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Bengali cinema


From Ray to Rituparno: A long history of politics in Bengali cinema

June 20, 2021 9:03 am

Ray’s trilogy along with a host of other celluloid dramas, primarily Mrinal Sen and Rwitik Ghatak’s works, form the spine of Bengali political cinema on a more tangible understanding. However, the term ‘political’ has never been restricted to its definition in Bengal.

I was astounded by the length an actor goes to: Atanu Ghosh on Soumitra Chatterjee

November 23, 2020 1:40 pm

A director remembers the miracle worker late Soumitra Chatterjee, who epitomised the best in Bengali cinema

Audience embraced content-driven films in Bengal in 2015

December 27, 2015 4:43 pm

In stark contrast to expectations, the audience opted for films which were derived from literary works and kept to the basics instead of formula films.

Notes from the Past

April 18, 2015 12:00 am

A book on the life of Dhirendranath Ganguly chronicles the filmmaker’s contribution to Bengali cinema .

‘My looks are an asset’

December 19, 2014 1:00 am

Rittwick Chakraborty, perhaps one of the best things to happen to Bengali cinema in a long while, is one of the most talented and in-demand actors. The actor talks about his offbeat approach towards his career and films

Bengal Bioscope; Movie watching in theatres declines in West Bengal

December 11, 2014 12:16 pm

30 percent of Bengali moviegoers don't contemplate watching a Bengali film in a hall in near future and 10 percent have already stopped going to the theatres.

Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt

September 04, 2014 5:21 pm

Maker of several acclaimed and award winning films, Ghosh died May 30, last year, following a heart attack.

I don’t know what it means to be an ideal Satyajit Ray heroine: Madhabi Mukherjee

August 31, 2014 1:00 am

Actor Madhabi Mukherjee on working with Satyajit Ray and her iconic role in Charulata.

‘You can create magic even in a two-minute scene’

August 22, 2014 1:00 am

Says Paoli Dam, one of the most succcessful actresses in Bengali cinema today. Yet she has her head firmly on her shoulder

Taking a risk

August 22, 2014 1:00 am

Manoj Michigan talks of the Hollywood-inspired venture 89, a psychological thriller and why a marketing plan is the last thing on his mind