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Filmy Comments

Posted: October 12, 2017 in Tidbits

Humor is necessary in life for everybody to get through – Ben Stiller, Actor (HT 10/10/17)

I often think my film are comedies and then I’m surprised when people don’t laugh – Sally Potter, Director (HT 10/10/17)

 

 

Yeti Obijan (2017)

Posted: October 12, 2017 in Bangla 2010-2020, Tidbits

The Srijit Mukherjee directed film YETI OBHIJAN has been shot in a record 23 days in four outdoor locations – eight day in Switzerland, about six days each in Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh and the remaining part has been shot in Kolkata. The film features Prasenjit, Jishu Sengupta, Amrita Gangopadhyay, Dolon Roy and others.

Teacher on celluloid …

Posted: September 5, 2017 in Mrinal Sen, Satyajit Ray, Tidbits

Art imitates life. Today I am reminded of the supporting character of the father of one of the lead pair viz., Anil Chaterji in Satyajit Ray’s MAHANAGAR (1964) – an aged retired teacher with traditional beliefs unable to comprehend changing times. When he tries to reach out to his past successful students during his hard times, their insensitivity towards him is a reflection of how we treat our teachers in modern society. In Mrinal Sen’s EK DIN ACHANAK an academically bent Professor leaves his family for an unknown destination when his family and society doesn’t accord him the respect he felt due to him….

Ain Rasheed Khan

Posted: May 6, 2017 in Gautam Ghose, Tidbits

GAUTAM GHOSE

Having made his foray into the world of documentary film in 1979, Ain Rasheed Khan a close friend of Gautam Ghose was also the scriptwriter, commentator and interviewer for Ghosh’s film on Ustad Bismillah Khan. Next came his dialogues and script for a documentary on Cancer – SHAM HI TO HAI- and Ghosh then engaged him as the script and dialogue writer for PATANG, which won the National award for Best film in 1994. November 1995 also saw him in London as an additional expert commentary writer for an Indo-British called BEYOND THE HIMALAYAS.

(Src: STATESMAN 22/6/96)

Maya Mridango (2016)

Posted: February 14, 2017 in Bangla 2010-2020, Tidbits

The director Raja Sen has based his new film MAYA MRIDANGO (2016) on a 1950 novel written by Syed Mustafa Siraj. When an interviewer asked the director as to why he had based his film on such an old novel, the director replied “the cravings of an artist to gain recognition remains the same, whether it is the 1950s or the present times.” This explains why Tagore and Sarat Chatterjee are still popular among filmmakers.