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

Lipstick Under My Burkha-Patriarchy is slapped hard

The Fire of Feminism by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Alankrita Shrivastava was a pretty unknown figure before ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ made the headlines earlier this year. Only into her second feature, the courageous lady decided to make a film which would shake the very roots of the hypocritical Indian society. Patriarchy is

Lucknow Central-Music takes a strange route

Freedom or Music by Himel Choudhury The Premise Release Date: 15th September, 2017. Produced by: Emmay Entertainment. 'Lucknow Central' is an upcoming movie directed by Ranjit Tiwari. A debutante, he has assisted Nikhil Advani for films like ‘D-Day’, ‘Hero’, ‘Katti-Batti’ and ‘Patiala House’. The Probable Plot  The movie is about a young lad, Kishan Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) who wanted to pursue

The Pursuit of Happyness-Hope will find a way

Pursuit Of Happ-'i'-ness by Sourav Nath TLR Rating: 9 Reels. The Premise Gabriele Muccino, a name not so much heard before the year 2006, attached a gem in the crown of Hollywood with the movie "The Pursuit Of Happyness". One of the best dramatic movies of the 21st century, it is exceptionally inspirational.  And yes, there's no

The Bard and Bollywood-Zulfiqar and Julius Caesar

Chapter 2: The Last Rites of Caesar by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 3 Reels. The Premise Composed in 1599, ‘Julius Caesar’ is perhaps the most prominent of the historic tragedies penned by William Shakespeare. Narrating the later part of Roman General and politician’s life, ‘Julius Caesar’ was a treatise on honor, friendship and patriotism. Although the

Toilet Ek Prem Katha-What to expect-Trailer Review

A Flush of Sensibility by Himel Choudhury The Premise 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' is the latest film to be released on social awareness. The Akshay Kumar starrer hones in on the problems of open defecation. The trailer of the film is getting really a great response from the various film critics and also from

The Bard and Bollywood-Shakespeare in Indian Cinema

Chapter 1: The Bard of Avon by Aritra Dey The Premise William Shakespeare is perhaps one of the most recognized men in this entire planet. The Indian Subcontinent, given its rich association with the British Culture, is well aware of the Bard of Avon, and his occupation. Perhaps there never will be anyone


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