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Cast and Crew of Bengali Film Shororipu Present at Film’s Music Launch


Directed by debutant director Ayan Chakraborti, the music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Shororipu took place recently. Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Rudranil Ghosh, Koneenica Banerjee, Sudiptaa Chakraborty, director Ayan Chakraborti, Rajatava Dutta and others were present at the music launch of the film.


The music of the film has been composed by Dev Sen. With four songs in the film, all genres have been covered well. Shilajit and Rudranil Ghosh have even lent their voices to the songs in this film. The young music composer felt that the music will be a definite crowd puller, especially among the youth.


The background music of the film has been composed by Debojyoti Mishra. Anirban Sengupta and Dipankar Chaki are the sound designers of this film. Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Indraneil Sengupta, Rudranil Ghosh, Koneenica Banerjee, Rajatava Dutta, Sudipta Chakraborty, Sohana Saba and Rajesh Sharma will be seen in pivotal roles in the upcoming Bengali film.

With a stellar cast and an equally appealing story-line, Shororipu should feature on your must watch list of movies!!

Priyanka Dutta

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New Kolkata Bengali Film ‘Game’ Stars on Akash Aath Talk Show ‘Cinema Cinema’


Cinema-Cinema, the show on Akash Aath has been gaining much popularity owed to its unique content and high entertainment value. This show is a means of keeping one updated regarding the world of films, box office performance, latest gossip, celebrity chats and every other minute aspect about the entertainment industry.


This week’s show will have the lead pair of Game, Jeet and Subhasree along with Baba Yadav and N.K.Salil who will be promoting their latest released film Game. The story of Game is about Abhimanyu (Played by Jeet) who is an army man in the film. He comes back home on holiday. He falls in love with a girl Trisha (Played by Subhasree) who is also a boxer. However in between the love story is another story. The story involves Abhimanyu who has actually come back to Kolkata to foil the heinous plans of a terrorist organization. Will he able to succeed in his action is what the film deals with. The lead cast of the film will be engaged in a lively conversation along with N. K. Salil who is the man behind the power packed dialogues that Jeet has been delivering in this film.


To watch the episode and also listen to the live conversations of your favorite stars, do watch today’s episode at 6pm on Akash Aath.

Priyanka Dutta

Interview: Singer Somerita Mallik on her New Bengali Audio Songs Album ‘Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane’


Somerita Mallik began training in music at the tender age of two and a half years. She trained under various eminent personalities like Aparajita Ghosh and Subhankar Bhaskar. She is now busy with the Ghazals of Kazi Nazrul Islam. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta engages the talented singer in a candid conversation.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaTell us something about your background & how did you become interested in music?

Somerita Mallik– I grew up in a musical environment where my mother, Smt.Surupa Mallik used to sing Nazrulgeeti and my father, Sri Samar Kumar Mallik played  the Tabla and Esraj. From my early childhood I was interested in music. My mother used to sing ‘ghum parani gan’(Bengali Lori songs) at bedtime. One day she was trying to make me sing the same Lori song and I could copy a little bit of it. I was only two-and-half years then. That’s how my training in music started.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYour mother was the first guru that you had. How has she helped in your musical training?

Somerita Mallik– She is my all time inspiration and my musical training began under her guidance. One thing I want to share that other than my parents I am also very much thankful to my younger sister, Somedutta for her all time support.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou are also receiving training under various eminent music personalities. How is that helping in shaping your music career?

Somerita Mallik-I started learning Nazrulgeeti and Indian classical music from Krishnendu Bhattacharya at the age of 11 years. I’m still taking my talims(lessons) from Smt. Aparajita Ghosh and Sri Subhankar Bhaskar.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhen did you become interested in Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Ghazals?

Somerita Mallik– Kazi Nazrul Islam was a versatile composer. He wrote songs on myriad of subjects. His Ghazals are one of various types of Nazrulgeeti. He was also the first one who successfully composed Ghazals in Bengali. But prior to that, he translated ‘Rubaiyat’ by Hafiz in Bengali. During this time, his son Bulbul died. After completing his translations, he dedicated his book ‘Rubaiyat-E-Hafiz’ to his beloved son Bulbul. In his writings, we can find the name ‘Bulbul’ several times.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaTell us something about Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane.

Somerita Mallik– Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane is a video album which is going to be released from ‘Questz World’ on the occasion of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday. This is an effort to remember ‘Bulbul’ and the profound love and affection of Nazrul for his dead son. The Video-DVD is decorated with the detailed information on the songs along with 12 Ghazals of different types created by Kazi Nazrul Islam.The script is narrated by the legendary actor Sri Soumitra Chatterjee and the Nazrulgeetis  are sung by me. This DVD also features a small documentary (crafted and created by Swagato Gangopadhyay) which includes clippings of various places of Churulia, where Nazrul was born and lived for many years. It was also enriched by introductions of those places by Kazi Rezaul Karim, son of Nazrul’s brother. In this film, the well-known singer of yesteryears Banasree Sengupta, classical musician Mallar Ghosh (son of Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh), Japanese nun Chika Tsurumaru and others expressed their views about Nazrul and this venture. This project, released from ‘Questz World’ is one of the first projects where numerous associates and partners of both India and Bangladesh, as well as from various other countries tied up together to be the part of it by promoting and distributing the same.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaDo you think the DVD that will be coming out on the poet’s Ghazals will have some archival value?

Somerita Mallik– The album will surely have some archival value because I think, most probably it is the first one to consist of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Ghazals and detailed information related to it and also this project is probably  first of such performances by Soumitra Chatterjee on Kazi Nazrul Islam’s creations.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou already have three album releases. What is the next album that you are working on?

Somerita Mallik– My next album is on Kazi Nazrul Islam’s folk songs.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaDo you have any plans to record songs for films?

