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NAYAK / THE HERO (Dir. Satyajit Ray, 1966, India) – Past Transgressions

There is no repudiating that Nayak saw Ray entering a period of digression, from a fecund classical style to one of artistic self-examination. Nayak questionably deconstructs both masculinity and stardom … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE APU TRILOGY – Robin Wood (1972) Movie Magazine

‘Where most of Godard’s detractors wouldn’t dream of missing a new Godard film, there is a general sense among Ray’s that Mahanagar and Charulata wouldn’t be worth the time and … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

KAPURUSH / THE COWARD (Dir. Satyajit Ray, 1965, India) – The choices we make

It seems a little miscalculated that Criterion have packaged Kapurush with Mahanagar. The apparent logic may appear related with the presence of actress Madhabi Mukherjee in both films. Charulata has … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

CHARULATA / THE LONELY WIFE (Dir. Satyajit Ray, 1964, India) – Openings

May 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

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LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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