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!
Switzerland Trailer: A tale of ambition gone wrong
The Switzerland trailer presents a rather relatable story of the dreams and insecurities of people who are locked in a fight for survival, albeit with engaging twists.
Manna Dey's 10 most memorable Bengali film songs – Death anniversary special
One of the finest singers in Indian cinema, Manna Dey was trusted by music directors to breathe life into compositions in all kinds of genres.
Guldasta review: This predictable film offers nothing to the audience
Guldasta could have been a heart-warming tale of friendships if the director and writer had focused on detailing the issues of the leading women.
Dracula Sir review: Technically brilliant film that offers larger-than-life experience
The film, which stars Anirban Bhattacharya, merits a visit to the theatre for the scale of its ambition and for the wonderful use of music in it.
Doodhpither Gachh review: Bid to reintroduce rural audience to Bengali cinema hampered by flimsy storyline
The storyline suggests a lack of cohesion as the film appears to document village life rather than present a fictional account of a boy’s journey
Ministry of Muzik to release audio-visual adaptation of Abol Tabol featuring Soumitra Chatterjee
The project will be released on the Ministry of Muzik’s platform on Children’s Day.
Despite COVID-19 threat, releasing Guldasta during Durga Puja best option, says Arjunn Dutta
Speaking to Cinestaan, the director discusses his challenges and the primary objectives behind making the film.
Director Ujjwal Basu reveals how West Bengal villagers produced film Doodhpither Gachh
Starring Daminee Benny Basu, Harshil Das and Shibani Maity, the film also features a host of non-professional actors from the village.
SVF, Hindustan Unilever create Durga Puja song to spread festive cheer
The video of the song, which was directed by Dhrubo Banerjee, is filled with vibrant colours and warmth.
Doodhpither Gachh trailer: A tranquil tale set in rural Bengal
The trailer shows a child, Gour (Harshil Das), who is beguiled by the fantasy of rice-cake-bearing trees.
Coronavirus update: Soumitra Chatterjee tests negative for COVID-19, health improves considerably
The veteran actor, who was admitted to the hospital on 6 October, is still in ‘acute confusional stage’.
Saheber Cutlet trailer: Filmmakers attempt to spoon-feed audience
The three-minute-long trailer of the musical drama ends up revealing far more about the story than it should.
10 years of Srijit Mukherji's Autograph, a film that keeps giving
The film cemented Srijit Mukherji's place in history as an auteur who gifted the industry with a novel approach to telling ambitious tales
Ebhabei Golpo Hok is all about hope, says lead actor Ananda S Choudhury
Television actor Ananda Sankar Choudhury talks about his first film as leading man and being directed by a 19-year-old first-time filmmaker.
Coronavirus update: Soumitra Chatterjee's health deteriorates, put on ventilator
The 85-year-old actor was hospitalized on 6 October after experiencing a mild fever for two days.
Rawkto Rawhoshyo song 'Mon Phur Phur': Feel-good number expresses essence of burgeoning romance
The tune highlights the lighter side of the film, which deals with a single mother's struggles.
Coronavirus update: Soumitra Chatterjee disoriented as a result of COVID encephalopathy, says daughter
She said that, according to the 12-doctor team treating her father, his vital parameters are stable and he doesn't require oxygen administration.
SOS Kolkata song 'Thik Bhul Bhule Aami': Tune highlights lead couple's romantic equation
The simple lyrics of the song speak of unconditional love, where one finds refuge, comfort and peace in the company of their lover.
Saheber Cutlet song 'Khaowar Gaan': A rich paean to cultural integration
The key element of the song is its lyrics, which not only hint at the origin of various dishes but also emphasize the importance of food in 'living tastefully’.
Dracula Sir song 'Raat Pohale': An exploration of the soul's darkness
As a song, the tune doesn’t have much auditory appeal, but the visuals, set design and colour scheme pique the interest of viewers.