We, who were part of cinema in one way or the other at that time, all got caught up in this. I think it was happenstance, there was some chemistry which caught the imagination of film-goers. Personally I, in my acting career, remember having thought that I have no role in commercial cinema. Looking back, when the two streams converged, I think it did good, it was to the benefit of cinema, because talents got a chance to work in all kinds of cinema. He started with parallel cinema and continued to do parallel cinema, but wasn’t obscure. This issue of parallel cinema — to some extent Ray and Sen have to take responsibility for this divorce... Ray made no secret of the fact that he had no patience for the cinema that had happened before him, Sen dismissed what he called commercial cinema. There was a time before television when cinema was the only audio-visual medium, so whether you had to tell a story, or whether you had to express your politics, that was the only medium. Basu da broke that and created a new awakening in films. Either with units or with directors. The stars share pictures in their ethnic best on social media and we can't get enough of them. Delhi, Mumbai, Or here, M.S. I can personally say that only after these two streams converged was I able to do roles from which I had been cut off when I thought for whatever reason [laughs] that I just belong to…. Without that those films would never get made. I am privileged to have had the longest association with Basu da, starting from Rajnigandha to Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor and Baton Baton Mein to Do Ladke Dono Kadke and Apne Paraye. Do you think that this mastery over one way of storytelling, it’s got into your veins; if you try to dissociate yourself from that and go into a new medium, it is not all that easy? Also by the 1980s, Bangla commercial cinema was taking a deep dive, aesthetically, content-wise, technique-wise; the industry was not in the best shape and, as far as business and livelihoods were concerned, television came almost as a saviour. Parallel cinema, or New Indian cinema, was a film movement in Indian cinema that originated in the state of West Bengal in the 1950s as an alternative to the mainstream commercial Indian cinema.. So, a) it worked very well, and b) as an actor, it made its demands. Certainly television played a role in shaking up this configuration which was the 1960s, 70s, beginning-of-80s configuration. Or Resnais... His cinema was accessible. The actors, who are currently in the Maldives have been enjoying the picturesque location and winning over the internet with their social media posts. It was a very beautiful journey. Raju Raman: Maybe in the 1970s, the distinction between ‘commercial cinema’, looked down upon by intellectuals, and parallel cinema, reached a peak. Dhritiman Chaterji: Yes, we only have to look at films like Baksa Badal, for instance. Actress Kangana Ranaut has been keeping her fans on their toes by sharing glimpses from her brother Aksht Ranaut's big fat Indian wedding. Then another spin, Indian Army smashes terror launch pads across LoC after 9 killed in Pak firing, China finally congratulates Biden, Harris for their victory in US election, Ayodhya again creates Guinness world record by lighting 6,06,569 diyas, Cop caught kicking tribal on video got clean chit. Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. I can recall every detail of that sequence. So Mrinalda said ‘no, that’s a very irresponsible statement to me. Sonakshi Sinha: Have been able to achieve balance between commercial and parallel cinema. Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal Vinay Anand: 'Celebrities find it difficult to maintain social distancing because we can't deny fans to click selfies', Bhojpuri actress Mani Bhattachariya looks stunning in her latest post, Rani Chatterjee shares a throwback photo as she misses her workout, Video: Yamini Singh's cute expression on Ayushman Khurana's song 'Mere Liye Tum Kaafi Ho' is winning over the internet, Monalisa looks stunning as she poses in her bodycon dress, Aamrapali Dubey is making heads turn with her mesmerising traditional look; view post, COVID forced me to have an isolated b’day: Manan Desai, Photo: Esha Kansara looks chic in her sassy look, Parth Oza, Vidhi Parikh, and Dhaval Pandya pose for a perfect click, Malhar Thakar impresses in traditional attire as he gets ready to offer a puja at his hometown, Exclusive!

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