Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Rajender Kumar’s film Zindagi was a classic film. Jubillee Kumar Rajender Kumar’s film Zindagi which was released in 1964 was a classic film. It was produced by Gemini Films and directed by Ramanand Saagar. SS Vasan of Gemini Films did a great job. Rajender Kumar, Vaijayantimala, Raj Kumar played the lead roles. The character artists in the film namely Prithviraj Kapoor, Lila Chitnis, Mehmood, Helen, Jeevan, Dhumal, all had made very notable contribution in the film. Shankar Jaikishan’s music was par excellence. All the songs in the film became smash hits including Mohammad Rafi’s song “pehele mile the sapno me”, “ghungarwa mora”, "humne jaffa na seekhi", etc., Manna Dey’s song “muskura ladle muskura”, Lata’s song “hum pyar ka sau
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Old persons from old age homes graced the 100th episode of Zee Bangla Mirakkel 6 Program. Old persons from old age homes graced the 100th
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Actresses Srilekha Mitra, Kalyani Mondol and others stormed Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program. Bengali celebrities Srilekha Mitra, Kalyani Mondol, Dulal Lahiri, Bhaskar, Santona and Rupanjona stormed Mithun Chakravarty’s Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program on 23rd February, 2012. All of them had graced Bengali serials and cinema in their careers. Mithun Chakravarty asked Dulal Lahiri to sing a song. He sang the song of “bhola moira” in the play Antony Kobiyal. As Dulal Lahiri had acted in many plays he had to sing songs during the dramas himself. His wife is a very good cook. He said once Mithun Chakravarty and Dulal Lahiri were shooting in Hyderabad. Mithun came to know that Dulal Lahiri’s wife cooked chitol fish curry very well. He asked Dulal Lahiri’s wife to cook the Chitol fish curry and send it in the hands of Shankar Chakravarty who was coming to Hyderabad. Mithun Chakravarty asked Srilekha Mitra why could she not resist temptation relating to food? Bhaskar said that not only Srilekha ate her food during shooting but took the food from the tiffin-boxes of other actors and actresses. Rupanjona asked Mithun Chakravarty how did he accept the hurdles that he faced during his career. Mithun said whenever success comes after facing hurdles the success becomes more enjoyable. Santona asked how did Mithun manage the admiration of girls after became a married man. He said he handled admiration from the very beggining of his career and he could not avoid it.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sabyasachi Chakravarty stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
The listeners of bollywood music wish happy birthday to legendary singer Talat Mehmood on 24th February, 2012. He was a leading performer in bollywood films during the 40s, 50s and 60s. Along with Rafi, Mukesh and other leading singers of bollywood Talat Mehmood sang notable songs in the films of leading stars of bollywood. He rendered his voice for most of the actors of the bollywood during the 40s and 50s including Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Bharat Bhushan, and others. His landmark songs included “dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai” composed by Ghulam Mohammad and picturised on Bharat Bhushan, in the film Mirza Ghalib in 1954, “koi nahi mera” composed by Shankar Jaikishan and picturised on Dilip Kumar in the film Daag in 1952, “mai dil hoon ek armaan bhara” picturised on Raj Kapoor in the film Anhonee in 1952, etc. He sang landmark songs for Dilip Kumar also in the films Footpath, Devdas, etc. All the leading composers of bollywood films of that age namely Naushad Ali, Shankar Jaikishan, Roshan Lal Nagrath, Madanmohan Kohli , OP Nayyar, Salil Choudhury, SD Burman and others used him in different films. His other landmark songs included “phir wohi sham” composed by Madanmohan