Tag Archives: Samrat DasGupta

Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 4

The Producer Me began by politely asking the Director Me to fuck off. The Red Balloon. Not possible. Shouldn’t even be attempted. It’s an Oscar winning film, made by a close-knit team of french artists, in the sunny, gorgeous Paris … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 3

My father loved cinema. And later after he had passed on, I came to know that while he was an engineer making Ropeways across India and holding out as a rare earning member of a large immigrant family, he studied … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 2

Last July I had a very big dissappointment. Yet again, months of hope was clubbed in the face with rejection. This time, I thought, was really different. (Now that I think about it, I don’t know why I thought it … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 – Love God Separation Encore – Part 1

“How’s it shaping up?” “Let’s just say, after this, I can die.” “What are you saying, you’ve got to live and make more films!” SD was quite alarmed with the mention of the D-word. “It’s not a scary statement, let … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

My father was an engineer. And in many ways he was like a classic small-town-America dad. Always obsessing about the need to fix everything in the house, all by himself, especially the electricals. (This was a man who did not … Continue reading

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Chapter 40 | Love for the New Order – Part I

2013 ended with a sense of hope. I think for a lot of people, 2013 was a really hard year to get by. 2013 was clearly the dividing line between how it has been and how it’s going to be. … Continue reading

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Chapter 38 | Love for Bollywood

Why do people behave the way they behave? Why do they like certain things over other things? What’s the reason behind brand preferences? What has cinema got to do with it? Everything, probably. Cinema need funds. And funds are available … Continue reading

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Chapter 37 | Test of Love

My friend B is getting married to her true love R. And it’s a big deal after years of fighting religion in India. B is from a Muslim family that held interfaith marriages as blasphemy. He’d be failing his duties … Continue reading

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Chapter 36 | Love and Effort – Part II: Business Plan

“Once upon a time there was a little snowball with a lovely song in its heart. When it rolled, every bit of snow in the mountain wanted to be a part of it.” What starts a business? Is it an … Continue reading

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Chapter 36 | Love and Effort – Part 1: The Ghost-Angel-Spirit

What’s the difference between making love and having sex? It’s the same act of “insertion of the male organ into the female”, sex and making love. Which ones would we call sex? And which ones would we term ‘fucking’, ‘bonking’, … Continue reading

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