor Shonku O El Dorado movie review: Satyajit Ray's memorable scientist doesn't come to life in son's film
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Professor Shonku O El Dorado movie review: Satyajit Ray's memorable scientist doesn't come to life in son's film

Professor Shonku O El Dorado is as incalculable a loss as the usurping of the famed scientist’s greatest inventions.

Zombiesthaan movie review: First Bengali zombie horror film may have an edge but doesn't make most of the advantage
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Zombiesthaan movie review: First Bengali zombie horror film may have an edge but doesn't make most of the advantage

Abhirup Ghosh has obviously been a post-apocalyptic, dystopian and zombie horror film and fiction fan. But then why not take Zombiesthaan to perfection?

Gumnaami movie review: An admirable second half can't right the information overload of a monotonous beginning
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Gumnaami movie review: An admirable second half can't right the information overload of a monotonous beginning

As claimed by the makers, Gumnaami does present and examine a number of theories surrounding Netaji’s death — or, shall we say, his disappearance

Gotro movie review: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy’s latest film is shallow and overly preachy
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Gotro movie review: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy’s latest film is shallow and overly preachy

Gotro is less an attempt at education, and more a desire to ride a powerful idea just for the sake of doing so.

Goyenda Junior movie review: This investigative drama discounts audience's intelligence, despite credible actors
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Goyenda Junior movie review: This investigative drama discounts audience's intelligence, despite credible actors

Goyenda Junior is a hurriedly put together disaster of a film has very little to offer, despite boasting of some solid names on the acting credits.

Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo? movie review: Pritam D Gupta's insipid film suffers from clunky writing
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Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo? movie review: Pritam D Gupta's insipid film suffers from clunky writing

Perhaps the only two things I liked in Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo? are Chakraborty’s sincere attempt, and the background score by Arko Pravo Mukherjee.

Bornoporichoy movie review: Mainak Bhaumik's thriller suffers from an extremely convoluted plot
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Bornoporichoy movie review: Mainak Bhaumik's thriller suffers from an extremely convoluted plot

Bornoporichoy has a flimsy storyline, a cluster of clues that were hammered into the story, and performances which were neither supervised nor perfected.

Ghawre Baire Aaj: Aparna Sen's latest film often gets tied down by its own socio-political scaffolding
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Ghawre Baire Aaj: Aparna Sen's latest film often gets tied down by its own socio-political scaffolding

In Ghawre Baire Aaj, Aparna Sen gives a contemporary update to the classic love triangle of Tagore’s novel

Network movie review: Saswata Chatterjee can't save this poorly written, needlessly long film
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Network movie review: Saswata Chatterjee can't save this poorly written, needlessly long film

Saptaswa Basu’s Network may have a good plot, but the script is poorly written.

Birsa Dasgupta on foraying into comedy with Bibaho Obhijaan, and learning from Anurag Kashyap
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Birsa Dasgupta on foraying into comedy with Bibaho Obhijaan, and learning from Anurag Kashyap

Armed with an honesty that is rare to come by in the industry, Birsa Dasgupta speaks of his love for comedy films.

Bibaho Obhijaan movie review: An irredeemable offering despite some rare laugh-out-loud moments
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Bibaho Obhijaan movie review: An irredeemable offering despite some rare laugh-out-loud moments

Unfortunately, for most of its two-hour duration, Bibaho Obhijaan is simply not funny enough.

Nusrat Jahan marries Kolkata businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey, shares pictures on Instagram
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Nusrat Jahan marries Kolkata businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey, shares pictures on Instagram

Nusrat Jahan's wedding to Nikhil Jain took place in the Turkish town of Bodrum on 19 June in the presence of family and close friends

Onek Diner Pore movie review: Debarati Gupta turns a school reunion drama into a wholesome work of art
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Onek Diner Pore movie review: Debarati Gupta turns a school reunion drama into a wholesome work of art

Debarati Gupta draws such beautiful performances from all her actresses in Onek Diner Pore.

Feluda: 50 Years of Ray’s Detective review — An impressive celebration of the iconic Bengali sleuth
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Feluda: 50 Years of Ray’s Detective review — An impressive celebration of the iconic Bengali sleuth

Sagnik Chatterjee's documentary does a rather impressive job of celebrating the phenomenon called Feluda.

Shesh Theke Shuru movie review: Raj Chakraborty's latest is more an agonising soap opera than a feature film
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Shesh Theke Shuru movie review: Raj Chakraborty's latest is more an agonising soap opera than a feature film

As unapologetic as he is about flaunting his brand of films, director Raj Chakraborty is incapable of coming up with anything intelligent, as his latest Shesh Theke Shuru proves.