Ranjan Das
My Stories
SCREENsavour: The burden of greatness

“…Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain / You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today / And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you / No on

Screen Savour: Books wide shut

A young man finds out that his father whom he had presumed dead all these years is still alive, serving life on charges of allegedly killing a sex worker 15 years ago.

SCREENsavour: How to tech it forward

Few years ago, Naseeruddin Shah spoke out against the plans to remake Masoom (1983), stating that the story will not be able to stand up to today’s times because a young boy could easily look up hi

Screen Savour: In the shadow of glamour

In a poignant but funny scene from Chachi 420, Kamal Hassan comes to seek Amrish Puri’s permission to marry his daughter Tabu.

SCREENsavour: The lovely Waheeda Rehman

Bound scripts were uncommon in the early days…. Many times the scene was given to us on the day of the shoot. On the spot!

SCREENsavour: Copy Cats

Few years ago, the Iranian band Barobax sent a legal notice to music director Pritam for copyright violation.

SCREENsavour: flavours of iran

If there is one thing that the controversy surrounding India’s Oscar entry Newton’s alleged similarities with an Iranian film Secret Ballot displayed, it is the existence and impact of Iranian cine

Screen Savour: Two way track

Several decades ago, Alfred Hitchcock had commented that he was looking forward to the day when a machine would be invented in which, if you inserted the script at one end, from the other end the f

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.