Satyajit Ray was born in 1921, the same year his illustrious father Sukumar Ray fell ill to the then-deadly disease, kala-azar.
Irrfan Khan was the unique incandescence in a plethora of excesses in Hindi cinema. He passed away on 29 April 2020. Silhouette editor Amitava Nag writes a heartfelt tribute.
নিজের পিতৃদেবকে লেখা চিঠি ‘প্রিয়তম বাবা’তে ফ্রানজ কাফকা লেখেন -“তোমাকে বন্ধু হিসেবে পেলে ভীষণ খুশি হতাম, বস্ হিসেবে, কাকা হিসেবে কিংবা ঠাকুরদা, এমনকি শ্বশুর হিসেবেও
প্রেসিডেন্সি কলেজের অন্ধকার ডিরোজিও হলের উঁচু দেয়ালগুলো ঝুঁকে পড়েছে, শ্বাস ফেলছে কাঁধের ওপর আর রুক্ষ, ধূসর প্রান্তর ঠেলে হেঁটে আসছি আমি কোন যুগের ওপার থেকে ।
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.
We need to look back and deep into the cinema of ours – with pride and reverence.
The recently concluded Kolkata International Film Festival threw up a few interesting films including Katarina Zrinka Matijevic’s
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.
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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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.
Vast areas of land get submerged under water due to flood. Land, property, cattle get eroded and crops are destroyed.