Straight from my heart – Muddy E minor- (part-I)

Music has always been a mystical source of enlightenment and entertainment for a mind and soul that longs for realization. I feel music describes happiness of a heart and the sadness of a soul like no other form of art. It has the language that metaphorically connects to the soul of an individual and soothes …

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Development of authentic motion picture criticism in India…

A section of the audience in every movie theatre prefers to appreciate the work of the film maker keeping the flavour of the film and the message conveyed by the film in mind. They can see through the scenes of the film and read between the lines written by the writer and as the movie comes to the climax, …

Capturing Expressions…

The journey of love and necessity and the urge for existence gives us the courage to live this (sometimes wretched) life with ease and grace. My attempt to capture some expressions that gave me food for thought at various cross-roads of my life is humbly displayed here.. Some more graduating perceptions gave me a sensible …

Crowning the wish of Chitrangada…

Lets say that one of the most enigmatic directors of the Indian cinema, Rituporno Ghosh started his journey in this particular film, "Chitrangadaa - The crowning wish", from where he left his scripts in his earlier acting venture, "Memories in March". The sensitive notion about sexual preference and choosing one's identity is the subject of this …

Documentary on Tagore by Satyajit Ray

A documentary by Satyajit Ray on life of Ravindranath Tagore (Thakur) - the first non-European Nobel laureate (Literature, 1913). Narrated by Satyajit Ray. Some rare glimpses! To back my last pressed document, "A tribute to Ray...", I would like to post a documentary made by the man himself on Kobi-guru Rabindranath Tagore. His achievements in …

When Nature Interact…

When Nature Interact...

Have you ever felt like this before? You are standing alone and the wind whispers in you ears, you can so easily make out what those flowers on the roof-top tub wants to convey and it becomes so evident that you are in love. You are in love with this beautiful world! I have always wanted to live a life full of holidays in such a way that my span in this world is marked as a vacation forever! Wish to be the closest neighbor of tranquility and peace! I wish this world never see hatred and learn the language of love from these neighboring beauties.

Barfi – Sept. 2012

Anurag Basu -- a filmmaker inherently gifted when it comes to visual imagery and metaphor does it again and the young RK does very strongly indeed with this Chaplin-tribute role, bestowing his character with heart every step of the way. To paraphrase the radio hoarding seen in nostalgia-tinted Darjeeling, Anurag Basu's Barfi, "sets the standard." …