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Marking the inaugural of the festival, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy lighted the lamp at a ceremony where eminent actor Shabana Azmi was the Chief Guest. The screening of Israeli movie 'Ana Arabia' (Me, the Arab) was the opening film of the eight-day
Rajendra Yadav believed in saying anything, as long as it was said with civility...Mohan Rakesh died in the 1970s, Kamleshwar in 2007, and with the passing of Rajendra Yadav on Monday night, the new wave Nayi Kahani movement in Hindi literature is
After Satyajit Ray died and Mrinal Sen retired, Bengali cinema was no longer what it used to be -- until Rituparno Ghosh triggered its revival. R ituparno Ghosh , the auteur who brought the Bengali middle-class b ack to cinema halls, died recently.
The state government has reconstituted the Kolkata Film Festival Committee by removing renowned filmmakers and actors such as Mrinal Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Tarun Majumdar and Buddhadeb Dasgupta and replacing them with new members such as Housing
General Delegate of the festival and its artistic director for a decade, he also heads the Lumire Institute in Lyon. He speaks about what makes Cannes special, and why India has been chosen as the guest country at the 66th edition of the festival...
Can we truly say all our recent developments have been fair reflection of a society where knowledge is free? These are questions we need to ask ourselves," writer and union minister Shashi Tharoor said at Kolkata Literary Meet. On the role of
PTI Mrinal Sen A function to felicitate film personalities from the State organised by the West Bengal government struck a discordant note here on Tuesday when renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen, a recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was given a miss.
Despite being out of the city more most of the time of the year, it is like coming back to your hometown whenever I step in here," Bappi said after receiving Kolkata Gaurav Samman award here on Thursday night. "I live in Mumbai...And I like the role
Starring Suhasini Mulay, Utpal Dutt, Sadhu Meher, Shekhar Chatterjee Bhuvan Shome is amongst the earliest attempts at what came to be later known as arthouse' or the new cinema movement in India' in the late 1960s. It was also the film that brought
Participating in an interaction with film celebrities, many of whom worked in his movies at one time or the other, Sen recalled how he overcame fund problems and got acclaim by operating on shoestring budgets. "Now people are ready to provide me with