Bangla

  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal 2 days ago

    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,...
  • 'Apur Panchali' has elements of Ray trilogy: Kaushik Ganguly 6 days ago

    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 oblivion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Why is the Bengali film industry against dubbing Hindi films? February 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The Tollywood fraternity here has called for an immediate halt to dubbing Hindi films and telly soaps in Bengali. The call by the Bengali film industry comes in the wake of dubbed versions of Yash Raj Film production 'Gunday' releasing simultaneously in Hindi and Bengali in the state. The...
  • We owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray January 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Fondly reminiscing their relationship with their 'mentor' and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there's always something new to learn. Privileged to have worked with the master in the early phases of their career,...
  • Filmmakers loved me because I looked like my grandma: Raima Sen January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Raima Sen, who bears a strong resemblance to her late grandmother and legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, says initially filmmakers tried to portray her like her granny and it took her a long time to get out of her shadows. "Initially, when I came into the industry, everyone would...
  • Bengali film 'Chander Pahar' brings tourists to South Africa January 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Shot extensively in South Africa, Bengali blockbuster film 'Chander Pahar (Mountain of the Moon)' has generated huge interest among travellers from West Bengal, said a South African tourism official. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee's film, the most expensive Bengali celluloid outing till date, was filmed for 45 days in the 'Rainbow Nation'....
  • Her last wish was to see me get married: Raima on Suchitra Sen January 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Raima Sen, who is confused about her feelings of grief and guilt after the death her grandmother and legendary actress Suchitra Sen, says that her granny wanted her to get married and she will fulfil her last wish. This is the first time Raima has lost someone so close...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80, wishes pour in from the Bengali film industry January 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee turned 80 Sunday with fans and well-wishers celebrating the day amid a special line up of exhibitions and plays. Congratulations poured in through the day for the thespian, who starred in 14 celluloid classics of Satyajit Ray. Equally at ease in films and on...
  • Suchitra Sen cremated, an enigma even in her final journey January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Much like her life after movies, the final journey of legendary actress Suchitra Sen too was a quiet affair with the administration taking measures honouring her wish of keeping her face away from public gaze. The body of Sen, who died Friday following cardiac arrest at a city nursing...
  • Suchitra Sen (1931 - 2014): Forever young January 17, 2014

    And the other half passes away. It was 2009, College Street in Kolkata. I was searching for old Bengali magazines from the 60s and the 70s, while researching for my book, 'Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen - Bengali Cinema's First Couple'. I asked a magazine vendor, "Dada Suchitra Sen er...
  • When Suchitra Sen tore off Soumitra Chatterjee's vest January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Whether refusing filmmaker Raj Kapoor's offer of a movie or her glamorous off-screen lifestyle - she once playfully tore off actor Soumitra Chatterjee's vest at a party - Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, who died Friday, made heads turn with her moves and stunned her contemporaries. Filmmaker Aparna Sen...
  • Suchitra Sen gave a kiss on my cheek while I was shooting 'Chotto Jigyasha', says Prosenjit Chatterjee January 17, 2014

    The earliest and probably the only memory actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has of legendary actress Suchitra Sen is when she dropped in at the set of his first film 'Chotto Jigyasha' and kissed him on the cheek. He was all of five years old. Sen, who was a contemporary of his...
  • Suchitra Sen (1931 - 2014): Bengali cinema's 'Queen of Hearts' January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Capturing the public's imagination for three decades through her ethereal beauty and intense celluloid performance, Suchitra Sen symbolised the golden age of Bengali cinema with memorable films like 'Agnipariksha', 'Devdas' and 'Saat Paake Bandha'. The doe-eyed beauty turned a recluse after bidding adieu to the world of films in...
  • 'Are you related to me?' Suchitra Sen asked WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her last days January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the death of veteran actress Suchitra Sen today marked the end of a legend. Sen, 82, died today morning after a massive heart attack. The reclusive star had been ailing for a long time. "Today is a sad day for all of...
  • Narendra Modi, Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan mourn Suchitra Sen's demise January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, mourned the death of Suchitra Sen, the legendary Bengali actress Suchitra, and lauded the actress for her contribution to both Hindi and Bengali cinema. Suchitra, who had been undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Kolkata for serious respiratory problems, breathed her...
  • Download, share: A Suchitra Sen collage you can use as your Facebook cover photo January 17, 2014

    Capturing the public's imagination for three decades through her ethereal beauty and intense celluloid performance, Suchitra Sen symbolised the golden age of Bengali cinema with memorable films like 'Agnipariksha', 'Devdas' and 'Saat Paake Bandha'.The doe-eyed beauty turned a recluse after bidding adieu to the world of films in the late...
  • Uttam Kumar and 'Mrs Sen': The magical and hypnotic Uttam-Suchitra years January 17, 2014

    Greta Garbo was born on September 1905 and died in 1990 at the age of 84. But for almost half a century before that, she was a recluse, choosing her life in seclusion as she famously remarked once - "I want to be let alone." She shot into fame in...
  • Suchitra Sen: The timeless beauty of Hindi and Bengali cinema January 17, 2014

    Suchitra Sen's contribution to Hindi, Bengali cinema Veteran actress and the iconic Bengali beauty Suchitra Sen passed away in Kolkata on Friday after reportedly suffering from a cardiac arrest. Suchitra Sen's ethereal beauty coupled with her phenomenal screen presence and immense box office popularity made her one of the most...
  • Kolkata: Actress Suchitra Sen's condition deteriorates January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: The condition of ailing actress Suchitra Sen deteriorated once again on Thursday night, doctors attending to her said. Earlier in the day, the doctors had said that her condition was stable and she might be discharged from hospital in the next two to three days for treatment at home....
  • Bengali actress Suchitra Sen is stable but weak January 16, 2014

    Kolkata: The condition of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is undergoing treatment at a nursing home here for serious respiratory problems, was stable Thursday, a medical bulletin said. "Her condition remains much the same as yesterday (Wednesday). Her vital parameters are stable," said the brief bulletin released by the...
  • Prosenjit: If Bangladesh opens its market, Bengali cinema can prosper January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bengali cinema superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, whose latest film 'Jaatishwar' will get a countrywide release Friday, says Bengali films can prosper if Bangladesh opens its market for them. The 51-year-old, who has featured in over 300 films, including 'Chokher Bali' and 'Dosar', considers Bangladesh a good market to sell...
  • Suchitra Sen is extremely weak and not out of danger January 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Though "extremely weak", the condition of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is suffering from serious respiratory problems, continues to be stable with the aid of continuous oxygen therapy, a medical bulletin said Wednesday. She is not out of danger yet. "Her condition remains much the same. She is...
  • Suchitra Sen continues to be critical but stable January 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Suchitra Sen, the legendary Bengali actress who is being treated at the Intensive Therapy Unit of a city nursing home following serious respiratory problems, continues to be critical but stable, a medical bulletin said Monday. Sen, whose condition has been see-sawing since she was admitted to the Belle Vue...