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Sharmistha Gooptu

Articles by Sharmistha Gooptu

The First Superstar

The First Superstar

Jul 18, 2012 Sharmistha Gooptu

Before him there were great stars, and he has been followed by many, but none evoked the mass hysteria that...

The 'All-India' Film

The 'All-India' Film

Nov 10, 2010 Sharmistha Gooptu

A definitive history of Bengali cinema presents an alternative understanding to the currently influential...

Ray And The Bengali Cinema

Ray And The Bengali Cinema

Nov 10, 2010 Sharmistha Gooptu

How Satyajit Ray both drew upon and ultimately altered Bengali film practice

The Contract On Ahmedabad

The Contract On Ahmedabad

Jul 29, 2008 Sharmistha Gooptu

On the one hand we are, more than ever a vigilant and alert society; on the other, also, more than ever,...

The Dubai-Mumbai Connection

The Dubai-Mumbai Connection

Jul 18, 2008 Sharmistha Gooptu

No, we are not talking smuggling, but films. No, not controversies involving underworld finance of the Mumbai...

Immoral Mirrors

Immoral Mirrors

Jun 13, 2008 Sharmistha Gooptu

How comfortable can one be with the glorification of the project of 'development' and 'progress' mediated by...

Beyond Bollywood

Beyond Bollywood

Sep 29, 2006 Sharmistha Gooptu

'Bollywood' may have become India's best known brand, but there seems to be an increasing tendency to subsume...

Gandhigiri

Gandhigiri

Sep 08, 2006 Sharmistha Gooptu

Bande Mein Thaa Dam (The guy had guts), Bandemataram! goes the opening line of a song saluting Mahatma Gandhi...

Our Film Crit Historians

Our Film Crit Historians

Aug 19, 2005 Sharmistha Gooptu

Heard any controversy on Mughal-e-Azam, the mother of all period films? Mumbai films sell, and, with...