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The Mahatma before Attenborough filmed ‘Gandhi’

Gandhi’s radical politics fascinated filmmakers during his lifetime and after

In 1931, Charlie Chaplin met Gandhi in London (London Express / Getty Images)
Published on May 31, 2024 11:24 PM IST

Circuitous churning of Benegal’s film Manthan

Manthan creates its own dialectical landscape of words and images. Its recent premiering at Cannes and the ongoing elections make it politically interesting

Made at a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh, Manthan was the first crowd funded Indian film. (HT Archive)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:05 PM IST

Kumar Shahani, a lingering luminosity

Film scholar, teacher, and director Kumar Shahani, who was a distinct voice of parallel cinema, constantly questioned the conventional ways of seeing and making

 Kumar Shahani in Kolkata just a couple of months prior to his sad demise, photographed by Basab Mullik(Author)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 03:39 PM IST

The untutored but versatile all-round scholar who guided many

With his passing on Thursday, Virchand Dharamsey leaves behind a great legacy of rigorous scholarship for our young students. His scholastic accomplishments were not backed by formal training, and yet leading scholars of the world looked up to him for reliable information, fresh interpretations and guidance.

The untutored but versatile all-round scholar who guided many
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Why Chhello Show is both transcendent and rooted

To my mind, what distinguishes Nalin’s cinematography is his internationalist stance that transcends the so-called burden of regional cinema.

Pan Nalin’s Chhello Show. 
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 08:37 PM IST

A weekend with Ingmar Bergman

Habitat International Festival showcases five Bergman classics. Plus a documentary.

The Swedish film director with one of his favourite leading ladies and later partner, Liv Ullman.(Photo: Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 03:43 PM IST
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