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Buddhadeb Dasgupta, National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker, passes away aged 77 after prolonged kidney ailment
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Buddhadeb Dasgupta, National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker, passes away aged 77 after prolonged kidney ailment

A two-time National Award winner, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's death was condoled by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and filmmaker Raj Chakrabarty, among others.

Hundred years of Satyajit Ray, and his brand of visceral cinema that mirrored the politics of Bengal across decades
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Hundred years of Satyajit Ray, and his brand of visceral cinema that mirrored the politics of Bengal across decades

As his birth centenary coincides with the counting day of West Bengal polls, Satyajit Ray would surely like to know whether the people of his home state have voted or not for the lofty ideals for which he had lived and toiled all his life.

Between the iconic and the precarious: Notes on Soumitra Chatterjee's six-decade-long filmography
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Between the iconic and the precarious: Notes on Soumitra Chatterjee's six-decade-long filmography

In a filmography extending to more than 60 roles, Soumitra Chatterjee brought to bear upon each performance the cadence of his versatility

Beyond a screen legend, Soumitra Chatterjee was a habit of the Bengali life, and the vacuum is too much to bear
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Beyond a screen legend, Soumitra Chatterjee was a habit of the Bengali life, and the vacuum is too much to bear

In being humble, Soumitra represented the educated, middle-class for a few generations. As long as the spirit of man will remain unconquered, Soumitra Chatterjee will continue to represent us — the insignificant warriors who all walk through the mist and rise with the sunset.

How Satyajit Ray prepared Soumitra Chatterjee for his debut in Apur Sansar: Read an excerpt from 'The Master and I'
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How Satyajit Ray prepared Soumitra Chatterjee for his debut in Apur Sansar: Read an excerpt from 'The Master and I'

Soumitra Chatterjee wrote in his memoir, 'Most people in the country are under the impression that Satyajit Ray was such a formidable film-director that he dominated everyone when a film was being shot. I can aver that in my case, at least, it was just the opposite.'

Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Rituparno Ghosh’s Dahan is every woman’s story
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Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Rituparno Ghosh’s Dahan is every woman’s story

After I saw Dahan (1997), I knew that irrespective of where my career took me, I would always write about films.

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