Cult Critic: The Film Magazine


Ananya Jana



Monali Majhi


Riya Saha

Nadim Iqbal

Antonio Rozich

Ananya Jana

Aindrila Chatterjee

Prarthana Mitra

Anirban Mal

Moumita Dev

Triptayan Chatterjee

Tushu Kundu

Monali Majhi


Subhojit Naskar


Shailik Bhaumik

Cult Critic Mise en SceneShailik Bhaumik is an award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur. Known for his feature film “Dasein”, Shailik is the founder and Chairman of Human Lab Corporation, a Multinational Film Company whose mission it is to help Independent Filmmakers survive and thrive in this highly competitive industry. Shailik oversees worldwide operations including production, distribution, and marketing for HLC’s live-action films, as well as films released under the HLC banner.

While he isn’t writing for Cult Critic, Antonio Rozich is working as a copywriter for a      filmmaking startup called Try Cinema. Besides his usual copywriting, he also helps filmmakers with their screenplays by editing them and finding the ways to improve the initialfilmmaker’s idea. When all of that is done, he turns to his true & original love: writing flash fiction, which he posts regularly on his site Syeta Stories.

Riya Saha is a Kolkata based writer, editor, journalist and cinephile. She has completed her masters with Journalism and Mass Communication from Calcutta University and currently working as a freelance journalist. Having a great interest in world cinema made Riya join Human Lab Corporation. She is passionate about setting goals and achieving them. She enjoys reading, writing, travelling, socializing and meeting people. She is also very fond of watching International movies.

Helen Wheels is a veteran of the arts; honing her skill as a painter for twenty plus years, she later discovered a love for theater and for the past decade has concentrated her efforts on writing, directing and producing independent film. She holds a degree in Digital Film Making from SCC and another in New Media Communications from SNHU. Helen is a monthly contributor to Cult Critic Magazine, where she interviews independent filmmakers and writes reviews for award-winning independent films.

Ananya Jana finished her master degree in Journalism and mass communication. She is the event coordinator. She loves to explore different genres of movie. She is a passionate writer and believes that real writing equals authentical writing without the veneer and excuses in order to reach the audience at a heart level. She believes that when she writes she comes alive and the energy zaps. Her passion for writing focuses on character-driven plotlines.

“Glamour is not for us, it’s for others”. Hearing that Aindrila came into the world of media. Her struggle started from her college days. She loves to communicate with people. Adventure is her first love. Worked in many Bengali media houses like Aajkaal, SNews during and after her university days. She loves literature, drama, cinema, football, and cooking. She loves to learn new things daily. According to her, communication and books make a person more knowledgeable.

“The world is changing day by day. Climate, environment, human behavior are also changing accordingly but photography is a lifetime journey and it will follow our mind in every step of life”. Anirban’s a photographer whose photos are exhibited in several international exhibitions and he received many Awards. His works have also been published in many leading journals. He loves to explore people and human behavior and has a keen interest in documentary photography. Besides photography, Anirban also has interest in other art forms.

Monali Majhi is a visual media junkie. A deep fascination to the world of cinema motivates her way of living. She is formally trained in reading English Literature from University of Calcutta. Black coffee and dark humor is her way of coping with this insensitive world. When she isn’t watching or reading, she is probably sleeping.


Triptayan Chatterjee is a filmmaker looking for a different horizon. Earlier a journalist Triptayan has done intensive research on film language and made different documentaries so far. He is now concentrating upon feature film in a vast landscape. Professionally a teacher, Triptayan has also passion for making films threaded with international and universal thoughts.


Akarsh is someone whom you don’t want to talk to if you are not a cinephile as he will talk mostly (only) about films and shows in details while enacting the scenes. Hailing from Varanasi, he is currently working at Netflix customer service in  Mumbai. Akarsh likes to write in Hindi mostly. He is someone who wants to see his name on the silver screen in bold letters.

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