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  Mrinal Sen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mrinal Sen (Bangla: মৄণাল সেন) is a Bengali Indian filmmaker.
Mrinal Sen made his first feature film, (Raatbhor), in 1955.
During his career, Mrinal Sen’s film have received awards from almost all major film festivals, including (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Montreal, Chicago, and Cairo).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mrinal_Sen   (456 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen: Director with a vision : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mrinal Sen, one of the important pillars of Bengal cinema, was born in 1923 in Faridpur, which is part of Bangladesh now. Though he majored in Physics in college, it was the Marxist philosophy that fascinated him more than the nuances of science.
Sen is known for his austerity, satirical humour and expressionist exploration of the politics of class.
Sen's quotient is a fusion of myriad influences ranging from Bresson to Premchand and it won't be an exaggeration if one says that his work has received more appreciations than Satyajit Ray.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1191812,00110003.htm   (606 words)

  
 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
Sen crafted his finest films till the end of the 1980s, constructing a body of work indubitably on a par with, if not better than, anything that the luminaries who beat him to the Dadasaheb Phalke Award have produced.
Sen’s eventful career has progressed only in fits and starts since the early 1990s, suggesting probably that the veteran director, who likes to describe himself as "a filmmaker by accident and writer by impulse", has attained creative fulfillment.
It wasn’t a debut that Sen was proud of, but the film did, in a tangential manner, bring into focus his concern with the rural-urban divide that cleaves the heart of the Indian society.
www.tribuneindia.com /2005/20050123/spectrum/main4.htm   (913 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen, M. 2001, Prestack inversion of plane wave seismograms: Isotropy to transverse Isotropy, special volume on “Recent advances in Exploration Geohysics”, RECODER, The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 85-96.
Sen, M. and P. Stoffa, 1996, Bayesian inference, Gibbs' sampler and uncertainty estimation in geophysical inversion, Geophysical Prospecting, 313-350.
Sen, M. and P. Stoffa, 1992, Rapid sampling of model space using genetic algorithms: examples from seismic waveform inversion, Geophysical J. International, 108, 281-292.
www.ig.utexas.edu /people/staff/mrinal/research_interests.htm   (686 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Sen Mrinal
Sen, Mrinal (1923- ), noted Bengali film-maker, who has worked in Hindi, Telugu, and Oriya.
Sen was born in Faridpur, in what is now Bangladesh.
In the late 1960s, with a series of agrarian, industrial, and other movements threatening the stability of the government of Indira Gandhi, came the...
au.encarta.msn.com /Sen_Mrinal.html   (94 words)

  
 Netguruindia News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Three, Sen in the fitness of things, could rectify Chakrabarti whom he gave a copy of the poem and the news between 17 and 24 August that he was not the only recipient of the poem.
Sen also recalled he was a member of the festival jury and was the maiden honour by any Indian.
Sen picked up his friends' addresses from the list itself and said that he received nothing from them till date, yet though, none of his 'replies' was bounced back, giving notion that those addresses were correct as per the e-mail.
www.netguruindia.com /news/Aug00/27/NAT5.html   (657 words)

  
 Screen The Business Of Entertainment-Regional-Tollygunje-Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All of Mrinal Sen’s angers, so evident in his mid-period films, is gone; here one gets the director at his best solemn meditation and calculated expression.
Says Mrinal Sen, “In the film, there are no flashbacks, no showy dramatics of the ups and downs of their past.
Mrinal is pained to see the world being ‘increasingly poisoned by hate and greed, coupled with wanton violence and destruction’ when you hear the ‘tread of the barbarian feet all around’.
www.screenindia.com /20020913/rtoly.html   (989 words)

  
 Manas: Culture, Indian Cinema: Mrinal Sen
In Ek Din Pratidin, Sen explores the trauma induced in a middle-class Bengali home when the working daughter fails to return home on time; in Kharij, he explores the anxieties created by the accidental death of a servant from gas poisoning while he slept in the kitchen.
By the early eighties, Sen, who had now become a national figure, was beginning to show a different comtemplative side, and his films also become reflections on film-making.
Sen's work itself shows a fusion of myriad influences ranging from Bresson to Premchand.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Culture/Cinema/Mrinal.html   (482 words)

  
 And Quiet Rolls The Day - A review of Ek Din Pratidin by Subhajit Ghosh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen is one of the first to assess the changing position of women with Industrialization and Urbanization.
Sen's penchant to keep the audiences guessing as to where the girl disappeared is very much in evidence because he doesn't offer any solutions.
To this, Mrinal Sen said that definitely he could have offered a solution in the film as to where the girl disappeared, but that is not where the focus of the film lies.
www.indianest.com /cinema/quietrolls.htm   (964 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen was born on May 14, 1923, in the town of Faridpur, now in Bangladesh.
Mrinal Sen made his first feature film in 1953, which he soon tried to forget.
Mrinal Sen was the president of the International Federation of the Film Societies.
mrinalsen.org   (646 words)

