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Standing with Nepal: A fund raising concert to aid in reconstruction of Nepal


Concert in Aid of Nepal Earthquake Victims

Standing with Nepal is a fund raising concert which will rebuild the destroyed village Bhaktapur, situated in the east corner of Kathmandu, 13kilometer away from the city capital. The press conference to announce the concert was held at International Club in the presence of Pandit Tanmoy Bose, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Indranil Sen, Maitrayee Ray (Hon. PRR of Nepal Tourism Board) and others.

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Initiated by Committee on Kolkata for Nepal, FREED (NGO) and My Club, Standing with Nepal will feature eminent artists like Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Kavita Krishnamurti, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Ustad Rashid Khan, Babul Supriyo, Anushesh Anandil, Akriti Kakkar, Indranil Sen, Suha Khan, Violin Brothers, Pandit Tanmoy Bose performing at the concert.

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Speaking at the occasion, Maitrayee Ray said “I know people in India are now scared to go to Nepal after the devastating earthquake. But let me tell you that not all places in Nepal have been destroyed or harmed. Nepal thrives on tourism and people visiting the country as tourists will help Nepal financially too. This initiative is a great one and I am glad Pandit Tanmoy Bose and the other dignitaries have thought of such a noble idea”.

On the day of the concert, the amount that will be collected will be handed over to Shri Chandra Kumar Ghimre, Consulate General of Nepal.

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Pandit Tanmoy Bose who had once gone to Nepal during his school days became nostalgic on the occasion. He said “Nepal is such a beautiful country and the people are so warm and cordial. The tragedy that struck them is unfortunate and we must do our bit to help them out of the tragedy”.

Make sure you head to the concert not only to enjoy the music, but also to do your bit for the people of Nepal. Be Human!!

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The Best Directors and Songs of 2014 with Special Mention of Tollywood’s Most Rewarding Finds; Year End Report of Those who Lived the Promise

Last but not the least, here’s an effort to acknowledge the directors, musicians and those special people who gave the Bengali Film Industry New Dreams and Paved the way for a Brighter Year Ahead!

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year !!

DIRECTORS WHO GAVE US WONDERFUL MOVIES THROUGHOUT 2014

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SONGS THAT WE ARE STILL HUMMING:

 


E Tumi Kemon Tumi Video Song | Jaatishwar (Bengali Movie) | Prasenjit Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee (You Tube) Sung by Rupankar, Music and Lyrics Composed by Kabir Suman

Boba Tunnel Sung, Written and Composed by Anupam Roy and Bawshonto Eshe Geche (Female Version) Sung by Lagnajita Chakraborty, Composed and Written by Anupam Roy from the Movie Chotushkone

Zindagi Kahin Bhi Thamti Nahi from the Movie Bunohaansh sung by Bonnie Chakraborty, Composed by Shantanu Moitra and Written by Srijato

Aami Achi from the Movie Khaad sung by Arijit Singh, Composed by Indraadip Dasgupta and Written by Srijato

Swapno Dekhar Ektu Dure from the Movie Janla Diye Bou Palalo Sung by Akriti Kakkar, Composed by Savvy and Written by Prasen and Pitchgola Rastay from the Movie Ek Phali Rodh Sung by Rupam Islam, Composed by Joy Sarkar and Written by Suchandra Chowdhury

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 THE BENGALI FILM INDUSTRY IS PROUD TO HAVE FOUND THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:

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The Year End Summary Compiled by:

SanjibSanjib Banerji takes a keen interest in both Old and Contemporary/modern Bengali literature and cinema and has written several short stories for Bengali Little magazines. He also runs a little magazine in Bangla, named – Haat Nispish, which has completed its 6th consecutive year in the last Kolkata International Book Fair. Being the eldest grandson of Late Sukumar Bandopadhaya, who was the owner of HNC Productions and an eminent film producer cum distributor of his time (made platinum blockbusters with Uttam Kumar, like “Prithibi Aamarey Chaaye”, “Indrani” and several others), Sanjib always nurtured an inherent aspiration of making it big and worthy in the reel arena. He has already written few screenplays for ETV BANGLA and he is currently working as the writer and creative director of upcoming Bengali Thriller Sesh Anko.

