Rituparno Ghosh

Instances of ‘What Bengal Thinks Today India Thinks Tomorrow’

Posted on: 19th Oct, 2015

“What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow”, a debated saying, came to my mind when I stumbled upon a few Facebook posts about India’s first transgender Durga idol worship in Kolkata. Though many non-Bengalis sniff at the saying on grounds of the lack of commercial development in Bengal, the saying has been true about the […]

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6 Reasons to Watch Amitabh & Deepika in ‘Piku’

Posted on: 18th Apr, 2015

Shoojit Sirkar’s Piku is going to see daylight on 8th May. From its trailers on YouTube.com, Piku seems to be a promising entertainer with emotive overtones and comic overtures. Shot in Kolkata, Piku is a poetry full of nostalgia. Those who have watched Shoojit Sirkar’s Vicky Donor are eager to know what makes Piku movie […]

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Fashion through the eyes of Rituparno Ghosh

Posted on: 21st Sep, 2014

With Mahalaya on the day after tomorrow, the air is thick with the fever of festivity in Bengal. The construction of towering pandals, the making of lifelike idols, the noisy ambience of markets, and the busyness of Bengalis shopping for the best fashion of the year are reflecting the usual festive fervor of Durga Puja […]

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Kirti Kulhari, heroine of JAL, in Bengali fashion

Posted on: 18th Mar, 2014

“Do in Rome as the Romans do”. It seems from her appearance in Bengali fashion during the press conference of her upcoming Bollywood movie JAL (water) with Purab Kohli in Kolkata that Kirti Kulhari is much familiar with this maxim. Yes, she appeared as a Bengali girl to promote her film (to be released on […]

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Rape: Satyamev Jayate and Indian Cinema

Posted on: 4th Mar, 2014

Indian Cinema has brought into light the grim issues – how the police handle rape cases, how doctors treat rape victims, how society turns indifferent to them, and how rapists escape punishment -which is highlighted in the first episode of the Amir Khan show Satyamev Jayate Session 2. Cinema is said to be a reflection […]

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Raima Sen hot in designer Joy Mitra show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

Posted on: 19th Oct, 2013

Raima Sen hit the headlines of fashion magazines with her sizzling walk on ramp for Joy Mitra at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The Bong bombshell set the ramp on fire as showstopper for the fashion designer Joy Mitra show, titled “Chokher Bali” after a Bengali art film carrying the same name, from filmmaker Rituparon […]

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Theater show to pay tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

Posted on: 11th Aug, 2013

The city of Kolkata is going to pay a tribute to Rituparno Ghosh, a brand icon of Bengali cinema and culture, by staging a play at Muktangan today. The play “RITUPARNO GHOSH” is directed by Rakesh Ghosh and produced by DumDum Shabdomugdho Naatyakendra. The focus of the play, a departure from the biography of the […]

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Saswata Chatterjee’s upcoming Bangla movie list in 2013

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2013

Saswata Chatterjee who made his Bolywood debut with Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahani in 2012 and became famous as Bob Biswas in the entertainment industry began the year of 2013 with his Bangla movie release, Namte Namte, directed by Rana Basu. The movie also stars Rupa Ganguli and Rajatava Dutta. Saswata Chatterjee whose Hathfata Kartik stole the […]

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Talaash is no spooky story or didactic movie

Posted on: 3rd Dec, 2012

Talaash – a spooky story, a ghost story, a horror story! These are not my comments. The audience threw in their remarks when they came out of the cinema hall. Many of them complained that the story has a little to do with reality (because of Kareena Kapoor’s spirit). Why don’t they understand a movie […]

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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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