  
 Screen The Business Of Entertainment-Regional-Tollygunge-Cover Story
Interestingly, Dasgupta is a filmmaker too, in his own right, just as Mrinal Sen claims to have had some interesting phases in his life as a journalist.
Rina (Aparna Sen), my daughter, has worked under Sen’s directorial wand as an actress and has done an in-depth interview with him for the magazine she edits.
Sen writing, Sen brooding, Sen looking out at his favourite city from the terrace of his flat, the vast expanse of the Calcutta sky framing his salt-and-pepper head of hair.
www.screenindia.com /20010817/rtoly.html   (940 words)

  
 World within, world without
CALL the veteran Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen on the day the government announces the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for him, which is to be conferred on February 2, and the man almost does not hear your congratulations.
Sen records gleefully that he even made his protagonist speak a line from Ray's film that had come to him through the grapevine, but modified to suit his purpose.
Shabana Azmi, Gita Sen, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor in Khandahar.
www.hinduonnet.com /fline/fl2203/stories/20050211001708300.htm   (1978 words)

  
 Calcuttaweb - Bengali Cinema - Mrinal Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen was born in 1923 in Faridpur (now in Bangladesh).
His films were influenced by leftist idealism and mostly focused the social and political, the crisis in middle class life.
Sen lives in Calcutta and has mot made any movies for quite some time now.
www.calcuttaweb.com /cinema/mrinal/msen.htm   (313 words)

  
 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Mrinal Sen pens his memoirs
Sen said while browsing through books at the Imperial Library (now the National Library) in Calcutta in 1940s, he stumbled upon an unknown book, "Film'', by Rudolf Arnheim, that attracted him towards the world of cinema.
Sen, a recipient of several national and international awards for film-making, said his book was neither history nor a chronology of his life.
Sen had achieved his high stature because of his pan-Indian outlook, his world-view, artistic sensibility and sensitivity towards society.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/08/04/stories/2004080406770300.htm   (379 words)

  
 Film Fest Journal: August 2005 Archives
Mrinal Sen will always be regarded as a champion of lame ducks and underdogs.
Sen's screen essay [Calcutta: My El Dorado] is sufficient to regard Calcutta itself as harbouring contradiction: wealth and poverty, splendour and squalor, pre-industrial and post-industrial economy, artistry and scholarship and disorder and ignorance, vibrant optimism and morbid pessimism.
In Indian thinking, however, death is one side of a coin in which birth is the other...While Mrinal Sen is a rationalist and by no means a religious Hindu, he does belong to a culture which readily accepts the notion of time as cyclic.
www.filmref.com /journal/archives/2005/08   (313 words)

  
 Suddenly One Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen, indeed, is an interesting filmmaker, one who dares to experiment with form and technique, not conform to some staid style of filmmaking.
Anil Chaterji, closely associated with Mrinal Sen for a long time, however found making his first appearance in a Mrinal Sen film in "Ek Din Achanak".
So, "Ek Din Achanak" is a very 'personal' work of Mrinal Sen embodying his feeling that a second life would help to achieve greater heights.
www.indianest.com /cinema/sod.htm   (1503 words)

  
 Chorus - A film Review by Subhajit Ghosh
Made in Bengali, CHORUS was the only film of Mrinal Sen made in the form of a social satire.
Sen's CHORUS was based on a script written by the Director himself and Mohit Chattopadhay.
Sen's CHORUS had Robi Ghosh portrayed as a circus clown in a poster drawn by Shuvaprasanna.
www.boloji.com /cinema/chrous.htm   (846 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mrinal is primarily interested in developing techniques for seismogram synthesis and imaging and the inverse problems of estimating rock properties from geophysical data.
He is actively pursuing the application of such research to seismic reflection data from gas hydrates, global seismology, seismic tomography, and anisotropic parameter estimation.
Sen also develops parallel algorithms for seismic processing and models earthquake seismograms for large-scale earth structures.
www.ig.utexas.edu /people/staff/mrinal/mrinal.htm   (212 words)

  
 Akash Kusum - A film Review by Subhajit Ghosh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another hilarious sequence was when a phone comes to Soumitro from Aparna Sen in front of Subhendu Chaterji and his mother, Soumitro tries to evade Aparna on the phone with some lame excuses (like he has come to attend the phone while he was shaving, and which i.e shaving is now half done).
In Akash Kusum, Mrinal Sen used jump cuts and freeze shots a la Truffaut, and he was promptly accused of gimmickry.
To depict such a cruel situation aptly, Mrinal Sen was able to arrive with minimal cost and this he considers an achievment.
www.indianest.com /cinema/akashkusum.htm   (615 words)

