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When Atul Met the Movies

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with India’s prime, contemporary artist, Atul Dodiya, on his unbreakable bond with art and cinema. Quite symbiotically, the film image ev...

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Revisiting Mani Kaul’s Mini-series Ahmaq

Devdutt Trivedi writes that in Ahmaq, Kaul wanted to underline the symbiotic relationship between Hinduism and Islam. The critics and audience alike, largely rejected Mani Ka...

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Seizing the moment: Ravi K. Chandran

Eminent cinematographer, Ravi K. Chandran in conversation with Khalid Mohamed, on the unfettered joys of still photography. Perhaps the most familiar quote about still photog...

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The films of Maya Deren

Between MacGuffin and Transference is the empty signifier that carries her film ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’ forward, writes Devdutt Trivedi The actor embodies the M...

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The Indian ‘New Wave’ for the Millennial

Even though I use a lot of close ups, “Once upon a time, long, long ago…” should be the tone and tenor of this account from about 50 years ago, writes Prof....

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe’s Faust for the Bangladeshi screen. Having worked with British Bangladeshi theatre di...

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A look back at Mira Nair’s tale of Home: Mississippi Masala

Aditi Singh revisits the film Mississippi Masala, thirty years after its release, and recalls the metaphors of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. Mississippi Mas...

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Claude Chabrol and The Poetics of Murder

My first exposure to the ‘French New Wave’, La Nouvelle Vague, was through Claude Chabrol’s Violette Nozière (1978). My admiration of the director gre...

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Soumitra Chatterjee: The Legend Lives On

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on 15 November 2020. To mark the first anniversary, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes about a forthcoming book on the thespian, Sou...

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‘The Poetic Minimalism’ of Abbas Kiarostami

 Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) is unarguably the most known face of Iran on the map of World cinema, writes Vandana Kumar After seeing not just a couple of his films, bu...

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Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri in...

January 20 2022

Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers

In a freewheeling conversation with Anuradha Warrier, critically-acclaimed director Suma...

January 19 2022

Photo Feature: The gifted Vickky Idnaani

Vinta Nanda collided with photographer Vickky Idnaani at a dinner party the other day an...

January 18 2022