The Cinema of Mrinal Sen
The Cinema of Mrinal Sen
The Cinema of Mrinal Sen

The Cinema of Mrinal Sen: A Quest for the Unresolved

Amitava Nag, Antara Nanda Mondal


The Cinema of Mrinal Sen: A Quest for the Unresolved

Genre : Non-Fiction/Cinema
Binding : Paperback (5.5″ x 8.5″)
Pages : 173 pages
Published : February 2024
ISBN: 978-81-943921-6-3

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Edited by: Amitava Nag & Antara Nanda Mondal

Young at heart, rebel in the mind. That is Mrinal Sen for you. Outrageous, angry, unorthodox but always honest in his work.

His films didn’t provide conclusions, rather they probed the viewer to engage in a dialogue.

Silhouette film magazine’s tribute on the master’s centenary captured this timeless essence of his cinema.

Neither anecdotal nor heavy with academic jargons, these diverse twenty critical essays are an absolute starting point in any serious discussion on the cinema of Mrinal Sen.

The authors of The Cinema of Mrinal Sen: A Quest for the Unresolved are:

1. A K Nanda
2. Abirbhab Maitra
3. Amitava Nag
4. Antara Nanda Mondal
5. Anuradha Warrier
6. Girish Kasaravalli
7. Italo Spinelli
8. John W Hood
9. Partha Pratim Ghosh
10. Piu Mahapatra
11. Ratnottama Sengupta
12. Sayantan Mukherjee
13. Shiladitya Sarkar
14. Shoma A Chatterji
15. Someswar Bhowmik
16. Subha Das Mollick
17. Vidyarthy Chatterjee



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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. His latest book is The Cinema of Tapan Sinha: An Introduction.

Amitava also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English – observing life in a platter. His poetry collection Forever Meera and translation anthology of Soumitra Chatterjee’s English poems titled Walking Through the Mist were published in 2020. He can be reached at

About the Author

The Founder-Editor of Blue Pencil, a New Delhi-based publishing house, Antara wears many hats.  A former business journalist, Antara writes extensively on the changing trends of music in cinema. She is Editor in Chief, ‘Learning and Creativity’ and Consulting Editor, ‘Silhouette’. Antara is  Creative Director in the digital solutions company Wisitech.