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Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand Felicitated with P. C. Chandra Puraskaar; Alka Yagnik Peps up the Event with her Songs

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Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand Felicitated with P. C. Chandra Puraskaar; Alka Yagnik Peps up the Event with her Songs


Video: Vishwanathan Anand being awarded the P. C. Chandra Puraskaar

Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand was awarded with the P. C. Chandra Puraskaar at an event held at Science City auditorium. Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi was the Chief Guest on the occasion and presented the award.

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Introduced in the year 1993, the P. C. Chandra Puraskaar has been awarded to eminent personalities like Manna De, Sourav Ganguly, Hema Malini, Sunil Gavaskar, Mrinal Sen, Ustad Bismillah Khan Saheb, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, P. T. Usha and others. The Puraskaar is given on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the founder of this group, Shri Purna Chandra Chandra.

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Merit scholarships were awarded to the children of the employees and long service award was given to veteran employees for their service to the company for so many years.

Singer Alka Yagnik regaled the audience after the award ceremony was over with her mellifluous voice. She sang a medley of her popular songs at the event. Speaking at the occasion, the singer said “It is always a pleasure to come back to Kolkata. I used to stay here before I went to Mumbai to pursue my career. Performing in Kolkata gives me immense pleasure”.

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The 24th P. C. Chandra Puraskaar ceremony was therefore high on entertainment and kept the audiences mesmerized.

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Interview: Director Manoj Michigan on his Upcoming Kolkata Bengali Film ‘Ami Joy Chatterjee’; (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)

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After his last film “89”, ace director Manoj Michigan is gearing up for the shooting of his upcoming Bengali film “Ami Joy Chatterjee”. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the director who shared some interesting details about the film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Can you share some details about the story of “Ami Joy Chatterjee”?

Manoj Michigan- The film is about Joy Chatterjee who is a very successful businessman. He may be successful but he has a number of flaws which includes his self centered nature, egoistic attitude, non-compassionate nature and his belief that the whole world revolves around him. His fiancée Dr. Aditi Roy is a character who is in complete contrast to him. By profession she is a pediatrician. She is compassionate and kind; emotions which Joy lacks. This makes her go completely at loggerheads with Joy. In a twist of events, Joy goes missing. What happens after that is what the whole film all about.

So this is again a thriller after 89. Right?

Manoj Michigan- This is actually a thriller cum drama. You will find both thriller and dramatic elements in this film. This will surely appeal to the audiences who like thrillers as well as the drama loving audience.

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Can you throw some light on the cast of this film?

Manoj Michigan- Abir Chatterjee will be playing Joy and Jaya Ahsan will be playing Aditi. Shataf will be seen playing the role of ACP.

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Why did you select Abir to play Joy and Jaya to play Aditi?

Manoj Michigan- Abir Chatterjee was the first person whom I had in mind when I was thinking of whom to cast as Joy. He fits the bill perfectly. We had plans of starting the shoot in December but since Abir was busy, we waited. Jaya meanwhile is a wonderful actor. I have seen her acting in many films and she has great screen presence.

Who is composing the music of the film?

Manoj Michigan- Raja Narayn Deb is composing the music of the film. He will be doing the background score and two songs in the film. Samik and Kunal will also be composing one song which will go with the end title.

When do you plan to start the shooting of this film?

Manoj Michigan- We plan to start shooting in the month of May. We will be shooting in real locations all over Kolkata. We have an outdoor shooting in Kalimpong too.

The editor of the film is Sankalp Bhowmick and the DOP is Manash Ganguly. Shivanggi Choudhury is the producer and the film has been produced under Aadiiv Kreation Pvt Ltd.

With Manoj Michigan heading the film and such an enviable cast, Ami Joy Chatterjee looks like a project we must all look forward to!!

Interviewer:

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

 

 

Upcoming Bengali film Andar Kahini Explores the Intricacies of Breaking the Norms of Society and Surviving

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Director Arnab K Middya’s upcoming Bengali film Andar Kahini is a film with four stories which tells about four women. The relationship of these four women with their brother, father, friend and husband is dealt with in this film.

Every relationship has its own beauty and we are habituated to follow some rituals and traditions in every relationship. We cannot accept any odd thing in any relationship. What happens when something odd happens breaking the rituals that we used to follow before?

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In this movie there are four stories of four women:  daughter and her father; sister and her brother; a lady with her friend; wife with her husband. And in four cases how those women will face situations which are not common in our day to day life and how they are accepting life after having those situations in their life will be shown. The role of four women is portrayed by actress Priyanka Sarkar.

