Thursday, 30 June 2022
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Yesterday again, alas
At a recent event at Calcutta’s Victoria Memorial Hall titled “Barricade and Beyond”, actor Dhritiman Chatterjee and Lal enacted parts of the English translation of Barricade. ...
By Anasuya Basu
From Wake Up Sid to Piku, some of our fave films & the lessons they taught us
One of Irrfan’s inimitable creations, Rana in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku graces the screen without much ado, unlike the rest of the characters who are constantly on the edge. Yet, it is under R...
By Santanu Das (t2 intern)
Calcutta’s cobwebbed circular stages
One of my earliest memories of theatre is of darkness. I am a sleeping child, eyes shut tight, about to be slaughtered at the divine altar. It is Rabindranath’s play, Bisarjan, where the go...
By Saikat Majumdar
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
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
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
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
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