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Saibal Chatterjee is a National Film Award winning film critic, an author of a book on Gulzar, co-editor of a book on films; and a documentary scriptwriter. He was a columnist at BBC News, Business Standard, Hindustan Times, and Financial Express. And a staff writer of The Telegraph, The Times of India, and Outlook; the editor of TV World; and a consultant to Zee Premiere. He’s a founder member of the Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI). He was a key member of the editorial board of Encyclopaedia Brittanica’s Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. He has served on the team as well as jury of a variety of international film festivals. And is the festival director of the upcoming Pondicherry International Film Festival.


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Saibal Chatterjee is the author/editor of 4 books on cinema - Echoes & Eloquences: The Life And Cinema Of Gulzar, Hollywood Bollywood: The Politics of Crossover Films, Indian Cinema: The Faces Behind the Masks, and Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema