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.

SCREENSAVOUR: The Big Switch

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.

SCREENSAVOUR: A Futile Debate

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.

SCREENSAVOUR: Love, et al

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

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