Ranjan Das
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SCREENSAVOUR: Intolerance: The debate continues

In a poignant scene from Nandita Das’s Manto, Shyam, a reigning star from the 40s who was a close friend of the writer, points out to a bottle of rum at the latter’s house in Bombay and asks him, “

SCREENSAVOUR: SixYard Saga

In a scene from Raj Khosla’s Do Raaste (1969), Rajesh Khanna rebukes Mumtaz for donning ‘western’ dresses; so she puts on a diaphanous chiffon saree, draped in the traditional seedha pallu style an

SCREENSAVOUR: Last of the Mohicans

Sometime in the mid-80s, Mahesh Bhatt had commented that he found Mrinal Sen’s films extremely boring.

Six Yard Saga

In a scene from Raj Khosla’s Do Raaste (1969), Rajesh Khanna rebukes Mumtaz for donning ‘western’ dresses; so she puts on a diaphanous chiffon saree, draped in the traditional seedha pallu style an

SCREENSAVOUR: Celluloid Marriages

Recently Mukesh Ambani’s doughter Isha’s marriage created quite a flutter – what with all the glitterati gracing the event and stars serving food to guests, videos of which went viral.

ScreenSavour: The Fine Art of Pitching

“An improvised family from rural Bengal at the beginning of the 19th century struggles hard to negotiate their abysmal poverty and eventually migrate to Banaras in the hope of a better future.” We

SCREENSAVOUR: The big and the small

Hollywood cinema, since its inception towards end of the first decade of the 20th century became a huge draw all over the world with the setting up of big studios that systematised production that

SCREENSAVOUR: The Fall Guy

Quite often, under immense media pressure, police are known to pick up suspects who later turn out to be innocent of the crime they are accused of.

SCREENSAVOUR: Books vs Films

When Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday was banned because the case was still in court and the judgments were awaited, the defence lawyers contended that the original book by S Hussain Zaidi had been ou

SCREENSAVOUR: Fake Rules- when 'deal-makers' become 'film-makers'

Some time back a young film school graduate made a very pertinent comment, that there are two kinds of people who are into filmmaking: one who want to make films, and the other who want to be filmm

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