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Upcoming Kolkata Bengali Film Guhamanob Announced; Film based on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s story

Video: Upcoming Bengali Film Guhamanob announced

The announcement of the upcoming Bengali film Guhamanob took place in the august presence of Chiranjeet, Kabir Suman, Pallabi Chatterjee, producer Prosenjit Ghosh, Kanchana Moitra and director Paramita Munsi. Paramita Munsi’s short film “The Last Tram” was also shown to the assembled audience.


The film is based on a story written by the veteran Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhay. The film is about a Batakrishna Roy a man in his fifties. His wife Sushmita had passed away a few months away. Their son Saju had been married away in a hurry to honor Sushmita’s wish. However things take a turn when Batakrishna Roy meets his dead wife in a reverie and they converse. What happens next is what the film will showcase.

Speaking at the occasion, Kabir Suman said “I am glad that an aged musician like me has been given the chance to compose music for this film by a young director like Paramita”.


Pallabi Chatterjee who confessed to be a diehard fan of Chiranjeet said “He was my childhood crush. He used to come to our house and my mother used to cook special dishes for him. I am glad that I will be sharing the screen with my childhood crush”.


The film’s cast consists of Chiranjit Chakraborty, Pallabi Chatterjee, Kanchana Moitra, Neel Mukherjee and Nandini Chatterjee. The music of the film will be composed by Kabir Suman and the cinematography is by Joydeep Basu. Sudip Bhattacharya is handling the art direction while Suchandra Chowdhury will be handling the costume department.

The film’s shooting will begin soon.

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Kabir Suman Launches Café Kazi –Shaoli P Mukherjee’s Debut Nazrul Geeti Album


Café Kazi, a new album of Nazrulgeeti created with a modern soundscape and sung by Shaoli P Mukherjee was launched by noted singer, Kabir Suman. Also present at the album release ceremony were Indrani Sen, Lopamudra Mitra, Joy Sarkar, Anindita Kazi, Shakuntala Barua, Jojo, Ritika Sahani and team members of Cactus to mark the 39th Death Anniversary of Kabi Nazrul Islam.

The music of Café Kazi has been done by Sidhu in a very contemporary style while maintaining the authenticity of the songs. The seven beautifully sung songs include “Gange Jowar Elo Phire”, “Porodeshi Megh”, “Anjali Loho More”, “Dur Dipobashini” “Nache Irani Meye”, “Srijono Chhonde”, and “Mone Pore Aaj”.

“I wanted to do something different and something unique for my first album which would appeal to music lovers across generations. Thus came the idea of coming up with a Nazrulgeeti album with a difference. The songs have been designed in contemporary style and we are hopeful that the listeners will enjoy the album. This is our tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary” said Shaoli P Mukherjee.


“Café Kazi is a refreshing album which will reach out to the youth and also have an equal appeal among the older generation. Shaoli has a wonderful voice and she has put in a lot of effort to sing these songs” said Sidhu.

The music of Café Kazi has been arranged by Kaushik Chakraborty, Gaurab Chatterjee (Gabu) and Sanjoy Das. The music videos of the two songs Gange Jowar Elo Phire and Srijono Chhonde were screened for the occasion which was followed by Shaoli’s performance.

Café Kazi, released by Times Music and priced Rs 150/-, will be available across all the leading retail and online stores across the city.

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Snippets from 4th Edition of Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2014; Team Srijit Mukherji Tops the List of Awardees

After its overwhelming success for the last three years, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM is back with the 4th edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla, Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2014 Powered by Idea (MMA Bangla). The prestigious award show in Bengal recognizes and celebrates the best in the Bengali music industry. With the greatest in the Bengali music industry acting as judges and sensational live acts the fourth edition of the annual music awards rocked.

More than 1500 songs which were released in the year 2014 were judged by a panel consisting of thirty two personalities from the music industry. This was done so that the most deserving and outstanding artists were presented with the awards in the various categories. The entire process of judging was held in secret ballot. This was handled by the renowned audit firm Ernst & Young. The songs were adjudged for total 23 award categories. Besides the regular awards categories in Film and Non-Film Bangla music, there was also the Mirchi Listeners’ Choice Awards for the Best Film Song and the Best Film Album.

A bevy of stars from the film and music industry walked the red carpet at the Mirchi Music Awards including the likes of Prosenjit Chatterji, Jeet Ganguly, Chiranjit, Babul Supriyo, Payel Sarkar, Gargi Roy Choudhury, Tanusree, Usha Utthup, Kabir Suman, Pandit Tanmoy Bose, Indraadip Das Gupta, Raghab Chatterjee Director Srijit Mukherjee, actors Indrashish Roy, Tota Roy Chaudhury, Locket Chatterji, singer Rupankar, Sidhu & his band Cactus, Haimanti Sukla, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Surajit, directors Sudeshna Roy, Nandita Ray and Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay, Rupam Islam, composer Joy Sarkar, and others.

The show was hosted by Abir Chatterji, Kanchan Mullick and Mir. The show was studded with outstanding performances by eminent singers Akriti Kakkar, Anupam Roy, Lagnajita, Prashmita Paul, Sayantika, actress Paoli Dam, Nachiketa Chakraborty and actor Soham.

