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Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Cinema || TeenKahon (Three Tales of Love)

The much speculated and lauded debut of Bauddhayan Mukherji is quite the novel idea on paper. Spanning an impressive one hundred years, Mukherji’s three tales of obsession would unite three vastly different stories from diverse eras to chart the course of a certain trait of

Cinema || Black Mass (Darkness Unbound)

The primary challenge that any filmmaker has to contend with when one attempts to make a gangster flick is to live up to the unrelenting standard set by one Martin Scorsese. Since director Scott Cooper chose to make what can essentially be called a ‘semi-biopic’

Cinema || Mia Madre (My Mother)

That meta-films are a specialty of Nanni Moretti has been evident ever since the release of ‘April’ (1998). He followed it up with Il Caimano (2006). Moretti’s latest, the Margherita Buy starrer ‘Mia Madre’ goes further than he has yet travelled into the psyche of

Book || Mrs. Funnybones (Twinkle Khanna)

The fact that Twinkle Khanna can be funny is no great revelation. Her delightful columns in two prominent national newspapers have already exposed her ‘funny’ bone to readers who have gradually come to accept her for more than her ‘star daughter turned “failed” Bollywood actress

Feature || Aagomoni – The Festive Days

October dutifully sees the city of Joy indulging itself to live up to its decorative title. Kolkata becomes a veritable city of joy in the seven-odd days of the Durga Puja and the several months leading up to it. Being the primary festival of the