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16 hours ago
Bengal cinema can give tough competition to Hollywood: Mamata

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the state's regional film industry can compete with Hollywood. Culture unites everyone. No one can create a rift in the world of art. I am confident one day Tollywood will give tough competition to Hollywood, Banerjee said while felicitating actors with the annual 'Mahanayak Samman' awards. The Beng...

27 days ago
Mamata remembers R.D. Burman on 76th birth anniversary

Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to Indian music legend R.D. Burman on his 76th birth anniversary on Saturday, saying he was a magician of melody. Homage to magician of melody, Pancham Da (RD Burman) on his 76th birth anniversary. His music touched our souls & filled our hearts with joy, Banerjee posted on Twitter. Remembering Bur...

3 months ago
Swastika wanted meaningful film for Bollywood journey

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee, who is making inroads into Hindi movies with Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, says she wanted a meaningful film and it could not have been bigger than this. Swastika told IANS: I started with TV and did lots of commercial films, but when this new age films trend started in Bengali film industry, I stopped doing comm...

4 months ago
Bollywood losing naturalistic style, getting louder: Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Preferring intensity to money power, National Award-winning filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee feels Bollywood is losing its naturalistic style, distancing itself from the rich oeuvre of restrained, controlled performances and veering towards more money and decibel power. The Khosla Ka Ghosla maker says shades of that natural style can still be seen to some extent in Ben...

4 months ago
Want to do women-centric films: Dibakar Banerjee

Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) After a spate of films with men as central characters including the forthcoming Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee is now planning to do some women-centric projects. Absolutely, definitely, I want to do it. Too much time spent with men now. There are many (ideas) but I am not ready to reveal them now, Banerjee told IANS here when asked about po...

7 months ago
Done with Soumitra Chatterjee-starrer short film: Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh wrapped up a short film starring the doyen of the Bengali film industry Soumitra Chatterjee here Saturday. Short film over. Now to embark upon long...(sic), tweeted Ghosh of Kahaani fame. Tota Roy Choudhury and Radhika Apte are the other actors in the film, said to be a thriller. A few days ago, the Kahaani crew landed in the c...

7 months ago
Bengal Bioscope; Movie watching in theatres declines in West Bengal

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) As many as 30 percent of Bengali moviegoers don't contemplate watching a Bengali film in a hall in near future and 10 percent have already stopped going to the theatres in the last one year, reveals a report titled Bengal Bioscope: A Big Picture Outlook for Sustainable Growth. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) partnered with IMRB International in conducting ...

8 months ago
Bengali film industry improving, says Arijit Dutta

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Arijit Dutta says more Bengali films are being made now and there has been an improvement in the industry. The Madras Cafe actor, who is also the owner of Priya Cinema, says the Bengali film industry is on the right track. There has been an improvement. Earlier, we were only making 45-50 films a year. Now, we have doubled it since the last three-four y...

1 year ago
Will recognise those who miss out India's top awards: Mamata

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government will continue to recognise the contributions of artistes, literati and sportspersons from the state who are often sidelined for coveted honours like the Padma Shri or Padma Bhushan. We want to bring to light the contributions of unsung heroes from Bengal. We started the Banga Bhushan awards as...

1 year ago
Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) 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 MP, will be awarded with the 'Mahanayika ...

1 year ago
Dev, Moushumi to get Bengal's top cine award

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Leading Bengali matinee idol Dev and veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee will receive the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by the West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday. Dev alias Deepak Adhikari, also a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member, starred in Bengali film industry's most expensive movie till date, Chaander Pahar. <...

1 year ago
Bengal felicitates KKR, SRK, Juhi at Eden, seven injured in stampede

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Bollywood, cricket and politics united in a lavish ceremony Tuesday, giving a royal salute to 2014 Indian Premier League champions, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and team owners Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla at a crowded Eden Gardens here. Amid heightened security cover, the stadium's green turf was deluged in a sea of purple as nearly 50,000 fans, decked up in sports me...

1 year ago
SRK dazzles Eden with kisses, dance

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid a shower of pink confetti and deafening roar, superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday lauded the tremendous love and support of the city's fans for the Kolkata Knight Riders as he partied and threw kisses during a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens here. The home team, flanked by team owners Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla, paraded the golden Indian Premier Leagu...

1 year ago
Bengal felicitates KKR, SRK, Juhi at Eden

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The worlds of Bollywood, cricket and politics came together in a lavish ceremony as the winners of the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders and team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla received a regal reception amid thunderous applause at the packed Eden Gardens here Tuesday. Amid heightened security cover, the stadium's green turf was deluged in a...

1 year ago
Eden Garden to welcome KKR with folk music, dances

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The Eden Gardens' green turf here was deluged in a sea of purple as nearly 30,000 fans waited to welcome home team Kolkata Knight Riders, winners of this year's Indian Premier League. A troupe of dhaakis (drummers) and tribal dancers added to the frenzied atmosphere inside the arena. Fans clad in KKR jerseys matched steps to the beat of drums and waved around flags an...

1 year ago
Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' bags four National Awards

New Delhi, April 16 - It's celebration time for the Bengali film industry with Jaatishwar bagging as many as four National Awards in the 61st edition of the coveted honours. The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched the awards including best make-up -, best music -, best singer - and best costume designer -. Director Pradipta...

1 year ago
Rituparno bonded strongly with co-workers: Colleagues

Kolkata, Aug 30 - Revered as a brilliant chronicler of human relationships, late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh forged strong personal ties with his co-workers from different strata of society and nurtured them as his surrogate family. Two of his colleagues - one a reputed designer and the other a humble driver - recall Ghosh as a true professional who had an affectionate side for the cast an...

1 year ago
Rituparno bonded strongly with co-workers: Colleagues

Kolkata, Aug 30 - Revered as a brilliant chronicler of human relationships, late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh forged strong personal ties with his co-workers from different strata of society and nurtured them as his surrogate family. Two of his colleagues - one a reputed designer and the other a humble driver - recall Ghosh as a true professional who had an affectionate side for the cast and c...

1 year ago
Basu Chatterjee's daughter excited about Bengali directorial debut

Mumbai, Aug 6 - Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, has recently directed her first Bengali film Porichoy, about a father-daughter relationship. I recently directed a Bengali film with Prasenjit Chatterjee as well as Mishti, who will also be seen in Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi'. This is my first Bengali film and I am excited about it. The story is about a father and d...

1 year ago
Basu Chatterjee's daughter excited about Bengali directorial debut

Mumbai, Aug 6 - Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, has recently directed her first Bengali film Porichoy, about a father-daughter relationship. I recently directed a Bengali film with Prasenjit Chatterjee as well as Mishti, who will also be seen in Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi'. This is my first Bengali film and I am excited about it. The story is about a father and daug...

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