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Soumitra Chattopadhyay says people’s love is greatest award

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Soumitra ChattopadhyayKolkata, May 18 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Thursday said people’s love is the greatest award he has ever received.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a session on Celebrating Excellence here on Thursday to honour and felicitate Chatterjee, the recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2011, for his lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.

An array of dignitaries from various walks of life graced the felicitation.

Many shared slices of their experiences about the living legend.

While historian Bharti Devi threw light on Chatterjee’s college days at the university, actor Dhritiman Chatterji termed him as the most accessible and approachable hero of all times without any starry tantrums.

Actor Chuni Goswami saluted the fighting spirit of Chatterjee, while veteran footballer P.K. Banerjee shared several anecdotes on their long friendship of 55 years revealing the thespian as a very good sportsman in his younger days possessing a strong sportsmanship spirit.

Theatre personality and actor Koushik Sen threw light on the passion Chatterjee holds for theatre.

An elated Chatterjee thanked everyone for the appreciation.

He said he considers the love affection and appreciation of the people the most greatest award of his life.

“The love and affection of the people is the greatest award I have ever received,” said Chatterjee.

The session ended with his recitation of the famous lines of the poem by Michael Madhusudan Dutt “Jonmile Ke Morite Chae”.

A short film projecting masterpieces by Chatterjee was also showcased followed by the felicitation.

Paoli Dam shows actor side in ‘Elar Char Adhyay’

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Kolkata, May 12 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Tollywood actor Paoli Dam who recently drew national attention playing ‘Kavya’ in Bollywood movie ‘Hate Story’, showed her acting prowess in Bappaditya Bandopadhyay-directed movie ‘Elar Char Adhyay’.

While in Hate Story, Paoli was seen shedding cloths and doing sex scenes, she was fully covered (wore sari paired with full sleeve blouse  throughout the movie) in her Bengali movie.

“I am excited and nervous at the same time,” Paoli said while attending the premiere show of her movie ‘Elar Char Adhyay’ in Kolkata on Friday evening.

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, along with actors Rudranil Ghosh and Vikram, was also present at the premiere that was held in a south Kolkata cinema hall on Friday.

The film ‘Elar Char Adhyay’ is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s classic ‘Char Adhyay’.

Actor Indraneil is essaying Indranaath, a foreign educated Bengali who believes in some strong ideologies.

(Reporting by Tania Roy)

Bengali Film ‘Phire Esho Tumi’ music released

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Kolkata, Mar 9 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): The music of the upcoming Bengali film ‘Phire Esho Tumi’ was launched inKolkata recently. Directed by Ashis Mitra and produced by Ajit Sureka,  the music of the film has been composed by Ashok Bhadra.

Talking about the music of the film, Bhadra said, “I did the music keeping the latest trend in mind and most of the songs are melodious. There is also an item song in the film.”

There are total five songs in the film sung by popular singers like Jubin Garg, June Banerjee, Kalpana Patwai and others.

The entire cast of the film was present at the occasion; some of them were Badsha Moitro, Mrinal Mukherjee, Bodhisattwa Majumdar along with the leads cast Anup Sharma, Vivek Trivedi and Meghna Haldar.

When asked about the film, Ashis Mitra said, “The film is about the life of the girls who perform in bars to earn their livelihood. It is about how these girls are used, their talents are misused and then later on exploited. So the film will show how they will overcome these difficulties and  be back to normal life.”

All the three leading actors of the film, Anup Sharma, Vivek Trivedi and Meghna Haldar talked about the characters they are playing in the film.

The film is scheduled to release in April.

(Reporting By Priyam Mallick)

‘Macho Mustafa’ film title turns ‘Macho Mastana’

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Kolkata, (Calcutta tube / IBNS): The title of the upcoming Bengali film “Macho Mustafa” has been changed to “Macho Mastana” to avoid hurting religious sentiments, director Reshmi Mitra said on Thursday.
The announcement was made at a media interaction where the director was present along with the lead actress of the film Pooja Bose.
The censor board has asked the makers to change the name as the “Mustafa” refers to “Allah” which is the Islamic word for God.
“Mustafa is Allah’s name. We can never use the term ‘Macho’ for god and its better not to hurt the sentiments of any religion. So we agreed to change the name,” said Reshmi.
When asked whether they faced any problem after the name change or not, the director said: “We had to face lot of problems after the name change. We re-recorded the entire title track of the movie.”
Talking about the film she said: “It’s a technically sound movie. It has entertainment value at the same time it has a realistic side.”
When quizzed about her reasons for picking actress Pooja, the director complemented her as “a cerebral actor” and said: “There is freshness in her and I think it is not found in every heroine.”
“She is bubbly and very good in crying scenes. And she is very figure conscious,” she continued.
“I like to work with people who are new in the industry,” the director added.
Pooja who is debuting in Bengali cinema through ‘Macho Mastana’ and has earlier worked in South film industry and Hindi serials said about her character “is a normal girl who is pampered and a little bit spolt”.
Talking about her look and experience in the film, Pooja said: “My look for the film has been kept in sync with the role, that of a today’s girl. Famous Bollywood designer Rohit Verma has styled my look for the film. She is vivacious, outspoken and epitomizes the young women of this generation.”
“Though I started off in television but it has been my ultimate desire to work in films,” she added.
Speaking about the character of the lead actor Hiran Chatterjee, Reshmi said: “In the film he turns macho not only physically but also mentally. His character is an inspiration.”
“And Pooja’s character is the strength behind his transition from a lover boy to a macho boy,” the director added.
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‘Macho Mustafa’ turns ‘Macho Mastana’
(Reporting by Tania Roy)