Ranjan Das
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SCREENSAVOUR: Dramatic vs Epic

In the recently released movie Andhadhun by maverick thriller director Sriram Raghavan, a young piano player who fakes his blindness witnesses the cover up of a murder by the deceased’s wife and he

SCREENSAVOUR: Gandhi on screen

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi — whose 149th birth anniversary we celebrated last week — still remains the most internationally-acclaimed Indian, apart from perhaps Gautam Buddha.

Snakes and Ladders

Couple of years ago Telegu actor Uday Kiran committed suicide at his house in Hyderabad.


Apart from the fact that both are filmmakers, albeit widely different sensibilities, what else is common between David Dhawan and David Lean?” This could be a question posed in any quiz contest.


The word ‘Jhumri Telaiya’ wouldn’t ring a bell in the minds of today’s generation.

A Long journey

Strange as it may sound today, but during the 70s and 80s, for anyone wishing to watch a masterpiece from world cinema, it was an arduous task. First, he had to be a member of a film society.

SCREENSAVOUR: Suck up, or get trolled: the choice is yours

It is the sign of our times that people without an iota of credentials or talent can hog the limelight for making stupid, irresponsible remarks.

ScreenSavour: An affair to remember

By the mid-1950s Roberto Rossellini, the iconic Italian Neo-Realist director of such cult films like Rome Open City and Paisan, was a spent force.  His marriage to the legendary Hollywood actr

SCREENSAVOUR: Write choice

There is an interesting story how Delhi Belly (2011) got to be made by Aamir Khan Productions.


Way back in 1960, iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard in his debut film Breathless showed a man-woman relationship that was perhaps the first on-screen romance that introduced the concept of ‘co