Soumitra Chatterjee dead: In Mrinal Sen’s Akash Kusum, Soumitra Chatterjee plays an ambitious middle-class executive, who is losing everything he values because of one bad decision. The Hindi remake Manzil starred Amitabh Bachchan, but a back-to-back viewing of both these films will tell you how nuanced Chatterjee’s turn as Ajoy was.
Both, Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee turned to the wealth of Bengali literature several times in their respective careers and also ensured that their films dealt with themes of progressive socialism.
Although Kolkata's entire population was affected, it is the eastern fringes of the city where the impact was apparently felt the most. Teghoria area of North 24 Parganas district woke up to submerged streets on Thursday.
Rajit Kapur, who played the detective with such ebullient, cocky enthusiasm, was and still is the definitive Byomkesh Bakshi for most Indians. A remarkable feat considering the character has been played on screen by a galaxy of stars including Uttam Kumar, Jisshu Sengupta, Anirban Bhattacharya, Dhritiman Chatterjee and even filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh.
Arun Modern Senior Secondary School in the northeast Delhi neighbourhood of Brijpuri was vandalised and gutted by a mob on Tuesday evening. An ex-student, who now owns a shoe shop nearby and was a witness to the violence, shares his account.
Even a month ago, not many would have guessed that a mohalla in Okhla would come to dominate discourse around Delhi Assembly elections. As BJP top guns make Shaheen Bagh a poll plank, we find out what the voters here aspire for.
Things took a turn for the worse, says Subhankar, when his parents insisted that he get married to a girl. “I told them I can't think of anyone apart from my boyfriend in that way. Even if they break us up, I will be with another boy,” says Subhankar.
Kaushik Ganguly chooses to be inordinately verbose in a film where most of the drama is based on the inability of the characters to articulate their emotions. This works primarily because of the stellar performances of the ensemble cast, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ritwik Chakraborty, Gargee Roychowdhury, Sudipta Chakraborty and Daminee Basu.