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10 Films A Bengali loves watching during Durga Puja

 That 'Pujo-Pujo' Feeling by Aritra Dey Clear blue skies laced with cotton clouds. The landscape dotted with waving fluffy white sticks of ‘kash-ful’. The fragrance from ‘shiuli’ flowers and incense sticks creating an inexplicable aroma. The cacophony of conches and ‘dhaks’ reverberating in an orchestra sweeter than Beethoven’s symphony. Add to these

The Bard And Bollywood-Maqbool And Macbeth

Chapter 3: The first big step in Bollywood by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Among all the Shakespeare classic dramas, ‘Macbeth’ has always occupied a special position in my heart. The titular character has a pallet of emotional shades. The journey he undertakes psychologically is an envious one for a writer. Coupled

‘Newton’giri Zindabad-Berlin Winner enters Bollywood

Voting Rights by Himel Choudhury The Premise Amit V. Masurkar is a pretty unknown figure except for the folks who have watched ‘Sulemani Keeda’, released in 2014.  The quirky filmmaker has come up with his new venture ‘Newton’ this year. The title in itself brings about a legendary figure in mind. But is

Tamasha-Imtiaz Ali’s pragmatic take on imagination

Idle Imagination by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The Premise Imagination is equally revered and feared by the general public. When a neighbor is imaginative, praise befalls on him. But a family member dares to venture his thoughts out into the unknown, woe betides him. The same talent becomes the sin of time-wastage, when one starts


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