Radio Mirchi honored veteran musician Jatileshwar Mukherjee with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Bengali music.

Noted violinist Dilip Roy won “Special Jury’s choice for outstanding contribution to Bangla music”.

Runa Laila, the international face of Bangla music was felicitated as “Chiranabin Surasree” for her outstanding contribution to music not just in Bengal, but beyond borders. She also mesmerized the audience with her popular Bangla folk and Sufi numbers.

Jeet Ganguly was awarded “Royal Stag Make it Large award 2014”, for his outstanding contribution to both Hindi and Bengali music. He also made the audience sing to his tunes with his popular Hindi and Bangla numbers.

The biggest attraction of the night was the presence of the National Award winning actress Vidya Balan. Later she graced the stage with her charm. Prosenjit Chatterji, accompanied her on stage.

“Jaatishwar” was the film that swept all major awards this year bagging best album of the year, song of the year (“E Tumi Kemon Tumi”). Rupankar won the male vocalist of the year for “E Tumi Kemon Tumi” while Shreya Ghoshal won female vocalist of the year for “Bela Boye Jae” from ”Bunoh Haansh”. The veteran artist Kabir Suman won both the awards for best music composer (for “E Tumi Kemon Tumi”) and Lyricist of the year (for “Khudar Kasam Jaan” from “Jaatishwar”). “E Tumi Kemon Tumi” also won the Mirchi listeners’ choice award for best song while “Jaatishwar” was chosen by the listeners as the best album of the year.

Overall the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2014 was a grand celebration of music.

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Bangla Sangeet Mela; A Celebration of the Melodies of Bengal inaugurated by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee


Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal inaugurated the Bangla Sangeet Mela at Nazrul Mancha. The seven days musical extravaganza will see many eminent artists from the world of music being honored with Sangeet Samman and Sangeet Maha Samman awards. This was declared by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Bandopadhyay.


The first Sangeet Samman was awarded to musical legends like late Manna Dey, Sandhya Mukherjee and Dwijen Mukhopadhyay. The Chief Minister also revealed that a handbook will also be created which will contain the names of the musicians who have performed in the various art forms. This hand book will be released on Poila Boisakh, the Bengali New Year’s Day.


Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya was honored with Sangeet Maha Samman award at the inauguration ceremony by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Sangeet Maha Samman was also presented to artists like Kabir Suman, Bickram Ghosh, Tanmoy Ghosh, Swapan Gupta and Pramita Mullick.


The recipients of the Jatiyo Sangeet Samman include Sraboni Sen, Saikat Mitra, Anupam Roy, Gautam Ghosh, Antora Chowdhury, Pratap Ray, Swapan Basu and others.

The closing ceremony of this seven day long musical extravaganza will take place at Rabindra Sadan on the 19th of February.

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The Best Directors and Songs of 2014 with Special Mention of Tollywood’s Most Rewarding Finds; Year End Report of Those who Lived the Promise

Last but not the least, here’s an effort to acknowledge the directors, musicians and those special people who gave the Bengali Film Industry New Dreams and Paved the way for a Brighter Year Ahead!

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year !!






E Tumi Kemon Tumi Video Song | Jaatishwar (Bengali Movie) | Prasenjit Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee (You Tube) Sung by Rupankar, Music and Lyrics Composed by Kabir Suman

Boba Tunnel Sung, Written and Composed by Anupam Roy and Bawshonto Eshe Geche (Female Version) Sung by Lagnajita Chakraborty, Composed and Written by Anupam Roy from the Movie Chotushkone

Zindagi Kahin Bhi Thamti Nahi from the Movie Bunohaansh sung by Bonnie Chakraborty, Composed by Shantanu Moitra and Written by Srijato

Aami Achi from the Movie Khaad sung by Arijit Singh, Composed by Indraadip Dasgupta and Written by Srijato

Swapno Dekhar Ektu Dure from the Movie Janla Diye Bou Palalo Sung by Akriti Kakkar, Composed by Savvy and Written by Prasen and Pitchgola Rastay from the Movie Ek Phali Rodh Sung by Rupam Islam, Composed by Joy Sarkar and Written by Suchandra Chowdhury




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SanjibSanjib Banerji takes a keen interest in both Old and Contemporary/modern Bengali literature and cinema and has written several short stories for Bengali Little magazines. He also runs a little magazine in Bangla, named – Haat Nispish, which has completed its 6th consecutive year in the last Kolkata International Book Fair. Being the eldest grandson of Late Sukumar Bandopadhaya, who was the owner of HNC Productions and an eminent film producer cum distributor of his time (made platinum blockbusters with Uttam Kumar, like “Prithibi Aamarey Chaaye”, “Indrani” and several others), Sanjib always nurtured an inherent aspiration of making it big and worthy in the reel arena. He has already written few screenplays for ETV BANGLA and he is currently working as the writer and creative director of upcoming Bengali Thriller Sesh Anko.

Sanjib can be reached at sanjib.banerji2013@gmail.com

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