MRINAL SEN

  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan are loved internationally: Amitabh Bachchan April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has travelled the world, meeting cinema icons from all over. He feels happy at the growing reach of Indian movies and says younger stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan deserve the credit for realising their potential globally and pushing it in...
  • TV serials have brought down India's cultural level: Adoor Gopalakrishnan November 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Advising young filmmakers to develop their own style and imbibe a lot from music, theatre and reading, Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan Tuesday criticised Indian television for having 'brought down the cultural level of the country'. Speaking to reporters at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) that began Sunday, the...
  • Why Madhur Bhandarkar is so happy after meeting Mrinal Sen October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is on a high ever since he met his favourite filmmaker Mrinal Sen. Bhandarkar met Sen during his recent visit to Kolkata. "It was a pleasure meeting with Mrinal sen, I always wanted to meet him because he is one of my favourite directors, I spent...
  • Writers, film fraternity criticise Mamata govt over Rushdie February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The literary and film community on February 1 came out in support of controversial author Salman Rushdie and blamed the West Bengal government for cancellation of his visit to the metropolis. "If a worldrenowned writer is unable to come to Kolkata, then it is extremely unfortunate," Magsaysay awardwinning author...
  • Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, a veteran of theatre, films and television serials, passed away in Kolkata on Saturday. He was 87. Bandopadhyay was last seen in Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' as the venerable head of a children's home. He passed away this afternoon after battling for life for 15 days...
  • Column: Is the National Award losing its charm? July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Once upon a time the most glamorous, eagerlyawaited and coveted award was Filmfare. It was the oldest, truly defined higlitz event that captured the seductive magic of starpower. This was a time way before Facebook and Twitter or the whossleepingwithwho brand of journalism invaded our lives. Stars were...
  • Soumitra: What have I done to deserve accolades? May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: In another recognition of his contribution to the world of films, drama and poetry, this year's Dadasaheb Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee was felicitated by a leading business group. Stating that he was overwhelmed by the ecstatic response of the people in the wake of his receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • Mrinal Sen turns 90, says he has not yet retired May 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Far from calling it quits, legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen on his 90th birthday today said that he might just come up with another new film. "Everyday I feel like making a new film. Ideas pop up out of my head. Let's see when I can act on them," Sen,...
  • Never saw Satyajit Ray angry: Mamata Shankar May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Renowned Bengali actress Mamata Shankar started her career with Mrinal Sen, but she got a chance to work with Satyajit Ray on films such as 'Ganashatru', 'Shakha Proshakha' and 'Agantuk'. She describes the differences in the working styles of both the legendary filmmakers. Q: You always wanted to work...
  • Have learnt a lot from Satyajit Ray: Tavernier November 24, 2011

    Panaji: Renowned French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, a man whose passion for films since the age of 14 has led to movies like 'The Clockmaker' and 'The Princess of Montpensier', says Indian classics made by Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen have greatly influenced him. "I have seen a few Indian films which...
  • Asian Film Festival Schedule: Day 6 November 2, 2010

    Here is the list of films you can watch on 2nd November at the Asian Film Festival... Wednesday, 3rd November Plaza Theatre 10 am to 11.30 am Khudakushi from India directed by Rakesh Mehta. Khudakushi is based on two Indian Muslim youngsters dilemma, who carry out unlawful acts with a view to make better...
  • Mrinal Sen's 'Khandahar' at Cannes again May 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Acclaimed filmmaker Mrinal Sens awardwinning film Khandahar will be screened once again at the Cannes International Film Festival first screened in Cannes 26 years ago, the film will be shown again later this week at the ongoing 63rd edition of the Festival. The film starring Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin...