Battling budgetary constraints and political instability that has crippled the Kashmiri film industry, budding filmmaker Ali Emran now wants to adapt Ayn Rand's famous novel "The Fountainhead" into a Bengali film with support from the state's artists.
Not the jingle of bells, but the soulful sounds of the santoor will follow sleuth Feluda - the hugely popular character created by master storyteller Satyajit Ray - during his adventures in the Bengali film "Badshahi Angti" (The Emperor's Ring) set for release this Christmas.
Bengali movie "Chotushkone", starring talents as versatile as Aparna Sen and Parambrata Chatterjee, will release in five Indian cities Friday by popular demand. It will be subtitled in English for non Bengali-speaking audiences.
Popular Bengali singer-songwriter Anjan Dutt, who starred in Rituparno Ghosh's ‘Chitrangada’, said though the maestro's films "boldly portrayed" the alternative gender for the first time in Indian cinema, he found his work "dated" and "old-fashioned".
Shutia gangrape-based gritty flick Proloy director Raj Chakrorborty`s `Borbaad` features new face Ritika, having starred in blockbuster `100 per cent Love` but she would love to launched on a scale a la Kareena Kapoor in Bollywood film `Refugee` or Subhas Ghai`s female leads.
Parambrata Chatterjee is possibly one of the best actors that Bengali cinema has today. He has portrayed many different roles across genres. The recent trailer of the movie `Hercules` has the actor play a timid and gutless Harakailash, who fights his inner battles everyday.
Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Tillotama Shome were named the best actors at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Queensland (IFFQ) in Australia, for their performances in `Qissa`. The movie also won the best director award for Geneva-based Anup Singh.
Having eclipsed the all time record of their blockbuster debut flick about the higher education rat race, director duo Shiboprosad Mukherjee-Nandita Roy affirms that their new release Ramdhanu is already set to create history.
Actor Parambrata Chatterjee of `Kahaani` fame says he always wanted to direct a sports-based film. "Sports film is such an interesting assignment! A group of 14-15 people react to the team`s fortunes. Sometimes they dream, sometimes they wallow in frustration and sometimes they celebrate, isn`t it interesting?" Parambrata, who is currently shooting for his third directorial venture `Larai` said.
The two films may have been shot over 40 years apart, but veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee says both his characters in Satyajit Ray`s `Pratidwandi` and Saibal Mitra`s `Sajarur Kanta` reflect the same spirit of contemporary urban Bengali middle class.
The West Bengal government Friday renamed the road leading to the residence of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen after her besides deciding to erect a monument in her honour at a city crematorium.