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Irrfan, Tillotama win best actors for `Qissa` in Australia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:38

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.

Ramdhanu breaks biggest blockbuster`s record

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 02:08

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.

Parambrata to direct a sports film

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:03

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.

Siddharta, Byomkesh reflect same spirit: Dhritiman

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 16:24

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.

Many present day films are repetitive: Soumitra

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 15:42

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee feels that current films are mostly repetitive and he has been tired of being part of similar subjects.

New York Indian Film Festival to feature regional cinema

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:57

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), to be held May 5-10, will feature 34 films from, about or connected to the Indian subcontinent -- all seen for the first time in the Big Apple.

First Filmfare Awards for east India

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 19:56

Almost 60 years after the Filmfare Awards were first introduced, the coveted honour makes its east India debut this March, the organisers said Saturday.

Bengal names road after Suchitra Sen, to erect memorial

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 21:18

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.

Bengali film industry will remain indebted to Suchitra: Buddhadeb

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 21:12

Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday paid homage to late actress Suchitra Sen and said the Bengali film industry would forever remain indebted to her.

Suchitra Sen`s cremation ends

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 20:51

Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen passed away on Friday morning. Her body was cremated at CR Das Park in Kolkata at noon.

Suchitra Sen passes away

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 09:58

Suchitra Sen, who was undergoing treatment for serious respiratory problems passed away Friday morning.

Suchitra might be released from hospital in a few days

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 20:20

With the condition of ailing actress Suchitra Sen having stabilised, doctors today said she might be released from hospital in the next two to three days for treatment at home.