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Baul music is carefree: Parbati baul

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IBNS) Present day generation baul icon Parbati Baul believes while classical music is structured and fettered, baul song is carefree and talks about freedom of soul.

Bengali film invited to Sanfrancisco film fest

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IBNS) Bratya Basu-Debshankar Haldar starrer Kalkijug, a mystery thriller also featuring Tollywood actress Locket Chatterjee, has been selected for the Festival of Globe in San Francisco.

Manabi gets Swarna Kalom

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IBNS) Getting the coveted 'Swarna Samman' award as the first such acceptance for a member of transgender community, Manabi Bandyopadhyay said she is happy that the society is gradually coming to terms with her existence.

Singer Rupankar opens up at felicitation event

Kolkata, July 31 (IBNS) As he completes 20 years of his career as a singer, at a felicitation event, the hugely popular Rupankar Bagchi says he is not sure if getting National Award for his playback in the "Chotuskone" has actually brought him closer to the loyal audiences.

Bengali film Anubrato Bhalo Achho dwells on the psyche of a cancer patient

Kolkata, July 31 (IBNS) Director Partha Sen says his upcoming film Anubrato Bhalo Achho, starring versatile actors Ritwik Chakroborty and Swastika Mukherjee, deals more with the psychological effect on a patient and his close ones when diagnosed with cancer.

Swastika to host a special screening of 'Anubrato Bhalo Achho?' for Dibakar Banerjee

Mumbai, July 28 (IBNS) Actress Swastika Mukherjee is keen to show her Bengali film 'Anubrato Bhalo Achho?' to director Dibakar Banerjee.

Audience interest in Bengali stage is returning: Prosenjit

Kolkata, July 28 (IBNS) Tollywood magnate Prosenjit Chatterjee says there is a resurgence of audience interest in Bengali theatre, as he recalls his own association with stage despite a roaring film career.

Mid-career Tollywood leading ladies bond with the best

Kolkata, July 24 (IBNS) Sleek productions, shoots in foreign locales, Southern style mounting and a new breed of actors with toned up physique define contemporary Tollywood. But when three leading ladies of the industry in their mid-career come together on the sets of a film, the chemistry it seems can take on the newbies.

Saswata now lends voice to burglar institute anthem song

Kolkata, July 21 (IBNS) In a switch over of roles, actor Tollywood Saswata Chatterjee now lends his voice to a rom com Mon Churi themed on an institute of burglars where he is the lead singer of its 'anthem' song.

I have written the story of Ahalya by keeping in mind Soumitra Chatterjee as Goutam Sadhu: Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata, July 21 (IBNS):'Kahaani' famed director Sujoy Ghosh, who has come up with a 14-minute-long short film 'Ahalya', said working with veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was his childhood dream and he wrote the story keeping him in mind as playing the character 'Goutam Sadhu'.

The content should click, says Tollywood megastar Jeet

Kolkata, July 18 (IBNS) Having conquered the mass audience's heart as hero for 13 years, Tollywood superstar Jeet says he enjoys doing the formula films with gusto in all these years even if they follow a set pattern.

Do women have a voice till date: Rituparna Sengupta

Kolkata, July 18 (IBNS) Having affirmed how she has changed over the years from the days of her debut making film "Swet Pathorer Thala", actress Rituparna Sengupta says her portrayal of 1890-era character Kadambi in under production "Teen Anka" shows the situation of women has never changed over centuries.

Shyamoshree Gupta's Rabindrasangeet album 'Nibiro Ghono Andharay'

Kolkata, July 16 (IBNS) Popular bookstore Starmark, in association with Sagarika Music, will host the launch of Shyamoshree Gupta's Rabindrasangeet album 'Nibiro Ghono Andharay' at its South City Mall outlet on July 22.

Romcom is less explored in Tollywood now: Payel Sarkar

Kolkata, July 12 (IBNS) Actor Payel Sarkar, having delivered a string of hits from masala comedy Jamai 420 to arthouse genre Chotuskone, says in Bengali film industry romcom is a less explored genre.

Bengali actor cuts duet elocution-song album on Tagore, D L Roy

Kolkata, July 12 (IBNS) Tollywood actor Biswajit Chakroborty, having carved a niche in both theatre and multiple genre of Bengali films, now turns to elocution cutting a duet album where he mouths the poems of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, poets Dwijendra Lal Ray and Atul Prasad Sen.