Aparna Sen

  • Saradha scam: Filmmaker Aparna Sen denies role in monetary transactions Yesterday

    Kolkata: Actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen on Monday denied have any role in the monetary transactions of the Saradha group accused of embezzling lakhs of investors in a chit fund scam. Sen, who was the editor of the magazine 'Poroma', started by Saradha chief Sudipta Sen, was quizzed by the Enforcement...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate quizzes national award winning filmmaker Aparna Sen Yesterday

    Kolkata: National award winning film maker Aparna Sen was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sen appeared before the agency that is probing the scam along with husband Kalyan Roy. Aparna Sen was the editor of a magazine called Parama ...
  • Indian cinema needs to go global, says Sujoy Ghosh January 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Thursday said Indian cinema needs to go global and subtitles can help audiences worldwide understand and appreciate the films. "We should be looking at global cinema. There's no reason why our films cannot go out there with subtitles," Ghosh said during a session at the third...
  • Rahul Bose finds rigorous shootings 'peaceful' December 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Rahul Bose, who is currently busy with a couple of film projects, says he finds the rigorous shooting schedules peaceful. The 46-year-old actor is presently occupied with four films including the sequel to his 2002 film 'Mr and Mrs Iyer', which was helmed by Aparna Sen. "Doing four films...
  • Who am I to give a message through cinema, asks filmmaker Aparna Sen November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen depicted a subject as sensitive as the changing role of women in the Indian society in her last directorial 'Goynar Baksho' in a very light-hearted manner, but says she never makes movies with an intention to convey a message. "There are messages (in my film),...
  • Might do 'Mr and Mrs Iyer' sequel: Aparna Sen October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sen is contemplating a sequel to her highly acclaimed 'Mr. and Mrs. Iyer' with Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose reprising their roles from the 2002 movie. At the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), where her Bengali comedy 'Goynar Baksho' (Jewel Box) was screened Tuesday night,...
  • Women filmmakers capable of making hardcore films: Aparna Sen September 16, 2013

    Leh: Veteran actress-director Aparna Sen feels women filmmakers are equally talented to make hardcore films like action and war, as their male counterparts. Aparna, 67, is the winner of three National Film Awards and eight international film festival awards. She is the jury chairperson of Ladakh International film festival this...
  • West Bengal: Protest staged against Barasat rape-murder June 20, 2013

    Kolkata: People from diverse fields on Thursday staged a rally in the city to condemn the brutal rape and murder of a college student at Barasat in North 24-Parganas district and demanded that the culprits be brought to book immediately. Celebrated actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen said it was very sad...
  • Tribute: That's no way to leave us, Rituda May 31, 2013

    "Death is like the loo. You got to go, you got to go!" It could only be a madcap genius like Woody Allen, who could unleash this witticism and take the sting out of something as terrifyingly inevitable as death. When I got the news this morning from a...
  • Shirshendu happy over Goynar Baksho framed on celluloid April 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Happy that his popular fiction Goynar Baksho was at last framed on celluloid, writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay said he had wished it be made by none other than Aparna Sen. "When Aparna first approached me for the right of the literary work several years back I felt it will fall...
  • Aparna Sen, Konkana get candid about 'Goynar Baksho' April 12, 2013

    The premier artsy mother-daughter duo of Indian cinema, Aparna and Konkona Sen who've made critically acclaimed films like 'Titli', 'Mr and Mrs Iyer' and '15 Park Avenue' in the past are back with another film, 'Goynar Baksho'. ...
  • 'Goyner Bakso' increases my appetite for good work: Mousumi April 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Actress Mousumi Chatterjee says she is fortunate to have been cast in a full-fledged role in Aparna Sen's next film 'Goynar Bakso', which she feels has done justice to her age. The 59-year-old actress, who enlivened the screen by portraying sweet next-door girls in both Hindi and Bengali films,...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: How we got our first English film March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mainstream Indian filmmaking has always enjoyed the abundance of people whose sensibilities find an inspiration in the western way of thinking. It was inevitable because the art of cinema was developed in the West and when Indians started to purchase equipment they also bought the ideas. Filmmaking...
  • Raakhee once took sitar lessons from Ravi Shankar December 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Raakhee Gulzar spent weeks learning how to play the sitar from the maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar himself. It was for her role of the unfulfilled housewife in Aparna Sen's 'Paroma'. Recalling the glorious time she had strumming those magical strings under the guidance of the late master sitarist, Raakhee...
  • How Uttam Kumar redefined screen romance September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: When Bengal’s ace of hearts, the one and only Uttam Kumar breathed his last on July 24, 1980, he unleashed the kind of public hysteria unprecedented in the annals of Bengal’s movie history. Millions of Uttam fans, suddenly orphaned, kept asking just one question, ‘Is it true?’ To...
  • Ashok Mehta was a pillar of strength: Aparna Sen August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Aparna Sen, who had worked with cinematographer Ashok Mehta in '36 Chowringhee Lane', 'Paroma' and 'Sati', is devastated after learning about his demise, as she considered him her pillar of strength. "The last time I met him was at the Mumbai premiere of my film 'The Japanese Wife'. I...
  • Here is why she's not buying your ads... August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: First things first. Only guys in dire need of an instant brain transplant perceive advertising to be the unsoiled harbinger of truth or relentless Brand Ambassador of reality. Advertising is after all (first and last) a crucial marketing tool mandated to do a job as effectively as possible....
  • Remembering Uttam Kumar: From a clerk to an actor July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: When Bengal’s ace of hearts, the one and only Uttam Kumar breathed his last on July 24, 1980, he unleashed the kind of public hysteria unprecedented in the annals of Bengal’s movie history. Millions of Uttam fans, suddenly orphaned, kept asking just one question, ‘Is it true?’ To...
  • How Uttam Kumar became the symbol of romance July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: When Bengal’s ace of hearts, the one and only Uttam Kumar breathed his last on July 24, 1980, he unleashed the kind of public hysteria unprecedented in the annals of Bengal’s movie history. Millions of Uttam fans, suddenly orphaned, kept asking just one question, ‘Is it true?’ To...
  • Flashback with Bengali actor-director Aparna Sen July 7, 2012

