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

Dr. Somnath Batabyal, Shantanu Ray Chaudhury,

Prof. Tejaswini Ganti


Editorial by Koral Dasgupta.

The memoirs  and abstracts are as below :



Nitin Mukesh on Rishi Kapoor

Transcripted 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. Balasubramaniam

Transcripted by Ishika Batra. Compiled by Ankita Dutta. 

Mukesh Chhabra on Sushant Singh Rajput

Transcripted by Ishika Batra. Compiled by Ankita Dutta. 


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 Screen

Author: Bhaskar Choudhary  

Title: The Star from Another Sky

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



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TMYS Review March 2021 - Artists and Afterlives