West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.18

Self-belief mistaken as arrogance

To some, he was a maverick maestro. A maestro Mrinal Sen certainly was, considering the weight and quality of his oeuvre. However, the term maverick hardly denotes the essence of his creative personal...
By Someswar Bhowmik

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.18

He had the courage to question himself

I cannot separate the man from the filmmaker. He was like his films, a bundle of contradictions — strong but gentle, urbane but rustic, both a creator and an iconoclast who was very sensitive and ve...
By Shabana Azmi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.18

He leaves a Mrinalda-sized hole behind: Naseeruddin Shah

Filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away in his Calcutta home on Sunday morning, leaving behind a legacy of films that ushered in the 'new wave' in Indian cinema and kept it going. Actor Naseeruddin Shah has ...
By Naseeruddin Shah


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