Bollywood Actor Rajkummar Rao is on cloud nine and why shouldn’t he? He recently received the National Award for Best Actor for his role in SHAHID.
Talking about how life has changed post the National Award, Rajkummar says, “Have started getting more scripts after National Award. Many people want to work with me now. Apart of that, life is the same. I am the same as I was. That hasn’t changed and it shouldn’t actually.”
He’s now gearing up for his next Hindi film CITYLIGHTS which deals with rural to urban migration. The film did remind him of his own journey.
“I’m playing Deepak in new Bollywood Movie CITYLIGHTS who moves to Mumbai with a dream. Even I came with a dream to Mumbai in 2008 with a dream. I’m living my dream now,” says the actor with a grin.
Directed by Hansal Mehta, CITYLIGHTS is produced by Foxstar Studios and Vishesh Films and is scheduled to release on 30th May, 2014
New Bengali Film Sajarur Kanta directed by Saibal Mitra is based on Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s novel by the same name. A press meet was held recently at DKS Club where director Saibal Mitra, Indraneil Sengupta, Konkona Sen Sharma, Dhritiman Chaterji, Biswajit Chakraborty, Dwijen Bandopadhyay, Kanchana Moitra and Debdut Ghosh were present.
“After the string of films being made on Byomkesh Bakshi, there has been a general curiosity among many people as to why Byomkesh is old in my film. The fact is I wanted to show that the sleuth left the profession only to return back years later. Hence the age gap” said the director. Dhritiman Chatterjee who is playing the role of Byomkesh in this film added that this film will be different from the other films on the detective.
The film Sajarur Kanta apart from having a mystery to solve also has a love angle to the main story. This gives this Bengali Movie a different angle also. The love story involves Dipa(Konkona Sen Sharma) and Debasish(Indraneil Sengupta). Dipa is a theatre actress and Debasish’s wife. Initially scared as she was not too sure about the motivations of Dipa, Konkona nevertheless has given her best in the movie.
Biswajit Chakraborty plays the role of Nripati. “Apart from being an actor in the theatre group, he is more of the organizer in the theatre group. From arranging for funds to resolving disputes, my character does them all. He is like the problem solver for the group” said the actor. Competent and comfortable are the two words the actor used to describe the director.
Theatre has been given much importance in this New Bengali Film Sajarur Kanta, much to the liking of actor Debdut Ghosh who is actively involved with theatre. He plays the role of a theatre actor Sujan in this film. Kanchana Moitra plays a complex character named Subhra. Subhra wanted to make it big as an actress but fails to achieve her aim.
A poem by Sukumar Ray has been used by music director Tejendra Narayan Majumdar in the film in the form of a song in the new Kolkata Bengali movie Sajarur Kanta. The song has been sung by Saikat Mitra. The song will be shot in a night club.
Sajarur Kanta raises high expectations among the audiences. We fervently hope it delivers a good result when the film releases.
Sanghamitra Chaudhuri’s New Kolkata Bengali Movie Kencho Khurte Keute Kencho Khurte Keute had its premiere at Bijoli Cinema Hall. Abhiraj, Krishno Kishore, Papiya Debrajan, Sangita Sonali, Ishita Chaudhuri, Pallavi Chatterjee and Sanghamitra Chaudhuri were present at the premiere show.
Kiran (Pamela) is the sister of a rich businessman Krishnendu Roy (Amitabha Bhattacharya). She is a spoilt brat. Krishnendu weds her to Surya Sen (Abhiraj), who is a decent educated boy. He is the son of Krishnendu’s father’s friend Sashishekhar (Krishnakishore) and Sharbani (Papiya Debrajan). Soon after marriage the duo face several tussles and Kiran is back to her brother’s house along with her husband. Kiran begins dominating her husband and leads a reckless life along with her best friend Ruchira (Sangita Sonali). Surya becomes depressed and one day in search of peace accidentally meets Meghla (Ishita). Their acquaintance turns into good friendship. Meghla is murdered one day and Surya is accused of the murder. Inspector Neelima Nag (Pallavi) takes up the case. What happens to Surya? Who killed Meghla?