    Noted filmmaker Aparna Sen talks about her most memorable movies. ...
  • For Kolkata of past, watch films: Aparna Sen November 15, 2011

    Kolkata: National Award winning director Aparna Sen says filmmakers wanting to portray the Kolkata of the past have a ready reckoner in the films of the 1960s and 1970s. "Let me talk about some of the problems one encounters when trying to shoot in Kolkata," Sen said at a seminar organised...
  • 'Iti Mrinalini' DVD launched November 8, 2011

    Kolkata: After its critical acclaim at home and abroad at different film festivals, the world launch of the DVD of ace director Aparna Sen's 'Iti Mrinalini' took place at a city book store. "I am very happy with the work of Debu (ace music composer Debojyoti Misra. The film was possible...
  • The deaths in 'Iti Mrinalini' October 12, 2011

    Death is a paradox – it announces an absence yet it is profound and revered in religions. It is a bonding which marks a distance – between us and within us. This relativism of death makes it an abstraction of separation – intrigues longing and masquerades as permanence. Death therefore essentially...
  • Bengali Review: 'Iti Mrinalini' is disappointing August 2, 2011

    Cast: Aparna Sen, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rajat Kapoor, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Koushik Sen, Saheb Bhattacharjee Director: Aparna Sen Aparna Sen's 'Iti Mrinalini' is not so much of a bad film as it is a disappointing film, coming as it does after the exquisite 'The Japanese Wife.' The story is about Mrinalini, an actress well...
  • Noted film critic Chidananda Dasgupta dead May 23, 2011

    Kolkata: Chidananda Dasgupta, noted film critic and father of renowned actor-director Aparna Sen, died here last night following brief illness. He was 89 and predeceased by his wife two years ago. He was suffering from acute broncho pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, doctors attending on him said. Aparna, who was away in the...
  • NY festival: Sthaniya Sambaad wins Best Feature May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Bengali film 'Sthaniya Sambaad' won Best Feature at the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival that closed on May 8 in Manhattan. Directed by Arjun Gourisaria and Moinak Biswas, the film traces the story of a settlement of refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in Kolkata and...
  • Aparna Sen is brilliant: Rahul Bose March 28, 2010

    Rahul Bose is back in the scene with his forthcoming release The Japanese Wife. Directed by Aparna Sen, the film is inspired by the Kunal Basu's short story. An International rugby player, writer, social activist and director, Rahul Bose shot to fame for his work in parallel films like English,...
  • Farhan teams up with Ranbir for Aparna Sen's next May 7, 2009

    The other day Juicy Mausi spilled the beans about how Ranbir has been roped in Aparna Sen's Hindi directorial debut, Gulel. Now a little birdie tells me Farhan Akhtar too has been taken on board. The film was to go on floors earlier with Ajay Devgan playing a Bihari assassin and...
  • 'I don't feel cheated when mum doesn't cast me' January 24, 2009

    She's a thinking man's sex symbol and in her new film Luck By Chance, Konkana Sen Sharma plays a struggling actress. Right now she is shooting for a film by Karan Johar - an unlikely choice for her you'd think. Earlier this week, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand chatted with...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN plays rapid fire with filmmakers July 16, 2008

    Veteran filmmaker Aparna Sen and Abbas Tyrewala tell you what to watch, what not to watch, and who to watch. They share some of their most memorable experiences as CNN-IBN's Sushant Mehta plays a rapid fire with both filmmakers. ...