An all-boys trip is at the centre of the Zoya Akhtar blockbuster and the Satyajit Ray classic. But they have more resemblances than meets the eye
My list contains some fairly unanimous classics, some contentious ones, some ordinary and possibly even some bad films. The only common thread running through them is they have entered my terrestrial screenplay at some point of time.
Some of the better Bengali films in recent years, such as Sthaniyo Sangbad, Nagarkirtan and Rajlokhi o Srikanto aren’t available on streaming. Here’s a list of titles you can watch online
Satyajit Ray turned two of his Feluda stories into films that masterfully adapted his ideas in the stories on screen. Both Sonar Kella and Joi Baba Felunath starred Soumitra Chatterjee, who breathed life into the Feluda between the pages, and gave him a unique identity in the world of fictional detectives.
In Pratim D Gupta’s detective film, Dam and Chakaborty play a heroine and a journalist respectively.
We ask the actor, who is currently basking in the success of Dugeshgorer Guptodhon and awaiting the release of Bornoporichoy, to list his favourite roles on screen
Fifty years after he first clicked a photograph on location for Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969), Ghosh talks about some of his favourite photographs
We look back at the time Raj Kapoor almost produced the film, the casting challenges, initial reviews, and the film’s lasting cultural significance
The lazy Byomkesh, and the sharp one, Byomkesh the family man, and Byomkesh the rapper: actor Anirban Bhattacharya speaks about playing the Bengali sleuth in the web series on Hoichoi
The unassuming make-up maestro Somnath Kundu became the unlikely muse for the dark psychological ‘thriller’
From the ‘First Lady of Indian Cinema’ to the costume designer who won India its first ever Academy Award – here are five trailblazers from the industry
Dutta’s film is a social satire with strong political undertones, narrated by “ghosts in existential crisis”. “I can only speculate,” says the director