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  • Abir Chatterjee is the perfect guy to play the popular Bengali sleuth Feluda, says filmmaker Sandip Ray September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: With Abir Chatterjee now set to essay the role of popular fictional sleuth 'Feluda' crafted by Ray in upcoming 'Badshahi Angti', the most expensive Bengali detective film till this date, director Sandip Ray feels people will be intrigued with the transition in his image from 'Byomkesh Bakshi'. "I had spotted...
  • Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee July 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government. The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier. Sen, a Trinamool Congress...
  • Prosenjit and I are looking for a Bengali script which suits us both: Vidya Balan June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who considers Kolkata as her second home, is now thinking of acting in a Bengali film with Tollywood superstar Prosenjit. "Now that Ritu da (director Rituparno Ghosh) is no more, we keep telling each other that we must work together. We are looking for a script...
  • Police again summon filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay in relation to Swastika Mukherjee suicide case June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal police have again summoned filmmaker and theatre director Suman Mukhopadhyay for questioning in connection with the alleged suicide bid by Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee, police said Saturday. Suman, said to be close to the actress, was questioned for over 22 hours in May. "In pursuance of our investigation...
  • National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das passes away June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das, best known for films like 'Saanjhbatir Rupkathara', 'Achin Pakhi' and 'Faltu', today passed away following illness, family sources said. Das, who was in his sixties, died at a hospital where he was being treated for liver cancer. His 2006 film 'Faltu' which featured Soumitra...
  • Sushmita Sen to star in Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film 'Nirbaak' May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, last seen on the big screen in 2010 film 'No Problem', is all set to make her Bengali movie debut with acclaimed director Srijit Mukherji's next. Titled 'Nirbaak', the movie will be produced by Venkatesh Films. "Finally Sushmita Sen in Tollywood! In our next production with Srijit...
  • Kolkata remembers Rituparno Ghosh on his first death anniversary May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. The play 'Rwituparno Ghosh' ran houseful at the ICCR auditorium here. "This was our eighth show and the...
  • Remember Rituparno Ghosh by watching his critically-acclaimed films 'Dahan' and 'Chitrangada' online May 30, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. Rituparno Ghosh, credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe...
  • Swastika Mukherjee recovers in hospital, filmmaker boyfriend gets detained by the police May 28, 2014

    Kolkata: A section of intellectuals here Tuesday pointed the finger at the West Bengal government for the detention of Bengali filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay in connection with the alleged suicide bid by Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee. Police justified the action saying there were attempts to "mystify the incident" and asserted that the...
  • Police attacked over Bengali filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay's detention May 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A section of intellectuals Tuesday pointed the finger at West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government for the detention of Bengali filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay. Known to be vocal against the Banerjee government, especially after one of his controversial movies was denied certification, Mukhopadhyay was detained by at the New Town police station...
  • Did Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee try to commit suicide? May 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali film actress Swastika Mukherjee was hospitalised recently after she fell on the floor during a late-night party. Doctors at Apollo Hospital here performed a surgery to remove some glass pieces from her arm. "There were some cut injuries. We don't know how it happened. She is fine now and...
  • Being an MP will not diminish my star appeal: Bengali actor Dev May 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali movie star and now MP Dev does not feel that his new status would detract his star appeal from fans who may be supporters of rival political parties. "I do not think me being elected on a Trinamool Congress ticket will in any way diminish my popularity with fans...
  • Bengali actor Parambrata to direct a sports film May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor Parambrata Chatterjee of 'Kahaani' fame says he always wanted to direct a sports-based film. "Sports film is such an interesting assignment! A group of 14-15 people react to the team's fortunes. Sometimes they dream, sometimes they wallow in frustration and sometimes they celebrate, isn't it interesting?" Parambrata, who is...
  • Veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee says Siddharta and Byomkesh reflect same spirit May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The two films may have been shot over 40 years apart, but veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee says both his characters in Satyajit Ray's 'Pratidwandi' and Saibal Mitra's 'Sajarur Kanta' reflect the same spirit of contemporary urban Bengali middle class. Dhritiman essayed the role of Siddharta, a youth in search of...
  • Many present day films are repetitive: Soumitra Chatterjee May 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee feels that current films are mostly repetitive and he has been tired of being part of similar subjects. "I have turned up in over 350 films, but of late I have found that many of them deal with the same subject over and over again, which...
  • Satyajit Ray's 93rd birth anniversary: Calligraphy, costume designing, singing; the other talents of the genius May 2, 2014

