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Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Nutan’s understated yet powerful performance in Bandini is a masterclass in acting

Bandini is special for many reasons — Nutan’s performance, Bimal Roy’s direction, and Gulzar’s debut as a lyricist.
Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
Roy's Devdas (1955), with the haunting performance of actor Dilip Kumar, came to define the character-with several later stars trying their hand at playing the tragic hero

Why Bimal Roy’s Devdas remains the first among equals

Of the 16 adaptations of Sarat Chandra's novella, the most iconic remains director Bimal Roy's film on Devdas.
Suchitra Sen in a still from Bambai Ka Babu | @NFAIOfficial/Twitter

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.
A still from Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin | YouTube

Do Bigha Zamin, the Bimal Roy classic that Bollywood should look at now more than ever

Bollywood needs to replicate Bimal Roy’s deep commitment to the farmers he portrayed.
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Remembering Bimal Roy, the filmmaker who brought realism to Hindi cinema for good

On Bimal Roy’s 53rd death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the work of the filmmaker behind acclaimed works like Devdas and Madhumati.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

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India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.