TMYS Review - March 2021 themed on ARTISTS & AFTERLIVES is our fourth issue carrying memoirs and essays on six wonderful talents from Indian Cinema, who have lost their mortal form in 2020. This issue is a tribute and a farewell, in fond memory of the beautiful cinematic moments the audience has been fortunate to receive from the bygone artists.

But, can artists ever be actually gone? The famous quote by Horace echoes, “I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.”

The essays in the ARTISTS & AFTERLIVES issue discuss and analyse the facts behind such a claim.

Project Lead: Sonal Pandey


Our Sincere Thanks to

(in alphabetical order)

Prof. Abhilasa Kaushik, Bharathi S. Pradhan, Bosco Martis,Faridoon Shahryar, Hariharan, MJ Sunny, Mukesh Chhabra, Nitin Mukesh, Prof. Priyanka Tripathi, Raj K. Mitra,Prof. Rosie Thomas, Sandip Ray, Sanskriti Agarwal, Dr. Somnath Batabyal, Shantanu Ray Chaudhury, Prof. Tejaswini Ganti.


Editorial by Koral Dasgupta.


Nitin Mukesh on Rishi KapoorTranscripted by Lovely Soni & Suraj Nair. Compiled by Ankita Dutta.  

Sandip Ray on Soumitra Chattopadhyay Transcripted and Compiled by: Megha Mazumdar

Bosco Martis on Saroj Khan      

Transcripted by Ananya Agarwal. Compiled by Ankita Dutta. 

Hariharan on S.P. BalasubramaniamTranscripted by Ishika Batra. Compiled by Ankita Dutta. 

Mukesh Chhabra on Sushant Singh RajputTranscripted by Priyal Sharma. Compiled by  Deblina Hazra.                      

Abstracts  and Excerpts of Essays

Title: Raj Nath or Rauf Lala –  Rishi Kapoor’s Resilient Journey Through Indian Cinema’s Transnationalism.Author: Dr. Rajeev Kamineni

Title: A Tribute To Soumitra Chattopadhyay (1935-2020):  The Father That I’ve Left Behind.Author:  Dr. Michelangelo Paganopoulos

Title: Soumitra Chatterjee – The Renaissance Bhadralok Of Bengal.

Author: Darshana Chakrabarty

Title: Women Dancing Desire: Saroj Khan and the En-fleshment of the Modern Filmi Heroine.

Author: Arpita Bajpeyi

Title: From Mr. India to Kalank: A Retake of Modern Indian Dance with “Masterji” Saroj Khan

Author : Mita Bandyopadhyay

Title: Anand, Irrfan and Ivan Illich: To Death with Love

Author: Dr. Dev Nath Pathak

Title: The Legacy Of Saajan Fernandes’s The Lunchbox: The Art Of a Master-Thespian of Our Times

Author: Mousumi G. Banerjee

Title:  A Singer’s Voice:  S.P. Balasubramaniam’sMusical Journey and Artistic Legacy

Author: Dr. Mekala Padmanabhan

Title:  Mystical, Magical, Musical Maven – A Tribute to S. P. Balasubramaniam

Author: Dr.  Nandini Lakshmikantha

Title: Manny and Mansoor: Hints at the Potential of Non-Normative Masculinities on ScreenAuthor: Bhaskar Choudhary  

Title: The Star from Another Sky

Author: Dr. Archana Kulkarni & Dr. Rajendra N. Paramanik


The Conversations  

Saroj Khan, The Feminist Icon of Bollywood: Prof. Tejaswini Ganti, Arpita Bajpeyi, Mita Banerjee, Sonal Pandey

Sushant Singh Rajput and the Alternative Masculinity of Bollywood - with reference to the films, Kedarnath and Dil Bechara: Dr. Somnath Batabyal, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Bhaskar Chowdhary, Sonal Pandey.

Irrfan, a Legacy, a Poetry: Prof. Rosie Thomas, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Dr. Dev Nath Pathak, Mousumi G. Banerjee, Sonal Pandey.

The Star From Another Sky - the Physics and Philosophy in Sushant Singh Rajput's Instagram:  Dr. Rajendra Paramanik, Dr. Archana Kulkarni, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Sonal Pandey.

Soumitra Chatterjee. And the Socio-cultural Identities of Bengal: Dr. Somnath Batabyal, Amitava Nag, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Sonal Pandey.




 (All photographs used for this project are downloaded from Google.)


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