Utpal Dutt
Arts  /  Published 12.06.20

Full of energy: Reviving 'Titumir'

Utpal Dutt minced no words when he described his theatre as ‘a weapon of political propaganda’. He also iterated that ‘the people who can’t read or write’ are ‘the people who matter’ and...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Entertainment  /  Published 20.08.19

"I am no hero...": Utpal Dutt, the anti-cleric extraordinaire

That Dutt was an avowed communist is not unknown to many. His theatrical sojourn delineates his constant struggle to come up with narratives which laid bare the exploitation of the hoi polloi. Beginni...
By in Kolkata

Entertainment  /  Published 25.04.19

Gol Maal's comedy hinges on the stiff upper lip

Agar main Pascal hoon toh aap rascal hainOkay, when this line comes, we are nearly at the end of Gol Maal, and have split our sides laughing along with this film that completes 40 years this month. So...
By Sulagana Biswas 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

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.19

Jatra star of AE Market

If you’ve ever stopped for fruits at the stall outside AE Market and felt intimidated by the big, burly man behind the counter who speaks in a loud baritone voice, you are not alone.“My voice and ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta


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