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Siddhartha Chatterjee, Sumit Samadder, Sayani Ghosh, Prasun will be seen in important roles in the film. The story, screenplay and direction are by Arnab Middya. The cinematographer is Supriyo Dutta and the editor is Arghya Kamal Mitra.

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William Shakespeare’s Works Celebrated on his 400th Death Anniversary


Video: Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee pays homage to Shakespeare

The writer has been gone for four hundred years now. Yet he is among the most talked about and researched individuals all over the globe. The man I am referring to is the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. An event commemorating the 400th death anniversary of the Bard was celebrated at Hotel Aauris. Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee and actor Biplab Dasgupta performed and also engaged the audience about the relevance of the works of Shakespeare in today’s time.

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Speaking at the event, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee said “William Shakespeare is very much relevant in today’s time also. Plays like Julius Caesar, Macbeth have much importance in the modern global politics. The fact that so much research is done on this writer and his plays are the backbone of many films only signifies the importance of his writings”.

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Actor Biplab Dasgupta who was also present at this occasion said “Shakespeare is among the few dramatists in the world who had a deep understanding of the human mind and human nature. This is the very reason why his characters are so global and fit in any socio-political situation. Characters with features like Machiavellian traits, over-reacher, highly ambitious are found even in today’s time. Hence, one can see the relevance that these characters have”.

Apart from the interaction with the audience, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee also performed as Lady Macbeth on the occasion.

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Alla Bella Mozzarella- the Newest Italian Bistro in Kolkata that brings the Original Flavours of the Wood Fired Oven

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Alla Bella Mozzarella located at Ballygunge Place is the newest food joint in the city. The feel good dining space with an open kitchen separates the light and cozy rear dining room.  The fireplace, high ceilings, soft lighting, glazed beige walls, and soft music add to the inviting ambiance. This 30 seater Italian Bistro, boasts of an impressive menu, featuring a range of dishes which embrace the flavours and simplicity of authentic Italian cuisine.

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Co-proprietors, Naman Dhandhania and Raghav Kapur, fresh out of college, during one of their trips to Pushkar found authentic wood-fired Pizza and realised that this is what Kolkata missed. Thus, they came up with Alla Bella Mozzarella, meaning ‘the beautiful mozzarella’, which actually sums up the taste and flavour of cheese. Alla Bella Mozzarella promises deliveries until 4am and this caters to those individuals who want tasty food at wee hours of the night.

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The interiors imitate a medieval tavern with the wood-fired oven in the background. Serving up the very best in tasty Italian food and using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Naman and Raghav along with their team have developed a brand new menu bursting with hearty Italian classics, combined with a hint of creativity and zest.The menu serves European soups, salads, appetisers, a host of pasta, wood-fired pizza and dessert.

Salads include Caesar-veg/smoked chicken (iceberg lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, croutons, lime juice and shaved parmesan), Uovo Di Spinaci (hard-boiled egg and spinach tossed in vinaigrette and limejuice)

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Under the appetiser section, they have Mozzarella in Carrozza (deep fried mozzarella with sun-dried tomato pesto), Patate Fritte in Arrabbiara/Alfredo (potato wedges tossed in sauce of your choice), Focaccia-plain/Mozzarella (home-made wood fired focaccia bread), Beer Battered Pesce Fritto(deep fried fish in beer batter with garlic mayonnaise) and Calamari(deep fried squid rings served with marinara/pesto).

Pasta consists of Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino( garlic, extra virgin oil and red chillies), Fettuccine in Alfredo( creamy parmesan sauce, Italian herbs and mushrooms), Penne in Pomodoro( fresh tomato and basil sauce), Spaghetti Bolognese(an Italian classic traditional meat sauce), Spaghetti Di Pollo( spaghetti with minced chicken in a light garlic butter sauce), Ravioli in butter and sage or celery and cream mushroom/parmesan/seafood (fresh tomato and basil sauce).

Delicious pizzas offered include Quattro Formaggio(mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and a hint of cheddar),Pizza a La Corleone (bacon, jalapenos, mozzarella, red chillies)

The Italian main-course options consist of Lasagne, Risotto Al Funghi (Arborio rice cooked in a creamy button and porcini mushroom sauce), Pollo Di Mascarpone (grilled chicken in mascarpone cheese with mashed potatoes and vegetables), Gamberoni Alla Griglia (grilled prawns in lemon butter sauce served with mashed potatoes and vegetables).

Desserts consist of the Wood fired chocolate fondant (our signature molten chocolate cake made in our wood fired oven), to Tiramisu (a coffee flavoured Italian classic) and Fragola Pannacotta (homemade strawberry flavoured Italian custard), the Alla Bella Mozzarella dessert menu offers something for everyone.

Open from noon to 10.30 pm, a meal for two will cost Rs 900 plus.

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