Ranjan Das Gupta

is a Kolkata-based independent journalist. He has been doing freelance work for more than 3 decades and writes on arts & culture, cinema, politics, healthcare and education

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O Oscar, My Oscar

Omar Sharif was disheartened as he could not win an Oscar for his lifetime performances in Dr. Zhivago. He however did receive a nomination. He was consoled by Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren, who confessed that...

Hatyapuri is not a classic but the film has some memorable cinematic moments

Bengali’s iconic sleuth Feluda is back on the silver screen. This time it is the suave and persuasive Indraneil Sengupta directed by Sandip Ray in Hatyapuri. Surely not a classic, the film has some memorable...

Amitabh Bachchan’s Statement and Freedom of Expression in Indian Cinema

At the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival’s 28th edition, Amitabh Bachchan delivered a memorable speech. For the first time, he pointed out that freedom of expression in films is jeopardized now as never...

Dilip Kumar’s Excellent Offbeat Movies

Dilip Kumar always said, “A memorable film may not always be popular. A popular film is not always memorable.” According to his statement, a number of his memorable films did not hit the bull’s eye....

Bollywood and its divisions

Recently in an interview for a television channel, actor and director Parambrata Chatterjee lamented, “We now have a mutual admiration society which meets at premiers of Bengali films. Each pat the others' backs and shower...

Tagore’s Romance With Science, On Celluloid

Kolkata: It is an evening at a posh South Kolkata coffee shop. The weather is pleasant with an inaugural winter touch. Sipping coffee, eminent director and Dean, Film Studies, SRFTI, Ashoke Viswanathan reveals, “I have...

About The Evergreen Sophia

Sophia Loren was speaking to Richard Burton while completing shooting for D’Sica’s, Voyage. She asked the iconic actor whether her performance as Adriana in the film could match Burton’s Caesar as he delivered a flawless performance....

Remakes of foreign films are not always desirable for the Indian audience

The boycott by right-wingers might be one of the reasons, but what happened with Lal Singh Chadda's box office performance in India has an age-long problem with the Indian film industry.  The Aamir Khan starer remake...

Dilip Kumar’s Shaheed inspired me to become an actor: Manoj Kumar

Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar, known as Bharat Kumar in Indian cinema has acted in and made the most patriotic theme movies. The 85-year-old Manoj Kumar talked to journalist Ranjan Das Gupta on the eve of...

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