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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!

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Articles : 234
Depuis : 15/01/2007
Categorie : Films, TV & Vidéos

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Lion, a pretty picture

Lion, a pretty picture

Sunny Pawar Before knowing that Garth Davis was a successful commercials director, I stood up from the screening of his first feature movie, Lion (2016) telling myself, “well now, that was nice, but rather commercial”. Not everything is bad about commercialization: quite a lot is OK as far as I’m concerned. Thanks to its elaborate technology,
Astitva, a feminist manifesto

Astitva, a feminist manifesto

Thanks to Anu Warrier’s Conversations over chai, I have just been the fortunate viewer of Astitva, by Mahesh Manjrekar, a film which was shot in 2000. If you haven’t read her review, please do, it’s a thoughtful, well-balanced commentary of the movie, and it will also serve me as an introduction if you don’t know the story. I hesitated at f
Aranyer din ratri: Ray's models

Aranyer din ratri: Ray's models

It’s weird how when one starts wondering about a Satyajit Ray movie, one is faced with lots of people telling everyone it’s a masterpiece – this 1969 movie is even somewhere graced with the ubiquitous title of Ray’s best film ever – and how so little actual proof of the masterpiece is given… I think I’ve said this already, but why is
A passage to India

A passage to India

Why did I decide to read EM Forster’s A passage to India? Probably no other reason than it’s about a European’s vision of India and I had enjoyed some other books by the same author, Howard’s End and A room with a view. Then there was a film to watch after having read the book, and the interesting task of comparing the two; nothing very ext
I finally went to the movie theatre

I finally went to the movie theatre

During our stay in October I finally went to the movies in India… A little post on this! (those of you who can read my French have had a little preview of the event here ). Almost ever since the beginning of my interest in Bollywood, people had been telling me / I had been reading about the experience which was an Indian film, when and if you wen
Firaaq, the power of fear

Firaaq, the power of fear

It seems appropriate today to speak about Firaaq, a 2008 movie which is Nandita Das’s debut film venture, based on the 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim riots, in which Indian PM Modi had been suspected of biased non-intervention. Today, because the pressure of community clashes are never very far and the opposition between Muslims and Hindus is at the ce
Parched - Righting women's wrongs

Parched - Righting women's wrongs

Went to see Parched (2015), by Leena Yadav, of (not good) Shabd fame. So I was a bit wary of what was to come. What came was a rather pleasant surprise, I’m happy to say. Parched is the story of four gujarati women, stuck all four of them in male-dominated prisons of traditions and practices, and they are the film-maker’s chosen figures to deno
25 years ago

25 years ago

Nutan left us 25 years ago today. Here's a tribute to the actress who now shines from high above: I have simply selected some unpublished photos of her (well, perhaps not all), and hoped that some of you would enjoy seeing them. First a selection of non-film pictures: Then here are the Filmfare covers which featured her (scroll sideways): And to fi
Nutan speaks about Bimal Roy

Nutan speaks about Bimal Roy

Bollywood actress Nutan talks about Bimal Roy... "We have very few directors like Bimal Roy to begin with but what made him special that he was not a jack of all trades, he was master of all trades. He was a very good cameraman, very good photographer, so he had a lovely sense of composition of every shot. Many thanks to Seema for noticing the exis
The origin of my admiration for Nutan

The origin of my admiration for Nutan

The long-awaited 80th anniversary of Nutan's birth has arrived! On top of being able to order Lalitha Tamhane's book in its English version (hopefully, I'll try asap), here's an article which, in agreement with Seema who had wondered if this contribution might not have appeared in the book, I'm posting today here, where it'll offend no one! The ori