Ranjan Das
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In director Kabeer Kaushik’s impressive debut Sehar (2005), about a special task force engaged in tackling organised crime in Uttar Pradesh in the mid-90s, Pankaj Kapoor plays the role of a soft-sp

SCREENSAVOUR: The man called Mandela

Apart from Gandhi, perhaps no other political leader has reaped the unflinching love and attention of the world as Nelson Mandela during his lifetime and beyond.


When Aparna Sen was shooting her first feature film 36 Chowringhee Lane way back in 1980 in Kolkata, there was a lot of skepticism and distrust which stemmed from a rank sexist position: How could


Recently there has been a disturbing spate of killings triggered by videos of lynchings that were circulated on WhatsApp, all related to rumours about child-lifting.

SCREENSAVOUR: Choices galore

Few years ago, a post on Facebook asking friends to name their 10 favourite films — not necessarily great ones — saw people responding enthusiastically.

SCREENSAVOUR: tales of hope

The latest move by US President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration by arresting and imprisoning migrants and separating them from their children who are being held inside cages has c

SCREENSAVOUR: One step behind

Since the birth and establishment of cinema as an industry more than hundred years ago, the appeal of stars has been so overwhelming that most often the common audience who flock to watch their fav

Drunk on Eastwood?

Recently a Facebook post depicted a cartoon which showed an elderly man telling a friend, “My son’s going to a Rolling Stones concert.

SCREENSAVOUR: Chronicle of a dilettante

Swapnil’s failure to get into FTII, the premiere film school in Pune, did not deter him from pursuing his dreams.

Mis[s]e en scène

At the end of the trial show of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), starring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, Aziz Mirza the director of the film is reported to have approached the veteran producer-dire