Sanjib can be reached at sanjib.banerji2013@gmail.com

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Audio Music Album of Upcoming Bengali Film Pati Parameshwar Launched; Akriti Kakkar Enthralls with hit number ‘Dang Dang’

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The music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Pati Parameswar by debutant director Jayasree Bhattacharya took place at the South City Mall. Present at the music launch were director Jayasree Bhattacharya, Rajatava Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta, Rana Majumder, Akriti Kakkarr, Surojeet Chatterjee, Bobby, Suchanda Vaniya, Shiboprasad, Indrani Dutta and Nandita Roy.


Upcoming Bengali Film Pati Parmeshwar Audio Music Album Launch Event

The film is about a discordant husband and wife- Arindam and Sharmila. Arindam is the officer-in-charge of a police station while Sharmila is a housewife. Due to his work Arindam is unable to give ample time to Sharmila. As a result she seeks solace in her pet dog Pluto. Things go haywire when Pluto goes missing. What follows next is a series of funny incidents which will surely tickle the funny bone of the audience.

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“The film has five songs. A medley of two Rabindrasangeet songs has been done in a single song. One song has been written by my wife Kamalini Chatterjee which is Dang Dang. The other three have been written by me. The songs are all situational. They do not pop up all of a sudden. They all have a purpose to play in carrying forward the story of the film” said music director Surojit Chatterjee.

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Akriti Kakkar who had lent her voice to the Dang Dag song even sang the song and enthralled the audience present at the music launch. “Surojeet even helped me in singing the song by acting it out in front of me. He even showed me how to pronounce the word Nyaka. I still remember the first time when I heard the song, I was literally dancing. It was a great experience”.

Actress Rituparna Sengupta who plays the role of Sharmila is quite excited about this movie and has many a times been quoted saying that post this movie all her fear of the canines has vanished and now she would even love to adopt one. “Director Jayasree Bhattacharya has worked very hard to make this film. Despite being a debutant director, she has headed the team with gusto and I wish her all the luck” said the gorgeous actress.

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“Despite knowing Rajatava for many years, I was worried about how I will tell him action for a particular scene. I thought he would chide me but he was extremely cooperative during the shots” said director Jayasree Bhattacharya.

Pati Parameswar is made under the banners of Holly Bolly Tolly Kolly Production and is produced by Anjan Kumar Roy.

The two hours fourteen minutes long film is eyeing for a 7th November release.

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Interview: Amrita, the Runaway Bride of Upcoming Bengali Movie ‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’ on her Big Break, Godfather Prasenjit Chatterjee and More

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Director Aniket Chattopadhyay’s New Rom-Com ‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’ is a ready for release on October 17 and just when the team was busy running around with the last minute promotions, Team Sholoana Bangaliana caught up with the new runaway bride in news Amrita Chattopadhyay to get the inside story on all the running around that she had to do to make a career in films as well as ensure the success of her debut film. Excerpts…

Sholoana Bangaliana: What shaped up Amrita into the independent woman and actress that she is today?

Amrita: Well, my childhood and my growing up years have a big role to play in what I am today. I did my schooling from Patha Bhavan and Bachelors from Xaviers post which I went to JU in order to do my Masters in Sociology. During my growing up years, though studies always had the center stage, I was exposed to a lot of cultural activities and devoted a lot of time into learning dance and music. Thankfully, my parents were very supportive of this and always encouraged me in all that I wanted to do.

So was acting your conscious choice and did you really put in efforts to land up a role?

Amrita: Well, like% 90 of Kolkata’s population I did want to act but had never given it a serious thought. It so happened that on a college assignment when I went to meet Bumba Da (Prosenjit Chatterjee) he asked me if I wanted to act or pursue journalism, to which I promptly replied that I wanted to act and on hearing that, he asked me to leave my contact details with him. And though I had least expected it, Bumba Da did call me after my graduation was over and offered me the role of the younger sister in the Television serial Kanakanjali which ran successfully for over a year. After the serial was over I was again in a fix about my career choice and didn’t know if I should take up new serials or try my luck in films; and here again, Bumba Da whom I consider my godfather in the industry came to my rescue and told me to wait for the right break in films. It was then that in due course of time offers started coming in and finally I got the call to audition for Janla Diye Bou Palalo and even got selected for the role of Mimi.

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So after your initiation into acting did you go for any acting classes to hone your skills?

Amrita: I did not go for any classes during the serial but post that I did do an acting workshop with Sohag Sen. Also, I did follow theater closely and learnt a lot from it; I also feel that it is a very difficult art form that needs a lot of skill and I would really want to be a part of a theater group someday.

