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nagarkirtan movie review

Kaushik Ganguly’s mastery lies in seeking to understand and include the personal experiences of a transgender in Nagarkirtan, compelling you to think about the love story of Puti and Madhu long after the film is over.

Nagarkirtan: Love that Transcends Conventional Gender Clichés
Nagarkirtan: Love that Transcends Conventional Gender Clichés
Kaushik Ganguly's mastery lies in seeking...
Ahaa Re: If Food be the Music of Love, Cook On…
Ahaa Re: If Food be the Music of Love, Cook On…
Ahaa Re offers a unique perspective...
Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait
Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait
Raghu Rai is considered the ‘father’...
‘Manojder Adbhut Bari’
Manojder Adbhut Bari – A Whiff of Fresh Air
Anindya Chatterjee’s third feature...
Taika Waititi’s Boy:  Exploring Masculinity from an Indigenous Perspective
Taika Waititi’s Boy: Exploring Masculinity from an Indigenous Perspective
New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi’s comedy-drama...
Gaheen Hriday: A Powerful Film by Agnidev Chatterjee
Gaheen Hriday: A Powerful Film by Agnidev Chatterjee
Are all adulterous relationships about...
In Search of History - A Review of Maati
In Search of History – A Review of Maati
Maati is a film about the nuances in...
Liv Ullmann as Marianne and Erland Josephson as Johan in Ingmar Bergman's last film Saraband
Silhouette Recommends – Saraband
July 2018 marked the birth centenary...
Mahanati: The Story of an Iconic Actress
Mahanati: The Story of an Iconic Actress
Mahanati (2018), is a biopic on the...
Rainbow Jelly Looks Beyond the Obvious
Rainbow Jelly Looks Beyond the Obvious
Soukarya Ghosal’s latest Bengali film...
Silhouette Recommends – Abel (Voyeur)
Silhouette Recommends – Abel (Voyeur)
Silhouette members discussed and debated...
Turn Fears into Strength and Fly: Hichki Review
Turn Fears into Strength and Fly: Hichki Review
Hichki is the story of Naina Mathur,...
Haami – Too Much Noise for a Simple Peck on the Cheek!
Haami – Too Much Noise for a Simple Peck on the Cheek!
Haami, the latest Bengali film from...
Silhouette Recommends – Amerika Square
Silhouette Recommends – Amerika Square
Silhouette members discussed and debated...
Haranath and His Gender-Bender Film Dharasnan
Haranath and His Gender-Bender Film Dharasnan
What really makes a man, a ‘man’? Filmmaker...
Chand Khan
Barsat Ki Raat Part 2: The Qawwali Duels
Monica Kar revisits the classic...
Silhouette Recommends – Paterson
Silhouette Recommends – Paterson
Silhouette members discussed and debated...
Atanu Ghosh's sensitive film - 'Mayurakshi'
Mayurakshi – the Stream Within
Atanu Ghosh’s Mayurakshi weaves a sensitive...
A poster of ‘Bilu Rakkhosh’
Bilu Rakkhosh – How Does One Define ‘Success’?
There are two opposite dimensions that...
Dunkirk poster (Pic: IMPawards
http://www.impawards.com/2017/dunkirk.html
Dunkirk: Reading Nolan’s War Odyssey
The dreadful story of the betrayal at Dunkirk...
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – the name given to Maare...
A courtroom scene from Dhananjoy
Dhananjoy – Challenging the Criminal Justice System
Dhananjoy, the film is based on the...
Bikas Mishra’s Pagla Ghoda – Pensively Relevant
Bikas Mishra’s Pagla Ghoda – Pensively Relevant
Bikas Ranjan Mishra's Pagla Ghoda...
A travelling ‘madari’ family in Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Tope
Tope Review – Decimated Cinema
Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s latest...
Rangoon – A Complex, Intricate Yet Incomplete Tapestry
Rangoon – A Complex, Intricate Yet Incomplete Tapestry
Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon is a metafilm...
Devi - What if Devdas was a Woman?
Devi – What if Devdas was a Woman?
“What if Devdas were a woman?” is the...
Suffering of Ninko: Clash of Restraint and Libido
Suffering of Ninko: Clash of Restraint and Libido
Norihiro Niwatsukino’s bold attempt Suffering...
A mother-daughter moment of Nil Battey Sannata
Nil Battey Sannata Review: Be What You Want to Be
Nil Battey Sannata is a well-knit,...
Shankhachil – Soppy, Syrupy, Sentimental and Sad
Shankhachil – Soppy, Syrupy, Sentimental and Sad
Goutam Ghose’s Shankhachil won the National...
Raja Sen’s Maya Mridanga
Raja Sen’s Maya Mridanga is Set on a High Pitch
Raja Sen’s latest film Maya Mridanga which...
The poster of Spotlight
Spotlight – A Great Film
Spotlight just won the Academy Award...
The poster of Chauranga
Chauranga – A Metaphor For Escape
Chauranga is a metaphor for the illusory...
Onyo Opala
Onyo Opala – An Unusual Perspective on the Gay Identity
