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New Star Jalsa Serial Dugga Dugga High on Situational Comedy; Aired Every Evening at 5

Video: Star Jalsa Serial Dugga Dugga Press Conference

What happens when Ma Durga becomes depressed with her married life at Kailash and decides to come and reside among the mortals? How does Lord Shiva continue with his daily life? This is all shown in the upcoming show of Star Jalsha titled Dugga Dugga.


“Jibanlal Ghosh and Vivekananda Bose, two inseparable friends built a house (Kailash Mansion) to stay together with their families. But after two generations, these two families have become sworn enemies of each other. Joy, belonging to the Ghosh family is in love with Tara, daughter of the Bose family. That is also cause of much strife between the two families. Ma Durga after being neglected by Lord Shiva comes to work as the cook at Kailash Mansion. She understands that there is no peace on Earth. Will she be able to bring back peace in Kailash Mansion? What will happen to Lord Shiva? This is what the show will unveil in the course of time” said director Amit Sengupta.


Raja (Shiv), Tania (Durga), Titas Bhaumik (Matangini), Supriya Dutta (Chunilal), Swagata Mukherjee (Sonamoni), Subhasish Mukherjee (Rabindra), Paran Bandopadhyay (Vivekananda), Bhola Tamang (Japan), Mrinal Mukherjee (Pannalal Ghosh) will be seen essaying out important characters in this show.


Speaking at the press conference, producer Raj Chakroborty said “We were being given prime time slots but I chose this particular time. This is simply because of the fact that I wanted to entertain the people who after coming back from their offices will be able to relax by watching this show. Comedy is something which is slowly decreasing in our day to day lives and hence this show has been started to make the people laugh out loud”.


Director Amit Sengupta also added “I am having a tough time managing the dates of such popular artists. Apart from that, shooting the show with them is a piece of cake. I have worked my way up from an observer on the sets and I am well acquainted with most of them. Hence the shooting part is completed easily”.


The screenplay is by Anuja Chattopadhyay while the dialogues have been penned by Abhimanyu Mukherjee. The series has been produced by Raj Chakroborty while the music has been composed by Debjeet Roy and Anindya Chattopadhyay.

The show Dugga Dugga will start from 7th March onwards, Monday to Sunday at 5pm.

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Indian Film 72 MILES- EK PRAVAS Wins Best Film- Jury Awards at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2014

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After winning 4 National Awards this season, Viacom18 Motion Pictures adds yet another prestigious award to its kitty, but this time for its regional movie – 72 MILES– EK PRAVAS. Having won the best film- jury awards at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2014 held on 30 April 2014 in Noida, Delhi NCR, Indian Film 72 MILES- EK PRAVAS has beaten exciting films like KOAN OF SPRING (France), GABRIEL (Poland), RANJHANAA (India), IN NOMINEE SATAN (Italy) etc.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Ajit Andhare- COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Entering Regional market was a strategic decision for the studio. Winning this award makes us feel gratified that we have made an impact in the Marathi film industry that has such a rich heritage.”

A hard-hitting, poignant tale of a young boy who makes his journey into self-actualization against the backdrop of a rustic India, 72 MILES… explores a beautiful, coming of age journey for the 13-year-old boy Ashok and the companionable relationships he makes through his journey.

The nuanced film is jointly produced by Akshay Kumar’s Grazing Goat Pictures and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, and is directed by late Rajiv Patil. The film is based on Ashok Vatkar’s autobiography.

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival is a not-to-profit, non-commercial & India’s only independent film festival, established in the year 2011 in Noida (Delhi NCR) with a mission to celebrate the cinema & work of aspiring, young, independent & professional filmmakers.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2014 Announces Winners List


The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) announced the winners of the inaugural IFFM Awards, at a sold out gala at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre,recently.

Amitabh Bachchan, the living Bollywood legend and the special guest at the event, was recognised with the IFFM International Screen Icon Award. DirectorRakeyshOmprakashMehra’sSports biopic‘BhaagMilkhaBhaag’,which follows the life of one of India’s greatest living athletes and Olympian, MilkhaSingh, dominated the evening, taking every award which it was nominated for – Best Film, Western Union Best Director and Best Actor (Male) for Farhan Akhtar.

