Zulfiqar: Trailer

Zulfiqar PosterZulfiqar is a forthcoming Bengali crime drama from Srijit Mukherji which is based on adaptation of two of William Shakespeare’s tragedies: Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, the film has a huge ensemble cast comprising of Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev, Parambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Ankush Hazra, Koushik Sen, Rahul, Arunoday Banerjee, Kanchan Mullick, Nusrat Jahan, Paoli Dam, Kyra Dutt, June Malia. Soumik Haldar is the DOP while Anindya Chatterjee is the editor. The songs are composed by Anupam Roy while the backgorund score is provided by Indraadip Dasgupta.Continue reading “Zulfiqar: Trailer”

Arshinagar: Trailer

After making Goynar Baksho (2013) & featuring in Srijit Mukherji‘s Chotushkone (2014),Aparna Sen returns to direction with Arshinagar. Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,the film is produced by Shree Venkatesh Films. Slated for release on Christmas (December 25th) later this month,the film features Dev and Rittika Sen playing the romantic leads and Jisshu Sengupta as the antagonist.The rest of the star cast includes Waheeda Rehman, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, Roopa Ganguly,Jaya Seal Ghosh etc. The music is by Debojyoti Mishra while Sirsha Ray is the DOP and Rabi Ranjan Maitra is the editor.Continue reading “Arshinagar: Trailer”

Growing up with the Big B: A Personal Tribute to Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh-BachchanI have always wanted to write this post and what better day for this than today when Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 70th birthday. Like millions of others he has been my favorite actor too from the time I remember. In fact he’s to acting what probably Sachin Tendulkar is to Cricket but while I am someone who always prefers to swim against the tide, in this case I have more than a fair share of reasons for the admiration I have towards this personality. To start with Amitabh is the earliest hero/actor whom I was aware of followed by Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan. So it was but obvious that the early impression was to become quite strong later slowly, but surely due to so many incidents.Continue reading “Growing up with the Big B: A Personal Tribute to Amitabh Bachchan”

The Traditional Single Screen Experience Series- Priya Cinema,Kolkata

Note- As another single screen bites the dust, I am forced to re-visit my series on single screen cinemas, which for some reason got discontinued earlier than intended. Just couple of days ago news of the closure of Sri Krishna Talkies/Cinema in Kalyan ( Thane District for those unaware ) came in. Single screen cinemas are now an endangered species, here’s hoping they don’t become extinct altogether.

In this age of multiplexes and with everybody reminiscing about their favorite movies and music, it’s very imperative for a filmy like me to think of the memorable moments I’ve spent across countless single screen theatres and cineplexes over the years across the country. In fact I would even go to the extent of saying that these “temples of cinema” have played a large role in building up my passion for cinema. Hence I would like to dedicate this series to all the single screen theatres and cineplexes across India. So here I go with the first article of the series and I begin my journey with Kolkata’s Priya Cinema.Continue reading “The Traditional Single Screen Experience Series- Priya Cinema,Kolkata”