PROSENJIT CHATTERJEE

  • Prosenjit Chatterjee's National Awardwinning film 'Jaatishwar' in Oscar 2015 race August 26, 2014

    Kolkata: After bagging four National Awards this year, Bengali film "Jaatishwar" is set to compete with eight other films for India's official entry at the Oscars. The Srijit Mukherjidirected film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched awards for makeup (Vikram Gaikwad), music (Kabir Suman), singer (Rupankar Bagchi) and...
  • 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...
  • 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 father...
  • Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee's 'Jaatishwar' is a nostalgic tribute to 19th century Bengal, but falls short as a biopic January 16, 2014

    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'. Fortyseven years after superstar Uttam Kumar played the titular role in...
  • 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 51yearold, who has featured in over 300 films, including 'Chokher Bali' and 'Dosar', considers Bangladesh a good market to sell Bengali...
  • Ritu brought me to content driven cinema: Prosenjit Chatterjee November 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Admitting highs and lows in his terms with foreverfriend Rituparno Ghosh, superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee says after a recent reunion they were planning to come up with another project together. "I communicate with Ritu till this date. He is with us. We had our differences, fights and arguments and again we...
  • Contemporary Bengali cinema: What's its impact and future? November 26, 2013

    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 badly wanted to do Kakababu's role: Prosenjit October 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Terming 'Misar Rahasya' as the first film to have been shot extensively in Egypt, Bengal superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee today said superadventurist Kakababu was larger than life. "Kakababu is larger than life with the director Srijit Mukherjee making it layered while retaining the spirit of the character," the Baishe Srabon...
  • Bengali superstar Prosenjit to turn director soon July 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Planning to direct a film, over three decades into his career, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee has said it would happen after two ongoing projects. "I am planning to make a film under my production banner. A film which will portray my vision of life. My script is ready but the...
  • Prosenjit won't play PM in Shoojit Sircar's film June 28, 2012

    The actor, better known as Boomba Da to his legion of faithful fans in Bengal, returned to Hindi cinema after a gap of over 15 years. Word is that Prosenjit is quite upbeat about his next film with Shoojit Sircar, where he will play a rather meaty role. However, rubbishing the...
  • Tweet Review: 'Shanghai', first day, first show June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee starrer 'Shanghai' hits the screens on June 8, 2012. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, 'Shanghai' is a political thriller. This eagerlyawaited film has been given a U/A certificate from the censor board. Known for his films like 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Oye...
  • Bengali actors gaining more foothold in B'wood May 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood has always opened its gates for budding talent and there seems to be a sudden demand for Bengali actors in Hindi cinema post the boxoffice success of Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani' and Paoli Dam's 'Hate Story'. As 'Kahaani' director Sujoy Ghosh plans to bring Vidya Balan back as...
  • 'Shanghai' bridges dreams and reality: Director May 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Dibakar Banerjee says his political thriller 'Shanghai' is an attempt to bridge dreams and reality: the dream of transforming 'stuffy and dirty India' into a swanky Shanghai, and a reality check on where India stands today. "In the context of the film, we have this dream of a Shanghai like...
  • 'Shanghai' kissing video leaked online May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Highly publicized and much hyped film by Dibakar Banerjee, 'Shanghai' is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, a steamy video featuring Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee in an intense kissing scene has been leaked on the internet. Kalki plays the role of an activist while Prosenjit...
  • Dibakar: 'Shanghai' shows the power of the mob April 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Political thrillers are not that common in Bollywood but then director and producer Dibakar Banerjee rarely chooses conventional subjects for his films. Banerjee, 42, explored sexual attitudes in India with 'Love Sex aur Dhokha' in 2010. His latest film puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of urban development in...
  • Bengali star Prosenjit returns to Bollywood with 'Shanghai' April 25, 2012

    The 90s' actor who had refused to play the second lead in Bollywood movies said he had reasons to sign on the dotted line for 'Shanghai'. ...
  • Shekhar Kapur inspires Prosenjit in 'Shanghai' April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: National Award winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee's character of the suave and dynamic politician in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Shanghai' is inspired by and modelled upon acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. Banerjee's team was asked to dig up pictures of how Kapur looked 15 to 20 years back. These were used as direct...
  • Bengali Review: 'Aparajita Tumi' is too familiar January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Bengali cinema has come of age but a few more steps towards something new would not hurt. While on one hand they regularly dish out the commercial fare, they also pull out an occasional gem from the everyday and the common place. However, when it comes to relationships...
  • SRK, Sharmila inaugurate 17th Kolkata Film Fest November 10, 2011

    Kolkata: With a balance of glamour and tradition, the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) started here Thursday with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and the popular Sharmila Tagore inaugurating the eightday fest by lighting the ceremonial lamp. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, host of Bengali film personalities including top star Prosenjit...
  • 'Nouka Dubi' to premiere at IFFI November 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's Nouka Dubi, featuring the Sen sisters Riya and Raima, will have its world premiere at the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The film will open the India Premier Section on 24th November at the 41st IFFI, which is to be held...
  • Khela, an intimate tale but lost in translation July 12, 2008

    Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Manisha Koirala, Raima Sen Director: Rituparno Ghosh Also arriving at multiplexes this weekend is the Hindi dubbed version of director Rituparno Ghosh's Bengali film Khela which stars Prosenjit Chatterjee as Raja Bhowmick, a committed film director who's determined to cast the perfect boy in his latest film. Unfortunately for...