One of the most enduring stories of Indian cinema, both mainstream and regional, has been Devdas.
Smoking had been the on-screen representation of the male potency and chauvinism substituted only by the gun in crime films.
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.
This is not a traditional interview in the sense normally available. It is sort of a tête-à-tête with the legendary thespian.
In a strange way Rituparno’s positioning in the Bengali cultural space has similarities and parallel with two most revered Bengali film-makers of all times – Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.
Chhabi Biswas was truly the first international actor of Indian cinema – an actor for whom probably no laurel is worth enough
Rajesh Khanna, the first ‘superstar’ of Hindi cinema had passed away on July 18, 2012. Is the maverick star who lived lonely for many years still important? A Silhouette tribute.
Andrzej Wajda is one of the leading film directors of the world and probably the most prominent Polish one along with the likes of Krzysztof Zanussi, Roman Polanski and Krzysztof Kieślowski among others.
Om Puri passed away on 6 January 2017 after four decades of acting
A particular film has often achieved an iconic status in which the lead of the film has used her/his eyes, for instance Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, or our every Om Puri in Ardh Satya.
Ingmar Bergman had written an essay ‘Film Has Nothing To Do With Literature’ translated by Lars Malmstrom and David Kushner which was part of his book ‘Four Screenplays’ published in 1960 .
Filmmakers have often relied on gore as a mode to make the audience uncomfortable with our very own physiology. Amitava and Shiladitya dig deeper into this genre.