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Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy
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Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy

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.

Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar is the definitive feminist classic
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Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar is the definitive feminist classic

I could write a book on the impression Mahanagar left on me as a girl growing up in a feminist household and the life-long influence it has had on my approach to cinema viewing.

How Jaya Bachchan, face of middle cinema in India, carved a niche with her girl-next-door charm
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How Jaya Bachchan, face of middle cinema in India, carved a niche with her girl-next-door charm

As Jaya Bachchan turned 72 in April this year, here's looking back at her illustrious career in cinema, and all that set her apart from the rest.

Jaya Bachchan turns 70: A look at her on-screen appearances, from Mahanagar to Drona
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Jaya Bachchan turns 70: A look at her on-screen appearances, from Mahanagar to Drona

On Jaya Bachchan's 70th birthday, a look at some of her most memorable films over the years — from Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar to Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Of lipsticks, labels and desires: Why Satyajit Ray’s reel women continue to resonate with real women
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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.