Bengali cinema

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

May 2, 2020

Photo: Rajiv Menon Satyajit Ray’s body of work has fascinated legends of world cinema across generations. His mastery of storytelling left a deep mark on the creative thinking of filmmakers beyond languages, over the decades. It is a known fact that Satyajit Ray was drawn i...

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Kia and Cosmos: From Bengal to Cannes

Kia and Cosmos: From Bengal to Cannes

June 26, 2018

After having a successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, this independent film from Bengal is gearing up for a nation wide release.

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Soumitra Chatterjee, premier acteur indien Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres français, en 1999

Soumitra Chatterjee, premier acteur indien Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres français, en 1999

January 25, 2017

On connaît d’abord l’acteur bengali Soumitra Chatterjee comme le collaborateur principal et l’alter ego d’un des grands maîtres du cinéma indien, Satyajit Ray (1921-1992). Mais peu de gens savent que ce vétéran, qui vient d’avoir 82 ans, a été aussi distingué de...

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Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

August 16, 2016

Shakespeare remains a timeless source of inspiration for art lovers worldwide and Hamlet is probably one of the most relevant pieces for artists of every decade who wanted to capture the time and its toxic residues defying the mediocrity that grows profusely in the name of commer...

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Bengali Cinema

Bengali Cinema

May 3, 2016

As early as the Second World War, Indian films began making waves overseas. And Bengali cinema was perhaps the first to make a mark internationally. Though there may be a lot of media hype about increasing acceptance of Indian films overseas, the phenomenon is hardly new. For nea...

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Future of Bengali Cinema

Future of Bengali Cinema

April 26, 2016

The future of Bengali cinema, a regional film industry in India, looks optimistic with the advent of independent film making, international collaborations, organic marketing and innovative distribution. However, is the prevalently buoyant Bengali cinema ready for the global allia...

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