Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicBengali cinema

Topic: Bengali cinema

Price of failed ambition? Tough question for Bengal film world as 4 women found dead in 15 days

Pallavi Dey, Bidisha De Majumdar, Manjusha Neogi and Saraswati Das — four members of Bengali entertainment industry have been found dead within a fortnight.

Bollywood has miles to go before it can produce Kaala, Asuran, Karnan or even a Jai Bhim

Tamil film industry used to be like any other Indian film Industry about a decade ago. But then it delved into anti-caste movies that even Hindi and Bengali new wave films didn't.

Uttam Kumar’s Saptapadi is the 1960s’ inter-faith love story that rings true even today

Saptapadi’s famous, moving Othello scene, which was directed separately by Utpal Dutt, deserves special praise.

Mrinal Sen’s Padatik, about dispirited Communists in 1970s Calcutta, is a tale of our times

Padatik is last in Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta trilogy, in which Communists are risking their lives for a cause that forever seems out of reach.

Satyajit Ray: Cine maestro & literary genius who could say no to Indira Gandhi, Narasimha Rao

Ray was a true auteur — a director, scriptwriter, editor, he would decide the music, set up the scene and props, design posters, and cast the actors.

Soumitra Chatterjee, the Bengali legend you probably haven’t heard of but should

As the actor turns 84 today, ThePrint takes a look at the career of Chatterjee who deserves a wider acknowledgement in the country.

Suchitra Sen, Bengali cinema’s ‘mahanayika’ who remains an enigma

On her fifth death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the career of Suchitra Sen who symbolised the modern woman for Bengali cinema.

Ritwik Ghatak, the celluloid rebel who used cinema as a political tool

Revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak mirrored the pain of Bengal’s partition and refugee crisis through his famed trilogy, which began with Megha Dhaka Tara.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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