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RIP Legend: Soumitra Chatterjee's last rites performed with full state honours

Kolkata: With full state honours, the last rites of Bengali acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee was performed in south Kolkata's Keoratola crematorium on Sunday.

Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): The last of the Bengali celluloid Mohicans

For Bengalis, a community sold on its icons, Soumitra Chatterjee was not just a thespian who was conferred India's highest film honour, Dadasaheb Phalke. For generations of Bengalis he was a cultural insignia who could effortlessly straddle the world of crass commercialism of mainstream Tollywood and the best of Indian arthouse movies trail-blazed by late Satyajit Ray.

Tollywood superstar Dev's house manager tests Covid-19 positive

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali actor Dev's house manager Uttam has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus, the superstar informed on Tuesday.

Sreelekha Mitra blasts Prosenjit Chatterjee over 'favouritism' in Tollywood

Kolkata/IBNS: In the wake of the nepotism debate triggered by the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Bengali actor Sreelekha Mitra has recently accused Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee of indulging in "favouritism" in the film industry.

Shooting for Bengali movies, serials, web series to begin from tomorrow

Kolkata/IBNS: Your favourite movies and serials will soon be back as the West Bengal government gave permission to start shooting for TV, cinema and web series for OTT platforms from Monday.

Tollywood actress Koel Mallick becomes mother, welcomes baby boy

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali actress Koel Mallick on Tuesday morning became a proud mother giving birth to a baby boy at a hospital here.

COVID 19 Outbreak: Shooting for all Bengali films, serials stopped from Mar 18 to 30

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid coronavirus outbreak across the globe, including India, shooting for all Bengali movies and TV serials will remain stopped from Mar 18 to 30, officials said on Tuesday.

Dev’s Tonic to release in May, makers unveil new poster

Kolkata/IBNS: The first look poster of Tollywood superstar Dev’s upcoming release Tonic has recently been released here.

Cinematographer Soumendu Roy to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at WBFJA Cinemar Samabartan

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award 2020 entitled ‘Cinemar Samabartan’, will be held on Sunday for which the nominations were recently announced.

Makers release official trailer of Professor Shanku O El Dorado

Kolkata/IBNS: The official trailer of the most sought-after film of this year Professor Shanku O El Dorado  was released by its makers on Friday.

Tollywood, Bangladesh film industry come together for BBFA 2019

Kolkata/IBNS: Tollywood and Bangladesh film industry have come together for the first edition of Bharat Bangladesh Film Awards (BBFA) 2019.

Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee turns 57

Kolkata: Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who have been in the Bengali film industry for more than three decades, turned 57 on Monday.

Abhishek Singh is the new hunk on the block in Tollywood

Abhishek Singh is the next hunk on the rise in Tollywood. Law graduate from Pune, a few years ago he left his lucrative legal career to respond to his first love and inner calling - acting. IBNS in conversation with the chiselled good-looking actor who starred in recent releases like Panther and Password besides drawing attention in the web series. 

Srijit Mukherji releases teaser of his upcoming release Ek Je Chilo Raja

Kolkata, Aug 12 (IBNS): Makers have released the teaser of upcoming Bengali movie ‘Ek Je Chilo Raja’.

Rangini, my comeback project, is like giving birth to my baby: Gargi Roy Chowdhury

Bengali actor Gargee Roychowdhury, who is known for her character roles in cinemas and television soaps, tells IBNS correspondent Sourojit Choudhury about her return to the theatre after a hiatus of eight years, about the monologue play and how she has prepared herself for the comeback.