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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dunkirk-Review.jpg Dunkirk Review : Nolan's Thunderous Reminder of Cinema's Power

In the times of infiltration, mass abductions and the rising tension between nations to wage fully equipped war on each other, Christopher Nolan’s immersive World War II drama, Dunkirk is a needed horror to reminisce the ruthless consequences that a war incapacitates. Shot with sheer magnificence on IMAX 65 mm, Nolan’s perspective of a triptych screenplay, is an idea stimulated 25 years ago while sailing through the English Channel with his wife. With minimal dialogues delegated to characters, Dunkirk’s tale of evacuating the ambushed Allied soldiers goes far beyond the yarn of jingoistic scenarios and stenciled war porn sequences. The film is a struggle for survival, where apathetic fellow soldiers’ corpses are pushed in tides to make way for the living ones. And though it casts some seriously talented dramatists including Harry Styles, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, it is not meant to be a narrative of any character or even war politics; there isn’t a single sequence where enemy situation-room packed with commander generals has been showcased on the screen. Yes, Nolan truly, and successfully accomplishes to draw a new tangent for a war-drama on celluloid. The catastrophic scenario of 400,000 soldiers from Belgium, Great Britain and France encircled on a beach by the…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Rabindranath-Tagore’s-poem-Krushnakali.jpg Tagore’s Krushnakali in a ringing flowing voice

Till the other day, though the calendar indicated onset of Ashadh, the clouds showed an anticipating Jyeshtha, and now when Ashadh, at times content with spells of occasional showers, assumes the character of Shravan, it seems the perfect time to receive from Somdatta Chakraborty (US) an audio-visual link to Krishnakali Ami Tarei Boli, a dainty…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MAREEZ-Ghazal.jpg Punaraagaman celebrates Mareez and his poetry

For a feeling to ooze from the mystic source within and form itself into a lyrical expression, the poet needs only to make way for it to flow unhindered and verbally unadorned. The pith of a poet’s expression feels freshly pure as at germination because, he does not let in frivolous gimmicks for acclaim. Mareez…

  • https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Toilet-Ek-Prem-Katha-Review-Akshay-Kumar-Bhumi-p.jpg Toilet Ek Prem Katha Review : a welcome merger of commerce and cause

    Even though the movie is talking about toilets, Director Shree Narayan Singh’s sanitation celluloid Toilet Ek Prem Katha (TEPK) is a creative representation of a social satire enveloped entirely around a romantic tale. A non-squeamish visual where the audience won’t feel awkward chewing popcorn comfortably on their recliners!  Virtuoso protagonist Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of Keshav, a hopeful-romantic husband who is struggling with the unjust practice of defecation in public has gripped the audience with his wit, humour and watertight performance throughout the film. While Bhumi Pednekar (last seen as the terrific Sandhya in Dum Laga ke Haisha) is the actual backbone of the movie as Jaya, who becomes the voice of rural women demanding a public toilet for a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. It is her boldness and…

  • https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Mohan-Rakesh’s-play-Ashadh-ka-Ek-Din-1.jpg Ashadh ka Ek Din resonates with lyricism

    Missing a target can be excused if you have set your eyes on a difficult one, it is said, but getting set for a lower target can never be excused. Drama students of J G College of Performing Arts read and rehearsed Mohan Rakesh’s play Ashadh ka Ek Din, a game-changer in post-independence Indian Drama,…




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

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It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

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