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Taboo Love and the Sensibility of Agnès Varda

Her cinema played with subversive and controversial subjects even as she kept up her engagement with the political environment of her times intact, writes Vandana Kumar My fi...

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Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, with Macbeth and Julius Caes...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

In Agnès Varda’s 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7 (French title Cléo de 5 à 7), a vain pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours...

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The Hazards of Adaptation: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ranjan Das focuses on the challenges that confront filmmakers when adapting vast and expansive authored works, by placing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in p...

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Building bridges: Rekha Surya

Even before her soulful voice creates magic and captivates you, her charismatic persona hits you with an overpowering intensity, writes Kulsum Mustafa   Doyen of Hi...

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BAISHE SRABON: Dead Poets’ Society

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Srijit Mukherji’s genre-bending noir and thriller. ‘Dedicated to all poets unsu...

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The 400 Blows - Run Antoine Run!

Vandana Kumar revisits François Roland Truffaut’s film, The 400 Blows and finds resonance with the complex way adolescence plays out politically and socially in a...

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Shyamal Uncle turns off the lights

In the first of a new series on standout Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Suman Ghosh’s 2013 film. After the death of Ritwick Ghatak and Satya...

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Adil Hussain: The Uncrowned Czar of independent cinema

Sharad Raj walks you through his experience of working with the actor par excellence Adil Hussain. The posters and the images on social media confused me. I was wondering w...

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Grammy Winner Ricky Kej and Rock legend Stewart Copeland’s Divine Tides

Bangalore, Karnataka: Grammy® award winner and Indian Music Composer Ricky Kej to release his 21st studio album in collaboration with five time Grammy® award winning a...

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The magical language of Gulzar

Juhi Saklani looks at the way filmmaker, poet, lyricist and writer Gulzar creates langua...

October 17 2021

‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What...

October 16 2021

Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the fo...

October 14 2021