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Audience embraced content-driven films in Bengal in 2015

In stark contrast to expectations, the audience opted for films which were derived from literary works and kept to the basics instead of formula films.

Notes from the Past

A book on the life of Dhirendranath Ganguly chronicles the filmmaker’s contribution to Bengali cinema .


‘My looks are an asset’

Rittwick Chakraborty, perhaps one of the best things to happen to Bengali cinema in a long while, is one of the most talented and in-demand actors. The actor talks about his offbeat approach towards his career and films

Bengal Bioscope; Movie watching in theatres declines in West Bengal

30 percent of Bengali moviegoers don't contemplate watching a Bengali film in a hall in near future and 10 percent have already stopped going to the theatres.

Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt

Maker of several acclaimed and award winning films, Ghosh died May 30, last year, following a heart attack.

I don’t know what it means to be an ideal Satyajit Ray heroine: Madhabi Mukherjee

Actor Madhabi Mukherjee on working with Satyajit Ray and her iconic role in Charulata.


‘You can create magic even in a two-minute scene’

Says Paoli Dam, one of the most succcessful actresses in Bengali cinema today. Yet she has her head firmly on her shoulder

Taking a risk

Manoj Michigan talks of the Hollywood-inspired venture 89, a psychological thriller and why a marketing plan is the last thing on his mind

'I always wanted to act in films’

Known as Master Bittu after his debut as a three-year-old toddler in Chhoto Bou, today at 30, Soham is one of the most popular male leads in Bengali cinema jostling with already established actors

Bengali film catches up to latest make-up trends

Use of prosthetics and latex for make-up in a forthcoming Bengali film could be a trendsetter for future projects in West Bengal's regional film.