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Director Kaushik Ganguly’s New Bengali Film Cinemawala Premieres in Kolkata

The premiere of ace director Kaushik Ganguly’s film Cinemawala took place recently at South City Inox. A host of Tollywood celebrities graced the occasion and added to the glitz and glamour of the event.

The film “Cinemawala” is a farewell to celluloid and is set against a poignant backdrop of celluloid cinema. Cinemawala narrates the tale of father-son’s strained relationship. With this film director Kaushik Ganguly pays his tribute to the vanishing craft of celluloid cinema which has been the inspiration behind many dreams and has enabled people to go beyond their mundane everyday existence.

The team consisting of the director, actress Sohini Sarkar, Indraadip Dasgupta and others cut the cake just before the premiere show began.

“Cinemawala” has been honored with the prestigious UNESCO-Fellini award at IFFI 2015. The film has been shown at New York Indian Film Festival, 2016, Hidden Gems Film Festival, Calgary, 2016, Chennai International Film Festival- (CIFF), Pune International Film Festival, Indian Panorama Film Festival – Delhi, IFFK – Kerala and Bangalore International Film Festival.

The celebrities who turned up at the premiere show included Prosenjit Chatterjee, Subhosree, Mimi Chakraborty, Raj Chakraborty, Kaushani, Bony, Rittika, Gargi Roychowdhury, Raghav and many others.

The film is running at single screens and multiplexes. A must watch!!

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Authentic Mexican Food now in Kolkata at Café Mezunna’s Mexifornia Festival; Parambrata, Mimi Appreciate the Spread

Authentic Mexican Food now at Café Mezunna’s Mexifornia Festival

Café Mezunna started the anniversary celebrations by announcing the Mexifornia Festival- a fiesta of Tex Mex food, exotic cocktails and mocktails. Tollywood actors Parambrata Chatterjee and Mimi Chakraborty were present to grace this occasion.


Café Mezunna will be offering a host of different kinds of Nachos with salsa sour cream, Mango and tequila glazed prawn, Quesadillas, Burritos, Cheesy and creamy veg stuffed corn tortilla and many such lip smacking delicacies. This menu has been specially designed by Tex Mex Chef Johnny Walsh.


The menu also has lip smacking desserts like Churros, White chocolate ecstasy and Choco Cuppa.

Speaking at the occasion, Parambrata Chatterjee said “Café Mezunna is known for the great Mexican dishes that they make. The menu looks interesting”. The actor who had visited many countries in the world however mentioned that it is Bengali food which he finds appealing at any point of time.


Apart from good food, city band Generation will be playing American-Mexican music at the restaurant in a bid to keep up with the anniversary special feel.

The anniversary special meal will be served between 11.45am to 11pm, all day long. The meal for two is priced at Rs 1100 plus taxes.

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New Bengali Film Nirbashito Review; A Simplistic yet Touching Tale of Human Relationships


Churni Ganguly’s debut film Nirbashito had won accolades on the national and international circuit before its release in Kolkata. I was initially apprehensive as I had thought that the film will be too serious and will make statements on political issues. However I was pretty surprised at the way the film unfolded.

The film Nirbashito is the story of a writer who has to go on exile due to her liberal views on religion and her take on patriarchy. Trouble unfolds when she has to leave her dear cat, Baaghini back at her home. The cat is not only a pet but is like a daughter for the writer. The cat leads a lonely life and so does the writer in her exile. The writer’s friends try to send the cat to her but they do not succeed. She seeks solace in her new found friends in Sweden. The writer also realizes that values like commitment and humanity go across petty religious or political boundaries.

Actor turned director Churni Ganguly’s debut film gives the audience “food for thought”. It does not preach or underline any issue. It simply showcases what happens to an individual (woman in this case) when the person independently states facts which are not liked by the macrocosm of the society. The administration takes steps to prevent Baaghini to be sent to the writer in Sweden. This also suggests the high handed measures that the administration often takes to make their point to the people and suppress their individual liberties.

The film is cinematically beautiful and has been shot extremely well. Sirsha Ray, the DoP of the film deserves praise for the excellent camera work. The camera angles blended well with the way the director chose to narrate this tale of loneliness of a writer in exile.

