Aparna Sen

  • Indian cinema needs to go global, says Sujoy Ghosh 31-01-2014 11:35 AM

    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...
  • Rahul Bose finds rigorous shootings 'peaceful' 01-12-2013 03:35 PM

    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...
  • Who am I to give a message through cinema, asks filmmaker Aparna Sen 04-11-2013 04:55 PM

    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...
  • Might do 'Mr and Mrs Iyer' sequel: Aparna Sen 31-10-2013 02:21 PM

    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...
  • Women filmmakers capable of making hardcore films: Aparna Sen 16-09-2013 11:05 AM

    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 20-06-2013 06:35 PM

    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...
  • Tribute: That's no way to leave us, Rituda 30-05-2013 07:52 PM

    "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 friend,...
  • Shirshendu happy over Goynar Baksho framed on celluloid 17-04-2013 12:41 PM

    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' 12-04-2013 05:24 PM

    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'. ...
  • Raakhee once took sitar lessons from Ravi Shankar 14-12-2012 02:36 PM

    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,...
  • For Kolkata of past, watch films: Aparna Sen 15-11-2011 12:34 PM

    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...
  • 'Iti Mrinalini' DVD launched 08-11-2011 01:14 PM

    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...
  • The deaths in 'Iti Mrinalini' 24-08-2011 01:37 PM

    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...
  • Bengali Review: 'Iti Mrinalini' is disappointing 02-08-2011 10:49 AM

    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,...
  • Noted film critic Chidananda Dasgupta dead 23-05-2011 02:36 PM

    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...
  • NY festival: Sthaniya Sambaad wins Best Feature 09-05-2011 07:45 PM

    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 28-03-2010 01:08 PM

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  • Watch: CNN-IBN plays rapid fire with filmmakers 16-07-2008 03:15 AM

    New Delhi: Explosive India opener Virender Sehwag said here on Tuesday that their aim is to win the Test series against England, beginning Nov 15. "Our aim is to play well and win the series. England are a good side but so are we. I think it will be a...
  • Battle for Nandigram: CJ Aparna Sen reports 12-11-2007 06:27 PM

    Vadodara: India might be comfortably placed to wrap up the five-match series going into the third ODI against New Zealand with a 2-0 lead on Saturday but skipper Gautam Gambhir on Friday warned about the dangers of complacency creeping into the mindset of his team. I have always felt players...
  • Meet the cast of The Japanese Wife 28-05-2007 10:44 PM

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  • Women's Film Festival, a lost cause? 13-12-2006 03:26 PM

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  • Aparna Sen guest of honour at IWFF 12-09-2006 12:16 PM

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