The Cinema of Tapan Sinha, An Introduction: The Authorised Biography

Amitava Nag (Author)

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Author: Amitava Nag

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 208

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.0 x 1.9 inches

Release Date: 02-10-2021

Details: Product Description 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 Nag’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 Sinha’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 the Author Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata, and editor of Silhouette ( 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 Ray’s Heroes and Heroines and Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee. He can be reached at