and picturised on Bharat Bhushan in the film Jahan-ara released in 1964. Talat Mehmood acted in a number of films including Dil-e-Nadan opposite Shyama, Raftaar opposite Nadira, Waris opposite Suraiya, Ek Gaon Ki Kahani opposite Mala Sinha and also showed his acting talent in those films. He had been mainly associated with ghazals and soft romantic songs. His vibrating technique in rendition had charmed many listeners of the golden age. He also sang light songs for many composers. His other songs included “jalte hai jiske liye” composed by SD Burman in the film Sujata, “humse aya na gaya” composed by Madanmohan in the film Dekh Kabira Roya, “itna na mujhse tu pyar bara” composed by Salil Choudhury in the film Chaya, “aye mere dil kahin aur chal” composed by Shankar Jaikishan in the film Daag, to name a few.. Talat Mehmood had a number of basic discs in Bengali as well. His landmark songs included “chander eto alo” and “alote chayate” composed by Robin Chatterjee, “duti paakhi duti teere” composed by Kamal Dasgupta, etc. The sweetness of his voice was well appreciated by the Bengali listeners as well. His songs and films should be preserved and restored.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Dolon Roy stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program. Bengali film actress Dolon Roy stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program held on 15th February, 2012. She acted in many impressive roles in landmark Bengali films including “Kakababu Here Gelen”. After a long time, Srilekha Mitra returned back as judge in the program. Paran Banerjee and Rajatavo Dutta were the other judges who were there previously. Istiaq Nasir performed well in the program. He talked about the relationship of students before joining college. Dolon Roy was very impressed. Fatik Purokayet (Maduli) did well during his part. Whenever he talked about witty stories relating to women, he got negative comments from Srilekha Mitra. Vicky and Partho did well once again. This time they spoke about a joke related to two neighbours. They were staying in two parts of houses adjacent to one another. Due to the closeness the son of one neighbour had affair with the daughter of the other affair. A plain story was given adequate expression by very strong performances. Palash Adhikari was excellent with his two puppets, one representing Dhritarashtra in Mahabharata, while the other representing Gandhari. When Gandhari was asked why was all the sons of Dhritarashtra wicked in nature, Gandhari said they became so because both Dhritarashtra and Gandhari were blind and they could not keep them within their eyes. His performance was par excellence. Dolon Roy was spellbound at each of the performances including the one of Apurbo Roy in the show.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
June Banerjee rocked Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.
June Banerjee stormed and rocked Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on 6th February, 2012. She was invited to be the guest judge in the laughter show.
On that day one of the judges Srilekha Mitra was not present on the set. Paran Banerjee and Rajatavo Dutta were present. Mir called up all the performers Apurbo Roy, Fatik Purokayet (Maduli), Istiaq Nasir, Palash Adhikari and Sageet Tiwary to perform before June Banerjee.
Apurbo Roy played the role of an astronaut. He wore the dress of an astronaut and was looking exactly like an astronaut. His comedy piece was excellent. June Banerjee was called up on stage by Mir Afsar Ali and dance on the song number “awesome sala”.
Mir asked June Banerjee whether she got irritated with clubs which asked her to do programs but promised very low pay. June Banerjee she told those clubs get a budget singer instead of her. She also mentioned that the dare-devil image was maintained by her for the types of songs she sang and also the requirements of the stage shows.
