Always lost in her own world, Roushni Sarkar found refuge in the magical alleys of Bengali literature as a child when everyone else was at play. Life became more adventurous when she was pushed to explore the narratives beyond boundaries while doing her graduation and master's. Now she has ventured into a realm that she had always stayed away from. Watching and reading about films made on native soil now give her so much thrill that she has a movie title for every situation she comes across. At times, she also hears background music when she meets some real-life characters!
Bismillah trailer: The tale of a shehnai artiste's incredible journey
Directed by Indraadip Dasgupta, Bismillah stars Riddhi Sen, Kaushik Ganguly, Subhasree Ganguly and Surangana Bandyopadhyay.
Byomkesh Hotyamancha trailer: Dramatic murder sets stage for gripping thriller
Directed by Arindam Sil, the film stars Abir Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Sohini Sarkar and Suhotra Mukhopadhyay.
Producer Rahul Dutta's short films A For Antara and Blue Cupboard being streamed on Disney+ Hotstar
Directed by Anshuman Chaturvedi, A for Antara stars Manukriti Pahwa. Keith Kenny's short film features Sanah Kapur and Akshay Anand Kohli.
Bhotbhoti trailer: Enchanting story about the clash between reality and dreams
Directed by Tathagata Mukherjee, the film stars Rishav Basu, Bibriti Chatterjee and Debleena Dutt.
Kuler Achaar review: Half-baked screenplay makes this drama film a tedious watch
Directed by Sudeep Das, the film, which critiques the patriarchal mindset, boasts a commanding performance by Indrani Haldar.
Shrimati review: Despite sincere message about self-love, this drama is a one-time watch
Directed by Arjunn Dutta, the film celebrates homemakers' choice to live life on their own terms but lacks sensitivity.
Subhasree Ganguly, Abir Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta to star in Indraadip Dasgupta's Megh Peon
The film has been conceived as a tribute to iconic filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh whose tenth death anniversary is next year.
Rohan Sen's upcoming multi-starrer film Subho Bijoya announced
Starring Kaushik Ganguly, Churni Ganguly, Bonny Sengupta and Koushani Mukherjee, the film will go on the floors at the end of July.
Tarun Majumder (1931-2022): The humanist storyteller departs
The 91-year-old four-time National award-winning director drew deeply from the treasure trove that is Bengali literature and launched the careers of numerous celebrated artistes.
Bismillah teaser: Story of a musician torn between following his passion and carrying forward a legacy
Directed by Indraadip Dasgupta, the film stars Riddhi Sen, Subhasree Ganguly, Surangana Bandyopadhyay, Kaushik Ganguly and Gaurav Chakrabarty.
Shut Up Sona review: Unsettling yet inspiring journey of a female artiste trying to effect change
Directed and shot by Deepti Gupta, Shut Up Sona is a comprehensive response to all the bullies and silent accomplices who have tried to choke the radical voice of singer Sona Mohapatra.
Atanu Bose's Achena Uttam to be released in theatres on 22 July; see trailer
The film, which is based on Uttam Kumar's life and career, stars Saswata Chatterjee as the matinee idol.
Every woman will relate to the story of Kuler Achaar: Indrani Haldar
Directed by Sudeep Das, the film stars Madhumita Sarcar, Vikram Chatterjee and Sujan Mukherjee.
Kuler Achaar trailer: Women stand by each other in this story of self-discovery
Directed by Sudeep Das, the film stars Madhumita Sarcar, Vikram Chatterjee, Indrani Haldar and Sujan Mukherjee.
Director duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha begin shooting Angshuman MBA
The romantic comedy will star Soham Chakraborty and Koushani Mukherjee.
Arjunn Dutta's Abyakto to be streamed on Eros Now from 29 June
Starring Arpita Chatterjee, Adil Hussain and Anubhav Kanjilal, the film is centred on a complex mother-son relationship.
Forensic review: This crime drama needed better writing
Directed by Vishal Furia, the Hindi remake of Akhil Paul's Malayalam movie Forensic (2020) has the motif of childhood trauma recurring throughout, without exploring the characters in depth.
Aay Khuku Aay review: A melodramatic tale of a father and daughter's struggle with poverty
Actress Ditipriya Roy and Indranil Mukherjee’s cinematography shine in this outdated film by Souvik Kundu.
Saba Qamar-starrer Baaghi to be available on Zindagi's DTH services from 28 June
Directed by Farooq Rind, the Pakistani series is based on the honour killing of the late internet sensation Fauzia Batool aka Qandeel Baloch.
Characters are bigger than actors, says Pankaj Tripathi
The artiste plays a selfless village headman in Srijit Mukherji's recently released satire Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga.