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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

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

Love in Crisis by Himel Choudhury   TLR Rating: 8 1/2 Reels.       When the evergreen Bengali actress, Aparna Sen took her place behind the camera in 1981 for ’36, Chowringee Lane’, few had expected her to excel. True, she had effectively started her career with Satyajit Ray’s ‘Teen Kanya’ and starred in ‘Aranyer Din Ratri’


The Rare Butterfly by Himel Choudhury   TLR Rating: 8 Reels.       Evergreen Rituparno Ghosh is rapidly ascending my list of favorite directors with every movie I watch. Quite underrated among them is ‘Titli’ - a small yet beautiful film with an enlarging vision. The movie brings forth a lot of interesting points about adolescence, lost love and

Unishe April

Uncomplicatedly Unique by Somdutta Roy     TLR Rating: 9 Reels.       Rituparno Ghosh – the name itself is enough to stir a deep sense of pride and a fade sense of grief in every Bengali’s conscious. He has always given the film world gems to cherish for their lifetime. From “Hirer Anghti” and “Bariwali” to “Aar Ek Ti


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