bengali cinema

Abhijaan Review: Soumitra Chatterjee Anchors This Affecting, If Surface-Level, Biographical Film

Parambrata Chatterjee’s film finds the late, great actor at his most vulnerable.

Kakababur Protyaborton Review: African Suffering

Kakababu goes to Kenya in Srijit Mukherji’s new instalment of the action-adventure franchise, streaming on Hoichoi

Time Loop Twist Can’t Save Time Up

Where the device should have been a means to dig deeper into the issue it’s trying to talk about, it…

Byadh is an Effective Blend of Familiarity and Strangeness

Abhirup Ghosh’s web series, on Hoichoi, finds two cops on an unusual case.

Bony, Streaming On HoiChoi, is a Bland Rendering of a Bonkers Story

Parambrata Chatterjee’s film is based on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s sci-fi thriller.

Shaaticup review: Bangladesh Underground

Mohammad Touqir Islam’s web series, streaming on Chorki, is a regional crime caper with stylistic swagger.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s Tryst With Death

In an excerpt from his book on the legendary actor, filmmaker Suman Ghosh recalls a film that was never made.…

The Aesthetic Narrative of Antaheen

The film’s artistry lies in its layered conversations on the choices one makes in life

The Best Bengali Film and TV of 2021

If the blurring lines between the two Bengals is the major Bengali film trend of 2021, it only makes sense…

Golondaaj on Hoichoi Turns A Great Real Life Story into a Preposterous Movie

The film's persistent reminders of Lagaan doesn’t help its case.

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…

How Tapan Sinha Learned The Ropes Of Filmmaking In 1940s Calcutta

In an excerpt from his book The Cinema of Tapan Sinha, Amitava Nag writes about Sinha's training under the great…