Category: Film

The Cinema of M.F. Husain by Partha Chatterjee

M.F. Husain’s two feature length fiction films, Gaja Gamini and Meenaxi are classic examples of having one’s cake and eating it too.  In each case, the cake is delectable. True that the two films...

The Elusive Mr Tanvi By Partha Chatterjee

Habib Tanvir (1923-2009), was perhaps the most famous Theatre personality in north India. An actor-manager in the Old-School mould, he led a crowded professional life, which, over the years, had invariably spilt over into...

The film ‘Manto’–A Review by Raj Ayyar

‘I am a walking, talking Bombay.’ ‘Saadat Hasan Manto, RIP. He lies in that grave, wondering: Who is the greater storyteller? God or Manto?’ –Saadat Hasan Manto. I enjoyed watching the biopic ‘Manto’,  A great...

Doordarshan Schedule July 2018

PRASAR BHARATI (India’s Public Service Broadcaster) Directorate General: Doordarshan Copernicus Marg: New Delhi-110001 Films Division File No-26/1/2017-P-6. Film Dated: 12.06.2018 Subject: Schedule of Hindi Feature Films to be telecast from 01.07.2018 to 31.07.2018 on...

On Seeing Padmaavat By Partha Chatterjee

Rating   Sanjay film Padmaavat based on Malik Mohammad Jaisi’s long narrative poem from the 16th century, has finally been released after much bloodshed and violence across northern and western India. Things got so...