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Premangshu Roy’s Next Film Chilekotha to Begin Shooting in December; A Film On Nostalgia of Bengali Community


Video: Chilekotha film announcement

After Katakuti and Gondho, Premangshu Roy is back with Chilekotha. The announcement of director Premangshu Roy’s film Chilekotha took place recently in the presence of Ritwick Chakraborty, Dhritiman Chatterjee and others.

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The story of the film Chilekotha begins in 2016 but it flows through 1940’s till 1970. This is a biography drama which is about nostalgia. Animesh Chattopadhyay (Dhritiman Chatterjee) who comes back to India from USA after his retirement. His only son lives in USA with his family. Due to his love for his country he comes back. One day after returning to India, he has a dream in which young Animesh(Ritwick Chakraborty) arrives at his door and takes the old Animesh back to good old days. He goes to the joint family and to the Chilekotha. He meets Phulkaka (Bratya Basu), his first love in the next terrace and so on. What happens next is what the film all about.

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Speaking at the occasion, director Premangshu Roy said “This film is a documentation of the nostalgia of Bengalis. I feel that we are the only community who has not well maintained the tradition. If you look at any other community, they have remained rooted to their tradition. Even our films have become a mixture of different elements. With this film I hope to bring to notice the people of the heritage that we have”.

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The film is slated to start shooting from 7th December.

Priyanka Dutta

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Pamper Your Son-In-Law with Delectable Bengali Dishes at Saptapadi’s Jamai Sasthi Special Menu

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Bengali specialty food serving restaurant Saptapadi has come up with a special Jamai Sasthi menu to celebrate the love and bonding between a mother-in-law and their son-in-law.

To celebrate the launch of this special menu, real life mother-in-laws and son-in-laws were called at the restaurant as guests for the unveiling of the menu. They are actually the guests who come at the restaurant regularly. Chef Ranjan said “Most restaurants bring celebrities for such events. But for us our patrons are our celebrities and hence we thought of bringing them to the restaurant for this unveiling of the menu”.

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The Jamai Sasthi special thali consists of Rice, Pulao, Luchi, Beguni, Alu bhaja, Moori fish stick (2 pieces), Salad, Echor Dalna, Sorse Ilish (one piece), Chingri malaicurry (one piece), Mutton (two pieces), Chutney, Papad, Dessert (two types) and Pan.

The Jamai thali consists of Rice/Pulao, Luchi, Beguni, Moori fish stick (two pieces), Salad, Echor dalna, Alu Bhaja, Chingri malaicurry (one piece), Chicken (one piece), Mutto (one piece), Chutney, Papad and Dessert.

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The delicious menu to pamper your son-in-law will be available from 10th to 12th June at Saptapadi restaurant’s outlets at Hindustan Park and Ganguly Bagan. The Jamai Thali will cost Rs 599 while the Jamai Sasti special thali is priced at Rs 999.

Pamper your son-in-law with great Bengali food on the upcoming Jamai Sasthi!!

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Bengal Handicrafts Showcased at Jorasanko Thakurbari during Swadeshi Fair

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Rabindranath Tagore believed in Swadeshi goods and also in the propagation of the Swadeshi Fair. With this ideology in mind, he urged the local arts and crafts practitioners to showcase their goods at the fair. Keeping this ideology in mind, West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Art had organized the 28th Arts and Crafts fair at the Jorasanko Thakurbari. The fair started on the 6th and went on till the 9th of May.

The arts and crafts fair was started in the year 1986. The artisans who come to this fair are taken care of by the West Bengal State Akademi. Their food, lodging and travelling expenses are also taken care of by the same body. The money that they earn by selling the goods are entirely their own and The State Akademi does not even take any part from the amount.

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Painter Dheeraj Chowdhury inaugurated this arts and craft fair. Professor Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chowdhury was also present at the inauguration ceremony. After a welcome song, the fair was declared open for the visitors.

The arts and crafts fair held this year had  artisans from all the districts of West Bengal. About twenty four artisans from different districts like Bardaman, Bankura, Birbhum, Nadia, Howrah, Murshidabad, Cooch Behar, Malda and many others participated in this fair.  Alpona art, wooden crafts, Dokra, Wooden masks, Thermacol crafts, Batik were some of the crafts which were available at the fair.

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The prices of the products were affordable and the wide range of products available was quite appealing for the customers visiting the fair.

All those who visited the fair in a way paid their homage to the great visionary that Tagore was.

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North American Bengali Conference 2015 Theme Song Released; Celebrating the Spirit of Bangaliana

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Ever since 1980 The North American Bengali Conference 2015 (NABC or BangaSammelan) has been promoting the richness of Bengali culture in the U.S.A and Canada and in the year 2015 too, the Tagore Society of Houston (TSH) will host its 35th version on July 10-12, 2015. In keeping with its vision of promoting Bengali Culture on the American soil, TSH has already erected a statue of Tagore in the heart of Texas and Houston’s energy corridor and shall continue with further activities.

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North American Bengali Conference 2015 organizers are committed to having a long-lasting outcome on the lives of the underprivileged – through education, entrepreneurship and welfare. The fruits of the conference shall show in those results. The conference as such also kicked off the “Go Green” initiative for Earth Day with enthusiastic participation of the youth in adopting the Green ways of living which will be a consistent effort throughout the conference too.

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In order to reach out to Bengalis from across the globe, NABC has also come up with its theme song that very much reflects the true spirit of Bangaliana. The theme song, which is also interspersed with beautiful Bengali poetry is also a visual treat as it portrays everything that Bangla and the Bangali stands for.


THEME SONG NABC2015 (You Tube)