Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Srabanti Chatterjee and Ankush stormed Zee Bangla Banglar Sera Poribar.
Srabanti Chatterjee and Ankush, the heroine and hero of the Bengali upcoming film Idiot stormed Zee Bangla Banglar Sera Poribar on 8th November, 2012. The film is going to be released soon.
Srabanti Chatterjee, her husband Rajib Biswas formed one team. The other team was full of Ankush and others. Prasenjit Chatterjee the anchor asked Ankush about his entry into Bengali films. Ankush said that Idiot was his second film. He initially wanted to be a doctor and later loved films and came in this line.
Prasenjit Chatterjee asked Srabanti Chatterjee about the story of the film Idiot. Srabanti Chatterjee said that her husband Rajib Biswas directed the film. The story was unique.
Srabanti Chatterjee acted in many super hit films opposite Jeet like Wanted, Josh, etc. Her online chemistry opposite Jeet had been accepted by the Bengali audience. She also acted opposite other heroes like Deb and Soham.
Apurbo Roy came in the middle of the show to do some comedy. He said that he looked better aside Srabanti Chatterjee than Prasenjit Chatterjee. Ankush’s family won more points and money in the Katakuti Round. Srabanti Chatterjee’s family also did well in the Bong Connection and other rounds.
Prasenjit Chatterjee wished best of luck for the film Idiot and the stars and team of the film.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Happy birthday to superstar Shahrukh Khan.
The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to superstar Shahrukh Khan on 2nd November, 2012. He was the ruler of bollywood industry in the 90s. Right from Baazigar, Shahrukh Khan gave blockbusters one after the other. After Amitabh Bacchan, he is the next superstar, whose screen presence had carried through many big budget films.
2011 had been a great year for Shahrukh Khan. He had produced the costliest film in Indian history Ra One. The film in the first week had already done business of more than 50 crores. Although the film had not broken the record of Salman Khan’s film Bodyguard this year which had done business of 150 crores, the film had created a new trend, and Shahrukh Khan’s excellent acting, stunts and enthusiasm had been praised a lot by the viewers.
In 2012, Shahrukh Khan’s romantic film Jab Tak Hai Jaan is going to get released. It will be released on Diwali, on 13th November. It was the last film of Yash Chopra. He died recently. This is the first time Shahrukh Khan had acted opposite Katrina Kaif. AR Rehman composed the music of the film. The viewers expect a lot from the film.
Shahrukh Khan had a grand combination with Director Karan Johar, and most of the films directed by him ended up being super hit. The notable films include Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc. Shahrukh Khan also gave able lips in hit songs of these films including “kuch kuch hota hai”, “suraj hua madhyam”, etc. In 2010, their grand combination gave another hit titled My Name is Khan. Shahrukh Khan played the lead role in the film and did a great job opposite Kajol.
Shahrukh Khan also succeeded in negative roles. The greatest example includes Darr. There he played a negative character opposite Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla. On one hand he gave good lips in the songs “tu mere samne”, on the other hand his attack on Juhi Chawla made the viewers understand that he could act in any type of films. He received filmfare award for the negative category as well. He was played a challenging role in Mani Ratnam’s film Dil Se. The film was related to terrorism in North East India and Shahrukh Khan died with Manisha Koirala in the film.
Shahrukh Khan has the record of bagging 7 filmfare awards for best actor, which is the second best record after Dilip Kumar who had won it 8 times. Shahrukh Khan, better known as King Khan, had acted in the films of almost all the leading directors of the country, including Amol Palekar’s Paheli with Rani Mukherjee. Besides he had acted opposite different actresses like Kajol in the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Preeti Zinta in the film Veer Zara, Anushka Sharma in the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jori, to name a few.
Shahrukh Khan opened own production house titled Dreams Unlimited with Juhi Chawla, and the films produced by such combination like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani also did good business. Shahrukh Khan had ruled the industry for more than 15 years. Shahrukh Khan is also known for high level of energy. He had sponsored the Kolkata Knight Riders IPl team which had been captained by Sourav Ganguly. Although the team had performed is a disastrous manner, Shahrukh Khan had always encouraged his players. Shahrukh Khan’s team under the captainship of Gautam Gambhir had also won the IPL Trophy this year.
The viewers are waiting for his next film Jab Tak Hai Jaan which is going to be released very soon and expect him to continue the great work and entertain everyone. As Don 2 amazed the viewers, everyone is expecting even a better show in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Already the trailors had been shown in the multiplexes during the interval of a number of films.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Madhumanti and Indrani Dutta stormed Zee Bangla Banglar Sera Poribar.
Madhumanti and Indrani Dutta stormed Zee Bangla Banglar Sera Poribar on 27th October, 2012. Madhumanti had married Ashok Biswanathan, the son of eminent actor N. Biswanathan. She had been successful as a news reader in man Bengali channels.
