Cinema

Man of paradoxes

Print edition : April 19, 2013

M.N. Roy with his second wife Ellen Gottschalk in Bombay in March 1937. Photo: THE HINDU

Still from the documentary 'The Comintern Brahmin': M.N. Roy with Bolshevik leaders at the 2nd Comintern Congress of 1920. Photo: fdaf sdgds fed

Still from the documentary 'The Comintern Brahmin': Moscow in present times. Photo: dsaf sdfg vsdg

Still from the documentary 'The Comintern Brahmin': busts of Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders lying in the dumpyard of a building, indicating the state of communist artefacts in Russia today. Photo: f dfsgsdf dafd ffggf

Still from the documentary 'The Comintern Brahmin': Director Vladimir Leon looking at Roy's digital photos in the Russian Archives in Moscow. Photo: f sds fd fsd fdafsdf f

French director Vladimir Leon’s film on M.N. Roy explores the trajectory of the revolutionary’s life and politics.
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