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Take a Ride with Three Child Actors between Innocence & Experience at Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival 2018

Posted on: 16th Jun, 2018

The scene of Apu and Durga running through a sprawling field of ‘dancing’ kash flowers in the soft golden sunlight of autumn to catch their first glimpse of a moving train in Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, is an ultimate picture of innocence and simplicity in a rural world of harsh realities and grim experiences. Apu’s […]

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Churni Ganguly’s Upcoming Film Tarikh on Role of Social Media in Relationships

Posted on: 11th Mar, 2018

National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker, Churni Ganguly is up with her second directorial film titled Tarikh. Post her directorial debut Nirbashito (Banished), a daring film on the solitary life of Taslima Nasrin in exile, Churni Ganguly has shifted her lens to show how social media affects the lives and relationship of three individuals in Tarikh. Unlike […]

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Four Unreleased Films by Ritwik Ghatak to See the Daylight Soon

Posted on: 15th Oct, 2016

We are about to get legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak back amidst us. Don’t pinch yourself. You read it rightly. Four unreleased works including 3 films and one documentary from his repertoire will be restored soon. Thanks to Indian Government for coming up with this initiative! Soon the prints of Koto Ajanarey’, `Ronger Golam,’ `Bagalar Bangodarshan’, […]

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Babar Naam Gandhiji is a Must-watch Film on Kolkata Street Child at Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival

Posted on: 29th Jun, 2016

Salaam Bombay,  I am Kalam, and Slumdog Millionaire are the most familiar titles among the films on street children in India. While Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay is a documentary-like film on the grim lives of street urchins in seedy slums and lanes of Bombay, I am Kalam is a social welfare film depicting how the […]

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Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival to Premiere Amit Ranjan Biswas’ Debut Feature Film Bridge

Posted on: 19th Jun, 2016

Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival, the one and only celebration of Bengali Cinema in India, is in its glorious third year. Bigger and better than its previous two editions, HBFF 2016 is all set to premiere Bridge by Amit Ranjan Biswas, a Kolkata-bred and London-based filmmaker. Bridge is one of the eight films selected for screening […]

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Five best Suchitra Sen movies I like the most

Posted on: 17th Jan, 2014

I would like to say in John Keats’ poetic words that Suchitra Sen is the true beauty of Bengal. Why not the beauty of India? It is because the beauty of Bengal has a raw charm (without any makeover) and an aura of sophistication. I developed a tryst with Bengali Cinema (mainly art films) at […]

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Is there any film award for Kolkata

Posted on: 5th Jan, 2013

We saw the best of Kolkata on Indian celluloid in 2012. Kolkata played an important character in two Indian movies 2012 – one Bollywood movie Kahaani starring Vidya Balan in the lead and another National Award winning Bangla movie Abosheshe starring Rupa Ganguli as central character. The city of Kolkata is the backdrop, the plot […]

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Tollywood is all set to make adventure movies

Posted on: 21st Nov, 2012

Tollywood the Bengali film industry has come a long way, holding the hands of modern-age bold directors – Rituparno Ghosh, Srijit Mukherjee and Agnidev Chatterjee, to feature sex, bloodshed and bedroom affairs uninhibitedly on the silver screen. Following Rituparno’s Chitrangada the Crowning Wish, a bold statement on gay relationship; Agnidev’s Charulata 2011, a bolder adaptation […]

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