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Ritwik Ghatak
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

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

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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

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

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


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