Category Archives: Film

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for Factual errors made in a fictitious storyline may seem like a trivial matter, but they can hide icebergs. The iceberg … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Face of Dipjol

The Face of Dipjol By Arafat Kazi for “Tolowar chalabo ami! Tor Dadima buritar matha kete aaj ami football khelbo. Kothaye? Kothaye Jannat Begum?”

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suchitra, please don’t go

Suchitra, please don’t go by Ashif Entaz Rabi, translated by Nadine Murshid for

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013): “Mathura Nagar Pati Kahe Tum Gokul Jao”

Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013): “Mathura Nagar Pati Kahe Tum Gokul Jao” by Seuty Sabur, for I am not able to concentrate for the past two days. It has been pouring … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013): The king of all seasons, despite seasons

ঋতুরাজ, ঋতু নির্বিশেষে (The King of all seasons, despite seasons) by Gargi  Bhattacharya for Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Politics of remembering and forgetting heroes

If you live within the territorial limits of the Union of India, it is very likely that you were unaware of two important red-letter days in late March. You are … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love that Country

It was early or mid 1980s. I am just finishing my high school.  1972 Bangla film ওরা এগারো জন  Ora Egaro Jon, was re-released in theaters across the country. In mine … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Love, Kolkata style

From Kolkata’s Shree Venkatesh Films She: “Do you love me?” He: [nods] She: “What’s your name?” He: “Nur Islam” She: “Hmm, Muslim?”

December 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Chittagong, in Hindi? (when Surjo Shen became Surya Sen)

(aka when surjo shen became surya sen) Looking forward to Bedabrata Pain’s film, but one khotka… according to the film’s trailer, the legendary anti-British rebellion of Chittagong is staged in … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 26 Comments

Barishal: “abe koy ki hala”

Barisal or Barishal or Borishal, either punchline or regional power rising. Which way does the wind blow? A distinct language aped by actors who lost the accent long ago, but … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment



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