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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 Great Indian Ban Festival

Banned in India by Aritra Dey ‘Un-freedom’ by debutant director Raj Amit Kumar joined the likes of ‘Bandit Queen’, Deepa Mehta’s ‘Fire’ and Mira Nair’s ‘Kamasutra - A Tale of Love’ in the list of blanket banned movies by the pious CBFC and only a look at the trailer will tell you

The River

An Eternal Flow by Avinaba Chakraborty TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     Satyajit Ray is a very common name to all the Indian movie enthusiasts out there. The man who was one of the pioneers of parallel cinema movement and brought international recognition which is still unmatched, is worshiped by many even today in India as

Feluda Utthan

Arise, O Wonderful by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 7 1/2 Reels.     Ask any man or woman hailing from West Bengal about a detective, and most of them, young and old alike, will utter only one name. Bengali literature had given its voracious readers a fair share of detective stories, perhaps more than any other regional language.


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