Indrani Dutta had been successful Bengali actress in many Bengali films. She had acted with even Prasenjit Chatterjee. In the first round, that is katakuti round Prasenjit Chatterjee asked Madhumanti questions relating to Bengali cinema.
A scene of Bengali cinema Chaddabeshi was shown. The scene was related to Bikash Roy’s testing of Uttam Kumar regarding his under knowledge of Bengali language. The question was what was the name with which Bikash Roy called Uttam Kumar. Madhumanti gave wrong answer. The correct answer was Bhajahari. The actual name of Uttam Kumar in the film was Gourhari.
Another scene was shown from the bollywood film Munnabhai MBBS. In that film a scene was shown where Sanjay Dutt was speaking with Boman Irani. Boman Irani asked Sanjay Dutt whether he did meet his daughter. The question was how many times the name of his daughter was uttered. The answer would have been 2 times. Indrani Dutta gave the right answer.
Both Indrani Dutta’s family and Madhumanti’s family did well in the Bong Anubad round and the other rounds. Prasenjit Chatterjee anchored the program very well.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Happy birthday to Shammi Kapoor and remembering his combination with Mohammad Rafi.
The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to rock and roll star Shammi Kapoor on 21st October, 2012. He died in 2011 making huge number of audience sad. He had remained a dancing sensation in the 60s.
Shammi Kapoor is also admired a lot by a big section of music lovers because most of the hit songs of the 50s and 60s belonged to him and the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi had sung immense number of brilliant songs for the stylish actor.
Although in the early part of his career he had mediocre films like Laila Majnu, he bounced back in style with the film Tumsa Nahi Dekha in 1957 and Dil Deke Dekho in 1959. His stylish andaz and dancing mannerisms like Elvis Priestley created a separate image before the viewers. He in fact modernized Indian films.
His combination with Shankar Jaikishan and Mohammad Rafi was very grand. SJ composed music in almost 22 films of Shammi Kapoor and the songs of those films are still considered musical gems. Hit songs include “yahoo chahe koi mujhe jungle kahen”, “ehsaan tera hoga mujhpar”, “meri yaar shabba khair”, “ay ay ya karoon me kya sukoo sukoo” sung by Rafi, composed by SJ in Junglee, “tumse accha kaun hai”, “lal chari”, “humko hai tumse pyar”, “meri muhobbat jawan raha hai”, sung by Rafi, composed by SJ in Janwar, “aye gulbadan”, “awaz deke”, composed by SJ sung by Rafi in the film Professor, “tumne pukara aur hum chale aye”, “yeh rang badalti duniya me”, “hoshiyaar”, “tumne kisi ki jaanko jate hue dekha hai”, composed by SJ, sung by Rafi in the film Raj Kumar, “aasmaan se aya farishta”, “raat ke humsafar”, “akele akele kahan ja rahe ho”, “dewaane ka naam to pucho”, “tera dil hai mera” composed by SJ and sung by Rafi in the film An Evening in Paris, “mai gayun tum so jayo”, “aajkal tere mere pyar ke charche”, “dil ke jharoke me”, “chakke pe chakka”composed by SJ sung by Rafi in the film Brahmchari, to name a few.
Shankar Jaikishan composed music in other less known films of Shankr Jaikishan like Boy Friend, Andaz, Singapore, Tumse Accha Kaun Hai, Jawan Muhobbat. Mohammad Rafi’s hit songs in those films include “dil use do jo jaan de den”, “re mamma re mamma re”, “hai na bolo bolo”, “tumse accha kaun hai”, “janam janam ka saath hai”, etc. The list can go on.
Shammi Kapoor received filmfare award for best actor only once, for the performance in the film Brahmchari in 1968. But that cannot show his dominance in bollywood films in the 60s. If Rajender Kumar portrayed the sophisticated style of romance in the 60s, Shammi Kapoor portrayed the westernized dimension. Actors like Joy Mukherjee, Biswajeet followed the Shammi Kapoor style and got success in contemporary films like Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Mere Sanam, etc.
Shammi Kapoor acted opposite all the leading actresses of bollywood films in the 60s, including Sharmila Tagore in Kashmir Ki Kali, Sadhna in Raj Kumar, Asha Parekh in Teesri Manzil, Saira Banu in Junglee, Rajashree in Janwar, Hema Malini in Andaz, Mala Sinha in Dil Tera Diwana, Nutan in Laatsahab, etc. After the 70s, he switched to character roles and there also showed his skills.
Shammi Kapoor and Mohammad Rafi combination was phenomenal even in other films where music was composed other than Shankar Jaikishan. For example OP Nayyar was unparallel in Kashmir Ki Kali, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, RD Burman was excellent in Teesri Kasam, Ravi was brilliant in China Town.