‘The Lunchbox, directed by RiteshBatra, won Best Indie Film and Best Actor for Irrfan Khan (shared with Farhan Akhtar, ‘BhaagMilkhaBhaag’). ‘The Lunchbox’is set to premiere at IFFM on 10thMay and will be releasingin July,in Australia. KanganaRanaut won Best Actor (Female) for ‘Queen’ and director Anand Gandhi was given a Special Jury Commendation for ‘Ship of Theseus’.


Bollywood Action film‘Dhoom:3’was awarded with the Telstra People’s Choice Prize for the Indian film with the highest Australian Box Office revenue in 2013.

Leading the panel of judges were prominent film figures from Australia and India, including Phillip Noyce, RajkumarHirani, SuhasiniManiratnam, Jill Bilcock, Simi Garewal and Rajeev Masand. Directors RakeyshOmprakashMehra, RiteshBatra, Vijay Krishna Acharya and actors Farhan Akhtar &KanganaRanaut were present at the event to receive their awards.

IFFM is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to strengthen ties between the Indian film industry and Victoria, with VidyaBalanhaving been the brand ambassador since its inception. The awards have been launched this year, and the festival is scheduled to be held from 1st – 11th May.

Bengali Short Film Oneker Moddhay Ekjon Makes it to the Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival; Team Interview

Oneker Moddhe Ekjon
Bengali Short Film Oneker Moddhay Ekjon, by Kolkata Director Duo Indrasish Acharya and Tathagata Banerjee has been selected to feature in the Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival; a news that has not just made the Bengalis but the entire Film making fraternity of the country proud and in order to peep into the creative sphere of the unit of this celebrated short film, team Shholoana Bangaliana caught up with the entire crew of the movie and shared some interesting moments chatting with each member of the team.

Oneker Moddhay Ekjon, the concept of which is the brainchild of Director Indrasish Acharya (who also happens to be a PWC employee) is a story that talks about the subtleties of relationships and their fast eroding presence in our lives. Mr. Tathagata Banerjee who has already made over 60 tele-films and several short films has partnered with Mr. Acharya in bringing this complex yet beautiful concept scripted by Ms. Nivedita Dey to life on screen and the director duo has been duly assisted by Subhajit and the production managed by Debjoy along with Arijit playing the role of the overall problem solver.

The cast of Oneker Moddhe Ekjon comprises of accomplished actress Debleena whose previous short film Soti has already done the rounds of the Cannes Short Film Corner, First Timer Deepa, who right in her very first project has garnered praises for her acting from peers and Mr. Raja Mukherjee, who though quite happy to have had a chance to essay such a complex character also confesses that he is still quite clueless about the motivations of his character which seemed to have all shades of grey. Mr. Debjoy Mallick, who is actually an actor by profession had taken charge of managing the entire production and thus the tag of the most hated miser has also essayed a short but important role in the movie, thus adding to the film’s strength with his powerful acting.

Though the conversation with the team was more about the entire process of making the film, right from initiation of the project to the email that came in announcing their selection in the short film corner, few very pertinent questions related to the entire concept of making short films was also discussed at length. While talking about why people make short films, Mr. Acharya said, “Making short films is more of an addiction to me and I do this out of sheer love for this mode of expression of thoughts. Having said that, I would also like to say that, as many may think, it is not true that such films are made just for the love of the art without any material gains and I can say this as I have made good profits from my earlier films. In fact from my last film, Living Between the Lines I not only earned quite a lucrative sum but also got over eleven national and international awards. So the desire to make more such films is still blazing and I shall continue with my addiction of presenting more such interesting concepts on screen”. Adding on to the discussion, Mr. Tathagata Banerjee drew our attention towards the issues that short film makers working under tight budgetary constraints face owed to the lack of professionalism that is so prevalent in the Tollywood Film Industry. While recounting some such very unpleasant incidents, Mr. Banerjee also spoke about the difficulties that the production controller had to face while dealing with vendors who would just not stick to their word and staff who would unnecessarily create trouble and extend shift timings and thus the overall production cost.

This short film which eventually scaled its way to the short film corner of Cannes was sent as a last minute entry by Mr. Acharya and has definitely made the entire team proud and each team member is not only elated about its success but also hopes that it will act as a testimony of their talent for future work.

