Alternative Entertainment

Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between art and commerce exists and has been often achieved despite the many digressions over ti...

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Ballavpurer Roopkatha: A Director In-charge

Satyabrata Ghosh distinguishes between an assembly line process aimed to gain eyeballs from that, which enables cinema to remain a director’s medium, by taking Anirban B...

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SUPPORTING ACTORS KA TIME AAGAYA!

Monojit Lahiri investigates the phenomenon of supporting actors in Bollywood transitioning from being sideys in the past to taking center stage today. Times, they sure are a ...

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On Watching Ponniyin Selvan

Satyabrata Ghosh reviews PS-1, a Mani Ratnam film, and discusses why such alternate content is of prime importance at a time when the aim of every filmmaker in post pandemic t...

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Memories of Underdevelopment

Sharad Raj writes, “Many consider Tomas Alea, the greatest filmmaker to emerge from Cuba and Memories of Underdevelopment is his most well-known film”. Those were...

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The Master: A Documentary

Vinta Nanda chats with Khalid Mohamed on the eve of a screening of his documentary film on Shyam Benegal, at the NCPA auditorium on 13th October 2022 at 630pm.   Wh...

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The Ghost of Flaherty

Thinking in retrospect, it is most likely that it was during the shooting of this sequence that the ghost of Robert Flaherty started to hover around me, writes Ramchandra PN ...

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A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark for “good cinema” catering to the English-speaking elite of city of the nawab...

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The Comic World Of Pierre Étaix

Vandana Kumar writes: ‘Le Grand Amour’ (The Great Love) 1969 is a French comedy that introduced me to its director Pierre Étaix. It made me go hunting for s...

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LET THERE BE MUSIC

Khalid Mohamed replays a rare interview with Mani Ratnam on the director’s start-off collaborations with the then-fresher composer A.R.Rahman with Roja, Thiruda Thiruda ...

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URMI JUVEKAR: The Storyteller

Aparajita Krishna deep dives to writer Urmi Juvekar’s life and journey as a creati...

November 26 2022

Art of Lines & Commas

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Ashok Namdeo Hinge, calligrapher, graphic designer a...

November 25 2022

Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between a...

November 22 2022