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Aravindan the cartoonist, manwatching on Women’s Day, and more.

It’s time to press rewind on the last seven days.

Five stars only: ‘The Firemen’s Ball’

Milos Forman’s biting satire is a microcosm of all that was wrong with the Communist Czech state. Read more here.

You know Aravindan the filmmaker? Meet Aravindan the cartoonist

A programme on the Indian New Wave director explores one of his other major talents. Read more here.

The feminist in love: Manwatching on Women’s Day

Five women tell us about the actors they admire for various reasons (including brains and bodies). The list includes Mark Ruffalo, Shah Rukh Khan, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. Read more here.

‘Bollywood is a complete travesty of cinema because it is so dialogue-based’: Rajat Kapoor

In the second and concluding part of an interview, the filmmaker attacks popular Hindi film culture and laments the lack of interest in his scripts. Read more here.

Redemption song: Anup Ghosal’s ‘Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi’

The popular Bengali playback singer is best-known for his contribution to Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Masoom.’ Read more here.

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