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Bengali films


Theatres shut down, mounting losses: How Bengali film industry lost the battle during pandemic

September 10, 2021 10:05 am

The Bengali film industry is reeling from the pandemic. While streaming services emerged as saviours elsewhere, even that revolution seems to have largely passed by Tollywood.

Hiralal review: A middling biopic on Hiralal Sen, among pioneers of Indian cinema

March 07, 2021 11:07 pm

That there is little known about Hiralal Sen despite his decisive accomplishments makes Hiralal a course correction by default; a necessary historical intervention. But that is hardly enough.

Actor Debdutta Banerjee found dead at Kolkata home

December 12, 2020 8:45 am

According to the police, Debdutta was found lying on the floor of a bedroom in her second-floor apartment at the three-storey building. There were bloodstains on her nose but no other injuries.

Tollywood delivers only five-six hits a year

December 17, 2014 12:21 pm

The Rs 150 crore Bengali film industry which produces around a hundred movies annually reportedly gives only five-six hits.

IFFK to screen seven films in 'Indian Cinema Now' section

November 04, 2014 1:49 pm

As many as seven films of different regional languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil will be screened in the 'Indian Cinema Now' section of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), to be held in Thiruvananthapuram next month.

Bong Connection

November 22, 2013 6:08 am

Kolkata-based designer Rimi Nayak’s collection is inspired by Bengali literature.

Soumitra Chatterjee praised my shot in Rupkatha Noy: Radhika Apte

August 19, 2013 12:12 pm

Radhika Apte's dream to share screen space with legend Soumitra Chatterjee turning real in <i>Rupkatha Noy</i>.

Raima Sen wants docu-feature film by Rituparno Ghosh to be screened in theatres

August 11, 2013 2:42 pm

Raima Sen feels blessed to be part of the docu-feature by Rituparno Ghosh <i>Jiban Smiriti</i>.

Aniruddha Roy casts actors Dev and Srabanti for next

May 27, 2013 5:01 pm

Aniruddha Roy to cast actors Dev and Srabanti in his next film.

Five Bengali films left high and dry after Saradha chitfund bust

May 01, 2013 12:26 pm

The films that are facing uncertainty are <i>Bhalo Theko</i>,<i>Ekti Ashare Galpo</i>,<i>Ami Shaira Bano</i>.