Ranjan Das
My Stories
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
ScreenSavour: Spend your weekend Locked in Recently Konkona Sen Sharma’s debut film as a director, A Death in the Gunj created quite a stir amongst discerning viewers and social media was flooded with praise for the film.
Screensavour: Reaching for stars Kundan Shah was already married when he was struggling to make his first feature film way back in the early ’80s.
ScreenSavour: All in the game Recently Priyanka Chopra faced a lot of flak from lumpen nationalists for meeting the Indian PM in Germany, dressed in a skirt.