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What is birthday boy #SatyajitRay's connect with Andalgalornis, an extinct terror bird? A thread (1/9)
For those who haven’t read Brihachchonchu (বৃহচ্চঞ্চু) yet, this is a story of Tulsi Babu, a middle-class officer in Calcutta, who had discovered an enormous egg while searching for medicinal herbs deep in the woods of Dandakaranya (2/9)
Mysterious events unfolded as he brought back the newborn bird to his home in Calcutta, which grew up to be an ancient monster bird. Ray’s brilliant imagination and storytelling led to a gripping climax (3/9)
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On #SatyajitRay 100th birth anniversary, we look back at his unfulfilled dream project, a sci-fi film on a friendly alien that unfortunately never got made. Or did it? (1/18)
From a very young age, Satyajit Ray was an avid fan of the science fiction genre. He was greatly influenced by the works of pioneers like Jules Verne, HG Wells and Arthur C. Clarke (2/18)
He wrote several stories based on sci-fi themes including those featuring the maverick scientist Shonku. One of his personal favorites was the short “Banku Babu’r Bandhu” (Mr. Banku’s Friend) that was published in Sandesh magazine in 1962 (3/18)
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केंद्रीय माहिती व प्रसारणमंत्री @PrakashJavdekar यांच्या हस्ते आज @Festival_Cannes येथे व्हर्चुअल इंडिया पॅव्हिलियनचे उद्घाटन होणार

या पॅव्हिलियनमध्ये भारतीय चित्रपटांचे प्रदर्शन होणार #IndiaAtCannes

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आज 6 जुलै 2021 रोजी सुरु होणाऱ्या व्हर्चुअल इंडिया पॅव्हिलियन #Cannes Film Market 2021 मध्ये सहभागी व्हा

व्हर्चुअल इंडिया पॅव्हिलियनचे @Festival_Cannes येथे दुपारी 3 वाजता भव्य उद्घाटन

परिसंवाद आणि बैठकांना उपस्थित राहण्यासाठी नोंदणी करा
केंद्रीय माहिती व प्रसारणमंत्री @PrakashJavdekar यांच्या हस्ते @Festival_Cannes येथे व्हर्चुअल इंडिया पॅव्हिलियनचे उद्घाटन होणार

थेट पहा 🎥

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I&B Minister @PrakashJavdekar to inaugurate Virtual India Pavilion at @Festival_Cannes, today

With this, the virtual pavilion will be showcasing Indian cinema. #IndiaAtCannes

To attend seminars/meetings👉…


Join the Virtual India Pavilion of #Cannes Film Market 2021, starting today 📅 6 July 2021

Grand Inaugural of Virtual India Pavilion at @Festival_Cannes will begin at⏰3 PM

To attend the seminars and meetings, register at 🔗…

To begin in a few minutes..

I&B Minister @PrakashJavdekar to inaugurate Virtual India Pavilion at @Festival_Cannes

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Thread: For my weekly cinema column in Mirror/TOI Plus, I've been writing a series of pieces on #trainsinIndiancinema. First came this column, which opens with the Lumiere Brothers but zooms quickly into Avtar Kaul's strange and vivid award-winner #27Down:…
For the second piece in the series, I looked back at what the railways meant to British colonial India - and Anglo Indians - through the Ava-Gardner-starrer #BhowaniJunction:…
Third column in my #trainsinIndiancinema series suggested that in the #1950s work of filmmaker #BimalRoy, trains were a lifeline -- but simultaneously harbingers of doom.…
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#SatyajitRay x #SoumitraChatterjee films on digital platforms..

Experience the sheer genius of this magical collaboration.

Soumitra Chatterjee in Satyajit Ray films.

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Apur Sansar / The World Of Apu (1959)

Feat. Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, and Swapan Mukherjee.

Teen Kanya / Three Daughters (1961)

Anthology film, based on short stories by Rabindranath Tagore.

Samapti (The Conclusion) ft. Soumitra Chatterjee @senaparna Sita Mukherjee, Gita Dey, Santosh Dutta.

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Gaston Roberge SJ (1935-2020), Jesuit from #Calcutta, has been among India’s acclaimed #film scholars. Born in Montreal, he joined the #Jesuits in 1956, studied film at @UCLA, came to India in 1961, and was ordained priest in 1967. He passed away on Aug 26 in #Kolkata @SXC_Kol.
In collab with filmmaker #SatyajitRay, #GastonRoberge founded #Chitrabani — the only independent film library in Calcutta, in 1970. From here, Roberge pioneered film studies from early 70s. His friendship with Ray led to a creative effluence b/w each other’s film theory&practice.
Roberge’s #scholarship influenced numerous filmmakers & theorists in #Bengal & India. He authored numerous books on film & media; some of which include: Chitrabani(1975), Mediation(1978), The Faithful Witness (2000), Cyberbani(2005), Media Dancer(2008), Indian Film Theory (2011).
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Indian docuementaries on digital platform.

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The life journey of #JagjitSingh who broke through the norms and revolutionised the Ghazal scenario.

#KaagazKiKashti (2017) by @brahmanandsingh.

Streaming on @PrimeVideoIN.

@jabeenmerchant @MobiusFilmsIn Image
The most comprehensive film made on the great composer and a film that no music and film buff anywhere in the world can afford to miss .

#PanchamUnmixed (2008) by @brahmanandsingh.

Available on @YouTubeIndia (buy/rent) :

@MobiusFilmsIn Image
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