Hiraan, Payel sarkar, Sohag Sen, Joy Sarkar, Arindam Dey, Savvy were present at the announcement of the new film Mehir Aali at International Club recently.
Meher Aali is a romantic thriller and is the story of a psychologically challenged individual who runs away from an asylum. On the run he encounters Sohini (Payel) and then the story takes a turn. What happens after that is what the audience will get to see once the film releases.
“Since this is a thriller and we have not started shooting yet, it will not be a good idea to tell anything about my role yet. I hope to enjoy myself doing this role in the film. I will be working with Hiraan again which is great and this is also my first venture with Arindam da” said Payel Sarkar.
There are three songs in the film, revealed the director. Depending on the need of the film, the song will be composed. Joy Sarkar, Savvy and Onnyo Kshetra will be composing the music of this Bengali film.
“I love making thrillers. Hence after Goyenda Gogol and Chhaya Manush, I have again embarked on making a thriller. This will be a different kind of thriller and the audiences will have to come to the hall to enjoy the film” said Arindam Dey (Mamdo).
Shirsho Roy is the Director of Phorography of this Bengali film.
Presented by Friends Communication, the film will begin shooting in the month of December. Purulia and Murshidabad have been selected as the locations for the outdoor shoot of this upcoming Bengali thriller.
Short films have gained importance in recent times among the classes and masses alike. At the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival, many short films were shown to the audience. Many of them were from abroad while many presented were by Indian directors. One such film was “Enlightened” by director Chandan Dodo Ray (who is also a journalist with a reputed Bengali newspaper). This is his fifth short film.
The short film Enlightened is about a blind musician who shows compassion and respect towards every life he comes across. He does small acts of kindness for everyone in the society. Like many other individuals, he also has his own sufferings in life. These sufferings have made him enlightened.
The 6.34 minutes short film has no dialogues. Hence a massive support was required from the acting department who had to emote without the use of dialogues. The director Chandan Dodo Ray as the blind musician has done justice to the role. However why a blind musician will cook wearing a watch is beyond my level of understanding!! The director should have paid attention to this minute detail during the making. Suman Dey Sarkar, Subhajit Mondal, Bharga Prasad and the street children of Kolkata all have provided able support in carrying forth the message to the audience.
The story and screenplay is by Chandan Dodo Ray. Cinematographer Suman Dey Sarkar has shot the film well. Showing only the hands of the musician for depicting the fact that he cannot see is a smart way of presenting the fact. The cinematographer deserves appreciative claps for such matured handling of the camera.
The editing by Bharga Prasad gives the film the much needed precision required. The music of the film is by Chandan Dodo Ray while the art and styling has been done by Aryama Mukherjee. Subhojit Mondal is the assistant director of this film.
Enlightened is a good effort by Chandan Dodo Ray and his new and young energetic team!! Best of Luck!!
VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign utilized 007’s iconic international profile to show the world what makes Britain GREAT. Commemorating the release of the latest James Bond film SPECTRE in India, the British High Commission (BHC) in Kolkata hosted an evening of cocktails and festivities followed by an exclusive premiere at screening at INOX Cinemas, Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Avenue.
The event was attended by eminent personalities including Mr Scott Furssedonn-Wood, British deputy high commissioner in Calcutta, Swastika Mukherjee, Bhaichung Bhutia, Paul Wash of Jungle Crows, June Malia, Ridhima Ghosh, Gaurav Chakraborty and many more.
The evening gave attendees a flavor of the Bond lifestyle and highlighted the international success of Britain’s creative industries along with the rich culture and heritage that Britain is known for. Similar screenings were also hosted by the British Deputy High Commissions in cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.
Keeping in line with the global fascination with James Bond and the international exposure the film affords to potential visitors to Britain, VisitBritain launched the global Bond is GREAT Britain film tourism campaign in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
The Bond is GREAT campaign will kick off across more than 60 countries to encourage 007 fans to choose Britain – the home of Bond – for their next holiday. The campaign will include exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ film footage from SPECTRE through its dedicated campaign page visitbritain.com/spectre. Three new Bond is GREAT images will also be released featuring James Bond, an Aston Martin outside Blenheim Palace as well as a scene from SPECTRE with James Bond in Whitehall.
Salil Chowdhury a multifaceted genius was remembered on his 90 th birthday through a mega musical extravaganza titled The Salil Chowdhury Memorial Concert & Honours. The event was held at Kala Mandir. Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers presented the grand initiative along with the Salil Chowdhury Foundation of Music.
The Salil Chowdhury Memorial Honours has been initiated to award deserving artists. This will be an annual event, revealed the organizers of this initiative. This year the honor was presented to Dr. K. J. Yesudas (Life Time Honour), Suresh Wadkar (Special Honour for contribution to Music), Amit Kumar (Special Entertainment Honour).
Antara Chowdhury, singer and daughter of the late composer said, “It is my legendary father’s 90 th birth anniversary. There is not a single day that I don’t sing his melodies. We started working through this trust in 2002 and this would be our fourth musical venture.”
It was followed by a grand musical extravaganza featuring memorable performances by Sabita Chowdhury, Dr K.J.Yesudas, Suresh Wadkar, Amit Kumar, Mahalaxmi Iyer,Shantanu Moitra, Antara Chowdhury, Sanchari Chowdhury,Rupankar, Manomay, Anwesha,Sanjoy Chowdhury and group of chorus artiste. It was orchestrated by the renowned musician-composer Rocket Mondal and Sanjoy Chowdhury. The concert was anchored by Satinath Mukhopadhyay.
Haut Monde Mr India Worldwide is a huge platform provided to the men who are looking for fame and are also interested in getting a foothold in the modeling industry. With a legacy of four years, men are selected from all over the country and across the world to groom them and prepare them to face the Grand Finale which is to be held at Dubai.
The auditions was judged by Richa Sharma (Brand Ambassador of the event), Bhavna Hemani, Swarup Dutta and Bharat K Bhramar.
On the basis of the application forms received from the major cities like Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Indore etc. the contestants came for the auditions. The audition consisted of three rounds namely the introduction round, question-answer round and talent round.
For the Nonresident Indians, a special kind of audition was arranged. The NRIs could give their audition through Skype chat and also by sending in their portfolios.
The Kolkata Audition was managed by Media Connect and Buzz365 Entertainments; An Initiative by Shri Sai Entertainments Pvt Ltd.