Posts Tagged ‘Tollywood’

Bengali film ‘Maya Bazaar’ set for release

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Kolkata, May 20 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) produced Bengali film “Maya Bazaar” is all set for a commercial release after nearly three years since it was made.

On Friday in a press conference director Joydeep Ghosh informed that his much awaited movie ‘Maya Bazaar’ will be releasing on June 1.

Produced by NFDC, the government body that promotes good cinema, Mayaa Bazaar  is an anthology of three stories- ‘Smriti’, ‘Satwa’ and ‘Bhobisshot’.

Talking about the film  director Joydeep Ghosh said: “Going by the content ‘Maya Bazaar’ is a very different kind of film. It is a very thought provoking  and compels you to think beyond the empirical world.”

“This film drives you to a world of obsession engulfed with memories, overwhelmed with illusion, desperately trying to contemplate the absolute truth of life” added the director.

The filmmaker said: “It is a movie for every sensible man who otherwise has a world of his own imagination. There is a common link between all the stories, that is an obsession and desperation to find something that is missing.”

The cast in ‘Smriti’ includes Rupa Ganguly, Badshah Moitra and Krishno Kishore Mukherjee.

Dipanjan Bhattacharjee and Payal De will be playing the role of two protagonists in ‘Satwa’.

Veteran actors Dhritiman Chatterjee and Pradeep Chattopadhyay acted in ‘Bhobisshot’.

Actor Rupa Ganguly said: “Every man has his own mental world, his own mode of thinking. Every man creates a world of good and evil, pleasure and pain, out of his own imagination only. My character portrays that internal brawl within one self through her anxious longing for her husband who is no more.”

Badshah Moitra said: “The film is very interesting and the role that I have portrayed in this film is very challenging.”

The director said the team had tired its best and he only “hopes that the audience likes it.”

(Reporting by Shreejata Niyogi)

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.

Roopa Ganguly, Saswata Chatterjee shoot for Bengali Film ‘Namte Namte’

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Kolkata, May 13 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Tollywood actors Roopa Ganguly, Saswata Chatterjee, and Rajatava Dutta  gathered on the sets of Rana Basu’s Bengali debut film Namte Namte to discuss about their roles in the movie here on Thursday.

Namte Namte is based on author Dibyendu Palit’s story “Trata” that highlights the burning socio-economic issue.

In the movie, Rajatava Dutta and Roopa Ganguly are playing man and wife who are struggling to keep with the day to day demand.

It is a depiction of how the family struggles to survive.

Saswata Chatterjee, who is still enjoying his national fame as the deadly assassin Bob Biswas in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, will be essaying the character of a goon from whom Rajatava’s character asks for help.

Commenting on his role, Rajatava said: “I am playing Anandababu who is a common man. Some day his condition reaches such a point that he is compelled to take help from a goon.”

There are total six songs in the film and singers like Sreya, Anupam, Sidhu and Mir have sung for the film.

(Reporting by Tania Roy)

LATTOO (2012) Bengali Film Shoot-Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Debashree Roy and Megha Burman

Monday, April 30th, 2012
On the sets of Lattoo
Upcoming Bengali movie Lattoo filmed scenes in Kolkata on Friday, Apr 27, 2012. Directed by Asish Roy, the movie stars Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Debashree Roy and Megha Burman.