Bengali

  • 'Shakti Mills gangrape verdict landmark, will act as a deterrent' 04-04-2014 04:42 PM

    Mumbai: Calling it a landmark judgement, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam said, "this is the first time in the country that a court has given death sentence in a rape case where accused have been charged with repeated offence. Repeat offenders should be dealt with seriously." A Mumbai Sessions Court on...
  • 'Take One' alludes to women abuse in cyber space 25-03-2014 11:15 AM

    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 25-03-2014 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Bengali star Trinamool candidate Dev reminds us why rape jokes are always inappropriate and why we won't 'lighten up' 24-03-2014 09:10 PM

    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"....
  • If Barack Obama can run America, why should the young generation in Bengal lag behind, asks matinee idol Dev 19-03-2014 10:39 AM

    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...
  • Mahanayika: New book brings out lesser known facts about Suchitra Sen 20-02-2014 05:01 PM

    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...
  • Why is the Bengali film industry against dubbing Hindi films? 18-02-2014 02:32 PM

    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 29-01-2014 11:19 AM

    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,...
  • Bengali film 'Chander Pahar' brings tourists to South Africa 22-01-2014 11:21 AM

    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'....
  • Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80, wishes pour in from the Bengali film industry 20-01-2014 10:17 AM

    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 17-01-2014 04:11 PM

    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 17-01-2014 02:59 PM

    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 17-01-2014 02:48 PM

    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 (1931 - 2014): Bengali cinema's 'Queen of Hearts' 17-01-2014 12:43 PM

    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...
  • Uttam Kumar and 'Mrs Sen': The magical and hypnotic Uttam-Suchitra years 17-01-2014 10:28 AM

    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...
  • Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee's 'Jaatishwar' is a nostalgic tribute to 19th century Bengal, but falls short as a biopic 16-01-2014 08:17 PM

    There is little documented history about Heynesman Antony, a folk artiste of Portugese origin who settled in colonial Bengal, mastered the local language and composed songs in it to face off with veteran poets in public duels known as 'kavigaan'. Forty-seven years after superstar Uttam Kumar played the titular role...
  • Bengali actress Suchitra Sen is stable but weak 16-01-2014 06:13 PM

    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 16-01-2014 10:59 AM

    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 continues to be critical but stable 13-01-2014 03:29 PM

    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...
  • Bengali actress Suchitra Sen critical, on constant oxygen support 12-01-2014 11:35 AM

    Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, whose condition had deteriorated slightly in the afternoon, is stable at the moment but still critical, a doctor said Saturday. Her oxygen level had dipped in the afternoon thereby necessitating intensive non-invasive oxygen support. However, her doctors ruled out any invasive ventilation (via tracheotomy)...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, oxygen saturation fluctuating: Doctor 11-01-2014 09:52 AM

    Kolkata: The condition of veteran Bengali actress Suchitra Sen is critical, a doctor said Friday. Subir Mondal, a member of the team of experts attending on Sen at the Belle Vue Clinic here, said her oxygen saturation level is fluctuating and she is dependent on oxygen via non-invasive ventilation. "Unless...
  • Suchitra Sen stable, cardiac condition satisfactory 08-01-2014 04:06 PM

    Kolkata: Bengali veteran actress Suchitra Sen is stable and sessions of chest physiotherapy, non-invasive ventilation and continuous oxygen therapy have helped her oxygen saturation level go up, her medical reports said Wednesday. According to the latest medical bulletin, her fluctuating oxygen saturation level stabilised 'to some extent'. She was put...
  • My grandma is better but keep praying: Raima Sen 04-01-2014 05:01 PM

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated Friday night, is better, says her granddaughter Raima Sen. "My grandma is better. Thank you for your prayers...Keep praying," Raima tweeted Saturday. The veteran actress, 82, is undergoing treatment for a chest infection...
  • Suchitra Sen stable, under continuous monitoring 02-01-2014 09:43 AM

    Kolkata: The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, under treatment in the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home here, continues to be stable, a medical bulletin said Wednesday. Undergoing treatment for a chest infection, Sen was Sunday night rushed to the hospital after her condition deteriorated and...
  • 2013: What happened in Bengali cinema this year 31-12-2013 04:09 PM

    Kolkata: Left reeling under the void left by the sudden demise of maverick filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, the Bengali film industry could come up only with a handful of films that could catch the cine-goers eye. Contrary to the middle-of-the-road films which pleased critics and the audience alike in the last...
  • Yash Raj Films's 'Gunday' to be released in Bengali too 29-11-2013 04:40 PM

    Mumbai: Yash Raj Films has decided a Hindi as well as Bengali release of its upcoming film 'Gunday' as the movie is set in 70's Bengal. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie which stars Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead, is releasing on...
  • Contemporary Bengali cinema: What's its impact and future? 26-11-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Contemporary Bengali cinema is in the throes of a crisis from which it is unlikely to emerge in the foreseeable future. The commercial films are a poor copy of their Hindi and Telugu counterparts, of course without their raw energy or production resources. The Hindi cinema has an...
  • I hope to work with some great Bengali directors: Kareena 19-11-2013 10:02 AM

    Kolkata: Keen to follow the footsteps of her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore, actress Kareena Kapoor wants to work in Bengali film industry. "Satyajit Ray was one such director with whom my mother-in-law had the opportunity to work in so many films. I also hope to be able to work with some...
  • Amitabh Bachchan on cinema: Has played the role of unifier and integrator 11-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Kolkata: Extolling the contributions of Bengali literature and cinema to the world, Amitabh Bachchan said here on Sunday that cinema plays an important role in unifying and integrating in a "fast disintegrating world". Speaking in Bengali, Amitabh Bachchan conveyed to the audience - during the inauguration of the 19th Kolkata...
  • Who am I to give a message through cinema, asks filmmaker Aparna Sen 04-11-2013 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen depicted a subject as sensitive as the changing role of women in the Indian society in her last directorial 'Goynar Baksho' in a very light-hearted manner, but says she never makes movies with an intention to convey a message. "There are messages (in my...