Tag Archives: Bengali film

Bengali links – Bengali films, Chaudhuri’s Tagore book and Sourav and the first Bangla e-book

This selection of Bangla links from my Twitter feed covers covers recent Bengali films, Sourav and the first Bangla e-book, and a review of Amit Chaudhuri’s Tagore book.

All the links in the tweet images work, allowing you to click through to view the links, follow me on Twitter or even re-tweet any of the links.

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Channel 4 to show Mrinal Sen’s Padatik

Padatik Mrinal Sen Calcutta TrilogyThere’s a pleasing anomaly among the closing films of Channel 4’s current Bollywood season.

After the New Voices season segued into a Dev Anand retrospective, this Saturday will see the UK television station give a rare outing to a Bengali film that’s not Pather Panchali.

Padatik (The Guerilla Fighter) is the concluding part of Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta trilogy, which documented the social climate of Bengal in the 1970s. Continue reading

Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali returns to Film 4

Satyajit Ray's Pather PanchaliIf there’s one Bengali film you should see then Satyajit Ray’s 1955 directorial debut Pather Panchali (The Song of the Little Road) is it.

The film is the first in a trilogy of Aparajito (The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu).

It is a charming, bitter-sweet tale of a rural family struggling to making a living and is based on a novel by the Bengali writer Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadyay. Continue reading