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New Bengali Film Monchora Premiere Report and Pics

“Id is reserved for Salman Khan’s films, Diwali for Shahrukh Khan’s films and for us the fag end or the beginning of a New Year which is marked by the release of a Sandip Ray film. Keeping in line with the tradition, Sandip Ray is back again with a film Monchora for the audience. I am happy that he chose Priya cinemas for the premiere of the film” said Arijit Dutta at the premiere show of Bengali film Monchora.

The premiere show of this film saw the presence of the director Sandip Ray, actors Abir Chatterjee, June Malia, Saswata Chatterjee, Rana Mitra, Paran Bandopadhyay and other technicians who have worked in this film. The show also saw the presence of guests like Phalguni Chatterjee, Arindam Sil and his family, Haranath Chakraborty and others.

Speaking at the occasion, Arindam Sil said “I am glad that the film Har Har Byomkesh is running to packed halls. And I am equally glad that Abir is back again with this film at the start of the year. Wishing him and the team of Monchora all the very best”.

Monchora is based on Bengali author Sharadindu Bandpadhyay’s story of the same name. This romantic drama revolves around the life of a thief.

With Monchora releasing on the first day of the year, this film will be a good option for you to head to and spend some good moments with your friends and family members!!

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New Bengali Film 89 Review, Premiere Pics; An Edgy Thriller that Entertains and Excites, Must Watch!

“Those eyes !! Those very eyes are everywhere. They seem to haunt me…” said Purba to anti-terrorist squad inspector Anup. A scene from the recently released psycho-thriller film 89 is what I am describing here. Manoj Michigan’s new psycho-thriller which released on Friday is inspired by Hollywood films like Silence of the Lambs.

The film begins with Purba, a psychologist being the sole witness of a bomb blast and her helping the anti terrorist squad to catch the criminals responsible for the blast. She meets Anup, an inspector working with the squad and a friendship blossoms. However certain incidents become the reason for the cause of turmoil in Purba’s life. What are the reasons for the mental turmoil? Can she figure it out? The film answers them beautifully.

After the hugely successful comedy film Damadol, Manoj Michigan’s 89 is surely a worthy successor to his earlier directed film. The director keeps the narrative simple. The going back and forth between times is dealt aptly so as not to confuse the audiences. The linking of Purba’s mental troubles aptly with the serial killer deserves praise. Not a single moment in the film will make you feel bored. Things keep on happening one after the other. The director must also be congratulated for dealing with the direction as well as the production department with much élan.

DOP Supriyo Dutta who has again worked with the director after Damadol has done wonders with the camera. The light and shade play in the cell where the serial killer Sabyasachi is kept seriously gives goosebumps. A Hollywood-ish effect surely pervades in the treatment of the film. The use of black and white in some of the scenes also adds another level to the film.

Music by Raja Narayan Deb is a perfect fitting to the psycho-thriller. Without good background score, the story would not have been so effective for the audiences watching the film.

Acting is one of the high points of this film. Shataf as Anup and Raima Sen as Dr. Purba do a good job in the film. Shataf has a good screen presence and should be utilized more by the directors of the industry. Raima after her stint as the cardiologist in the film Hrid Majharey does justice to the role of the psychologist. Barun Chanda as Dr. Mullick also is apt for the role. However the actor who steals the show despite having lesser scenes than the others is Saswata Chatterjee. If the actor scared you as the killer Bob Biswas in Bollywood film Kahaani, he will give you nightmares with his role as Sabyasachi. It takes immense courage to give life to such a character. Hats off to Apu da for the flawless acting and surely those eyes will haunt many seated in the audience after they leave the hall.

Manoj Michigan’s psycho-thriller 89 is a film worth taking a trip to the hall. And more so for people interested in numerology!!

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5

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New Bengali Film Jhumura Review; A Film that Time Travels with a Beautiful Love Story and an Equally Splendid Folk Art called Jhumur


New Bengali Film Jhumura Premiere Video

Films on dying art forms of Bengal are being made often by many makers in recent times. However taking the dying art form and blending in it a love story along with the element of time travel is what director Anindya Chatterjee’s recently released film Jhumura is all about. The premiere of the film took place at Nandan.

Riwk and Sahana, two journalists from Kolkata visit Jhumur to compile a research on Jhumur, the famous art form of Purulia. Initially they find nothing substantial. Soon they find an elderly couple who are traditional Jhumur performers. They discover an unheard story about love, hate and compassion between Kusum, a tribal girl and Kanchan, a Brahmin boy with the backdrop of Jhumur. The element of time and space dealt with in the film is what makes the film so appealing.

Director Anindya Chatterjee’s Jhumura is a simple love story told well. Despite the focus on the dying art form, the film never meanders on becoming boring or preachy. The time travel element has been dealt with extremely well by the director. Films focusing on dying forms become either documentaries or short films and have a tendency to become too preachy to be called an entertaining film. But this film has the right amount of romance, despair, pain and fun to give the audiences a wholesome dose of entertainment too. The fate of the villagers of Purulia which do not change for the better despite numerous films or reporting done on them have also been highlighted in the film.

Mrinmay Nandi is the Director of Photography and he has captured the beauty of Purulia with much gusto. From the meandering roads to the streams to the solitary tree under which Kusum and Kanchan romance- all have been captured with much perfection. The cinematography along with the narrative style brings alive the love story on screen.

Pijus Chakraborty, Subrata Das and Brahma Khyapa, the music director trio all do wonders with the music of the film. The songs are soulful and help in the time travel of the audiences smoothly.

