6 items from 2014
Suchitra Sen Film Festival- a tribute.
The festival is being organised by the Entertainment Society of Goa.
Free and open to all.
About the event:
List of films
Harano Sur (11 April)
Director: Ajay Kar
(1957, 162min, B/W)
Aloke Mukherjee (Uttam Kumar), mentally imbalanced, following a train accident, is rescued on escaping from the asylum by Doctor Roma Banerjee (Suchitra Sen). There, while treating him at her home they fall in love, and marry. But a second accident makes Aloke recall his past life as a rich businessman in Calcutta and forget Roma. Could Aloke ultimately remember the days he spent with wife Roma?
Bombai Ka Babu (12 April)
Director: Raj Khosla
Cast: Suchitra Sen, »
Kaushik Ganguly’s Apur Panchali takes off on Pather Panchali and is about the child actor who played Apu in the film – Subir Banerjee – and what happened to him because he never made another film after Ray’s masterpiece.
Cinema in India has now split up into several pan-Indian categories. Apart from the mainstream Hindi film we have the ‘indie’ cinema represented by films like The Lunchbox and Ship of Theseus as well as the documentary (Fire in the Blood), which has become commercially viable, as it was not. Apart from these categories, there is the regional art film which, unlike its popular counterpart, is pan-Indian rather than local – because it is aimed at audiences at film festivals and other pan-Indian cultural gatherings, and cannot be imagined without subtitles in English. The pan-Indian art film is gaining ground across India and well-known film critics were also recommending the Indian Panorama »
- MK Raghavendra
Kolkata, Jan 28: Fondly reminiscing their relationship with their "mentor" and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there's always something new to learn.
Privileged to have worked with the master in the early phases of their career, Chatterjee and Tagore recalled how the meticulous director ingrained in them the basic tenets of acting that guided them in their celluloid sojourns through decades and still continues to resonate long after his death.
"Every time you see his films, you discover something. »
- Arun Pandit
Kolkata, Jan 19: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee turned 80 Sunday with fans and well-wishers celebrating the day amid a special line up of exhibitions and plays.
Congratulations poured in through the day for the thespian, who starred in 14 celluloid classics of Satyajit Ray.
Equally at ease in films and on stage, he is renowned for his elocutionary prowess and last year, his doodles and sketches were also exhibited.
Bengali superstar Prosenjit who considers Chatterjee his "uncle" tweeted: "Happy Birthday to Soumitra Kaku, my guardian, philosopher and father. many happy returns of the day."
The actor flagged-off the celebrations at the Academy of Fine Arts here.
As part of the evergreen. »
- Rahul Kapoor
But the "kiss" that the iconic actress spoke of, was not in a literal sense.
Roy, then a reporter with Uni, had approached Sen with a questionnaire on the issue of the kiss in Indian films, which had become a raging debate in the late 1970s.
"The issue was whether it was right to have kissing scenes in Indian films or not. The matter was fiercely debated in parliament also. So, I prepared a set of questions, and sent it to filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen and actors Uttam Kumar and Soumitra Chatterjee. I had given a set to Suchitra also.
- Lohit Reddy
Kolkata, Jan 17: Whether refusing filmmaker Raj Kapoor's offer of a movie or her glamorous off-screen lifestyle - she once playfully tore off actor Soumitra Chatterjee's vest at a party - Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, who died Friday, made heads turn with her moves and stunned her contemporaries.
Filmmaker Aparna Sen recalled how, at a party, Sen had playfully mimicked a scene from "Saat Paakhe Bandha" - the film that fetched her the Silver Prize for best actress at the 1963 Moscow International Film Festival, the first international recognition for a Bengali actress.
"Asit Chowdhury had thrown a party after she won. »
- Machan Kumar
6 items from 2014
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