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Diptakirti Chaudhuri
Salesman by day, writer by night.
Salesman by day, writer by night.
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Random Movies I Like: Darr
A rambling, almost incoherent post. Dedicated to the actor whose fans think he is edgy. I have seen Sholay in a theatre but only in the 1990s, when the wide-eyed surprise at the film
was long gone and it was more of a karaoke experience. I haven’t seen Mr I...
Random Movies I Like: Darr
Random Movies I Like: Darr
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Book Review: Travails With The Alien
Satyajit Ray’s reputation in India is based on his
world-renowned films (which have sadly not been watched widely in India) and
his Feluda novels (that have a decent readership via the English translations).
His short stories are relatively lesser known, th...
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10 Things About Bioscope AKA My Urge To Talk About My New Book
Bioscope has been used as the early name for
cinema, to describe a travelling movie theatre, or as a generic name for a film
camera (and sometimes a projector). I interpreted it loosely as a device to
peek into the past. For kids growing up in 1980s India, ...
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2017: A Roundup
Came back to this slightly lonely place on the internet, but a very warm one for me - my first address on the worldwide web. In action since 2005 though 2017 was its leanest period... this is the first and last post of the year. I had to come back here to c...
2017: A Roundup
2017: A Roundup
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2016: A Roundup
Started 2016
with a resolution to revive my near-dormant. The plan was to watch 100 movies
( #100MoviePact ) and write at least 100 words about each movie watched. Happy to
report that I hit the target (110 movies!) but didn’t write after the first
thirty-s...
2016: A Roundup
2016: A Roundup
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34. Gone Baby Gone
A little girl is kidnapped. The police swing into action, led by an officer who lost his own daughter a few years back. The girl's family hires a detective team of two to boost the search efforts. The police grudgingly accept the interloping investigators a...
34. Gone Baby Gone
34. Gone Baby Gone
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32. Main Aur Charles
Charles Sobhraj was this charming Frenchman whose victims were charmed by him before they got conned or killed. After a killing spree in Southeast Asia (remember Bikini killer?), he came to and was arrested in India. He made himself a cosy nook in Tihar jai...
32. Main Aur Charles
32. Main Aur Charles
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33. O Kadhal Kanmani
We have seen this format so many times... a modern couple don't believe in marriage and just want to live together and be 'friends with benefits' before they go on their separate paths to successful careers. They promise to have no attachments to each other...
33. O Kadhal Kanmani
33. O Kadhal Kanmani
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35. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
In one scene of the movie - taking place in an Indian Maharaja's place - a sumptuous banquet is laid out. The first course is a coiled python, with a surprise. As you cut open the snake, smaller snakes (snakelets?) slither out and Indian royals greedily put...
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36. Dishoom
There are some actor combos that become just dynamite when they come together. One of the best examples of this is what Beth Watkins calls Shashitabh . Of course, these two people were huge stars and great actors but their on-screen chemistry was just magic...
36. Dishoom
36. Dishoom
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