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Bengali films News

  • | July 2nd, 2015

    Deepika Padukone wants to watch Bengali films, here’s what we recommend!

    Deepika Padukone wants to watch Bengali films, here’s what we recommend!

    The actress is keen to view the classics and so, we have prepared a list for her. Check them out!
    Deepika Padukone did justice as a Bengali girl almost harassed by her annoying father for everything in life in Piku. Though it’s Shoojit Sircar’s talent that he displayed the Bengali nuances so bang on, you can’t deny that the actress made for a very pretty and rare Bong girl. Click here to read more

  • | October 25th, 2013

    Manna Dey was a colossal figure: Soumitra Chatterjee

    Manna Dey was a colossal figure: Soumitra Chatterjee

    The veteran Bengali actor paid tribute to the legendary playback singer who passed away on October 24
    Soumitra Chatterjee The doyen of Bengali films on Thursday paid glowing tributes to legendary singer Manna Dey, saying the variety of his work made him like a banyan tree in the world of music. Click here to read more

  • | August 30th, 2013

    Rituparno Ghosh 50th birth anniversary: Remembering the genius filmmaker

    Rituparno Ghosh 50th birth anniversary: Remembering the genius filmmaker

    August 31 is the late filmmaker’s birth anniversary. Two of his close associates and his brother remember the genius on the occasion, also talking about his last film Satyanweshi
    Born on August 31, 1963, it’s late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh‘s 50th birth anniversary today. Revered as a brilliant chronicler of human relationships, Ghosh forged strong personal ties with his co-workers from different strata of society and nurtured them as his surrogate family. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2013

    Bengali film Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends fixated on bouncing bosoms: watch trailer!

    Bengali film Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends fixated on bouncing bosoms: watch trailer!

    Mainak Bhaumik’s film stars  Raima Sen, Swastika Mukherjee and Parno Mitra
    It is not often that we get to watch movies about women bonding in Indian cinema and now that one is imminent, the male gaze afflicts it. We are, of course, referring to the Bengali film Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends (Me and My Girlfriends), directed by Mainak Bhaumik that is due to release on April 26. Click here to read more

  • | August 3rd, 2012

    Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ in Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list again

    Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ in Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list again

    The Indian classic is No.42 on the list of the British Film Institute’s best movies
    Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute’s (BFI) magazine, conducted a poll for its well known Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list, and Indian director Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) has made it to the ranks…again. Only this time it’s No.42 with 31 votes, slipping 20 places from its 2002 ranking. Click here to read more

  • | October 20th, 2011

    Mithun Chakraborty: Offbeat films keep me grounded

    Mithun Chakraborty: Offbeat films keep me grounded

    Mithun Chakraborty plays the lead role in Bengali film Nobel Chor
    Three-time National Award-winning actor Mithun Chakraborty says it is important for him to work in offbeat films because this keeps him grounded. Click here to read more

  • | August 4th, 2011

    Bollywood returns to Bangladesh after 39 years

    Bollywood returns to Bangladesh after 39 years

    Films like Sholay, DDLJ, Dhoom:2, Wanted and 3 Idiots will be screened in theatres 

    It’s official. After being exiled for 39 long years, Indian films are all set to release in Bangladesh. It’s no secret that Bollywood films are immensely popular across the border in Pakistan and Nepal, and Tamil films in Sri Lanka. However, thanks to protectionist measures by the Bangladesh government against films by their more prolific and richer neighbours, Indian films have long been banned there. The rationale behind the ban that came into effect in 1972 after India won independence for them from Pakistan was to protect the fledgling Bangladeshi film industry. In theory, it was not a bad idea. Pakistan had banned Indian films for the same reason and its industry flourished for a while but soon gave up the ghost. Click here to read more