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New Hindi Horror Film ‘Plot Number 666′ Stars Promote the Film in Kolkata

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666, as we all know is the Devil’s number. Keeping in mind this aspect debutant director Aziz Zee has titled his debut film as Plot Number 666. Mohammad Nazim of Saath Nibhana Saathiya fame and Sanchita were recently in the city to address the press and give an insight into this New Bollywood film.

“The film is based on a real life incident which happened about fifteen years ago with a group of young people who went on a tour together. The film has horror elements and also speaks about friendship. My character is one who can foresee the events that will take place in future” said Mohammad Nazim while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana. When asked whether it is a good idea to sign up a horror film as his launch film, the actor said that it is all about luck. One can do a film with Yash Raj and still not be successful. One can on the other hand do a film with a not so big banner and still achieve success.

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“The director selected me as he thought I have the personality and the looks to play this character. That is solely the reason why he chose me for the role” added the actor. The actor who also plays the role of Ahem in the immensely popular serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya had a tough time adjusting his serial commitments with the film shoot. Initially the director of the serial refused. He then approached the channel authorities who responded positively to his request. He used to shoot for the serial in the morning and at night for the film. The actor termed the schedule as “Hectic and tiresome”.

The actor also shared a real life horror experience too. “Once I had gone to visit my sister. I was returning back on a cycle to her house. Suddenly I saw a lady in white dress waving at me. I ignored and crossed her. Then I turned back to see and lo the lady was gone. It was later that someone told me it was a ghost” said the actor.

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Debutant Sanchita will be seen playing the role of Soniya in the film. The actress described her character as tomboyish. Despite knowing that the film was a horror film, she did get scared enacting in some of the scenes.

The USP of the film according to Nazim is the short running time (1hour and 30 minutes), gripping and engaging plot and good music.

The music of the film has been composed by Akash Das and Shibani Kashyap.

The film is slated for release soon.

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Bengali Children’s Film ‘Gogoler Kirti’ Merchandise now in Kolkata Duckback Stores

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Duckback who are one of the pioneers in the introduction of rain wear and rubber footwear recently launched “The Gogol Colelction”. This is a range of merchandise which has been made keeping in mind the upcoming Bengali film Gogoler Kirti. This collection includes a range of merchandised school bags which capture the look of this film. Cast of the film including Locket Chatterjee, Saheb Chatterjee and Ahijit Ghosh were present at the Bentinck Street showroom of Duckback.

“Movies are great promotional vehicles and also have a broad reach among the people. With the help of this partnership with Duckback, the film will be able to reach out to its target customer base all the more effectively” said Locket Chatterjee while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana.

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Gogler Kirti is an adventure of a young boy named Gogol. Many events take place at the ancestral place of Gogol where he and his family go during the Durga Pujas. From the idol getting lost to the despicable state of the wealthiest noble man, Gogol gets enough scope to trigger his grey cells. The curious boy that Gogol is, matches all the incidents and tries to solve the riddle. He is aptly helped in his mission by the famous sleuth named Ashoke Thakur.

The products in this range have been priced from rupees five hundred onwards. So if you have a Gogol at your home, make sure you gift him one of the products from this range.

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‘Obodh Mon’ An Album of Soulful Baul Songs by Kartick Das Baul now Available in Kolkata Music Stores

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The basic essence of connecting with the root music is what prompted Kartick Das Baul to release his album on folk songs titled Obodh Mon. The music launch of this music album took place in the august presence of Sidhu, Gaurab Chatterjee, Pandit Tanmoy Bose, Surojit Chatterjee, Kalikaprasad, Mainak Bumpy Nag Chowdhury and others from the music industry. The music album has been brought out by Rooh Music.

The album Obodh Mon contains nine tracks on folk music. Lyrics by Lalon Fakir, Dwija Das, Baul Abdul Karim Sahu, Nilkantha Maharaj, Houre Gonsai have been primarily used in the album. Kartick Das Baul even sang a few lines from a song in the album and regaled the assembled audience.

Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana at the occasion, Pandit Tanmoy Bose said “I have known Kartick Das Baul for many years now. The Baul singers do not have agents at the international level. Hence they are not featured much on the international music circuit. With this album I hope that Kartick Das Baul will get the recognition which is due to him. Artistry and imagination of the Baul songs have been maintained in this album and I am looking forward to listen to the songs”.

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Surojit Chatterjee however pointed out that Rs. 150 is a high price for the music album. “I have seen in the South that the CD prices are much less. Despite using technology of USA or UK, the prices of the music album are less. One must look into it. This will enable them the customers to buy the CDs easily” said Surojit.

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The songs of the album will also be available on the online platforms. This will lead to more monetary benefits for the artist.

