Tag: Classical Dance

Tollywood Actress Srabanti to Play Durga for ETV BANGLA Mahalaya Episode


With Durga Puja just a few weeks away, can Mahalaya be far behind? The sweet and gorgeous Tollywood actresses Srabanti will be essaying the role of Ma Durga for a Mahalaya program titled “Durga Durgotinashini” only on ETV Bangla.

The whole Mahalaya act has been choreographed by eminent dancer Alokananda Roy. This will be the first of its kind Mahalaya episode where various kinds of dance forms will be used. Some of the dance forms used are Odissi, Bharat Natyam, Kalaripayattu, Kathakali, Kandayn (Sri Lankan dance form). The act has been conceptualized by Abhinandan Banerjee and Chandrasis Ray. The entire show will comprise of songs and dance performances by eminent theatre personalities. Music composition for this episode has been arranged by Samir Biswas.


Asura has always been neglected in the Mahalaya acts but in this act we will see the birth of Asura, which is a new feature for the views.  It is only during half time that we see Ma Durga appearing in the episode. Suman Saha a trained Kalaripayattu dancer and an eminent theatre personality will portray the role of Asura. Shiva will be portrayed by Arijit Chowdhury while the role of Brahma will be portrayed by Krishna Kishore Mukherjee. The entire show will comprise of songs and dance performances by eminent theatre personalities.

The performance with stylized form of art and use of good vfx will definitely be visually enriching for the audience and competitive enough to compel the viewers to tune into ETV on the Mahalaya morning.

To know more watch Mahalaya on 23rd September Tuesday between 5-7.30 am only on ETV Bangla.

Priyanka Dutta

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Dance Bangla Dance Mythology Special Episode to be Aired on May 30 and 31


What happens when the various Hindu gods and goddesses come down on the stage? It leads to total fun and enjoyment for the viewers/devotees. In case you are wondering what is the actual story behind stating these lines then you will be very excited to know that Zee Bangla’s dance reality show will be having a “Mythology” episode this week and the special guest for this week’s episode will be Tollywood actress Sayantika.


The Mythology episode will have contestants dressed up in the guise of various gods and goddesses like Maa Kali, Shiva and many more. It will be a fun-filled episode with the contestants giving in their best efforts at proving their merit at performing such dance forms.

In a yellow sari and side parted open tresses, Sayantika increased the glam quotient of the show considerably. Sayantika will be seen performing with Dev with whom she has worked in Rajib Biswas’s upcoming Bengali film Bindaas. The film will be releasing on the auspicious occasion of Eid.


The Mythology episode will be aired on 30th and 31st of May. Do not miss the chance of watching your favorite contestants perform in the guise of the mythological gods and goddesses. You will be surely entertained.

Priyanka Dutta

Glimpses from Shambhu Nath Nritya Utsav 2013


The Shambhu Nath Nritya Utsav 2013 was held in Kala Mandir Kolkata on the 8th and 9th of March, 2013. It was a 2 day artistic extravaganza that also saw the presence of celebrities like Dolon Roy.

  Smt. Tanushree Shankar and her trope also graced the occasion with a grand performance.

Right from the works of Tagore to some mesmerizing Santhali Dance performances, all formed a part of this festival.

The main highlight of the event was the dance performance depicting Delhi Gang Rape Victim Nirbhaya’s plight and the general wrongs that have now become rampant in the society. As the event commenced on International Women’s Day i.e March 8th, this attempt to coax the society to protect and respect women was highly appreciated by the audience present.

Such beautifully organized events only keep the spirit of Kolkata alive!