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PIZAZZ AND PEDIGREE
A memorable oeuvre

A memorable oeuvre

Piyush Roy | June 1, 2013
Rituparno Ghosh’s stories and protagonists never failed to grip the viewer with their honesty and courage.
Bengali cinema
Love letters to Kolkata

Love letters to Kolkata

Piyush Roy | May 18, 2013
The new breed of Bengali filmmakers shows Kolkata in a different light. Here, the personal is more important than the political and you rarely see…
HISTORY OF EROTICA
The Phalke way

The Phalke way

Piyush Roy | May 4, 2013
'Raja Harishchandra' is reminiscent of Phalke's genius.
Colours and drama
Bollywood's Holi high

Bollywood's Holi high

Piyush Roy | March 23, 2013
The festival of colours is a convenient backdrop for a whole range of dramatic moments - romance, erotica, pathos, and even violence.
Critical View
An area of darkness

An area of darkness

Piyush Roy | January 26, 2013
Indian film criticism is largely responsible for Hindi cinema being derided globally as inferior.
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