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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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Housefull 3 Trailer is Out and It Promises to Tickle Your Funny Bones This Time as well

Posted on: 24th Apr, 2016

Housefull 3 trailer is out and it seems to be a mix of the previous two instalments of Housefull movie series. However, it promises to tickle your funny bones this time as well. Veteran actor Boman Irani plays father to three girls essayed by Jacqueline Fernandes, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri. They have their boyfriends […]

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‘Taandav’ Starring Manoj Bajpayee is an Absurd Drama with Tragicomic Outlook on Human Existence

Posted on: 15th Feb, 2016

Devashish Makhija’s short film Taandav starring Manoj Bajpayee in an unusual role reminds me of Samuel Becket’s ‘Waiting for Godot’, a black comedy or a drama with tragicomic outlook on human existence. Both Taandav and ‘Waiting for Godot’ have one thing in common: existential absurdity or absurd existence where we are caught between a raging […]

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Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’ is a Tale of Two Disappointments

Posted on: 14th Feb, 2016

Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor is a Tale of Two Disappointments: insignificant portrayal of Kashmir as a mere side actor and waste of such great talent as Tabu in an insubstantial love story of a dimwit artist. A poor Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Fitoor begins like a powerhouse and then slogs down as an […]

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Best Five Documentary Films to Watch Online before 2015 Ends

Posted on: 8th Dec, 2015

Since I watched Satyajit Ray’s documentary on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, I have been in love with documentary films. I mostly watch free online documentaries on history, heritage, art and real life issues. Of late, I came across a great selection of documentary films on Muvizz.com, a portal of rare documentaries and short films, supported […]

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Who was Mastani? A Princess or Muslim Court Dancer

Posted on: 22nd Nov, 2015

Curiosity about who Mastani was is on the rise as release of Bajirao Mastani is approaching. There are a few legends about Mastani. “Mastani is one of the most misunderstood characters in the history of India,” says author Kusum Chopra who has a book on this historical character to her fame. Historians are divided in […]

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Dhoom 4 Cast: Big B, Hrithik, Abhishek & Dhoom Girl?

Posted on: 16th Oct, 2015

Hrithik is back as cool, charismatic Dhoom baddie who the long arm of the police is too short to catch. The fans of Hrithik Roshan would be elated to see their Greek god back on a super bike in an endless race with ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan). Reportedly, Aditya Chopra has already signed the […]

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Jazbaa is a Must Watch for Gripping Story & Strong Performance Despite Some Faults in the Script

Posted on: 10th Oct, 2015

When Talvar is still fresh in our minds, another thriller hit the screens and added to the intensity created by cinematic reminiscences of the infamous Noida double murder case. Jazbaa is not just another woman-oriented film. True to current times, Jazbaa is a grim story of two women who are strong and vulnerable at the […]

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