The film is called ‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’, not a name that people would easily associate with a film, so what was your reaction when you were finally selected for a movie with such a queer name?

Amrita: Yes indeed quite a queer name and I truly could not connect with it initially but when the director, Aniket Da read out the script, I was truly overwhelmed and felt lucky to have been selected for such a wonderful project.

Your experience of working with Aniket Chattopadhyay in your debut Bengali Film…

Amrita: Aniket da’s energy is contagious and at the same time enviable. Always charged up and ready for the run, he used to infuse us with all the vigor and get the best shots from us even at two in the night. He is strict and at the same time very comforting and knows how to get the best from his actors. His briefing sessions are so eloquent that post those sessions, actors hardly have to think twice about the shot that they are about to give. Another wonderful thing about him is that he is very methodical and co-operative which eliminates any scope of confusion, thus ensuring a hassle free schedule for the entire crew. Getting to work with Aniket Chattopadhyay in my debut Bengali Film has indeed been an enriching experience!

Arjun, your co-actor playing Upo in the movie seems to be a very quiet and reserved kind of person; was he intimidating or fun to work with?

Amrita: Arjun and I are of the same age but he is a senior in the profession and I immensely respect him for his talent. He indeed is very quiet but the workshops we did together helped in breaking the ice as, post that we were very comfortable in each other’s company and enjoyed working together. Arjun has also helped me a lot throughout and the entire team effort has transcended into a crackling chemistry between us that am sure the audience will Love!

Any funny incident from the shooting floors that you may want to share with us..

Amrita: Well, the movie is a comedy so there is fun in every bit of it but one that I distinctly remember is a scene in which I had to drive a car with Arjun sitting beside me. I had just learnt driving for this movie while Arjun can drive very well and in this scene Arjun had to sit beside me with the expressions of someone who does not know anything about driving; you should have seen the initial expression on his face! He was scared as hell and was throughout ready with the hand brakes to save us from ramming into things; thankfully the shot was taken without any hindrance and I drove to safety.

Post this big break am sure you must be having many more films to look forward to…

Amrita: Yes I do, in fact my next is again with Arjun under the same production house but with new directors and we have already started shooting for it.

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Expectations from your debut film..

Amrita: Though clichéd, I would say that we have all put in a lot of hard work into making this film, rather making people laugh and sincerely hope that people will appreciate our work and enjoy this thorough entertainer. Aniket Da does a very tough job; he makes people laugh and helps them unwind, at least during the running time of his movies and I sincerely hope that people will come to the theaters in overwhelming numbers and support him and his team in their endeavor.

A master of the rom-com genre, director Aniket Chattopadhyay promises a thorough entertainer with New Bengali Movie Janla Diye Bou Palalo produced by Jalan International Films Pvt Ltd, starring Amrita, Arjun Chakroborty and other industry veterans that the audience is sure to enjoy watching. Team Sholoana Bangaliana wishes Amrita and the entire team of JDBP the Very Best and hopes to partner with them in their mission of spreading the cheer!

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Upcoming Bengali Film Janla Diye Bou Palalo Promises Two Hours of Pure Fun and Rib Tickling Laughter

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The setting is that of a marriage hall. People in their finest dresses can be seen moving all over the place talking with each other. However all of a sudden there is a sudden buzz among the assembled guests as the bride has run away. This is precisely the setting of the upcoming Bengali film Janla Diye Bou Palalo. To recreate such a setting, director Aniket Chattopadhyay organized the press conference at Sudesh Bhawan to give the people a feel of the story. Arjun Chakraborty, Lama Halder, Savvy, Biswanath, Amrita Chattopadhyay and others were present to grace the press conference.

Known for his comic timing, director Aniket Chattopadhyay’s soon to release film Janla Die Bou Palalo is based on the comic genre. “The film is essentially a romantic comedy. It has comedy of errors. The entertainment quotient is high in the film and the comedy is not slap stick. It is genuine rib tickling comedy which will provide you with two hours of pure entertainment”.

The story of the film revolves around Upa Gupta (Arjun Chakraborty) who wants to become a singer by profession. However this career option is unacceptable to his parents. They want him to continue with his medical studies. Mimi (Amrita Chattopadhyay) who is enrolled as a student in Presidency College in Economics department is forced by her parents to marry the boy of their choice. Both Mimi and Upa Gupta run away from their home. What follows next is a cat and mouse chase.

Produced by Jalan International Film, the film is slated for release on October 17.

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