‘Obodh Mon’ will be a good way of connecting with the roots. A must buy for the music lovers.

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Poems of Late Poet Sunil Gangopadhyay Compiled with Melodious Songs in New Bengali Audio Music Album ‘Swapna Niye’

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A great blend of the songs of Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Atulpasad with the poems of the late poet Sunil Gangopadhyay has been achieved in the recently released album Swapna Niye. The album is the brain child of budding vocalist Rupnar Dutta. Present at the music launch ceremony were Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Riddhi Bandopadhyay and Sidhu of Cactus music band.

Swapna Niye is the dream project of Rupnar Dutta, who has composed many jingles at the beginning of his career in music. He then went on to make a music video “Swapna kacher ayna” which was released from Raga Music. He has also worked as a music director for a drama and works as a lecturer in a Government aided college. Rupnar has received formal music training from Gurus like Guru Sri Ramkrishna Basu, Guru Srimati Mira Saha and others.

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The eight songs in the album belong to different genres of music. Rabindra Sangeet, Atulprasadi, Nazrulgeeti as well as contemporary Bengali songs; all have been used in the music album. The poetry of the late poet Sunil Gangopadhyay holds the eight songs together. The songs in the album have been sung by Rupnar Dutta while the poems have been recited by veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee.

Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana at the occasion, Rupnar Dutta said “Many parts of the poems used in the album have been selected by the late poet himself. This makes the album even more special. The idea was also appreciated by the late poet. This is indeed a dream come true for me”.

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The album is readily available at all the leading music outlets in the city. Make sure you grab your copy of this album.

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New Bengali Movie ‘Hercules’ Review; Parambrata Chatterjee’s Best Till Date

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Yet another quite different movie from the director duo Avijit Guha-Sudeshna Roy released this Friday – Hercules – starring Parambrata Chattopadhay, Paoli Dam and Saswata Chatterjee in the lead roles.

Hercules is the story of a pale, frail, fear-stricken boy Horokoilash (Parambrata) who lives all by himself in his old dilapidated ancestral house which constructor Bajoria (Biswajit Chakraborty) has asked the local goon Mosh dada (Saswata Chatterjee) to extract out of Horokoilash alias Haru. Haru is seen to be powerless against the goons and their inhumanly harassments and bullying. Haru is a non-performer even in his job and he even fails to tell Meenu (Paoli) that he loves her. Then one day he comes across his lookalike Bhodor dada (Parambrata) and then how the powerless frightened Haru and his life change are for all to see.

Hercules is a must-watch for all Parambrata fans and critics alike, because the actor has perhaps delivered so far his Best performance in this film. His double role as Haru the powerless emotional idiot and as Bhodor dada the powerful and pragmatic rogue has the exact opposite shades in them and required two absolutely different styles of enactment, and to the delight of all his fans, Parambrata has enacted both the roles with unprecedented brilliance and the much-required opposite polarities. Even those critics who critique Parambrata for his typical mannerisms and predictable acting style in some of his other films, will now surely be silenced, such convincing is his acting in this film. Paoli Dam as Meenu is also quite good. But Saswata Chatterjee as Mosh dada is quite convincing thou his look gave quite a déjà vu effect.

The cinematography by Supriyo Dutta is laudable. Edit by Sujay Dutta is brilliant with some very good match cuts and dissolves. Though the songs are not that memorable but the background music of the film by Raja Narayan Deb is quite interesting and has rendered added characters to each character in the film. Also worth mentioning is the Art director of the film Tanmoy Chakraborty for some very realistic work.

What makes Hercules a meaningful film is the underlying social message in there which forms a definitive subplot of the film. And what makes the film more than merely two hours of entertainment is the open-ended treatment of the story which leaves a lot for the viewers’ food for thought. Whether we look at it as a social drama or more as a psychological drama the film passes off very well as both. And every film and literature critic will converge in their opinion that a good piece of work is always a multi-layered open-ended one, which Hercules definitely is. Every time Avijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy make a movie, our expectation from the film is always high and this time too, like most other times, their creation definitely meets our expectations.


Video: New Bengali Movie Hercules Premiere

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating: 7/10

New Bengali Movie Hercules Movie review By:

Nivedita

Ms. Nivedita Dey is a Post Graduate in English from Stella Maris College, Chennai and has been working in the films and television industry since 2006 as a story and script writer and creative consultant. Nivedita has written for TV programs for channels like Star Jalsha, Life OK, Star Plus, Channel 8 etc. Nivedita has spent quite a few years in Mumbai working in the entertainment Industry there and is currently based in Kolkata and is working as a writer and creative consultant for one of Kolkata’s leading Production Houses.

Nivedita has keen interest in literature, cinema, social and political issues and enjoys expressing her views by way of guest blogs and articles in popular columns and web portals.

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