Satarupa Sanyal’s latest film Onyo Opala...
Abby Sen poster
Abby Sen and Time Travel
Atanu Sen’s recent film Abby Sen is about...
Rajkahini – A Valiant Effort
Rajkahini – A Valiant Effort
Srijit Mukherjee’s latest film Rajkahini...
Poster of Messages in the Mist
Messages in The Mist
Frank Darabont’s 2007 film The Mist...
Was it a suicide, a murder or an accident – the death of Kheya in Natoker Mato
Theatre and Life: Natoker Mato
In 1977 during a film shooting,...
The poster of Brothers
Brothers versus Warrior: Why Brothers Fails to be a Knock-Out
Brothers is a Hindi cinema which has close semblance...
Ek Nodir Galpo: The Name of a River
Ek Nodir Galpo: The Name of a River
From a simple story of a...
Anubrato Bhalo Aacho? The Caregiver’s Tragedy
Anubrato Bhalo Aacho? The Caregiver’s Tragedy
Partho Sen’s Anubrato Bhalo Aacho...
Baahubali and Bhallaladeva – an epic rivalry
Baahubali: A Potential Game-Changer
S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali-the...
Hamari Adhuri Kahani -  A Story Best Left Untold
Hamari Adhuri Kahani – A Story Best Left Untold
Hamari Adhuri Kahani has outstanding...
Dil Dhadakne Do: A Triumph of Casting
Dil Dhadakne Do: A Triumph of Casting
The largest of the societal issues the...
Family Album –  A Few Shades Of Grey
Family Album – A Few Shades Of Grey
Family Album entertains in a certain way...
Jogajog – Difficult to Translate
Jogajog – Difficult to Translate
The original story triggers...
Uma is young and she is an instrument to pacify the lust of the local school master Nabin.
Suttee: Retelling the Myth
Analayzing Aparna Sen's Bengali movie...
Piku Enthralls
Piku Enthralls
Piku is like a treat of golgappas in itself....
Watch Haider for Shahid, Kashmir And Humanity
Watch Haider for Shahid, Kashmir And Humanity
Shahid Kapoor as Haider in the second half, etches...
Thanks Maa: An Innocent Conviction, An Insensitive Society
Thanks Maa: An Innocent Conviction, An Insensitive Society
Thanks Maa is a superb story of 2 days in...
Million Dollar Arm Review: Emotions Win In Deja Vu Sports Drama
Million Dollar Arm Review: Emotions Win In Deja Vu Sports Drama
Million Dollar Arm does not fall in the...
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Ek-Lava And His Wings
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Ek-Lava And His Wings
Amole Gupte's Hawaa Hawaai is one of the...
Pyaasa: Pristine Poetry On Celluloid
Pyaasa: Pristine Poetry On Celluloid
On Feb 19, 1957, Guru Dutt's classic Pyaasa...
Guide - A Mortal Man Became An Immortal Institution
Guide – A Mortal Man Became An Immortal Institution
Guide starts with a dashing Dev Anand (Raju)...
Sadanander Mela: A Story Of Humanity
Sadanander Mela: A Story Of Humanity
The hero of Sadanander Mela is undoubtedly...
Swet Patharer Thala explores the prejudices society holds on to for the Hindu widow even in circumstances that appear modern and contemporary.
Revisiting Swet Patharer Thala: Woman, Widowhood And Work
Swet Patharer Thala presents a different...
3 Idiots – All Izz Well
3 Idiots – All Izz Well
3 Idiots is not just a story of 3 engineering...
Amar Prem - an unusual love story
Amar Prem: True Love Blossoms Without Barriers
Amar Prem portrays a pure and selfless form of love...
Garam Hawa represents the predicament of one such family of Agra.
Garam Hawa: India’s Living Dead
The title “Garam Hawa” is...
The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Collection) (1957)
Ingmar Bergman – The Seventh Seal
This is what is most fascinating...
In late 60's when feminism was taking shape in Bengal, with this contextually primed, well-built story the director was already one step ahead.
On Streer Patra
Standing on a lonesome, vast seashore...
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Cast: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Absurdist Themes In The Virgin Spring
The theme of Ingmar Bergman's...
Bollywood And The Diaspora: Namastey London
Bollywood And The Diaspora: Namastey London
Namastey London offers intriguing...
In an understanding of female voice in a capitalistic society
Framing Cleo In Paris
Cleo is not an outsider but recognized as...
Seppuku
Choosing Between Death and Death: Suicide in Kobayashi’s Seppuku
Masaki Kobayashi devises in Seppuku (1962)...
Chunhyang: An Artistic Splendor
Chunhyang: An Artistic Splendor
Chunhyang (2000) is a pre-modern...
Taking Over: Notes on the Host
Taking Over: Notes on the Host
In a just world, The Host would...
The Story of a Tykwer
The Story of a Tykwer
This essay is only an attempt to look...

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