Cinema1on1_TN

Cinema One on One with Ajay Govind

1. You come from a family of government officials. A family structure where children are expected to get a secured job with fixed salary. But you chose a profession which generally parents dissuade f...
ClassicvsCult

Cult Cinema v/s Classic Cinema

There exist many words in our day-to-day usage of language which are used and heard but not really understood. In fact some of them are not just words but a concept. As far as films are concerned, fo...
Lunchbox vs The Good Road_TN

The Lunchbox and the Oscar controversy

The Lunchbox is a simple love story woven by simple thoughts and explicit ideas.  This movie directed by Ritesh Batra, stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the lead. It is a stor...
Rituparno Ghosh TN

Rituparno Ghosh: The Kingly Queen

It’s extremely difficult to write about Rituparno Ghosh. Although he would be remembered as a filmmaker, I would say he was also a filmmaker among many other things. He was the keenest learner I have...
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Rituparno Ghosh, tender as the night

I met Rituparno Ghosh earlier this very month when he invited me on the sets of his new film, Satyanweshi, in Calcutta. Ghosh and I shared some common friends and had tweeted cordially to each other ...
Irrfan_Lunchbox_TN

Our Films, Their Films

CANNES, the French seaside town, hosts arguably the most famous, most glamorous film festival in the world, and this year it is celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. Frankly, the spotlight has been...
Nawaz_TN

New wave, Old woes

Despite National Awards, accolades at festivals abroad and the multiplex culture, makers of offbeat cinema in India often continue to struggle when it comes to finding big screen release. An encourag...