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Ritwik Ghatak
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 in

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.19

Indian cinema after the 1970s

Dhritiman Chaterji and Raju Raman discuss the directions in which cinema has gone after the 1970sRaju Raman: Maybe in the 1970s, the distinction between ‘commercial cinema’, looked down upon by in...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.19

Has an age ended with Mrinal Sen's death?

Has an age ended with Mrinal Sen’s passing? Dhritiman Chaterji in discussion with Raju Raman Raju Raman: After Mrinal Sen’s passing, do you think this has been a kind of an end of an era as far as...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

Smriti Mandhana's excellent performance

Sir — It is a matter of pride that the opener for the Indian women’s cricket team, Smriti Mandhana, has won the International Cricket Council’s Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the Women’s Crick...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

With Mrinal Sen's death, an era has ended

Sometime back, I found myself at a party, arguing with some friends about the the work of a certain documentary film-maker, X. Like me, one of the friends was also a maker of documentary and non-ficti...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Culture  /  Published 29.09.18

Long Shot: Cameraman who worked with Ghatak, Ray

Somewhere near the beginning of our conversation, it becomes evident that our man has planned out his entire narration. At point X, a tea and samosa break. At point Y, he will bring out the cameraman...
By Upala Sen in

People  /  Published 29.12.18

Feels as if we can no longer live in this country

We are in the Dasguptas’ apartment in south Calcutta. The 75-year-old has just returned from an evening walk with his wife Sohini, who has been his assistant director in the last few films. The apar...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.18

In death too, no fanfare

Mrinal Sen, the politically radical filmmaker whose knack for experimentation and unconventional treatment made him a pioneer of “new wave” cinema in India, died at his Bhowanipore home on Sunday ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.19

‘Misuse’ of Ghatak films

Family members of Ritwik Ghatak have “strongly condemned” the BJP youth wing’s “misappropriation” of moments from the director’s films on the Partition for a promotional video in support o...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 23.09.19

Ritwik Ghatak’s poem

A film archivist hoping to find movie posters at a scrap shop stumbled on a treasure trove of rare photographs of Ravi Shankar as well as musical notes written by the late sitarist and illustrations.S...
By PTI and our bureau in


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