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Tanima Sen makes Hindi TV debut with 'Swaragini'

 Bengali actress Tanima Sen, who is known for her Bengali shows, is making her debut on Hindi TV drama 'Swaragini'.

Zee Entertainment presents 'Zee Bangla Cinema Originals`
Zee Entertainment presents 'Zee Bangla Cinema Originals`

The people of West Bengal have been entertained  by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) with its GEC, Zee Bangla for the last 15 years. 

Watch: Saswata Chatterjee play cop in 'Ebar Shabor' trailer
Watch: Saswata Chatterjee play cop in 'Ebar Shabor' trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Bengali movie 'Ebar Shabor' is out. Starring Saswata Chattopadhyay, who shot back to fame with 'Kahaani', the movie is a crime thriller. 

Two Indian films to compete for Golden Peacock award at IFFI
Two Indian films to compete for Golden Peacock award at IFFI

Two Indian movies will compete with 13 films from other countries for the Golden Peacock award at the International Film Festival of India.

Kashmiri director wants to adapt 'The Fountainhead' into Bengali film

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.

Asha Bhosle sings again for Bengali films
Asha Bhosle sings again for Bengali films

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has lent her voice in a Bengali movie after long eight years, for a situational song in Sanjay Nag's 'Parapar'.

Santoor sounds to ring in next Feluda flick

 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 film 'Chotushkone' to release nationally on demand
Bengali film 'Chotushkone' to release nationally on demand

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.

'Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt
'Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt

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".

`Yoddha` director launches new heroine in road movie

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.

Watch: Parambrata as timid Haru in `Hercules` trailer

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.

Doing Bengali film is like homecoming: Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen, who is set to shoot her first Bengali film ‘Nirbaak’, feels it’s like "homecoming" for her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.