Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

Bengali cinema


Bangla film industry’s gripe about 'Pathaan' shines the light on its own shortcomings

January 30, 2023 5:43 pm

Once known for producing great cinema, the Bangla industry is now trapped in mediocrity, relying on formulaic content

Aindrila Sharma's boyfriend Sabyasachi Chowdhury kisses her feet at funeral, deletes social media accounts

November 23, 2022 10:59 am

Videos from Aindrila Sharma's funeral showed her devoted boyfriend Sabyasachi Chowdhury in a distraught state.

Tarun Majumdar: Bengali cinema’s genial charmer

July 07, 2022 7:51 pm

Tarun Majumdar's films tapped into the everyday yearnings of people in Bengal. But his craft slipped in the 1980s

The magic of Tarun Majumdar's films: Stories of the common people

July 07, 2022 8:41 am

Shoma A Chatterji writes: His films narrated the lives, struggles, failures and successes of ordinary men, women and children, enriched with beautiful songs and music, mainly drawn from the creations of Rabindranath Tagore.

Tarun Majumdar's films drew deep from the well of Bengali life and literature

July 06, 2022 7:26 am

Tarun Majumdar began his filmmaking career as part of a directorial collective called Yatrik, which he formed with Dilip and Sachin Mukherjee.

Bangladesh @ 50: The country’s cinema existed before the nation did

December 16, 2021 10:28 am

While 2021 saw Bangladeshi parallel cinema having a moment in the sun, the country’s films and filmmakers have a long history of leading from the front

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 .