Johnson Thomas reviews books and films for The Free Press Journal and DNA. He has served on the Panorama jury of IFFI.
Dipsikha Bhagawati writes on cinema and literature in a variety of journals and newspapers, and is a Govt. of Assam & British Council teacher holding a PhD on TS Eliot. She is the granddaughter of Uday Chandra Bhagawati, a doyen and one of the pioneers of the erstwhile NE traveling drama troupes.
Shoma A. Chatterji
Debasis Mukhopadhyay is the author of 12 books, a librarian, and a film historian/scholar specialising in the works of Satyajit Ray. He has written a reference book on the master, co-edited a book on Pather Panchali, and worked as an assistant editor of 4 books authored by Ray, who called him a “compendium of my works”.
Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri
Anirudha Bhattacharjee is the co-author of four books including bios of father and son SD and RD Burman. He is a film/music quizzer, a musician, and a columnist for Quint and Scroll. Previously, he had film columns in The Statesman and Analalok, Calcutta. He has served on the jury of the National Film Awards. His RD Burman book has won the National Film Award, and his book titled Gaata Rahe Mera Dil the inaugural MAMI award for writing on cinema.
Jai Arjun Singh
past members, who are no more with us
Late PK Nair
PK Nair was the founder of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), and one of the pioneers behind the setting up of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). A documentary on him won 2 National Film Awards.
Late KNT Sastry
KNT Sastry won 7 National Film Awards — Best Film Critic, Book Publisher, Film Book Writer, Docu, First Film, Feature Film, & Regional Film. He served on the National Film Awards and 5 times on the IFFI Panorama jury.
Late Ervell Menezes
Ervell E. Menezes was a film reviewer /journalist at the Indian Express. Post retirement, he wrote a biographical book that “makes journalism a hero; journalism that took up the cause of downtrodden & exposed rackets.”
Late Altaf Mazid
Altaf Mazid was a double National Film Award winner — one as a film critic and the other as a documentary filmmaker. He served on the film jury of the Assam State Awards, IFFI, IFFK, Dubai, Moscow, and Cannes.
Late RK Bidur Singh
RK Bidur was a National and State Award winning film critic, recipient of a Certificate of Honour by the Govt. of Manipur, founder of the Manipur Film Journalist/Critics Association, and festival director of NE Film Festival.