Mulk directed by Anubhav Sinha with a track record of 20 years in Bollywood, is the tribute being paid to the memory of the versatile and talented Rishi Kapoor who passed away of cancer last year. Sinha was chosen to deliver the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture at the 26th KIFF this year. The subject he spoke on was “Social Responsibility and Mainstream Indian Cinema”. So, it was a double whammy for Sinha. He admitted in his address that the main attraction for him to deliver the speech was that his name would appear alongside Satyajit Ray on the posters, announcements and notices.
Ananth Mahadevan, a theatre actor who shifted to television, cinema and OTT platforms and also turned to writing scripts, is now a reputed filmmaker in his own right whose film Mai Ghat/Crime No 203 has been acclaimed across the world including a top award at the 25th KIFF now comes with his latest film Bittersweet which establishes, with documented proof, that the sweetness of sugar disguises the sharp bitterness that consumes the lives of men and women, specially women, who work in the sugar farms in Beed, Maharashtra, which supplies 50% of the sugar produced by Maharasthra.
This year, the Asian Competition (Netpac Jury) features six films of which three are from India. Among them is the Bengali film with the intriguing title – Priyo Chinar Pata Iti Segun which translates into English as Fire of Teak, Flame of Chinar which symbolises the tragic closure to a very unusual love story where two “outsiders” meet in Kolkata, fall in love but the boy cannot come back to marry the girl.
Kolkata/UNI: Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been given blood transfusion on Sunday after his haemoglobin count dropped a bit, due to internal bleeding.
Kolkata/UNI: The overall health condition of octogenarian thespian Soumitra Chatterjee remained unchanged, according to Dr Arindam Kar of Bellevue Hospital here on Sunday.
Mumbai/IBNS: Hindi film actress Sunny Leone's name has appeared in the merit list of Kolkata's Ashutosh College for BA Honours admission, to which the Bollywood star reacted rather in a hilarious manner.
Kolkata/IBNS: Actress Rachel White on Monday shared an experience of getting stigmatised as a Covid-19 patient in Kolkata.
Kolkata/IBNS: The social thriller short film, 'Every 68 Minutes', directed by Anindita Sarbadhicari, conceptualised by Lal Bhatia and Imran Zaki, and produced by David and Goliath Films, in association with Adil Hussain, was premiered here Kolkata on Mar 3.
Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran dancer and actress Arati Das, one of the most popular entertainers in the cabaret space of Calcutta in the 60's and 70's with Miss Shefali stage name, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at her residence in Sodepur area in Kolkata's neighbouring North 24 Parganas district, her family members confirmed.She was 76.
Kolkata/UNI: Bengal on Friday remembered iconic beauty of Indian cinema ‘Mahanayika’ ((supreme actress) Suchitra Sen on her sixth death anniversary.
Kolkata/IBNS: The 25th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival(KIFF) was inaugurated today evening at the Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium in the presence of national and international cine stars.
Kolkata/IBNS: Bollywood stars will be in the city on Friday to inaugurate the 25th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
Kolkata, Mar 8 (IBNS): SVF’s upcoming film, Mon Jaane Na deals with women trafficking, forceful drug abuse along with prostitution which drives a simple family apart.
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IBNS): SUN TV Network Limited on Tuesday announced its Bengali general entertainment channel Sun Bangla.
Mumbai/Kolkata, Nov 11 (IBNS): One of the most awaited movies of the year- Thugs of Hindostan- did not impress fans and critics much and it is evident from the number of memes going viral on the social media since Thursday.