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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

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

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.

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.

Bhoot Chaturdashi movie review: Scares arrive way too late in this unevenly paced horror film
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Bhoot Chaturdashi movie review: Scares arrive way too late in this unevenly paced horror film

For more than one hour of this 90-minute film, there are — simply put — zero scares in Bhoot Chaturdashi.

Tarikh movie review: An exceptionally well-written film that portrays dichotomies of human existence
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Tarikh movie review: An exceptionally well-written film that portrays dichotomies of human existence

Tarikh is the story of three individuals, each with his or her own unique approach to life

Basu Paribar movie review: Suman Ghosh brings together a stellar cast in this bittersweet family tale
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Basu Paribar movie review: Suman Ghosh brings together a stellar cast in this bittersweet family tale

Basu Paribar leaves you with a warm sense of nostalgia and fond memories of family gatherings, where just under the surface of mirth and celebration, there are always tidings of grief and despair, whispers, frowns and sniffles

Mahalaya movie review: Soumik Sen's film is laced with nostalgia but suffers from a sloppy, repetitive writing
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Mahalaya movie review: Soumik Sen's film is laced with nostalgia but suffers from a sloppy, repetitive writing

In Mahalaya, there are numerous examples of out-of-character actions and downright trivialisations of what could have been serious dramatic moments

Shonar Pahar, Pupa, Ek Je Chhilo Raja: Here are the best Bengali films of 2018
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Shonar Pahar, Pupa, Ek Je Chhilo Raja: Here are the best Bengali films of 2018

In a year that witnessed several sub-par adaptations and crowd-pleasers, the Bengali films that remained memorable explored themes like euthanasia, troubled parent-child relationships and women's rights

Jim Sarbh’s Bengali debut Jonaki, directed by Aditya Sengupta, to be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
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Jim Sarbh’s Bengali debut Jonaki, directed by Aditya Sengupta, to be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Jonaki, featuring Jim Sarbh follows the story of an 80-year-old woman who reminisces about those closest to her as she tries to find love in the world

Haami movie review: Based on an innocent kiss, this is possibly the best Bengali film of 2018 so far
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Haami movie review: Based on an innocent kiss, this is possibly the best Bengali film of 2018 so far

With such terrific performances and a strong, relevant and important message — all vying for your attention — there's little you can do while watching a film like Haami really, except to let yourself go where the movie takes you

Rong Beronger Korhi movie review: Anthology on 'colour' of money is an evocatively crafted experience
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Rong Beronger Korhi movie review: Anthology on 'colour' of money is an evocatively crafted experience

Ranjan Ghosh’s debut film Rong Beronger Korhi brings forth the many colours of a lifeless object such as money and examines them through the lens of a wide range of human parameters

Guptodhoner Sandhane movie review: Dhrubo Banerjee takes us on a joyride of a treasure hunt
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Guptodhoner Sandhane movie review: Dhrubo Banerjee takes us on a joyride of a treasure hunt

Drawing heavily from Satyajit Ray’s Feluda stories and the adventures of Indiana Jones, Dhrubo Banerjee’s new treasure hunt adventure flick has all the ingredients required to become a crowd pleaser, which it is

Drishtikone movie review: Intriguing plot, strong performances undone by needless complexity
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Drishtikone movie review: Intriguing plot, strong performances undone by needless complexity

You may have heard about too many cooks spoiling the broth. Drishtikone is a classic example of too many ingredients spoiling the broth, leaving a rather dull and insipid aftertaste.

Kabir movie review: Dev-starrer is a pleasantly satisfying watch — if you lower your expectations
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Kabir movie review: Dev-starrer is a pleasantly satisfying watch — if you lower your expectations

Kabir brings viewers a different and much-improved Dev on screen after a slew of terrible performances