Somerita Mallik-I have yet not thought about it. If I get an offer of this I will surely do so.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHave you ever thought of opening a school to propagate the knowledge that you have been gathering?

Somerita Mallik-I still consider myself as a student of music. I, therefore, have not thought about such things.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaAre there any other poets or singers in consideration for similar projects like Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane?

Somerita Mallik– Last year I was working on a project on Abanindranath Tagore’s writings with Smt.Urmimala Bose, a renowned talk theatre artist. It was also a great experience for me. I have also an album with her. This is ‘Thamma, tomar songe. . .’,an album of Rabindra Sangeet with a talk theatre ,written by my younger sister Somedutta.

Interviewer: Priyanka Dutta

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.






Arjun Chakraborty Stars Oppossite Soumitro Chatterjee in New Bengali Movie ‘Jara Roddure Bhijechilo’


The Bengali word “Roddur” means sunlight. Apart from the myriad names that have been ascribed to the sun, it is also known as “Robi” and “Bhanu”. The film “Jara Roddure Bhijechilo” is essentially about Rabindranath Tagore who is also called by these names. The press conference of this upcoming Bengali film took place at Calcutta Rowing Club in the presence of Soumitro Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, Manasi Sinha, music director Piloo Bhattacharya and the director Bhargonath Bhattacharya.

“The story is about an elderly man, Daroka Bhaduri (Soumitro Chatterjee) who lives alone in his ancestral place “Bhaduri house”. After a heart attack, his health deteriorates. His only son Debendra along with the daughter-in-law, Komolika stays in Boston with grandson Kutty. They hardly ever come to visit him. Daroka babu craves to meet his grandson whom he has never seen. After another heart attack, his friend Arjun informs his son who comes with his family to meet him. Daroka babu who is sentimentally attached to Tagore tries to enlighten the grandson about the Bard. Will the grandfather be able to enlighten the grandson or not is what the story is all about” said director Bhargonath Bhattcharya.


Music of this film has been composed by Piloo Bhattacharya. “There are five songs in the film. I have used Rabidrasangeet mainly in this film. In the background score, songs like E ki Labonye purno prane, phule phule dhole dhole have been used. Dhin tana is a fully commercial song in the film. Arjun Chakraborty, Soumitro Chattterjee, Manasi and Subhasish all have lent their voices to the songs in the film. They all have enjoyed their singing immensely” said PilooBhattacharya.

Arjun Chakraborty, June Maliah, Subhasish Mukherjee, Asit Bose, Samir Biswas, Srijayee Deb will be seen in important roles in this film. The shooting of this film has been done in various parts of the city.

The expected date of release of this film is 1st of August.

Priyanka Dutta

Music Therapy for the Tired Souls; Dr. Avijit Ghosh Talks at Length about this New form of Healing


With the increase in the stress and the tension levels in our lives, the dependence on medicines has increased considerably. To eliminate the use of medicines and to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, music has been chosen as the medium by Piyali Maitra (Gayaki Mata) and Dr. Avijit Ghosh (Sarod Baba). In a conversation with Sholoana Bangaliana Corespondent Priyanka Dutta, Dr. Avijit Ghosh revealed why they chose this path of music to eradicate tension.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat is music therapy?

Avijit Ghosh– We are involved in the process of treating human minds which are suffering from stress, anxiety, tension etc with the help of live music. It can be Indian or western music. Music therapy helps the troubled mind to get a soothing effect. I am one of the musicians in Kolkata who has started this. I choose a specific raag and play it on my sarod.  If it is a morning recital I choose a morning raag and for an evening recital, a Raag suiting the occasion. I play the raga in an alaap and start the session with an Omkar Sadhana.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat are the benefits of music therapy?

Avijit Ghosh– Music can help to calm the anxious and agitated patients and help to enliven the depressed patients. This is the magic of music. Many hospitals in Chennai and also abroad have started music workshops for the patients. The passive form is beneficial in enhancing concentration and memory, reducing stress, heart problems and hypertension. The active form is of immense help in treating neurological problems. Playing soft music in the background while working at one’s desk has also been found to reduce stress. Music therapy not only instills self-confidence in employees but also explores hidden talent within the organization. For sure, music does play an important role in many of our lives and such participatory activities enhance people’s productivity levels to a great extent. I did conduct seminars which showed amazing results. I have done workshops in renowned schools. It benefitted students a lot.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat inspired you to do this?

Avijit Ghosh– Way back in 2002 when I had a workshop “Reduction of stress and mental strain with live Indian music” in Malaysia it was very helpful. There was no Indian music in the Rainforest World Music Festival. I was the first Indian musician to play there. I performed three stages of alaap for nearly 2hours.Thereafter when I realized if western audience can grasp the feel and leave with a calm mind, the Indian audience who are aware of Indian music can automatically do it.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHow do you see the present scenario of music therapy?

Avijit Ghosh– Across the world, physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists are seeking the help of music therapists for better results. In the U.S., you can claim insurance money you spend on music therapy. It’s a proper science. Though, new in India, music therapy is gaining significant popularity. It is at the take-off stage. But awareness is growing multi-fold and is increasingly acceptable to many organizations and a few centers of training for music therapists have been set up. Some hospitals are training psychology postgraduates and doctors in music therapy too. Introducing music therapy in hospitals of Kolkata is very much necessary.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How do you plan to take this treatment mode ahead and reach out to more people?

Avijit Ghosh– I am using music as a healing aspect. I believe Indian musicians should have a social responsibility. I released an album on stress management through music in association with a group called Serge run by Brandon Maccarthy. I am doing live music therapy sessions with renowned schools and corporate bodies too. The more the responsible position more is the tension and stress. I am trying my level best to promote music therapy and help people come out from sleeping pills.

Priyanka Dutta