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!
Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan to begin shooting for their next film on 6 July
The film, to be directed by screenwriter-director Anshuman Pratyush, will be based on terrorism, like his directorial debut Panther (2019).
Mainak Bhaumik moves from rom-coms to splits with Break-up Story on Hoichoi this month
Featuring Sohini Sarkar, Sauraseni Maitra, Tuhina Das, Saurav Das and Aryann Bhowmick, the five-part series will feature five break-up stories.
Nirontor review: Sensitive rendition of a life lived amidst regrets, longings and realisations
Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Chandrasish Ray, the film sees Prosenjit Chatterjee shed his flamboyance for a mature performance of an introverted middle-class engineer, trying to build bridges with a wife battling depression.
Mixed feeling of fear and aggression pushed me to make #Cafe2022, says director Sudipto Roy
The film, viewed at Marche Du Film in Cannes earlier this month, was shot in 10 days with the entire team, consisting of the five-member crew and actress Madhurima Ghosh, in quarantine together.
'Jaago Uma' unlockdown version seeks to rekindle the invincible spirit of Kolkata
The song, composed by Anupam Roy and sung by Rupankar Bagchi, is the title track from Srijit Mukherji's Uma (2018).
Dubbing for filmmaker Anindya Chatterjee's Prem Tame completed
The dubbing for the film resumed right after the lockdown was eased in West Bengal with actors and crew members adhering to the safety norms.
Bulbbul review: Anvita Dutt's debut offers an engrossing cinematic experience
There are moments of interesting detailing that make the film an engaging watch even if it is not hard to guess at the truth behind the legend of the woman-demon.
Lalbazaar review: Too many subplots ruin the series
Sayantan Ghosal's crime series, which explores the nexus between the police and the ganglords, sees too many characters who merely appear and leave, thus distracting from the main storyline.
Anik Dutta's Borunbabur Bondhu to be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati
Featuring veteran Soumitra Chatterjee as the protagonist Borun Babu, the film was released in theatres in February and received accolades for its powerful performances.
Avijatrik poster: It's a whole new world for Apu and Kajal
Subhrajit Mitra’s film takes the narrative forward from the reunion of the father and the son in Satyait Ray’s Aparajito (1956).
Kanu Bannerjee's understated style of acting appealed to Satyajit Ray – Anniversary special
While the filmmaker had to go through a long struggle to cast the rest of the characters in Pather Panchali, Bannerjee as Harihar Roy was an easy choice for him.
Nirontor trailer: The continual slow pace and misty locations seem to bring out the essence of the title
Directed by first-timer Chandrasish Ray, the film features Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ekavali Khanna, Ankita Majhi and Satyam Bhattacharya.
Tvwala Media's lockdown short Mirror is a psychological insight into mindsets in the current crisis
Directed by Sudipta Majumdar, the film features Sahil Phull and Raju Majumdar as Rishab and his ex-driver Bashir, respectively.
Helo Films And Frames Digital Film Awards show to stream from 5 July
The ceremony, to be hosted by Parambrata Chatterjee, will give away awards in 40 different categories for films released between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Filmmaker Kamaleswar Mukherjee goes back to treating patients in remote villages of Bengal
The director of films like Chander Pahar (2013), Meghe Dhaka Tara (2013) and Amazon Obhijaan (2017) chose to go back to his former profession after 14 years as it was the need of the hour.
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Was challenging to stick to story's pulse for 400 running minutes, says Lalbazaar director Sayantan Ghosal
The Zee5 original crime series, starring Hrishita Bhatt, Kaushik Sen, Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Gaurav Chakraborty among others, will release on the OTT platform on 19 June.
Bengali television shoots finally start today; issue of medical insurance on backburner for now
Shooting of TV serials Jai Baba Lokenath, Mohor and Kapalkundala has begun even as channels and producers fail to take care of of the Rs26 lakh medical insurance for artistes.
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Photographer Rana Lodh recalls the rare professionalism of Basu Chatterji
Rana Lodh, who worked with Chatterji in his later years, said the filmmaker ran a tight ship and ensured that every artiste and technician was paid at the end of his or her shift and did not have to wait for pack-up.
Trinamool MP, actor Dev Adhikari facilitates return of 36 migrant workers stuck at Nepal border
Of the 36 workers, 30 are from Ghatal, which is the actor-producer's constituency.
Kaali season 2 review: Paoli Dam's fearless protagonist drives the series
Directed by Rohan Ghose and Aritra Sen, the second season of the show only serves to glorify the lead character as a mother who will do anything to protect her son.