Palash Adhikari showed his ventriloquism again in style. He brought the two puppets Gelas and Katrina and played a skit relating to a teacher and the student. June Banerjee appreciated him a lot. The other performers Istiaq Nasir, Fatik Purokayet and Sangeet Tiwary did a great job.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Happy birthday to Pran. The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Pran Sikand, the legendary actor on 12th February, 2012. He was one of indispensable personality in bollywood films without whom most of the films of the 50s and 60s could not be thought about. He also was a big star who was as popular as an antihero as the leading stars of 50s and 60s including Showman Raj Kapoor and Tragedy King Dilip Kumar. Pran had acted in more than 300 films in his career which spanned over 60 years. He was a notorious dacoit in Raj Kapoor’s Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai, who was reformed and persuaded to surrender before the police at the end of the film. He hammered Dilip Kumar all along the film Dil Diya Dard Liya, not knowing his identity. It was later known that Dilip Kumar was the king of the princely estate after the locket in his body was discovered. Dilip Kumar forgave him even after knowing that his affair with Wahida Rehman never blossomed into marriage due to Pran only. Among romantic songs of Rafi and Lata like “sawan aye ya na aye”, “dilruba main ne tere”, “koi sagar dil ko behlata nahi”, Pran kept a balance with his villanish pursuits. In Ram Aur Shyam, Pran tortured one of the Dilip Kumars who played the role of his brother-in-law. When Dilip Kumar’s twin brother came to his wife he took revenge against the evil deeds of Pran. Both the sequences when Pran whipped Dilip Kumar and when Dilip Kumar whipped Pran remained sensational. The film was serio-comic in nature with Dilip Kumar playing a double role for the first time in Ram Aur Shyam. In the mid-60s, Pran changed his image by playing positive roles like the one he played in the film Upkar. In that film he played the role of a handicapped person but he was an observer who witnessed the good deeds of Manoj Kumar who was a farmer and the bad deeds of his own brother played by Prem Chopra. Pran’s lips in Manna Dey’s songs “kasme wade” is still remembered by cinematic audience today. Pran was sublime in most of the hit films of the 60s like Shammi Kapoor’s Raj Kumar, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, etc., Joy Mukherjee’s Love in Tokyo, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Biswajeet’s Mere Sanam, Rajender Kumar’s Ganwar, Raj Kumar’s Maryada, Manoj Kumar’s Gumnaam, to name a few. In the 70s he even matched himself with the action heroes of the other generation like Dharmender and Big B. His performance in Big B’s film Zanjeer in the role of a Pathan requires special mention. He gave excellent lips in Manna Dey’s song “yari hai imaan mera yaar mera zindagi” in the same film. In Amar Akbar Anthony, he was the father of Big B, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor and he faced the evil operations of Jeevan and his men all along the film. He kept his fitness to such an extent that in action sequences, he never looked out of place in a film where Big B, Vinod Khanna who were much younger than him showed their own skills. Pran continued his villainish performances in films of 80s including Dilip Kumar’s Duniya and Big B and Rajnikant’s Andha Kanoon. With notable actors coming in bollywood industry in the 80s like Amrish Puri, Danny, Paresh Rawal, Kader Khan, Anupam Kher, etc., Pran slowly faded away from the industry. By that time he had performed in more than 300 films. Viewers remember him for his unique style of dialogue delivery, unique mannerisms and fantastic body. His viewers pay respect to the old actor on his birthday who had already received lifetime achievement award from Filmfare for his unique contribution to bollywood cinema.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Pradeep Kumar and Meena Kumari were excellent in film Noorjahan. Director M. Sadiq directed the film Noorjahan in 1967. A.K. Nadiawala produced the film.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Manali, Mimi, Payel, Arjun, Sohini stormed Mithun Chakravarty’s Dadagiri Program. Celebrities Manali, Mimi, Payel, Arjun, Sohini and Priyangshu stormed Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program on 2nd February, 2012. All these actresses and actors had acted films and serials for the last few years. Manali asked Mithun Chakravarty about his own rating of his films Disco Dancer, Agneepath, Tahader Katha and Shukno Lanka. He answered that each film paved the way for the next film. Manali Dey was famous for her performance in Bengali Serial Bou Katha Kou.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Singer Pata of Cactus stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program. Singer Pata of Cactus stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on 31st January, 2012. He had been the lead singer of Cactus Band for a long time. Mir Afsar Ali welcomed him to Mirakkel Program. Participant Apurbo Roy played the role of a carpenter. He was again star of the show. All the judges including Paran Banerjee, Rajatavo Dutta, Srilekha Mitra and guest judge Pata appreciated his great effort. Due to excellence of Mir Afsar Ali, the program got extension after extension and just continuing for more than 6 months.