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Gora Piggybacks on the Glorious, Messy Casualness of Ritwick Chakraborty

The Hoichoi series expects to get away with its shoddiness by having the actor in a role that needs him…

All Eyes On Anirban Bhattacharya

The 35 year old is an actor, thinker, and now a director. Is he also Bengali cinema’s new hope?

Mandaar, on Hoichoi, is a Visceral Epic that Intrigues and Entertains in Equal Measure

Actor Anirban Bhattacharya’s directorial debut has all the formulaic ingredients typical of an Indian web series: violence, sex, revenge, explicit…

Tokhon Kuasa Chilo is a Regressive, Confused Film Pretending to be Anti-Fascist

The film, set in present day pre election Bengal, stars Saswata Chatterjee and Soumitra Chatterjee.

Sreelekha Mitra’s Moment In The Sun

With a starring role in Once Upon A Time In Calcutta, which was in competition at the Venice Film Festival,…

Tangra Blues Review: A ‘Well-Made’ Film Without A Soul

Supriyo Sen’s film, starring Parambrata Chatterjee, plays like an uneasy alliance between two different schools of filmmaking

How the Bengali Film Industry Is Playing A Role In The West Bengal Elections

From an anti-fascist music video to the celebrity circus in the run up to the elections, to a group of…

The Indie Triumph of Rest in Prem

The term ‘indie’ gets tossed around too loosely these days, but the new Bengali web series might actually be deserving…

The Best Bengali Film Performances of 2020

From Soumitra Chatterjee in Borunbabur Bondhu to Swastika Mukherjee in Tasher Ghawr, a list of the year's best performances from…

When Soumitra Chatterjee Ruled The Stage

Film and theatre director Suman Mukhopadhyay on working with the legendary actor in Raja Lear, and how Chatterjee brought quality…

Borunbabur Bondhu Movie Review: Anik Datta’s Film, Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Is Surprisingly Political

The President of India decides to pay his old friend a visit, on the day of his birthday: that’s the…

Why Ritwick Chakraborty Is Never Caught ‘Acting’

Bengali cinema’s busiest and brightest actor, on location.