Ranjan Das
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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.
ScreenSavour: Of the click and the bait If anything travels faster than light in today’s times, it is electronic news. And if anything is faster than that, it is the social media.
SCREENsavour: Your attention please Two Bengali singers had made quite a name for themselves in the ’90s in the world of Hindi playback singing — Kumar Sanu and Abhijeet.
ScreenSavour: Direct Cut It is always very interesting to read about directors talking about their cinematic mentors and favourite filmmakers, but one rarely comes across directors who criticise others of their trade; such cr