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  • Recalling an era of screen

    Recalling an era of screen

    The ushering in of the new millennium marked the end of an era of iconic screen legends who drew audiences to the cinema halls of Calcutta as it then was. In those days under the British, the best of Hollywood films came to the city and set the silver screen on fire. In 1939, Metro …

    December 31, 2016
  • Crisp and concise

    Crisp and concise

    Brevity is the buzzword as short films are increasingly making waves with positive reviews and a good run at the box-office. More and more cinema-loving people are watching these small-budget movies and critics are greeting this move by mainstream directors with a lot of appraisal and acclaim. Yes, popular directors like Imtiaz Ali (India Tomorrow …

    December 9, 2016
  • Another New Wave on the anvil?

    Another New Wave on the anvil?

    The huge losses suffered recently by several big budget and star-driven movies may lead to a reconsideration of the existing economics of the Indian film industry.

    December 3, 2016
  • “Our madness is still the same”

    “Our madness is still the same”

    Actress Vidya Balan and director Sujoy Ghosh talk about their latest film and working together after Kahaani.

    December 2, 2016
  • Healthy new ideas and initiatives

    Healthy new ideas and initiatives

    The festival has been growing every year although this year the duration has been reduced from 11 to nine days. 

    November 25, 2016
  • An original note

    An original note

    Kuheli -- the first Indian film that deals with a scourge called porphyria.

    November 11, 2016
  • Loss of films is loss of country: Javed Akhtar

    Loss of films is loss of country: Javed Akhtar

    Loss of films is the loss of the whole nation, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar said here on Thursday referring to the inferior content of cinematic texts and lyrical music. “Loss of films is the loss of the whole country. Films have a heavy impact on the masses and thus if film music is inappropriate …

    November 11, 2016
  • Tribute to aboriginals

    Tribute to aboriginals

     In keeping with Pauline Hanson’s thinking “The majority of aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them” lectures about jungle, hills and aboriginals are scheduled to be delivered at Indumati Sabhagriha between 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm today. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury’s film Wind In Maruwa Field and Ujjal Roy’s film …

    September 11, 2016
  • ‘The Woman Who Left’ wins Venice Golden Lion

    ‘The Woman Who Left’ wins Venice Golden Lion

    Philippine film "The Woman Who Left", a revenge tale shot in black and white by director Lav Diaz, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. "I want to dedicate this film to the Filippino people and their struggle, and humanity’s struggle," Diaz said as he received his prize. Best …

    September 10, 2016
  • Kurosawa fest

    Kurosawa fest

    Arguably the most celebrated Japanese filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa had a career that spanned from the Second World War to the early ’90. He came to world of films following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut …

    September 4, 2016
  • Stroke of boldness heading nowhere

    Stroke of boldness heading nowhere

    It could possibly be related to the gangster film that has its roots in Bollywood or seen to have echoes of film noir. But that would be giving Saheb Bibi Golam more credit than it deserves. The social roots in what is intended to be a crime thriller are far from clear. There is less …

    September 3, 2016
  • World of children

    World of children

    One of the sisters runs a cinema hall, an old family commitment, in the heart of Kolkata. The other works for a multinational corporation in Gurgaon. What has kept them together is the passion for reading, writing and travelling since childhood. The result is a joint endeavour to produce a fantasy aimed predominantly at young …

    August 28, 2016
  • Abhishek, Aishwarya not part of ‘Sarkaar 3’: Ram Gopal Varma

    Abhishek, Aishwarya not part of ‘Sarkaar 3’: Ram Gopal Varma

    Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, who starred in "Sarkaar Raj", will not return for the third installment of the film franchise. Varma says he will launch the first look of the film on August 26. "Sarkar 3 first look will be launched on 26th August. Going by the story both …

    August 20, 2016