Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jee-Koyel vs Jeet-Swastika

A tale of two pairings......
Jeet is the common factor though. He has had one of the most successful pairings in Bangla Cinema, with Koyel Mallik, as they have had an impressive track-record of hit films.

Jeet and Swastika Mukherjee had at one point of time been talked about in tabloids for their off-screen bonding. However, it didn't translate into a whole lot of successful films. Yet, one can easily detect a sparkling camaraderie when they work together. The romance may have long turned sour, but one can savour their pairing on screen and chuckle: It ain't easy to tell what makes a pair click.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Hiran Chatterjee is back with a bang, beefing up for 'Macho Mustafa'.
He has been working out with gusto, and leaving no stones unturned to gel with his fans and followers.
It's been quite some time that Hiran has been in the scene.
Post his debut in Haranath Chakraborty's 'Nabab Nandini', he has acted in quite a few films; some fared decently, most fizzled out.
But Hiran has developed a flair for connecting with fans, especially in the virtual space. He was one of the first celebrity bloggers from Tollygunge. Thereafter, he has established his connect via social networking sites. He connects with the members of his fan club in the real space too, his birthday bash being the big event.
I wish his films give us bigger reasons to celebrate.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yet Another Raj!

Raj is so common a name when it comes to our heroes.......
in films, it is one of the most successful and hence oft-repeated names,
given to male protagonists.........
and there are some actors with the name too.
One of the newest guys in Bangla cinema is
Raj Bhattacharya........ here he is:

He does have the looks and got noticed in the Bangla action flick 'Fight 1:1', which had been conceived by Satabdi Roy, and directed by Debaditya.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

'Mone Pore Aajo Sei Din'/'Gift of Love'

Now playing in theaters.......!

Joy & Sayantika star in this romantic film.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Feluda Once Again!

Feluda is the most successful series on celluloid in Bangla.
The smart sleuth, quintessentially Bangali, is a unique fictional creation of Satyajit Ray, and it is unanimously agreed that the first two films ('Sonar Kella' and 'Joy Baba Felunath') directed by Ray himself were too good. The legacy has been attempted to be continued by Sandip Ray (the maestro's son) as he has tried to recreate the magic first on the small screen and then on the big screen as well, with varying degrees of success.
The last film in this series had released last December. And the promos had created a unique buzz. Here's taking a look:

Even before the name of the film ('Gorosthaane Saabdhaan') was publicised, came the teasers announcing the sleuth's arrival in theaters.......

The movie turned out to be a huge hit with the school-goers and the college-going crowd, with or without the families, turning up in hordes at the multiplexes. The same success is now attempted to be repeated by the makers, as, this December, Feluda is arriving in the crime caper 'Royal Bengal Rahosyo'.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

happy birthday, Jeet!

Today is the birthday of Jeetendra Madnani, better known as Jeet, the matinee idol of Bangla cinema, who became an overnight sensation with the release of his debut film 'Saathi' (considered as a turnaround of sorts for commercial Bangla cinema) in 2002.

Wishing him a very happy birthday (it would be his first since his marriage to Mohana Ratlani early this year).
May Jeet deliver many more hit films in the years ahead.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

'Jaani Dyakha Hawbey'

Director Birsa Dasgupta is ready with his second release:
'Jaani Dyakha Hawbey'........

Birsa Dasgupta is one of the most talented young filmmakers
from Kolkata.
Son of Raja Dasgupta and Chaitali Dasgupta (the former a director, and the latter a much known name from television as well as fashion), Birsa had made his feature film debut with '033', which though partially appreciated by the critics wasn't a commercial success.
This time he has made a youthful, breezy romance - which, however, doesn't altogether forgo Birsa's cinematic sensibility (something that is well-known to the film-buffs who have seen his short films).
'Jaani Dyakha Hawbey' stars Parambrata Chatterjee (who has been repeated from '033'), Payel Sarkar, Anjan Dutt, Mamata Shankar, Roopa Ganguly, Arjit Dutta, Kanchan Mullick, Anindita Bose, Dhruv Mukerji, Mithu Chakraborty, Debranjan Nag, Biswajit Chakraborty, and Shiboprasad Mukherjee.
The film has music by Indraadip Dasgupta and Neel Dutt.
Sirsha Ray has done the cinematography, and the film has been edited by Bodhaditya Banerjee, and has been produced - by Namit Bajoria - under the banner: Cinenine.

Monday, November 21, 2011

'Best Friend'/'Best Friendzzz'

'Best Friend' is the latest offering from Swapan Saha, who has given the Bengali film industry some of the biggest hits in commercial cinema. Therefore, 'Best Friend' ('Best Friendzz' is how the film has been subtitled in English) had arrived with a lot of promise and expectations. The story is about three friends (and therefore the three Zs in the English title). 'Best Friend' has been lucky to have generated a good buzz because of the catchy promotionals, however the film has failed to impress the critics, the lacklustre execution to blame. Apart from Mainakk, the film has Sujjoy, Priyanka Sarkar, Priyanka Ghosh and Biswajit in its cast.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New hunk Mainakk - from telly to silver screen

Mainakk Banerjee  has arrived in tinsel town; watch out!

Mainakk is a known face in Kolkata thanks to a pioneering television show in Bangla and also a very popular soap, but now he has debuted on the silver screen, with Swapan Saha's 'Best Friendzzz', and intends to woo a whole block of admirers with his hunky good looks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Actor of the Year: Samadarshi

Samadarshi Dutta is definitely the actor of the year. He has been the loveliest surprise for Bangla cinema.

Brothers brigade - Gaurav and Arjun


Ankush Hazra's first film 'Kella Fateh' may have bombed at the box-office, but the newcomer surely got noticed by those who matter in Tollygunge. And he is now to be seen in director Rajib's (of 'Amanush' and 'Paglu' fame) next commercial potboiler (yet another Southie remake) 'Idiot'. This time Ankush is paired with Srabanti, the director's wife, and the film marks the Bangla debut of Bollywood veteran Aditya Pancholi.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pujo Special: Dev and Rani

Here are two Bangali celebs, both with Mumbai connect, in special festive makeover:

Dev and Rani Mukherjee