Some of his memorable films in old age include Betaab, Bidhata, Prem Rog, Parvarish, etc. His films and songs should be restored to remember the golden age of Indian films with colourful music.
Happy birthday to actor of actors Om Puri.
The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to actor of actors Om Puri on 18th October, 2012. Om Puri, along with Naseeruddin Shah used to be considered and is still considered the most versatile actor of all times. Born on 18th October, 1950, Om Puri learned acting from Film and Television Institute of India. He was an alumnus of 1973 batch of Delhi School of Drama along with Naseeruddin Shah.
He was the automatic choice of the greatest directors of Indian films like Satyajit Ray who did cast him in Sadgati, Govind Nihalini who had cast him in Aakrosh, Ardha Satya, etc., Ketan Mehta who had cast him in Mirch Masala, Gulzar, who had cast him in Maachis, to name a few.
But when question came in relation to awards, critics feel that Om Puri, did not receive the recognition he deserved. He received national awards for best actor for his performance in the films Arohan and Ardhya Satya. But there is no justification as to the fact why did not receive a national award for his lifetime performance in the film Aakrosh. He did not have a single dialogue, and in a mute role, he expressed his agony, which was at par with some of the best Hollywood actors of all times.
His performance in Satyajit Ray’s film Sadgati requires special mention. He died at the end of the film while cutting wood for cremation purposes for Mohan Agase in the film. He made the classic literature of Munshi Premchand immortal with his performance. He was sublime in Mirch Masala. He was outstanding in Tamas.
Although he won a number of international awards, that does not justify his immense acting skills. He won the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for his performance in the film Ardhya Satya in 1984. He won Brussels International Best Film Actor award in 1998 for his performance in the film My Son the fanatic.
Even his performance in commercial films like Ghayal or Gupt or China Gate requires special mention. In the last 10 years he had featured in every alternate films including Gulzar’s Maachis, Priya Darshaan’s Malamaal Weekly, Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Pukar, Sohail Khan’s Dabaang. His performance in small roles in landmark films like Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi had amazed everyone. In the last few years his performance in Saif Ali Khan’s film Qurbaan, Ashay Kumar’s film Action Replay had been very impressive.
Even in commercial films like Salman Khan’s Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Om Puri played the role of a wrestler very well. He balanced the performances of Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher. In 2011, viewers are waiting to see his performance opposite Shahrukh Khan in the film Don 2 – the chase continues.
The viewers and critics feel that Om Puri should continue his brilliant work irrespective of adequate justice being done through the awards, because his actual admirer are the immense number of viewers who had always considered him a genius of genius. In 2012, he played an important role in the film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal with Nana Patekar and others. The viewers expect him to continue the dream run in respect of powerful performances.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
On Mahalaya Bengalies all over the world listen to Mohishashur Mordini in All India Radio.
Mahalaya held every year, marks the beginning of Durga Puja all over the world. For bengalies in Mahalaya pritripakha ends, debipakha begins. On the same day, people go to the holy ganges to do tarpan, that is pay respect to the departed souls of father and ancestors. Different types of tarpans are done on the day including pitri tarpan, matri tarpan, deb tarpan, etc.
Durga Puja is the puja of Asurdalani Maa Durga, who had defeated the evil forces (mahashahura) and brought peace and solidarity in the earth. All India Radio had a played a very important role in depicting the story of Mahalaya every year in the early morning.
Mahishashur Mordini had been eternal creation of Birendra Krishna Bhadra, Bani Kumar and Pankaj Mullick. The way Birendra Krishna Bhadra had uttered the slokas “ya devi sarbabhuteshu shaktirupenu samhastita, namasthaswai namasthaswai namasthaswai namoh namohah”, he created an enchanting atmosphere, and devotees started feeling that they were in heaven.
The other great part of Mahishashur Mordini was the great songs sung by legendary Bengali singers of the golden age, namely “taba achinto “ sung by Manobendra Mukherjee, “jago tumi jago” sung by Dwijen Mukherjee, and many songs sung by Sandhya Mukherjee, Suprava Sarkar, Supriti Ghosh, Shyamal Mitra and other legends.
These days a lot of programs are held in television to depict mohishashur mordini in television. For example in Zee Bangla channel on 15th October, 2012, Srabanti Chatterjee and Shubhashree are going to play the role of Sati in Satir Ekanno Peeth in the play related to Mahishashur Mordini. But the importance of mohishashur mordini in All India Radio cannot be replaced. It is a historical piece of creation and should be restored.
In the new durga puja in 2012, it is expected that everyone in every part of the world should enjoy Durgapuja in their own way.