Sounds promising? But this does not actually happen on screen. The director Sanghamitra Chaudhuri who had shown great dexterity in handling many topical issues in her earlier film Strings of Passion somehow falters in her effort to make this crime thriller work. The film has an 80’s feel to it. The kind of films that one used to watch in that era has a strong resemblance to this film. Girl accepting to marry the boy of her parent’s choice despite loving someone else is so cliché. When films like Two States are made to show how to handle parental pressure and also get the person you love as your life partner, these things look very immature. Secondly the loud background music is a pain for the ears. One may be reminded of the K-series in which those claustrophobic sounds could be heard at the background whenever something grave happened. Thirdly the songs also lack the feel. The singers seem disinterested and this has an adverse effect on the songs. They drag you with them.
Acting by the main cast has its ups and downs. Krishnakishore, Papiya Debrajan and Amitabha shine in their roles. Abhiraj is good in some scenes but falters in the emotional ones. Sangita Sonali is good in her small role as Ruchira. Pamela is too loud in most scenes for comfort. The actress seemed to think that loud expression is the best way to portray attitude. But she fails. Pallavi Chatterjee as Inspector Neelima does justice to the role acting wise. But she does not look good in the dress of the inspector. The actress should have lost weight before putting the attire on. She looks a complete misfit. Moreover the hideous wig that she wore also made her look funny.
After watching Kencho Khurte Keute, indeed I was feeling like telling “Great Snakes”. The film is an average fare and watching the film is completely your discretion.
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New Kolkata Bengali Movie Bharaate Bharaate- the tenant recently had their trailer launch event at DKS Club. Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh, Arunima Ghosh, Rituparna Sengupta, Rajdeep were present at the trailer launch ceremony of the film.
The film is based on a concept given by director Sujoy Ghosh who rose to fame with Bollywood Hindi Film Kahaani. The director was also present at the occasion of the trailer launch. Speaking on the occasion, he said “Frankly speaking, I have done nothing remarkable. I had an idea. And I gave the idea to Anindya Ghosh. All the credit goes to him as he is instrumental in making this concept come alive on the big screen. Avishek Ghosh must also be given due credits as he also has put in a lot of effort for the film. I am just keeping my fingers crossed and hope that the audience will like the film”.
The story of the film revolves around Rimi (Arunima) and Vikram (Rajdeep). They are a married couple. They look for a tenant and they come across Tiasha Sinha. Tiasha Sinha (Rituparna Sengupta) rents their ancestral home. How their life changes after the tenant makes an entry in their lives is what the film focuses on.
With a gold chandbali and a gold bordered green sari, Rituparna Sengupta made heads turn at the trailer launch event. She complimented the director on working hard on the project. The actress also praised her co-stars Arunima and Rajdeep. “Since the theme of the film is universal, it will have an appeal to both the rural as well as the urban audience” said the actress.
Dolann Mainakk has composed the music of this film. AVMA Media LLP, Avishek Ghosh and Manish have produced this film.
The film Bharaate-the tenant will be releasing on the April 11.
Vivel and Filmfare will be organizing one of the most prestigious film awards in the eastern part of the country, the Filmfare awards 2013. Established in 1953, Filmfare awards now makes its debut in the east to celebrate artistic and cinematic excellence in the Bengali, Oriya and Assamese films. The Black lady was launched recently amidst much fanfare by Tollywood Hero Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mr. Sandeep Kaul (Chief executive, ITC Limited) and Mr. Tarun Rai (CEO, Worldwide Media).
Commenting on the first Vivel Filmfare Awards 2013, Mr. Tarun Rai said “After sixty years the Black lady is making its debut in the East. Bengali cinema has a very rich tradition and it has already completed ninety five years. The contribution of this industry to Indian cinema is huge. It is witnessing a resurgence and Filmfare is proud to be here to celebrate the immense talent of the Bengali film Industry”.
“I have been challenging myself for the past thirty years and pushing my boundaries. Likewise our film industry in Bengal is also pushing boundaries and experimenting with films. We have now creative films as well as mass entertainers. It will not be wrong to say that we are experiencing a golden time in the film industry. The infusion of young talents, an experimental creative vision and the growth of all genres of movies are the reasons behind the resurgence in the Bengali film industry. This is also the perfect time for the Filmfare awards to be held in the East” said Prasenjit Chatterjee, who also unveiled the Black lady.
The Filmfare awards will be presented in twenty one categories to individuals excelling in the various fields of film making. The main event will be held on 29th March at Science City auditorium.