Satyajit Ray

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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Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

February 6, 2020

In Indian cinema, the issue of caste was seldom a prominent subject with most film-makers and is rarely dealt with the seriousness and urgency it deserves. The marginalization that is a reality in the social space extends to the film world as well. 

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Bengali movies explore more literary detective characters

Bengali movies explore more literary detective characters

January 26, 2020

The detective or thriller is one of the well-loved genre and when it is on the big-screen, it adds another feather to it to watch and solve the case with the detectives. And Bengali literature has a bag full of such beloved characters which the film industry has started exploring...

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À « Contre-courants »

À « Contre-courants »

January 22, 2018

Hélène Kessous et Némésis Srour, fondatrices de la plateforme Contre-courants, dédiée aux cinémas indiens et sud-asiatiques, nous font découvrir toute la richesse de « ces cinémas qui osent aborder des enjeux de société délicats, interrogent les images et subliment l...

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Look Through the iconic cameras of world cinema

Look Through the iconic cameras of world cinema

November 15, 2017

The original equipment used by the masters such as the Lumiere Brothers, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak is being showcased at the Gaganendra Pradarshansala as a unique exhibition at the 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2017) is called 'Look Through'.

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An alternate take on Indian culture

An alternate take on Indian culture

November 14, 2017

The interpretations of Indian culture fusing with the western world and the rhetoric return to the roots of Indian mores such as Sanskrit as a language, gods seen as animals and the modern art forms deciphering traditional India are becoming interesting subjects in the recent tim...

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KIFF 2017 to showcase rare Godard film

KIFF 2017 to showcase rare Godard film

November 6, 2017

As the 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is set to open gates from November 10, the innovative changes in the programme speak volumes about the week-long celebration of cinema awaiting in this eastern Indian metropolis.

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Colours of Innocence

Colours of Innocence

October 8, 2017

The triumph of Colours of Innocence, the debut film of Manas Mukul Pal was the unearthing of two child actors from the remotest of villages in the Indo-Bangladesh border and their surreal journey to the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential House) to acknowledge the National Film Awar...

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Jagga Jasoos review: seeking the child within you

Jagga Jasoos review: seeking the child within you

July 18, 2017

There are two parts of the brain, the left side makes you analytical whereas the right side makes you creative; a tad mad to say the least – Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos is a failed attempt to celebrate the madness that's fast disappearing. You cannot enjoy the film unless ther...

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A Death in the Gunj – movie review

A Death in the Gunj – movie review

June 3, 2017

The nuances that once captivated the heart and mind of cinema lovers around the world was perhaps the identification of vulnerability in human emotions. Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death in the Gunj rediscovers it for those who still care for the art of cinema.

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Children’s Films in India

Children’s Films in India

May 8, 2017

The world’s second largest population belongs to India, with an estimated 30 pc of the 1.33 billion people under the age of 15. Also, India produces the most number of films in the world. Yet, there is hardly any notable tailor-made content being produced for children. Why don...

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Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

May 8, 2017

With the advent of cinema in India, while most filmmakers chose to project the fading grandeur of Indian princely states or reprise historical fables, Guru Dutt used the medium to capture the loneliness of his characters and present a critical point of view of the Indian society ...

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