Ranjan Das
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SCREENSAVOUR: The Big Switch

Apart from the fact that both are filmmakers, albeit widely different sensibilities, what else is common between David Dhawan and David Lean?” This could be a question posed in any quiz contest.

SCREENSAVOUR: A Futile Debate

The word ‘Jhumri Telaiya’ wouldn’t ring a bell in the minds of today’s generation.

A Long journey

Strange as it may sound today, but during the 70s and 80s, for anyone wishing to watch a masterpiece from world cinema, it was an arduous task. First, he had to be a member of a film society.

SCREENSAVOUR: Suck up, or get trolled: the choice is yours

It is the sign of our times that people without an iota of credentials or talent can hog the limelight for making stupid, irresponsible remarks.

ScreenSavour: An affair to remember

By the mid-1950s Roberto Rossellini, the iconic Italian Neo-Realist director of such cult films like Rome Open City and Paisan, was a spent force.  His marriage to the legendary Hollywood actr

SCREENSAVOUR: Write choice

There is an interesting story how Delhi Belly (2011) got to be made by Aamir Khan Productions.

SCREENSAVOUR: Love, et al

Way back in 1960, iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard in his debut film Breathless showed a man-woman relationship that was perhaps the first on-screen romance that introduced the concept of ‘co

SCREENSAVOUR: The set up

In director Kabeer Kaushik’s impressive debut Sehar (2005), about a special task force engaged in tackling organised crime in Uttar Pradesh in the mid-90s, Pankaj Kapoor plays the role of a soft-sp

SCREENSAVOUR: The man called Mandela

Apart from Gandhi, perhaps no other political leader has reaped the unflinching love and attention of the world as Nelson Mandela during his lifetime and beyond.

SCREENSAVOUR: Gender Bender

When Aparna Sen was shooting her first feature film 36 Chowringhee Lane way back in 1980 in Kolkata, there was a lot of skepticism and distrust which stemmed from a rank sexist position: How could

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