    More than two decades after his death, India and especially Bengal still celebrates the work of master filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The man who put Indian cinema on the international map continues to inspire new age filmmakers, both in India and abroad with his awe inspiring craft. But the filmmaker's talent...
  • Onir to launch Bangla actor Prosenjit's wife Arpita Pal in his upcoming film 'Shab' April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Onir's new Hindi film "Shab" will introduce Bangla superstar Prosenjit's wife Arpita Pal in the female lead. The film will not only transform the traditional Bengali beauty's image into a hip south Delhi socialite, it will also cast her as a woman in love with a younger one. Arpita, who...
  • Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's plan to make a film on Pandit Ravi Shankar remained unfulfilled April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: They were great friends and went on to work on four projects but Satyajit Ray's plan to make a short film on his musician friend Ravi Shankar remained a wish unfulfilled. Shankar gave music to four of Ray's classics, beginning with his greatest and the first 'Pather Panchali', 'Aparajito',...
  • Konkona Sen Sharma, Indraneil Sengupta to star in latest Byomkesh Bakshi film 'Sajarur Kanta' April 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Actress Konkona Sen Sharma and Indraneil Sengupta are all set to star in a new Byomkesh Bakshi film titled 'Sajarur Kanta' directed by Saibal Mitra. In the thriller, Dhritiman Chatterjee will be seen donning the gloves of the sleuth, who tries to solve a murder mystery. Indraneil, portraying the role of...
  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal April 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music, best...
  • 'Apur Panchali' has elements of Ray trilogy: Kaushik Ganguly April 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Dubbing 'Apur Panchali' as a collage of Satyajit Ray trilogy 'Pather Panchali', 'Apur Sansar' and 'Aparajito', director Kaushik Ganguly says he has gone further by chronicling the life of the child actor. "'Apur Panchali' is inspired by the life of child Apu - Subir Bandyopadhyay who went into...
  • Goa to host Suchitra Sen film festival April 3, 2014

    Panaji: The Entertainment Society of Goa is all set to pay tribute to legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen by hosting a three-day-film festival next week. Suchitra Sen film festival, which will kickstart from April 11 at Maquinez Palace , will present the classics of the late doe-eyed beauty including 'Harano...
  • 'Take One' alludes to women abuse in cyber space March 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Casting Swastika Mukherjee in a never-before role, a far cry from her portrayals in 'Ami aar Amar Girlfriends' or 'Maach Misti and More' , director Mainak Bhowmik alludes to real life abuses of women in cyber space in 'Take One'. "In 'Take One' the conservative Bengali society comes under the...
  • Film on Hercules to be made in Bengali; Saswata 'Bob Biswas' Chatterjee to play the title role March 25, 2014

    Kolkata: In a reference to the mythological superhero, director duo Sudeshna Roy-Abhijit Guha now brings the mediev Hercules to the contemporary Bengal casting Saswata Chatterjee in the lead. "A man of bigger and greater magnitude resides within the self of a person. This is called trapping or caging your inner strength...
  • Bengali star Trinamool candidate Dev reminds us why rape jokes are always inappropriate and why we won't 'lighten up' March 24, 2014

    Bengali superstar and Trinamool's candidate from the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency Dev Adhikari said his busy political campaign and the media focus on it felt like "getting raped". He elaborated in an interview with the Bengali daily 'Ebela', "it's like getting raped yaar, you can shout or you can enjoy". ...
  • Victor Banerjee's 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare' bags audience choice award in US fest March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Victor Banerjee starrer 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare', a socio-political Assamese thriller set in the river island of Majuli, has won the audience choice award in the North Carolina film fest. The film also stars Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Preeti Jhangiani and Bidita Bag. "The Audience Choice Award for 2014...
  • If Barack Obama can run America, why should the young generation in Bengal lag behind, asks matinee idol Dev March 19, 2014

    Midnapore: Amid frenzied cheers from thousands of adoring fans rooting for him, Bengal's reigning matinee idol Dev began his campaign for the Lok Sabha election on Tuesday, urging the youth to turn out in large numbers at the polling booths. Soaking in the adulation of the crowd at the Aurobindo...
  • 'Black Lady' unveiled for Filmfare Awards East March 14, 2014

    Guwahati: The iconic 'Black Lady' trophy of the Filmfare award, the oldest film award of the country, was unveiled here today in the run-up to the maiden Filmfare Awards East. Assamese film stars Kopil Bora and Zerifa Wahid unveiled the trophy which would be awarded to celebrate artistic and cinematic...
  • 'I've breastfed my baby for 8 months yet my boobs look good on camera, I'm happy', actress Swastika says of her nude scene February 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee is happy with the way her upcoming film 'Take One' has been shot. She has full frontal nudity in it and isn't bothered that the film has already generated a lot of buzz in the industry. 'Take One', which has been directed by Mainak Bhaumik,...
  • Mahanayika: New book brings out lesser known facts about Suchitra Sen February 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A new book on the late Bengali cinema icon Suchitra Sen offers a peep into the life of the elusive actress through rare photographs, replica of posters and insights offered by renowned filmmakers. Titled 'Mahanayika' (great actress), the 500-page book was released Wednesday and has write-ups on Sen by director...