On Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary, his leading ladies Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee weigh in on the political significance of the man and his legacy, even 29 years since he breathed his last.
Bela Sheshe to Asukh, celebrating Soumitra Chatterjee's iconic performances beyond the Satyajit Ray universe
Chatterjee’s body of work, spanning over 300 films, is vast, versatile, and defining. He became representative of the educated Bengali middle-class in a way that was both accessible and aspirational.
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
Nemai Ghosh, who is displaying the candid photographs he took of Satyajit Ray, speaks about how the filmmaker encouraged and mentored him
Satyajit 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
Of lipsticks, labels and desires: Why Satyajit Ray’s reel women continue to resonate with real women
The reel women of Satyajit Ray have already passed the test of time. And they will continue to love, suffer, beguile and seduce as long as his films exist.
Soumitra Chatterjee might well be the king of contemplation in all of Indian cinema. In his debut performance in Apur Sansar, he re-calibrated the bar for making pensiveness attractive by giving it real depth and emotional heft.
As far as Bengali cinema is concerned, Ritu’s biggest contribution was that he single-handedly blurred the distinction between art and commercial film in our time. He believed in good cinema, sans those labels.