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Passionné (comme beaucoup!) par le cinéma et la littérature de l'Inde moderne et passée, et plus particulièrement les domaines hindiphone et bengali.

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Let's talk about Bollywood!

Let's talk about Bollywood!

Indian cinema and literature, Bollywood, Nutan, Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor and more
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Articles : 249
Depuis : 15/01/2007
Categorie : Films, TV & Vidéos

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Maitreyi Devi & La nuit bengali

Maitreyi Devi & La nuit bengali

My discovery of Maitreyi Devi happened, probably like so many outside of India, through Mircea Eliade’s novel which I read in French, La nuit Bengali, written in 1933 three years after this Romanian scholar, who later rose to become an influential ethnologist and specialist of the history of religions, had left Calcutta where he stayed at the hom
Apur Sansar, tenderness

Apur Sansar, tenderness

Last addition to a programme begun 10 years ago with Pather Panchali, here are a few words about the trilogy's n°3 about which I'm sure that nothing has been left unsaid (check story here). It's a vision of tenderness; centered around the character of Apu, whom we must suppose is the now grownup little hero of Pather Panchali; it follows his matur
Woman to woman

Woman to woman

Woman to woman is the first book I read by Madhulika Liddle. She’s written more, of which I had been aware, since I read her blog where she had mentioned them, but for some reason I had relented until now. It’s a quickly read collection of 12 short stories, which pulls you along by sheer brilliance and skill. The result is that one passes from
Nutan and her animals

Nutan and her animals

For this year's Nutan ki janmadin, I have decided to make you discover how attached she was to her animal friends. She was mostly a dog-lover, it seems, and apparently it was a family thing. 22 dogs at home, at one point, says Mohnish!! Here are first some pictures where we can see her as a youth hugging her pets: Other, later photos show her with
Manzil (1979): do you mind lying and deceit?

Manzil (1979): do you mind lying and deceit?

Have you ever wondered why you were born poor and not rich ? (if it’s the other way round, you often don’t wonder) Have you asked yourself why this injustice continues in today’s developed world? And if you are a victim of this injustice, have you never felt that, up to a certain extent, you should be entitled to take (or be given) what you n
Silsila, the spiciness of exposure

Silsila, the spiciness of exposure

So much has already been said about this Yash Chopra 1981 movie… And here I am adding to the pileup! Well, I hope it won’t be too long and too boring to read. In fact what I want to say can be quickly summed up: I’m perplexed at actors accepting to stage publicly an embarrassing intimate relationship, and wondering what’s “behind” it. T
Nutan picture treasure-trove

Nutan picture treasure-trove

Below you'll find a number of the folders in which I have collected pictures of Nutan over the years. Most of them have been found on the net, but if some readers consider their posting an offense to their rights, please contact me so I can remove them. In my effort to collect these photos and documents, I have especially had the support of Seema P
The said and the unsaid: Rajnigandha

The said and the unsaid: Rajnigandha

First the story for those who don’t remember Basu Chatterji’s Rajnigandha (1974): it’s based on Mannu Bhandari ’s book Yahi Sach Hai. Deepa (Vidya Sinha) and Sanjay (Amol Patekar) are a young, aspiring couple living in Delhi. He’s a jolly, outspoken civil servant driven by Unionist ideas and hoping to get the job promotion which, accordin
Sone ki chidiya, pure gold does not fear the smelter

Sone ki chidiya, pure gold does not fear the smelter

Watching Sone ki chidiya (the golden bird, Shaheed Latif, 1958) has been a bit of an adventure, because even though I knew it was good, it doesn’t exist with subtitles, and some time has passed before I could get round to understanding everything. And here I need to thank Madhulika Liddle of Dusted off fame, whom I appealed to in search for expla
Punashcha, the poetry of Love and Life

Punashcha, the poetry of Love and Life

Here's a beautiful and poignant little movie (2014) by Souvik Mitra featuring Soumitra Chatterjeee and Roopa Ganguly (above; I had seen her - much younger, it was 1989 - in Ek din achanak ); but what makes its beauty? Probably its story, its poetic charm, and the way the two actors revolve around one another, closing a circle of poignancy at the en