Alternative Entertainment

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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Best Photographs of 2021

Khalid Mohamed, inspired by a selection of the award-winning photos from National Sony World Photography 2021 competition, writes on the significance and evolution of image-ma...

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Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and discusses how Independent Cinema in Hollywood pushed boundaries by depicting al...

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The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man’s fetish and ends like a singular love story.  In a world where there is n...

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Three Colours: Red - A celluloid poem

Mallika Bhaumik reviews Krztysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Red and reads the auteur’s mind while elucidating her own thoughts about it. After watching Krzt...

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Manush Bhalo Nei: Anupam Roy with Cizzy

Anupam Roy’s new single, featuring young Bengali rapper Cizzy, weaves in the COVID experience with some telling political commentary. The singer-composer duo spoke to Sh...

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Rediscovering a Genius Artist

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Patrick Bensard, director of the prestigious Cinematheque de la Danse of Paris, now documenting the art of Walter Spies whose life in Bali ...

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CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh&rsqu...

August 4 2021

The Women of the Farmers Agitation

Subhashini Ali writes about the Women farmers’ parliament - a parliament that the ...

August 3 2021

The 400 Blows - Run Antoine Run!

Vandana Kumar revisits François Roland Truffaut’s film, The 400 Blows and f...

August 2 2021