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7 decades after Satyajit Ray made 'Pather Panchali', Bengali cinema seems lost
7 decades after Satyajit Ray made 'Pather Panchali', Bengali cinema seems lost

A parallel decline in Bengali literature could be key reason for this free fall

By Rabi Banerjee
The story behind the making of 'Pather Panchali'
The story behind the making of 'Pather Panchali'

Satyajit Ray even had to pawn his wife's gold to finance the film

By Rabi Banerjee
‘Pather Panchali’ was 1st genuine cinema to come out of India: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
‘Pather Panchali’ was 1st genuine cinema to come out of India: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Satyajit Ray was not reforming old cinema, he created new cinema

By Rabi Banerjee
The Bengali film industry has become bankrupt, says Goutam Ghose
The Bengali film industry has become bankrupt, says Goutam Ghose

Mindless adaptations of Tamil and Telugu films are bad for the industry

By Rabi Banerjee