The acting department consisting of Churni Ganguly, Raima Sen, Saswata Chatterjee along with Swedish actors Lars Bethke, Lia Boysenis, Martin Wallstrom, Joakim Granberg and Yohanna Idha have done a commendable job. They actually help in carrying forth the movie and also making the audience yearn for the writer to come back to her homeland.

Special mention must be made of the cat that played the role of Baaghini. She surely made a mark amongst the big names in the acting list. While the performance by the Labrador in Srijit Mukherji’s film Nirbaak had been highly praised by the audience and critics alike, the cat’s performance in Churni Ganguly’s Nirbashito is above all praises and criticisms. Baaghini is simply adorable!

Nirbashito is not a film which preaches anything or protests against anything. It is simply a beautifully told tale of an exiled writer and her cat. The film deserves to be seen for the human emotions it portrays.

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating: 4/5

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Bengali Audio Music Album of Boshonto Eshe Geche Launched; Actor Debshankar Halder trying a stint at Comedy with the Film

Music Launch of Bosonto Eshe Geche

The music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Bosonto Eshe Geche took place recently in the presence of Debshankar Haldar, Saswata Chatterjee, Tuhin Mukherjee, Agnijita Roy, Samidh, Soma, Ujjaini and director Arindam Chakraborty.


The film Boshonto Eshe Geche is a sex comedy involving two professors namely Ratikanta and Dr. Anupam Sen. The two professors are researching on the middle age sexual crisis of men and have come up with some innovative ideas. The professors develop a vaccine called “Excito-nito” to help solve the middle age crisis of the males. Shireen, daughter of Dr. Anupam Sen falls in love with Ratikanta. What happens as a result is what Boshonto Eshe Geche is all about.


“This is the first time that a sex comedy is done in Bengali film. There is nothing vulgar in the film and I have not resorted to slapstick comedy. Making Debshankar Halder act in a comedy role was a big challenge. He has always acted in serious roles and hence I thought of using him in this role. He has done a marvelous job. Apu da (Saswata Chatterjee) does comic roles but Debshankar da has surpassed him” said director Arindam Chakraborty.


The music of the film has been composed by Samidh. There are four songs in the film. Samidh, Timir, Ujjaini and Malini have lent their voices to the songs in the film. The lyrics of three songs have been penned down by Samidh while Soma has penned the lyrics of one song.


“I play the role of Ratikanta in the film. I enjoyed doing this film because every morning you read the newspaper or watch a television channel, you see depressing news- crime, corruption and other such things. Hence doing a comic role and giving the audience a chance to laugh for two hours is a great thing. I just hope they enjoy the film as much as we did while doing the film” said Saswata Chatterjee.

The film is slated for release on the 7th of August.

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Upcoming Bengali film Black Coffee Team Visits North Bengal; Exciting Scenes Shot amidst Nature’s Bounty


Upcoming Bengali film Black Coffee’s outdoor shooting was completed in North Bengal. The cast consisting of Saswata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam and Koel Dhar along with the director Atanu Bose headed to the hills to complete the outdoor parts of the film.


The film Black Coffee is a relationship drama. The film is the story of Tirtharaj Roy who is an acclaimed director. Srabani (Paoli Dam) is an actress and few incidents centered around Srabani make Tirtharaj take special notice of her and as a result of this special attention host incidents follow and what havoc do these wreak in Tirtharaj’s personal life is what the film showcases.


The director who selected Saswata for the role of Tirtharaj felt that only Saswata could do justice to this role. The director also highlighted that selection of Paoli for Srabani was done due to her voice and the way she expresses herself onscreen.


The film also stars eminent actors like Biswajit Chakraborty, Badshah Moitra, Shankar Chakraborty, Partha Sarathi Deb, Swagata Basu and Biplab Chatterjee in strong character roles.

Supriyo Dutta is the DoP while Sanjib Dutta is editing the film. “Black Coffee” is produced under the banner of “Fire Bird Entertainment”, powered by Mr.Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee.

With an interesting storyline and a stellar cast, Black Coffee is one film that the audiences must look out for.

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