ISBN: 9789385252860 Pages: 208 Size: 129*198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 200 gm.
About The Book
Most serious discussions on Bengali cinema start and end with the holy trinity of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. However, no other film-maker in Bengali cinema has bridged the world of high art with box-office success like Tapan Sinha. His cinema serves as the indelible link between the famed troika and their less-celebrated compatriots including Ajoy Kar,Asit Sen,Tarun Majumdar and a few others.
Be it classic literary adaptations, satires, swashbucklers, or contemporary social critiques, Sinha addressed diverse genres in his films, expanding the boundaries of cinema within the realm of conventional, narrative storytelling. In their subtle experimentation, their exploration of the various strands of human life, and the belief in the ultimate nobility of the human soul, his films hold a unique mirror to life itself.
Amitava Nagâ€™s book provides a succinct introduction to the cinema of Tapan Sinha and the significant place he holds in Bengali and, indeed, Indian cinema.With characteristic erudition, the author explores Sinhaâ€™s deep roots in the Bengali cultural climate, mainly music and literature, and how they shaped his cinematic storytelling. For anyone interested in understanding the works of an underrated and often-neglected auteur, The Cinema of Tapan Sinha is the perfect place to start.
About Amitava Nag
Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata, and
editor of Silhouette (www.silhouettemagazine.com). His most recent
books on cinema are Murmurs: Silent Steals with Soumitra Chatterjee,
16 Frames and Smriti Satta o Cinema. His earlier writings include the
acclaimed books Satyajit Rayâ€™s Heroes and Heroines and Beyond Apu:
20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee. He can be reached at