  
 Indian Cinema Database: Mrinal Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mrinal Sen entered the world of arts through the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA) in 1943.
Together with two contemporary episodes, each presents an aspect of poverty and exploitation: an angry young man on trial in 1971, a rainstorm in a slum in 1933, a lower-middle-class family during the 1943 famine, teenage smugglers in 1953 and a middle-class group in a posh hotel in 1971.
Soon after the photographer is back at his post in his studio and the girl is left to terrifying loneliness and to her mother who now will know the whole truth.
www.chaosmag.net /sen.html   (1009 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen, others receive national film awards:- - News - Webindia123.com
Not new to awards, Sen, 81, received a shawl and the recognition from Kalam at a glittering function to present the 51st national film awards at the Vigyan Bhawan here.
Sen, a critically acclaimed filmmaker, has bagged several awards at the film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Karlovy Vary.
Besides Kalam and Sen's warm embrace, it was the long-haired president's smiling acknowledgement of singer Sonu Nigam's similar hairstyle that evoked a strong reaction from the audience.
news.webindia123.com /news/showdetails.asp?id=64322&n_date=20050202&...   (697 words)

  
 Getting Sen-tamental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At 82, Mrinal Sen is the last of the Mohicans, as part of the Ray-Sen-Ghatak triumvirate.
One of my all time favourite Sen films is Ek Din Pratidin, where a middle class Bengali family waits the entire night for their only earning member, a young unmarried daughter to return home and in the process each member arrives at different conjectures.
Sen did not want to reword the character to suit an actor (unlike what directors tend to do these days), so he gave the role to his wife, which could not have been a better decision.
web.mid-day.com /columns/nadita_puri/2004/november/97959.htm   (647 words)

  
 Central Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen for being chosen to receive the highest award in cinema - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - for the year 2003 on wednesday.
Born on May 14, 1923, in Faridpur which is now in Bangladesh, Mrinal Sen entered the world of arts through Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA) in 1943.
Mrinal Sen has won the National award for Best Film four times.
www.centralchronicle.com /20050114/1401412.htm   (319 words)

  
 Mrinal Sen
The remark proves to be a portentous warning, as the woman becomes a source of friction for the two friends as they alternately vie for her attention, friendship, and affection.
Mrinal Sen creates a visually sublime, incisive, and provocative examination of civilization, interdependence, and human desire in Genesis.
By distilling the narrative, cast of characters, and mise-en-scene into a microcosmic exploration on human nature, Sen presents a spare, indelibly haunting, and poignantly tragic tale of paradise found...and lost.
www.filmref.com /directors/dirpages/sen.html   (521 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mrinal Sen with Nandita Das and Aparna Sen at a screening of Amar Bhuban at Gorky Sadan.
Or you could spot Mrinal Sen chatting with M.F. Husain and Shabana Azmi in the lobby.
Mrinal Sen, Amala Shankar and a host of dignitaries will share the dais.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040421/asp/calcutta/story_3135347.asp   (450 words)

  
 Cairo award means a lot: Mrinal Sen- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen, whose film fetched two awards at the festival ending October 25 at Cairo, said on his arrival in the city that the Islamic audience had identified with the storyline revolving around a Muslim family.
The official Indian entry got Sen the best director's award while lead actress Nandita Das, who plays Sakina in the film, shared the best actress award with an Iranian heroine.
Recalling the success of his Hindi film Bhuvan Som, which took Mumbai by storm after its release in 1969, he said the ecstasy of acceptance of one's work by the masses was intoxicating.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/articleshow?artid=26688715   (256 words)

  
 Printer Friendly Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sen, who is eighty this year, has made 28 features, four documentaries and several telefilms in the course of his career.
Sen’s filmmaking has always been a creative expression of his political convictions.
In “Paradise Cafe”, written a couple of days after the death of Ritwik Ghatak, Sen tells of their little group that met in the cafe, near the crossing at the Hazra, and what they talked of in their Adda — everything under the sun, but especially, and always, cinema.
www.indianexpress.com /print.php?content_id=17634   (468 words)

  
 India's Expanding Horizons
One is set aside due to the fact that he was chosen by two all time greats of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, to create pieces of their films using animation.
Regarding Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome he says, "It was the first Indian feature film for which we animated some footage that was an integral part of the story (as opposed to animated credit titles for some Hindi comedy features).
Shome's presence was suggested by a smoldering cigar." This was done in 1969 and according to Mrinal Sen by using conventional paper cut-outs.
www.awn.com /mag/issue5.02/5.02pages/senindiaIII2.php3   (897 words)

  
 The Hindu : Mrinal Sen on his credo
Here in connection with a retrospective of his films, Mrinal Sen says he has worked out a simple formula for himself: ``My films are popular with the minority.
However, Mrinal Sen says it was important for people to develop a taste for the kind of films that he makes.
While Mrinal Sen is now working on a new script, he refuses to divulge details about the venture.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/07/26/stories/14262185.htm   (718 words)

  
 And Quiet Flows Mrinal Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The humour in Sen was at his best when he reponded to questions about his retirement from film-making.
That is the attitude typical of Mrinal Sen, an attitude often reflected in his films.
Sen's return to film-making should be great news for lovers of meaningful cinema because they have not had anything from him since his previous film in Bengali" Aamar Bhuvan" was released two years ago.
web.mid-day.com /news/nation/2004/august/90233.htm   (450 words)

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