Samadarshi Dutta as Riwk/ Kanchan is a revelation. The actor as Kanchan, the lad from Purulia is so credible that you have to think twice to actually understand that this is Samadarshi. Sohini Sarkar as Kusum/ Sahana also does an equally commendable job in the film. More than the journalist Sahana, the actress is credible as the tribal girl Kusum. Extra bonus points to the actors for picking up the Purulia dialect with such perfection. Parthasarathi Chakrabarty, Sabitri Chatterjee, Sourav Chakrabarty all do justice to the roles assigned to them.

Jhumura is a slice of Purulia presented on the big screen. In this age of Watsapp and Facebook love affairs this is indeed a refreshing love story to watch on screen.

New Kolkata Bengali Film Jhumura Premiere Pics

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5

New Bengali Film Jhumura Review by:

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

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New Kolkata Bengali Film Lorai Review; One that Inspires to Live Life on Your Own Terms

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After the recent victory of Atletico de Kolkata in the first inaugural edition of the ISL, there is a positive change in the fate of the game of football in the nation of cricket loving audiences. What better time to release a film which is based on this game of football. Lorai-play to live, the third film directed by actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee makes for a fine release time.

The film is about Sebastian Paes, a footballer who had to retire at the peak of his career due to an untimely injury. He resorts to drinking and coaching football players. His drinking and his careless attitude towards life make his wife and daughter leave him. He continues with his life without any willingness to change or improve unless he receives a call from the government asking him to come and coach villagers in a remote village. This visit to the village and his coaching of the innocent villagers changes his life and also the life of the villagers.

As the director Parambrata Chatterjee finally strikes gold with this film which he himself termed as one of his most ambitious projects, he comes up with a wonderful tale of a football player and his troubled life which changes for the better when he goes reluctantly to a remote village to coach villagers. The scripting and the narrative style are commendable. Despite the running time of two hours and thirty five minutes, the narrative structure and the tight script maintains the pace of the film. It never allows the audience to get bored. One hitch which I felt is Parambrata played the role of the rebel leader Manas, whose whereabouts are not revealed in the course of the film and that leaves a loose end.

Gopi Bhagat’s lenses do not lie. They capture beautifully the rustic beauty and also the harshness of Purulia. He brings to life a slice of the remote and rural Bengal with his wonderful camerawork. He deserves praise for this for sure. Even the parts shot in the city capture the beauty of Kolkata well.

Music by Indraadip Dasgupta is like the soul of this film. It has a soothing effect when required and a motivating effect at other times. It blends perfectly well with the film.

Acting is another strong aspect of this film. Every actor breathes life into the character assigned. Prasenjit Chatterjee as Sebastian, the Anglo-Indian footballer turned coach is wonderful. He is indeed a pleasure to watch on screen as the coach of a team with diverse minded individuals. Gargi Roy Chowdhury as Asma does all her talking with her eyes and face. It is only once or twice that she speaks. And she nails it perfectly well. As a film lover, I will request other directors to cast her more in films. Indrasish Roy as Dip is another revelation. His diction and body language are perfect as the village youth of Purulia. Kharaj Mukherjee and Kanchan Mullick are so apt in their respective roles that you will often actually forget their real names. Paayel as Sebastian’s daughter is also good.

Lorai- Play to Live rises above the underdog stories shown in films. It is about the struggles of life and how people can overcome them. This is one struggle which one must watch. Highly motivating and inspiring!!

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating: 3.5/5

New Bengali Film Lorai Review by:

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

 

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New Bengali Film Nayanchampar Dinratri Review; A Tale so Realistically Told!

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They are often the least appreciated by the employers. Their importance in our lives is only understood when they fail to come to work due to some reason or the other. They are the domestic helps who have a very important role in our day to day lives. Ace director Shekhar Das’s Nayanchampar Dinatri is a film on the lives of those individuals who work as daily help in our households.

The main plot of the film revolves around Nayanchampa, Malati and Champi. They get up at the crack of dawn; do their household chores and then travel to the city to work. At work they have to deal with backbreaking labor and lecherous employers too. On returning home they have to again deal with the poverty and abusive husbands. On the whole Nayanchampar Dinratri tells the tale of domestic workers on a realistic level.

Director Shekhar Das receives thumbs up for the strong narration of the tale of three domestic helps. His tale is so realistic that you feel like you are simply not watching a film but actually watching the lives of these people unfold in front of you. He breaks the glamorous images of the three leading ladies and successfully transforms them so much that you will have to look twice to understand that the lady washing the clothes is actually Rupa Ganguly or Chandreyee. The script is simple and the director has not used sugarcoating to cover the reality of matters. Moreover the director thankfully has refrained from showcasing melodrama which has also made matters appealing for the audience.

The camera angles in the film are another plus point. For example the opening shot where a maid is shown cleaning clothes beside a tubewell; it  is a very common sight but it is on second glance that you understand that this is Nayanchampa is none other than Rupa Ganguly. The camera then follows her progress and moves in sync with the day in the life of a domestic help.

Some of the songs in this film seem unnecessary and could have been easily avoided by the director. Music by Pandit Debojyoti Bose is average when compared with the rest of the film.

Apart from the camera angles and the subtle handling of the script, the film has been raised efficiently by the energetic performances by the actors. Actress Rupa Ganguly, whose acting skills need no introduction, is simply brilliant in the film. The actress who had been typecast in urban sophisticated roles breaks her image and plays her part convincingly. Chandrayee Ghosh and Daminee Basu also do justice to their roles. Their body language, their diction and their attire never for one moment give away the fact that they are such glamorous ladies and are merely acting in the film. They are so natural! Biswajit Chakraborty as the lecherous employer also is commendable.

Nayanchampar Dinratri is a must watch film. It is good to see that the director attempted (and was successful) to tell the tale of the least appreciated section of the society with this finesse and cinematic precision.


Roopa Ganguly Starer Bengali Film Nayanchapar Din-Ratri Music Launch

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating-3/5

 

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

 

 

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