Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Bumba-da (Prosenjit)!

Prosenjit Chatterjee, lovingly called Bumba-da by all, is today's 'birthday boy'!
Prosenjit and Arpita make the perfect pair in real life. 
They are often called Bangla film industry's First Couple. 

Careerwise, Prosenjit has never had it as good..... he has moved beyond superstardom - that he enjoys thanks to his numerous blockbusters - and has chosen to lend his support to non-mainstream and offbeat films. He has definitely come a long way from winning hearts as a matinee idol to getting noticed in the international arena.
With films like 'Chokher Baali', 'Utsab', 'Khela', 'Dosar', 'Sab Charitra Kaalponik', 'Autograph', 'Clerk', 'Houseful' and 'Moner Maanush', he has proved his mettle.
From Aparna Sen to Raima Sen, he has been paired with heroines of all ages.

With Director Rituparno Ghosh, he shares a special bond, and that reflects in their films too.

From being a child-artiste, and just being known as the son of superstar Biswajit, he has emerged as the most powerful and influential celebrity of Bengal, and for that alone we salute him today.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Someday Somewhere..... Jetey Paari Choley

"Someday... ekdin aami kaauke kichhu na boley..... 
Someday somewhere jetey paari choiley....." 

'Someday Somewhere...' is the new film from Sanghamitra Choudhury. 
Earlier, the film was called 'Ruu' - but the makers have gone for a new English title, with an extended Bangla tag (Jetey Paari Choley) in it, and have even doctored the original material with some digressions, for whatever reasons. 
The film stars Paoli Dam, Shaheb Bhattacharjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Shankar Chakraborty, Debjani Chatterjee, Soma Chakraborty, Soradeep Ghosh and Trishna Mukherjee. The music is by Drono Acharya. D. Dev is the cinematographer for the film. The story has almost half-a-dozen characters travelling together in the picturesque locations of North Bengal, but is largely about the girl named Ruu (played by Paoli) who has an emotional baggage as well as a whole lot more that makes her suffer, the brief respite comes in the form of the Sikkimese local lad Chiring Thapa (played by Shaheb, a tad convincingly) and the breathtaking natural. The handling of the material is unfortunately poor, Shaheb and the visuals are the only reason one can sit through the film. The convoluted screenplay fails to make Paoli create an impact (the voiceover is one of the worst things about it) and the ultimate unfolding of the climax seems juvenile.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

'Aajob Prem Ebong...'

'Aajob Prem Ebong... Ekti Bus-er Galpo' 

'Aajob Prem Ebong.... Ekti Bus-er Galpo' continues the happy flow of interesting Bangla films that has been a boon for the cinema-lovers. We welcome, with open arms, the fresh perspectives, the freshness in treatment and execution, and we love the fresh talents on and off-screen. 'Aajob Prem Ebong...' marks the debut of director Arindam Dey. The cast includes: Paoli Dam, Rahul, Chiranjit, Padmanabha, Shamik, Anirban, Biswajit Chakraborty, Mithu Chakraborty and Sabyasachi Chakraborty. The music is by Shamik Sinha, and the script is by Padmanabha Dasgupta.