‘A Death in the Gunj’ review – when empathy is not on the family menu

“You are so pretty. You could be a girl.” “You left the child with that imbecile and forgot your responsibilities.” These epithets are not unfamiliar in Shutu’s (Vikrant Massey) everyday life. Shutu is meek, brooding. The latter in an unsexy way. Shutu’s cousin brother thinks he should toughen up and […]

‘Shankhachil’ review – conscience knows no borders

“Panchi nadiyaan… pawan ke jhonken… Yunhi sarhad na… inhe roke…” Javed Akhtar’s National Award-winning lines from Refugee will be recalled as veteran Goutam Ghose’s latest Shankhachil concludes. A moving family drama underlined with layers of Indo-Bangladesh ties, religious and national identity, the film has a lot to say. Screened at […]