Ranjan Das
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SCREENSAVOUR: Fake Rules- when 'deal-makers' become 'film-makers'

Some time back a young film school graduate made a very pertinent comment, that there are two kinds of people who are into filmmaking: one who want to make films, and the other who want to be filmm

ScreenSavour: The Insecurity of the Technician

A young technician starting out on his career in the film industry is most often an insecure fellow: what if he can’t make it?

ScreenSavour: Miscasting can spell doom for an otherwise brilliantly scripted film

There is an interesting anecdote that Subhash Ghai had recounted at a screenplay writing seminar at FTII many years ago about how Yash Chopra’s Deewar (1975) came to be cast.

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.

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