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Ritwik Ghatak
News  /  Published 17.01.22

Renowned Bengali theatre personality Saoli Mitra dies at 73

A recipient of Ananda Purashkar in 1991, Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003, the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award from the government of Norway in 2006, Padma Shri in 2009, and Banga Bibhusan in 2012, ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata

People  /  Published 18.10.21

‘ART’SCAPE chronicle

I think in India and certain parts of Europe, there was love for art cinema the, beginnings of which were always tied to a kind of civil social organising –– the cine clubs. These clubs pl...
By Shrestha Saha

People  /  Published 15.08.21

‘I would do anything to keep out the Far Right’

I am not surprised when I call up Parambrata Chattopadhyay at the scheduled time and he tells me he is busy but will call back in an hour. When my phone rings a little over an hour later, I am pleasan...
By Paromita Sen

Entertainment  /  Published 04.07.21

Maestro of the movies

Gopalakrishnan’s character study of an irresponsible, careless man who transforms himself to be a sensible individual is particularly unforgettable for Bharath Gopi’s brilliant performance...
By Priyanka Roy 

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.21

There is nowhere left to run

Once upon a time, running away was quite a tradition for children. The Bengali classic, Bari Theke Paliye, by Shibram Chakraborty, turned into a memorable film by Ritwik Ghatak, has Kanchan, a de...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

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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

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

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

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

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


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