Byomkesh Pawrbo: Trailer

byomkesh-pawrbo-posterWith Har Har Byomkesh Arindam Sil also jumped into the Byomkesh Bakshi bandwagon (Anjan Dutta being the other filmmaker making Byomkesh movies regularly) and that proved to be a successful outing. After leaving a mark earlier this year as director with Eagoler Chokh, the follow up film to his previous hit, Ebar Shabor, Arindam is back with another Byomkesh film-Byomkesh Pawrbo. This is based on Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay‘s ‘Amriter Mrityu‘. The film sees Abir Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty and Sohini Sarkar reprise their roles as Byomkesh Bakshi, Ajit Bandyopadhyay and Satyabati respectively. The rest of the star cast includes Sayantika Banerjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Sumanta Mukherjee, Subhashis Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta, Koushik Sen, Supriyo Dutta, June Maliah, Padmanabha Dasgupta etc.Continue reading “Byomkesh Pawrbo: Trailer”

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”

Cinemawala: Trailer

Cinemawala Poster 2Prolific writer, director and actor Kaushik Ganguly is ready with his latest Bengali film, Cinemawala. After doing the festival rounds the film is now awaiting its theatrical release that’s scheduled from 13th May. Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, Cinemawala is all about a dying single screen cinema and the clash of ideology between a father (Paran Bandopadhyay) and a son (Parambrata Chatterjee). The music is by Indraadip Dasgupta while Soumik Halder is the DOP and Subhajit Singha is the editor.Continue reading “Cinemawala: 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”

Nirbaak (2015) Movie Review: Shades of Love

Nirbaak PosterSrijit Mukherji is a prolific Bengali filmmaker, since his debut he has made a film every year, sometimes even two films in a year. He has been dabbling with various genres successfully, this time he brings us to Nirbaak (Speechless).

Nirbaak deals with the core emotion of love, can only humans love? What is love? Is possessiveness a trait of love?Continue reading “Nirbaak (2015) Movie Review: Shades of Love”

Nirbaak: Trailer

Nirbaak PosterNational Award winning writer-director Srijit Mukherji is now ready with his latest Bengali film,Nirbaak (Speechless). The film was in the news from the time it was launched,being Sushmita Sen‘s 1st Bengali film. Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, Nirbaak also features Anjan Dutt, Jisshu Sengupta and Ritwick Chakraborty. The music (BGM) is by Neel Dutt while Soumik Haldar is the DOP and Pronoy Dasgupta is the editor.Continue reading “Nirbaak: Trailer”

Badshahi Angti Movie Review: All that Glitters is not Gold

Satyajit Ray’s Feluda tales have by now gone on to attain legendary status. The detective stories have been adapted into telefilms, radio plays and of course feature films by both Satyajit Ray and his son Sandip Ray. In fact it is Sandip Ray who has probably adapted a majority of the stories in some form or the other. While Soumitra Chatterjee played Feluda in Satyajit Ray’s Sonar Kella and Joi Baba Felunath, the character was portrayed by Sabyasachi Chakrabarty in 6 films spanning from 2001 (Baksho Rahasya) to 2011 (Royal Bengal Rahashya). Even now I have vivid memories of Kissa Khatmandu Ka (part of Satyajit Ray Presents), teleseries on Doordarshan which was an adaptation of Joto Kando Khatmandu, featuring Shashi Kapoor as Feluda, Mohan Agashe as Jatayu and Utpal Dutt as Lal Meghraj. But with Sabyasachi already looking too aged for the iconic character and with the demise of Bibhu Bhattacharya who played Jatayu in the last 5 Feluda films, it looked like Sandip Ray had hit a roadblock.Continue reading “Badshahi Angti Movie Review: All that Glitters is not Gold”

Chotoder Chobi: Trailer

Chotoder Chobi PosterProlific Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly‘s forthcoming film Chotoder Chobi has been doing the festival round of late and even winning awards including the Best Actor award for Dulal Sarkar at the recent IFFI-Goa. A unique love story of 2 dwarfs, Khoka (Dulal Sarkar) and Soma (Debalina Roy), the film is produced by Shree Venkatesh Films.The music is by Indraadip Dasgupta while Soumik Halder is the DOP and Bodhaditya Banerjee is the editor. Continue reading “Chotoder Chobi: Trailer”

Khaad (2014) Bengali Movie Review: A Steep Fall Indeed

Khaad (The Fall) begins with a group of passengers stranded at New Mal Junction due to a strike.In order to travel, a priest (Ardhendu Banerjee) offers them a ride in a bus. Unfortunately the driver of the bus loses control of the bus and it falls into a cliff, leaving passengers stranded again, this time in the middle of nowhere. All of this happens within the initial ten minutes of the film and you expect the film to engross you further, alas that is not the case.Continue reading “Khaad (2014) Bengali Movie Review: A Steep Fall Indeed”