spirituality

Ophelia by John Everett Millais

Haider(2014)

Dir.:Vishal Bhardwaj I have a small personal connection with Hamlet.Its character Ophelia and her death is the subject of a sublime painting by Sir John Everett Millais. It is my Mona Lisa and hangs at the Tate in London UK… Read More ›

They are not playing Funny Games!

Funny Games(1997)

Dir.: Micheal Haneke Funny Games is the most horrifying film I have seen.There is nothing funny about it.When it was made it angered a lot of people.Some thought it was a cheap gimmick , others took it as a personal… Read More ›

Jayabrata's blindness does not stop him from seeing where his beloved his headed.

c/o Sir (2013)

Dir.:Kaushik Ganguly For good education all you need is a blackboard and a good teacher.This is what Jayabrata Ray(Saswata Chatterjee) believes. He is a teacher in a reputed boarding school in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal school, where he… Read More ›

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994

My Mandela

It was October 1990.Still hot and muggy in Kolkata even at 9 am in the morning.Perhaps it was a holiday or I would have been in school.I was exactly 14 years old then.My house was on the way to the… Read More ›

An innocent but uncomfortable walk.

The Hunt (Denmark,2012)

Dir.:Thomas Vinterberg There is a lot of evil in the world and nothing gets people more upset and mad than sexual abuse of children.Capturing the Friedmans, a 2003 documentary by Andrew Jarecki was a film which looked at a well… Read More ›

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