Chatushkone – resonating hope in the mute tunnel of recent Bengali cinema

To begin with, please don’t consider it as a review of the film. It is not even a critical analysis. You can read it as an expression of gratitude for the man who brought a spring of hope in the Bengali film industry and is doing wonders for the last five years. It is a …

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Ganesh Talkies – A Commercially parallel film!

First impression: Anjan Dutt must be terribly pissed off with the recent trend in the industry that felicitates 100 Crore club members and he decided to make Ganesh Talkies. Well my second impression was logically reasoned and emotionally verified. Hope you will have a patient read… Probably, this will be a critical appreciation of the …

Best Bengali movies of 2013 – First Quarter!

How are you movie watchers from the land of Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray? I hear, they cut cakes together now-a- days! Celebrated their birthdays recently!  The film industry of this part of the world is seeing some change. Some change for the good. I believe every time I am discussing something with someone from …

Top five Bengali films -2012

Some of us thought we will not make it to 2013. Some of us were hopeful enough to plan and fabricate new proposals for the fresh year. I was watching movies all the year round. (*Laughs!) For the audience in Bengal who express their happiness and sorrows in a language which is the second sweetest …

Dutta vs. Dutta – A story celebrating Life, Love and Music!

It is difficult to assess a film in India. It is even more difficult to assess a good movie in India. I am writing this with the hope that whoever reads this, understands life. Indian movies get released in theaters and then after a while DVDs hit the market. I watched Dutta vs. Dutta thrice …

How I perceived Calcutta 71 – A tribute to Mrinal Sen!

A young man completes his degree in Physics from Scottish Church College, Calcutta and then becomes a journalist. Political backdrops and unseen personal clashes drive him out of the city and compel him to be a medical representative and medicine seller in an unknown land. He comes back to his city to take up a …

Dutta vs. Dutta – An excitement that transformed into understanding limitations in Indian Cinema!

Dutta vs. Dutta - An excitement that transformed into understanding limitations in Indian Cinema! Was it difficult to portray time that was so special to one’s heart in the best possible way or was it difficult to create the time when the story unfolds itself? I had even higher expectations from Dutta vs. Dutta than …

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 …