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Mrinal Sen


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

May 14, 2019 10:42 am

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

January 09, 2019 6:19 pm

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

December 31, 2018 7:39 am

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

December 31, 2018 2:41 am

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

December 31, 2018 2:35 am

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.

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

December 30, 2018 3:41 pm

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

December 30, 2018 2:28 pm

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.

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

December 30, 2018 7:06 pm

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

December 30, 2018 6:12 pm

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.

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

December 31, 2018 10:46 am

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

January 04, 2019 8:15 am

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

December 31, 2018 8:46 pm

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.