Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bangla Cinema 2015

The Bangla films released this year:


Belaseshe 
Open Tee Bioscope 
Baba-r Naam Gandhiji 
Sesh Anka
Family Album
Dakbaksho
Kadambari
Ichchhemotir Gappo 
Lorai: Play to Live 
Room No. 103 
Jogajog 
Ashiqui
Amanush 2
Sajarur Kaanta
Bheetu
Nirbaak
Jamai 420 
Natoker Moto
Besh Korechhi Prem Korechhi
Jomer Raja Dilo Bawr
Romeo vs Juliet
Herogiri
Kalkijug
Ebar Shabor
Parbo Na Aamii Chharte Toke
Troyee
Rajkahini
Monchuri
Abby Sen
Not A Dirty Film
Kanchanjangha Express
Glamour
Bodhon
Chhotoder Chhobi
Achena Bondhutto
Nirbashito 
Naxal 
Sesher Kobita
Anubroto Bhaalo Aachho?
Onyo Opalaa
Byomkesh Bakshi
Sudhu Tomari Jonyo
Cross Connection 2
AntimJatra 
Roga Howar Sohoj Upaay 
89
Maayer Biye
Aaro Ekbaar
Choukaath: The Threshold
Bitnoon
Chitra
Bawal
Jhumura 
Kaatmundu 
Kyablar Biye 
Ghuri 
Aamar Prithibi 
Eka Ebong Eka 
Paakaram 
Boudi Dot Com 
Dugdhonokhor: The Milky Nails
Chitrahaar @ Cinema Noy Gaanema
Arshinagar 
Bhrashto Taara
1+1=3 
Miss Butterfly 
Superhit 
Chhutii Aar Picnic 
Shapath 
JaamaiBawron 
Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love)
Har Har Byomkesh 
Telephone
Ajaante Chhotto Bhool 




pic: a still from 'Lorai: Play to Live'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

From the Indian Panorama 2013

Three Bangla films created quite the buzz being part of the Indian Panorama in 2013, but only two of them have been released last year.

2014 should see the release of the remaining one, namely 'Apur Panchali'......

It has won rave reviews already from the critics and cineastes who have been lucky to catch it at the festivals.
Directed by Kaushik Ganguly, 'Apur Panchali' stars Parambrata Chatterjee and Parno Mitra.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beyond demises

Back....... after a long hiatus.
Last year, after the demise of Rituparno Ghosh, the master filmmaker, I personally felt a deep void and knew not how to carry on......

And this year, at the very beginning of the year, as the legendary heroine Suchitra Sen was bid the final farewell (she had personally bid farewell to the world of films and glamour long, long ago), I delayed my comeback here on the pages of my blog.

But in the world of showbiz, the show has to go on...... and films continue to capture our imagination and more. But first, here's as I have mentioned the two demises, let me also throw some light on these two favorites of mine.

My favorite films starring Suchitra Sen:
'Bhagoban SriKrishna Chaitanya' (1953)
'AgniPareekkha' (1954)
'Devdas' (1955)
'Shilpi' (1956)
'Harano Sur' (1957)
'Pathey Holo Deri' (1957)
'Rajlakshmi O Srikanto' (1958)
'Surjya Toron' (1958)
'Indrani' (1958)
'Deep Jwele Jaai' (1959)
'Chaowa Paowa' (1959)
'Hospital' (1960)
'Bombai Ka Babu' (1960)
'Saptapadi' (1961)
'Bipasha' (1962)
'Saat Paake Bnadha' (1963)
'Uttar Phalguni' (1963)
'Mamta' (1966)
'Grihadaha' (1967)
'Kamallata' (1969)
'Fariyaad' (1971)
'Aalo Aamar Aalo' (1972)
'Haar Maana Haar' (1972)
'Debi Chaudhurani' (1974)
'Aandhi' (1975)
'Datta' (1976)

My favorite films of director Rituparno Ghosh:
'Hirer Angti' (1992)
'Unishe April' (1994)
'Dahan' (1997)
'Baariwaali' (1999)
'Asukh' (1999)
'Utsab' (2000)
'Titli' (2002)
'Shubho Maharat' (2002)
'Chokher Baali' (2003)
'Raincoat' (2004)
'Antarmahal' (2005)
'Dosar' (2006)
'The Last Lear' (2007)
'Abohoman' (2010)
'Noukadubi' (2012)
'Sunglass' (2012)
'Chitrangada' (2012)



Friday, March 22, 2013

Fresh Face Focus: Nusrat Jahan

Many would argue that Nusrat is hardly a fresh face.
But I believe that she is yet to be fully functional on the Bangla movie scene, even after her smashing debut in 'Shotru' opposite Jeet.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

'Kanamachi'

'Kanamachi' is the eighth feature film directed by Raj Chakraborty who has given one hit after another but is usually associated with remaking successful films from down South (Tamil, Telugu). This one is a copy too, it is the remake of the 2011 Tamil hit 'Ko'. The Bangla version has Abir Chatterjee, Ankush, Srabanti, Sayani Ghosh, Rajatava Dutta in the cast.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

'Aborto'


'Aborto', directed by Arindam Sil, is a whirlpool of emotions..... a tale of clashing concerns and upturned dreams.....