Ranjan Das
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SCREENSAVOUR: Kidnapped

Recently there has been a disturbing spate of killings triggered by videos of lynchings that were circulated on WhatsApp, all related to rumours about child-lifting.

SCREENSAVOUR: Choices galore

Few years ago, a post on Facebook asking friends to name their 10 favourite films — not necessarily great ones — saw people responding enthusiastically.

SCREENSAVOUR: tales of hope

The latest move by US President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration by arresting and imprisoning migrants and separating them from their children who are being held inside cages has c

SCREENSAVOUR: One step behind

Since the birth and establishment of cinema as an industry more than hundred years ago, the appeal of stars has been so overwhelming that most often the common audience who flock to watch their fav

Drunk on Eastwood?

Recently a Facebook post depicted a cartoon which showed an elderly man telling a friend, “My son’s going to a Rolling Stones concert.

SCREENSAVOUR: Chronicle of a dilettante

Swapnil’s failure to get into FTII, the premiere film school in Pune, did not deter him from pursuing his dreams.

Mis[s]e en scène

At the end of the trial show of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), starring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, Aziz Mirza the director of the film is reported to have approached the veteran producer-dire

ScreenSavour: Dialoguebaazi

Time was, in Indian mainstream cinema, when a script was just an excuse for a film.

SCREENSAVOUR: Time selective in remembering musicians

At an age when playback sing­ers and musicians drop out of public consciousness at the drop of a scale, it appears quite strange when the social media and FM stations begin to trend yesteryear sing

Ray’s women

In a very poignant moment in Satyajit Ray’s debut masterpiece Pather Panchali (1955), Sarbajaya, the middle-aged mother who manages to hold together her impoverished family against all odds, notice

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