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Special Cover to Mark 75 Years of Shiraz Golden Restaurant Unveiled


Video: Shiraz Special Cover Unveiled

Shiraz Golden Restaurant has made their presence felt on the culinary map of Kolkata for the past seventy five years. A special cover was unveiled by Ustad Rashid Khan, Gargi Roy Choudhury, Sudeshna Roy, Abhijit Guha, Ishtiaque Ahmed and Arundhaty Ghosh, Chief Post Master General, Department of Post.

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Shiraz is not only popular among the Kolkatans but the fan base spreads nationally and internationally too. Shoaib Akhtar, Shobhaa De, Sushmita Sen, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bipasha Basu are some of the fans of this popular restaurant.

Speaking at the event Gargi Roy Chowdhury said “I am a huge fan of the Biryani made by Shiraz. Despite the fact that we have to go on diet due to professional needs, I have plans today of eating to my heart’s content. Even during the shoots of Benche Thakar Gaan, we used to have delivered from Shiraz”.

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Shiraz Golden Restaurant is also present in Dubai. The food joint has eight outlets all over the city and two outlets in Durgapur.

Wishing Shiraz Golden Restaurant all the best for their future!!

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22nd Kolkata International Film Festival Inaugurated; Seven Days of Great Movie Viewing Experience for Cinema Lovers

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The 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Parineeti Chopra and others.

The catalogue for the festival was unveiled by Sanjay Dutt, Kajol and Yadav Mondal. The thali girl for the inauguration ceremony was Tollywood actress Mimi Chakraborty.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s speech at the event dealt with the evolution of the women power in films and the changes that have happened. He spoke on this issue and gave elaborate examples on this topic to highlight his stand. From Achyut Kanya to the recently released film Pink, the actor touched all the aspects, keeping the audiences hooked. He not only mentioned Hindi films, but equally stressed on Bengali films too. Satyajit Ray’s Postmaster, Ghore Baire, Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali, Shyam Benegal’s Mandi, Ankur were some of the films that he named to state the changes.

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Dev felicitated Amitabh Bachchan at the event. Shahrukh Khan (Rituparna Sengupta), Jaya Bachchan (Koel), Sanjay Dutt (Nusrat), Kajol (Sayantika), Parineeti (Yash Dasgupta) was also felicitated.

The anchors of this event were Jisshu Sengupta and Churni Ganguly. The inaugural film was Benche Thakar Gaan directed by Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy.

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The inauguration was full of glitz and glamour and promised that the next seven days will be a treat for the cine lovers of the city.

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Trailer of Upcoming Bengali Film Benche Thakar Gaan-The Song of Life Released


Video: Trailer launch of Bengali film Benche Thakar Gaan

The trailer release ceremony of the upcoming Bengali film Benche Thakar Gaan-The Song of life took place in the presence of director duo Abhijit Guha-Sudeshna Roy, Gargee Roy Chowdhury, Pradip Mukherjee, Dwijen Banerjee, Sohag Sen, Anamika Saha, Raja Narayan Deb, Gautam Susmit and others.

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The film revolves around Sunshine old age home. This has been started by Dr Partha Sinha (Tota Roy Chowdhury), who is a single parent with a son. He has devoted his life to build a home for the aged people. This old age home looks after those people whose children due to various reasons are unable to look after them. Dr. Paromita Sen (Gargee Roy Chowdhury), a young psychiatrist comes to this old age home. She has recently broken up with her fiancé and she commits herself to the old age home. It is here that she spreads sunshine in the lives of these senior citizens. A tragedy strikes. What happens next?

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Gargee Roy Chowdhury who plays the role of Dr. Paromita Sen said “For me Rana da and Sudeshna di is like family. When I started my career, I did films with them. So whenever they offer me any role, I say yes. I will not thank them for this role as they are family and you do not thank the family members”.

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Speaking at the occasion, director Sudeshna Roy said “I am a positive person and my film is also about spreading positivity. It is about spreading positive vibes among the senior citizens who often feel that they are neglected due to their old age. The film showcases the innermost complications that arise in the minds of the senior citizens”.

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The screenplay is by Padmanabha Dasgupta. The music has been composed by Raja Narayan Deb and the lyrics of the songs are by Rabindranath Tagore, D L Roy and Gautam Susmit. Prabuddha Raha, Saumya Pal, Zinia and National Award winning singer Jayasree Bhattacharjee have lent their voices to the songs in this film.

The film is slated for release on the 2nd of December.

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