Cinema

The Colour of Aesthetics
The Colour of Aesthetics
In the works of Ray himself we will find that he made black-white after making films in colour as well, to him, it’s the subject which demands the medium and the treatment.
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An Indian Film Theory?
An Indian Film Theory?
We need to look back and deep into the cinema of ours – with pride and reverence.
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I’s Eyes: Exploring Use of Eyes in Films
I’s Eyes: Exploring Use of Eyes in Films
The recently concluded Kolkata International Film Festival threw up a few interesting films including Katarina Zrinka Matijevic’s
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Of Father, Brothers and an Unholy Hunger – Looking at Kaaka Muttai and Sahaj Pather Gappo
Of Father, Brothers and an Unholy Hunger – Looking at Kaaka Muttai and Sahaj Pather Gappo
Manas Mukul Pal’s debut feature Sahaj Pather Gappo released in September 2017 is quite different from the popular or even the parallel trends in Bengali cinema.
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The Bengali Mother: Through Filmic Lenses
The Bengali Mother: Through Filmic Lenses
Here's a quick look into some of the ‘mother’ characters in some of the important Bengali cinema over the years.
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THE MARWARIS IN SATYAJIT RAY’S FILMS: ‘OUTSIDERS’ IN BENGALI PSYCHE
THE MARWARIS IN SATYAJIT RAY’S FILMS: ‘OUTSIDERS’ IN BENGALI PSYCHE
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Ahead of its time
Ahead of its time
Filmmaker Tapan Sinha focused on rape victims fighting back to regain their dignity as a subject of two of his films at a time when the topic was less explored but stands more relevant now.
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Between spirit and bleakness
Between spirit and bleakness
Vast areas of land get submerged under water due to flood. Land, property, cattle get eroded and crops are destroyed.
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From Devdas to Dev
From Devdas to Dev
One of the most enduring stories of Indian cinema, both mainstream and regional, has been Devdas.
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An Ode To The Cigarette In Indian Cinema
An Ode To The Cigarette In Indian Cinema
Smoking had been the on-screen representation of the male potency and chauvinism substituted only by the gun in crime films.
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Why Bergman? Why not?
Why Bergman? Why not?
In the summer of the early 1990s, I was a student at Presidency College, Kolkata, then Calcutta. I would ride a bus for an hour to reach this college, weighed down by heritage.
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I Can Act in Any State of Mind: Soumitra Chatterjee Interview
I Can Act in Any State of Mind: Soumitra Chatterjee Interview
This is not a traditional interview in the sense normally available. It is sort of a tête-à-tête with the legendary thespian.
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