Ranjan Das
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What it takes to be A director

What does it take to be a film director? How does one learn the ropes to get into filmmaking? Does one need to get into a film school?

SCREENsavour: Let’s toon into...

When we were in school in Calcutta back in the ’70s, we were delighted to learn that an English film featuring Phantom had just got released at a theater.

SCREENsavour: When dots are connected

Recently a 30-minute Bengali short film Bhalobashar Sohor (City of Love) garnered a lot of attention and went viral within a couple of days of its release on YouTube.

ScreenSavour: Manipulative Media

It’s strange how a film from way back in the ’50s reflects on contemporary times.

ScreenSavour: The mad genius

During the Emergency period in 1975-76 the All India Radio, under the diktats of the I&B Ministry, banned Kishore Kumar songs from the radio.

ScreenSavour: It’s all relative

The recent controversy surrounding nepotism in the Hindi film industry vis-à-vis Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar has thrown up a very old debate concerning the indust

ScreenSavour: Spot the common thread

PM Modi’s recent visit to Israel is being hailed as a major landmark in the annals of Indian diplomatic history.

ScreenSavour: Same, Same but different Decades ago as a kid when I had gone to see the popular romantic comedy, Roman Holiday, for the first time at a theatre in Kolkata, I was startled by the presence of Dev Anand on the screen; the elder
ScreenSavour: Not easy, but Persist When he was young and wanting to make films, Quentin Tarantino wrote two scripts for which he found no takers.
Screensavour: Remembering Pancham da If one were to hurriedly prepare a random playlist of Hindi film songs on one’s laptop, to be played at a gathering of like-minded friends meeting over drinks in the evening, the selection inadvertent

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