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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


That Drenched Feeling by Somdutta Roy TLR Rating: 8 1/2 Reels.     “To make a great film you need only three things, the script, the script, the script.” -Alfred Hitchcock. True to the dot!! According to me the script plays the same role as the base does in makeup, if the base is not strong


Love in Times of Infidelity  by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The plot-line evolving around forbidden liaisons has been common in the film industry since ages. Weaving this concept attracts the audience but it is hard to accept in reality. ‘Dosar’ (The emotional companion) is one such film that brings infidelity and its


In Sickness and in Health by Himel Choudhury   TLR Rating: 8 1/2 Reels.       Bengali cinema has emerged strongly after the amazing works of Rituparno Ghosh like ‘Hirer Angti’, 'Unishe April’, ‘Dahan’ etc. His works are always drifted from the mainstream common themes and rather focused on cinematic appeal, aesthetic devices and understanding of human


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


The Man Problem by Himel Choudhury     TLR Rating: 8 Reels.       Dahan, (in other words ‘burning’) is a film directed by one of the most acclaimed directors – Rituparno Ghosh, who unfortunately is no more with us. It is one of his best works till date. As the name goes, the movies deals with ‘dahan’ or burning


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