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Mrinal Sen, the filmmaker for the ‘larger minority’ of the world

Mrinal Sen was the last of the three iconic Bengali filmmakers of the 20th century along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak. On his 96th birth anniversary, looks at Sen’s ideology, the politics in his films and why he chose to make movies for the ‘scattered minority audience around the world’.

Politics of Mrinal Sen’s films, his humanism are why his work remains relevant

It is important, even as we mourn Mrinal Sen’s passing, to celebrate his life and the work that he has left for future generations to enjoy. That would be our greatest tribute to him.


Mrinal Sen, legendary filmmaker and Phalke awardee, passes away at 95

Mrinal Sen passed away on Sunday morning due to age-related ailments. The filmmaker was 95. He reportedly died of heart attack at around 10:30 am at his residence in Bhowanipore.

Mrinal Sen (1923-2018): Last Of Ghatak-Ray-Sen trio, pioneer of new wave cinema

Sen was always mentioned in the same breath as his two world-famous contemporaries, Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray, but he was almost always brought up as the third of the troika.

Mrinal Sen: The husband, the father and the nurturing director

To understand Mrinal Sen the man, the political filmmaker, it is important to recognise his collaboration with Gita Sen, agree most of his collaborators and friends and family.

Mrinal Sen (1923-2018): Prolific filmmaker who portrayed social crisis of the middle class

A career spanning over six decades (1956-2002), Sen made 27 full-length feature films, 14 short films and four documentaries. Sen made his directorial debut with Raat Bhore in 1955.


Mrinal Sen, the filmmaker who laid the foundation of parallel cinema in India

A look at the enduring arc of Mrinal Sen's work and how the man who was known for his plainspeak was also a master at looking inwards.

Mrinal Sen dead at 95: Celebrities and politicians mourn loss of filmmaker

Mrinal Sen made his directorial debut with the 1955 movie Raat Bhore, and went on to helm films like Bhuvan Shome, Chorus, Calcutta 71, Kharij, Mrigaya and Akaler Sandhane among others.

Adoor Gopalakrishnan on Mrinal Sen: He dreamed, breathed and lived cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan has said that with the death of legendary director Mrinal Sen, the country has lost the last of the trinity of Sen, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak. Sen died Sunday morning at the age of 95.

Mrinal Sen passes away: Books by the auteur which shed light on his life and films

Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95. Director of films like Ek Din Pratidin, Calcutta 71, Mrigayaa, among others, Sen fused politics with his narrative with enviable ease.

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Mrinal Sen funeral: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aparna Sen and Nandita Das pay last respects

Aparna Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sandip Ray, Madhabi Mukherjee and Mamata Shankar among others attended Mrinal Sen’s funeral.

In 10 frames, recreating Mrinal Sen’s Kolkata

Photo journalist Shashi Ghosh tries to recreate Mrinal Sen’s Kolkata as a tribute to the maestro. The city was an enduring character in many of his movies and very few have captured it like he did.