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
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
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
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
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
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
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 has a flimsy storyline, a cluster of clues that were hammered into the story, and performances which were neither supervised nor perfected.
Armed with an honesty that is rare to come by in the industry, Birsa Dasgupta speaks of his love for comedy films.
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
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
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
In Mahalaya, there are numerous examples of out-of-character actions and downright trivialisations of what could have been serious dramatic moments
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
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
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
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
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
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 brings viewers a different and much-improved Dev on screen after a slew of terrible performances