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.
Photographer Nemai Ghosh's enviable eye for detail and perseverance steered him through 25 years with Satyajit Ray, where he meticulously recorded every moment of his movement through film sets, dubbing and recording studios, and even his home. Ray's son Sandip takes us down memory lane, tracing the life of an extraordinary man.
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Cinema has always been a salve across ages and socio-political upheavals. Endgame proved to be that and much more.
Bhuvan Shome: How Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film ushered in a seismic shift in the Indian film industry
Bhuvan Shome gave rise to what we now popularly call the Parallel Cinema movement, a movement that would leave an indelible footprint onto the landscape of Indian cinema, thereby changing the latter forever.
Bhobishyoter Bhoot pulled out of theatres: How Bengali cinema has always critiqued the politics of its times
Bhobishyoter Bhoot draws inspiration from Bengali cinema’s rich history of dissent through craft, particularly Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray’s bodies of work.
Mrinal Sen (1923-2018): Looking back at the filmography of the last giant from a key era in Indian cinema
Mrinal Sen was a major figure in Indian cinema, representing an aspect of great historical value but he will probably be most missed for what he was — a person who was almost legendary for his graciousness in a milieu where filmmakers and personalities are competing ruthlessly for honours and opportunities.
Veteran Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen cremated in Kolkata; last rites ceremony attended by Nandita Das, Anjan Dutt
Mrinal Sen has directed films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Baishey Shravana and Mrigayaa.
In memoriam: Mrinal Sen showed us that to understand the present or future, it is essential to know the past
Mrinal Sen liked stories, big and small and through them, made statements. But, he was not always compelled to make one.
Mrinal Sen's Hindi directorial debut Bhuvan Shome proves how legendary filmmaker made the ordinary look beautiful
Mrinal Sen showed no matter how many transformational journeys we go though, the world around us does not change. What changes is the way we look at that same old world.
Daily Bulletin: Triple talaq bill to be tabled in RS today; rescue ops in Meghalaya mine to continue with hi-tech equipment; day's top stories
Triple talaq bill to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha even as Opposition has said it will not allow passage; rescue operations for Meghalaya miners continue with hi-tech equipment; day's top stories
Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away aged 95; 'Loss to the world of cinema,' tweets President Ram Nath Kovind
Mrinal Sen has worked on films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Baishey Shravana and Mrigayaa.
On the surface, it might seem like Bollywood’s having a banner year but the bottom-line is that the Oscar Academy needs more people of colour. Bollywood is just filling up a quota.
If Bengal is indeed in her bag, Mamata could be well on her way to Delhi in 2019. She has made her ambition quite clear on multiple occasions.
Only In Kolkata: At 84, Pradipta Sen is keeping alive a dying legacy called the Calcutta Film Society
Pradipta Sen is trying to save his beloved Calcutta Film Society from marauding market forces and keep it in the room that has been its home for 60 years.
No postage stamps were hurt in the process but Rajdeep Sardesai and Devendra Fadnavis’ letter exchange has taken us back to a different world.
Four eminent film personalities, including world renowned director Mrinal Sen and thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, have been dropped from the general body of the 2013 Kolkata International Film Festival committee.
In Delhi today you see carpetbaggers who have no particular attachment to anything, except the principle of making money at any cost. The rising stench of corruption and fall in public ethical standards is a pointer to future decline.