L&C-Silhouette Subscribe
The L&C-Silhouette Basket
L&C-Silhouette Basket
A hand-picked basket of cherries from the world of most talked about books and popular posts on creative literature, reviews and interviews, movies and music, critiques and retrospectives ...
to enjoy, ponder, wonder & relish!
 

Director’s Cut

Filmmaker Manmohan Desai etched his place in history of Bollywood for delivering some of the biggest hits that whizzed audiences away into a world of make-believe, where simple people did wondrous things and made you laugh and cry with them. A tribute to this genius filmmaker on his birth anniversary.

Manmohan Desai
Anhonee Ko Honee Karde: A Tribute To Manmohan Desai
Filmmaker Manmohan Desai etched his place in history of Bollywood for delivering some of the biggest hits that whizzed audiences away into a world of make-believe, where simple people did wondrous things and made you laugh and cry with them. A tribute to this genius filmmaker on his birth anniversary.
'I Consider Myself A Writer First': Chauranga Director Bikas Mishra
‘I Consider Myself A Writer First’: Chauranga Director Bikas Mishra
I always had the bigger reality in mind and wanted to make a film on it, says Bikas Mishra debutante director of the award-winning film Chauranga in an interview to Learning and Creativity. Winner of the Golden Gateway award for Best Film at Mumbai Film Festival in October this year, Chauranga is today being screened at the 11th Dubai International Film Festival.
Atanka - 1986
The Forgotten, Our Very ‘Own’
Tapan Sinha had been an epitome of cinematic excellence – artistic and entertaining and that is why he could reach to his audience with élan which at times even the towering Satyajit Ray could not. Sinha’s films have almost always made brisk business as compared to the trinity of Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen.
(L to R) Singer-composer Hemant Kumar, Dr Bali,  actress Vyjayantimala, film director Tapan Sinha and Ashit Chowdhury
Pic: COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
I Am A Worshipper Of All Things Beautiful: An Interview With Tapan Sinha (Part-IV)
Learning and Creativity pays a humble tribute to the legendary filmmaker Tapan Sinha with the reproduction of an exclusive interview, one of the lengthiest interviews of the maestro, which was first published in Desh Magazine in 1991. In continuation of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd part of the interview, we reproduce the concluding 4th part.
I Cherish A Thrill For Adventure: An Interview With Tapan Sinha (Part-III)
I Cherish A Thrill For Adventure: An Interview With Tapan Sinha (Part-III)
Learning and Creativity pays a humble tribute to the legendary filmmaker Tapan Sinha with the reproduction of an exclusive interview, one of the lengthiest interviews of the maestro, which was first published in Desh Magazine in 1991. In continuation of the 1st and 2nd part of the interview, we reproduce the 3rd part, and will be followed by reproduction of the concluding part.
Tapan Sinha
I’d Never Allow My Mind To Gather The Moss Of Stagnation: An Interview With Tapan Sinha (Part-II)
Learning and Creativity pays a humble tribute to the legendary filmmaker Tapan Sinha with the reproduction of an exclusive interview, one of the lengthiest interviews of the maestro, which was first published in Desh Magazine in 1991. In continuation of the 1st part of the interview, we reproduce the 2nd part, and will be followed by reproduction of the subsequent parts.
Tapan Sinha's films focus on man; his stories narrate the travails of man set against the backdrop of social questions. This is what gives Tapan Sinha’s films their universal appeal.
Pic: COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
Never Have I Made the Same Kind of Film: An Interview With Tapan Sinha (Part-I)
On the occasion of legendary filmmaker Tapan Sinha's 90th Birth Anniversary, Learning and Creativity pays a humble tribute to the maestro with the reproduction of an exclusive interview, which was first published in Desh Magazine in 1991. The interview was done by Robi Basu and translated into English by Suchandra Roy Chowdhury. This is the 1st part of the interview, one of the lengthiest interviews of Tapan Sinha and will be followed by reproduction of the subsequent parts.
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
The song is marvelously penned down in a broken dialect (of Sanskrit, Hindi, Maithili, Brajabuli and Bangla) and allows one to find resemblances with Bhanusingher Padabali.
Gulzar with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award
Gulzar: Redefining Poetry and Purpose In Cinema
Gulzar's films are not only known for their tight screenplay, witty dialogues and themes that explore intense humanism or burning political issues. They are also famous for their awe-inspiring music.
Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay’s short story, which had earlier been adapted into a Bengali hit film, saw a Hindi adaptation in Basu Chatterji’s Ratnadeep.
A Manzil of Memories: Rare Memorabilia Of Basu Chatterji’s Films
An archival exhibition of film stills and memorabilia of the legendary director Basu Chatterji, organised by Sensorium and Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts will open in Kolkata on 26th April. For the first time in India, rare posters and stills from Basu Chatterji's films transferred on ("limited edition") ceramic tiles will be launched at the exhibition.
Remembering Rituparno Ghosh
Remembering Rituparno Ghosh
To Rituparno Ghosh’s credit he brought a section of the Bengali audience back to the cinema halls – to me this is his greatest contribution to Bengali cinema and any history of it will remain largely incomplete unless this due tribute is paid to him.
Prakash Mehra- The Pioneer of Masala Films
Prakash Mehra – The Pioneer of “Masala” films
Prakash Mehra Prakash Mehra- The Pioneer of Masala Films Born on 13 July 1939 at Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, Prakash Mehra started his career in the late 1950s as a production controller.
Nishant explored the feudal oppression of simple village folk in rural India.
Shyam Benegal: Flagbearer of Middle Cinema
Shyam Benegal’s signaled the advent of the "middle cinema” with Ankur (1973), which sparked off a new genre of low-budget, middle of the road movies.
Buy R K Films 4 Movie Pack from Flipkart.com
Raj Kapoor – The Show Man
Raj Kapoor, the Show-Man of Bollywood, is known as a popular film actor, producer and director of Hindi Cinema.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee: In a Genre of His Own
Hrishikesh Mukherjee: In a Genre of His Own
The man who discovered Jaya Bhaduri in Guddi, gave Amitabh Bachchan his first big break in Anand, immortalized Raj Kapoor as Anari and Rajesh Khanna as Anand, gave Dharmendra his “life’s best role” in Satyakam – he is none only than the legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Tapan Sinha - Dada Saheb Phalke Award winning master filmmaker
Saluting Indomitable Human Spirit: Tribute to Tapan Sinha
Tapan Sinha chose stories that reflected society in all its varied colours. His speciality lay in making his images speak with masterful use of symbolism.

Today’s Motivation

<div class=at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool data-url=https://learningandcreativity.com/motivational-quote-keep-trying/></div>There are two possible results of an action.  Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act.  If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act.  The author says .......but you are doomed if you don't try.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class=at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool data-url=https://learningandcreativity.com/motivational-quote-keep-trying/></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
There are two possible results of an action. Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act. If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act. The author says ".......but you are doomed if you don't try."