While talking about their first reactions on hearing the news of their movie’s selection in Cannes, Mr. Banerjee also shared snippets from one very interesting aspect of his life. Mr. Banerjee said that a few years back he had discovered that his father collects and keeps cuttings of all his newspaper reviews, public appearance reports and all other media reports in his two personal diaries and the fact that the news of Oneker Moddhe Ekjon going to the Cannes will again find a special place in his dad’s diary is probably his biggest and most precious reward.

Films and teams such as this act as a source of inspiration for the many short film makers that Kolkata has as one thing that was predominant in the entire course of making this film was the Love for Cinema and an in-depth knowledge of the art of storytelling.

We wish the team of Oneker Moddhay Ekjon All the Luck for their future ventures and hope that they continue to make us proud with wonderful presentations that are appreciated the world over by cinema lovers.

Bengali Short Film Oneker Moddhay Ekjon Team Interview (You Tube)

1st Vivel Filmfare Awards East 2013 saw Tollywood and Bollywood Celebrate the Glory of Cinema Together

1st Vivel Filmfare Awards East

It was not the April heat that scorched the Red Carpet at the Science City but the stars that alighted from the Tollywood and Bollywood which sent the temperatures shooting. The 1st Vivel Filmfare Awards East 2013 brought the razzle dazzle to the event as it celebrated the biggest talents from the film industry in the East.

1st Vivel Filmfare Awards East

Sujoy Ghosh, Jishu Sengupta and June Malia took the centre-stage as the host of the eventful evening and filled the night with fun and great moments for the audience.

The audience witnessed the legendary Jaya Bachchan presenting the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary yesteryear actress Madhabi Mukherjee. Lilly Chakrabarty presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Late Suchitra Sen posthumously. It was accepted by her granddaughters Raima and Riya Sen. It was also an evening that saw Aparna Sen reminiscing the legendary actor, director & filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh.

1st Vivel Filmfare Awards East

Renowned actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, the dusky beauty of Orissa Archita Sahu, Zerifa Wahid and Srabonti performed on the night.

Here is the full list of winners


  • Best Film- Chander Pahar
  • Best Director- Shibaprasad Mukhopadhyay & Nandita Roy, Film- Alikh Sukh
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)- Ritwick Chakraborty, Film: Shobdo
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)- Konkona Sen Sharma, Film: Goynaar Baksho
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)- Indraneil Sengupta, Film- MIshwar Rawhoshyo
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)- Moushumi Chatterjee, Film Goynaar Baksho
  • Best Music Director- Jeet Ganguli, Film- Boss
  • Best Lyrics-Anindya Chattopadhyay- Film Alikh Sukh, Song: Raat Jaaye
  • Best Playback Singer Male- Arijit Singh, Song: Mon Majhi Re, Fim: Boss
  • Best Playback Singer Female- Anwesha Dutta Gupta, Song: Sara Din aar Sara raat, Film: Rupkatha Noy
  • Best Debut Director- Indraneil Roy Chowdhury, Film: Phoring
  • Best Debutant Female- Sohini Sarkar, Film- Rupkatha Noy, Phoring


  • Best Film- Mu Eka Tumara
  • Best Director- Sushant Mani, Film- Mu Eka Tumara
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)- Sabyasachi Mishra, Film- Mu Eka Tumara
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)- Archita Sahu,  Film- Mu Eka Tumara


  • Best Film- Dwaar
  • Best Director- Pulak Gogoi, Film- Momtaaj
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)- Kopil Bora, Film: Dwaar
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)- Zerifa Wahid, Film- Dwaar


Critics Award

  • Best Film- Shobdo
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)- Soumitro Chatterjee, Film: Rupkatha Noy
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)- Rituparna Sengupta, Film- Alikh Sukh


Technical Awards:


  • Best Background Score– Prabudha Banerjee, Film- Phoring, Neel Adhikari, Film- Taasher Desh
  • Best Cinematographer- Samik Halder, Film-Meghe Dhaka Tara, Phoring
  • Best Choreography- Baba Yadav, Film- Boss
  • Best Production Design: Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Film Goynaar Baksho
  • Best Sound Design: Jojo & Dipankar, Film- Shobdo


About Filmfare Awards:

Established on March 21, 1953, Filmfare Awards is one of India’s oldest and most distinguished film institutions and has spanned generations of exceptional talent. From a small ceremony which featured just five awards,  the Filmfare Awards function has evolved into one of India’s most spectacular events, where the best of Indian cinema dance, host, and do what they do best – entertain. The Black Lady is something every cinephile aspires to take home.



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