Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rajender Kumar’s film Zindagi was a classic film.

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
da”, to name a few. In the film, Rajender Kumar played the role of the son of a zamindar played by Prithviraj Kapoor. He fell in love with Vaijayantimala, the daughter of Lila Chitnis, who had poor background and acted in a theatre. The director of the theatre Raj Kumar had soft corner for Vaijayantimala, the dancer of the theatre. Against the wishes of Prithviraj Kapoor, Rajender Kumar married Vaijayantimala. But on one day, when Vaijayantimala was pregnant and Rajender Kumar was taking her in a car, the car was punctured by Jeevan and his men. Rajender Kumar went to get a mechanic to rectify the car, and Vaijayantimala after being chased by Jeevan went to Raj Kumar’s house. Thereafter curfew broke and she could not go out. She stayed in Raj Kumar’s house for the night. In the morning, she came back to house. But when Hiralal was killed by Jeevan and the blame was put on Raj Kumar, Vaijayantimala went to Court of law to give evidence of Raj Kumar’s innocence and confessed that she stayed in Raj Kumar’s house. One hearing the story Rajender Kumar asked Vaijayantimala to leave his house. At the end of the film, the truth relating to Jeevan’s deeds was unfolded when the police shot him. But Rajender Kumar met with an accident due to earthquake taking place. Finally Rajender Kumar was saved and the marital house of Vaijantimala and her small child remained protected under the care of Prithviraj Kapoor and Rajender Kumar. The performance of Rajender Kumar, Vaijayantimala, Raj Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor were extraordinary. The film was listed in the top super hit films of 1964. The excellent direction of Ramanand Saagar and the brilliant music of Shankar Jaikishan contributed to the success of the film.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Old persons from old age homes graced the 100 episode of Zee Bangla Mirakkel 6 Program.

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
Mir Afsar Ali, Srilekha Mitra episode of Zee Bangla Mirakkel 6 Program. The producer Subhankar Chatterjee came in the episode and congratulated all the participants and the judges of the show for the success of the show. It was a great endeavour on the part of Subhankar Chatterjee to bring the old people, whose blessings can take the show to another 100 episodes. Palash Adhikari showed his puppet show and told a story about a girl and a boy who was born in Bangladesh, but after partition of India got separated and met in Kolkata Book Fair. Apurbo Roy played the character of a cobbler. Always he had given social message in his stories. He talked about his presence in the society. Whenever shoes, sandals are torn, the middle-class people come to the cobbler himself. Fatik Purokayet (maduli) did a great job. The old people enjoyed his performance. Paran Banerjee, Srilekha Mitra and Rajatavo Dutta appreciated all the participants and also the anchor of the program Mir Afsar Ali. Mir also sang the song “sau saal pehele hume tumse pyar hai”.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy birthday to Randhir Kapoor.

Randhir Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Krishna Kapoor. The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Randhir Kapoor on 15th February, 2012. He being the eldest son of Showman Raj Kapoor and grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor had great legacy to carry forward. He acted in landmark films in the 70s and later on settled down as a director and producer. He acted in the film Kal Aaj Aur Kal, in early 70s along with Raj Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor. The three generations of the Kapoor generation was shown together in the film and the generation gap between Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor was also shown. Babita was the heroine in the film who was later married by Randhir Kapoor. Shankar Jaikishan composed the music of the film and it became big hit. Randhir Kapoor’s film Jawani Diwani, opposite Jaya Bacchan became very successful. Randhir Kapoor played the role of reckless young generation of the early 70s. The music of RD Burman brought a new trend of songs which added attraction in the film. The other successful films of Randhir Kapoor included Rampur Ka Laxman with Rekha, Kasme Wade with Big B and Rakhee. In the mid-70s he again acted in a film under RK Production titled Dharam Karam. He was the son of Raj Kapoor who was interchanged during his birth. Prem Nath’s son lived with Raj Kapoor while Raj Kapoor’s son lived with Prem Nath. Raj Kapoor was a noted singer in the film. Whenever he tried to teach music to his son, he never learned anything. While Randhir Kapoor picked up his tune “ek din bik jayega mati ke mor” sung by Mukesh and composed by RD Burman. At the end of the film the identity of the two sons were unfolded and it was proved that the genetic origin determined the characteristics of human beings more than the surrounding where they were brought up. In the 80s, Randhir Kapoor added weight and after partial success in films like Chacha Bhatija, Biwi O Biwi, which switched on to direction and production of films. Randhir Kapoor completed the incomplete project of Raj Kapoor under RK Production titled Henna. It was a cross-border love story, where the affair between Zeba Bakhtiar and Rishi Kapoor were portrayed. The manner in which Henna helped Rishi Kapoor to get back to India against all the odds made the film very interesting. The music of Ravindra Jain in the film was excellent including Lata’s songs “bedardi tere balma”. Randhir Kapoor directed the film Prem Granth under RK Production with Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in the early 90s. The film was related to their affair and the manner in which Madhuri Dixit was sexually assaulted by a person and the consequences of such crime. Shammi Kapoor, Om Puri and Anupam Kher acted well in their respective roles in the film. Randhir Kapoor acted in contemporary films like Armaan. Randhir Kapoor’s daughters Kareena Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor are busy acting in mainstream cinema in bollywood. The viewers expect Randhir Kapoor to continue making meaningful films under RK Production, the Banner which had nurtured the film culture in India over 60 years.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The film Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan was a masterpiece.

Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan. The film Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan, which was released in 1961 was a masterpiece. It was directed by Sadashiv Kavi. The music was composed by Sudhir Phadke. The film was related to the story of a middle-class woman played by Meena Kumari who sacrificed her entire life for the cause of happiness for the family. Balraj Sahani had a small brother who missed his mother very early. The mother died before the brother got senses. He required mother’s care. Balraj Sahani married Meena Kumari. She fulfilled all her duties of mother and nurtured the child. Sailesh Kumar played the role of the brother of Balraj Sahani. He married Seema Deo who belonged to a rich family. Durga Khote played the role of the mother of Seema Deo, while Om Prakash played the role of the father of Seema Deo. Her mother tried her tricks to get the brothers separated. She did not succeed. Meena Kumari never begot any child due to miscarriage. But when Seema Deo’s child was seriously ill, Meena Kumari sacrificed her health to treat the child and at the end of the film died. Her bangles (chudiyan) did not burn after her body turned into ashes. The excellent performance of Meena Kumari and Balraj Sahani made the film immortal. Sudhir Phadke’s excellent classical music mesmerized the audience. Lata’s song “jyoti kalash” still haunts huge number of cinelovers. Mukesh and Asha Bhosle also sang brilliant songs in the film. The real life story of sacrifice of a middle-class woman had made everyone spellbound. The film should be shown to the new generation for excellence of direction, music and powerful acting.

Salman Khan and Vidya Balan won Star of the Year award in Stardust Awards 2012.

Tanuja, Kajol and Tanisha, Stardust Awards 2012. Salman Khan and Vidya Balan won the Star of the Year award in Stardust Awards 2012. Salman Khan received it for the performance in the film Ready and Bodyguard. Vidya Balan won it for the performance in the film Dirty Picture and No One Killed Jessica. Both of them deserved the awards. In fact it is a pity that Salman Khan did not win filmfare award in 2012, for his performance in the film Bodyguard. Hritik Roshan won the award of best actor drama award for his performance in the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Vidya Balan won the best actress award for her performance in the film No One Killed Jessica and Dirty Picture. She had won all the awards in 2012 for her performances. Akshay Kumar won the best actor comedy award for his performance in the film Desi Boys. Anushka Sharma won the best actress comedy award for her performance in the film Ladies v. Ricky Bahl. Ajay Devgan won the best actor action award for his performance in the film Singham. He really deserved the award. Bipasha Basu won the best actress action award for her performance in the film Dum Maro Dum. Rohit Shetty won the dream director award for his film Singham. The Dirty Picture won the film of the year award. Ali Zafar won the superstar of tomorrow award for his performance in the film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Parineeti Chopra won the superstar of tomorrow award for her performance in the film Ladies v. Ricky Bahl. Tanuja had been awarded for her contribution to bollywood cinema while Rekha had been considered pride of the industry.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Actresses Srilekha Mitra, Kalyani Mondol and others stormed Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program.

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.
Srilekha Mitra. At the end of the show, Srilekha Mitra became the champion, as she answered maximum number of questions in the quick or quack round. Mithun Chakravarty anchored the program in style.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sabyasachi Chakravarty stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.
Sabyasachi Chakravarty in Royal Bengal Rahasya. Superstar Sabyasachi Chakravarty stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on 22nd February, 2012. He had been invited by Mir Afsar Ali in the show. Mir asked him whether he was more popular with his pet name “benuda” or as Satyajit Ray’s character “feluda”. He said people in the streets in Kolkata called him feluda. Mir again asked that recently Sabyasachi Chakravarty said that he was not going to act in the role of feluda anymore in any of the crime thrillers of Sandip Ray. In reply Sabyasachi Chakravarty denied the statement that would not act in the role of feluda anymore. What he said was that feluda should always look young. At the same time he was becoming older. So he requested Sandip Ray that he got a better feluda, a younger feluda, there is no harm in selecting him than Sabyasachi Chakravarty. Mir brought the topic on the context that “jatayu” Bibhu Bhattacharya had died last year, created huge loss in the feluda series after which Sandip Ray is also in a dilemma whether to make another film based Satyajit Ray’s crime thriller series related to feluda. Mir also said that Sabyasachi Chakravarty’s both sons had joined acting and they were doing good job. Then he said, his family chain in very long in respect of acting. His uncle Jochon Dastidar brought him to acting. Jochon Dastidar’s daughter Kheyali Dastidar and her husband Arindam Ganguly are also related to him. Sabyasachi Chakravarty appreciated the performances of all the performers namely Vicky Partho, Istiaq Nasir, Sajal, Sangeet Tiwary and others.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Superstar Firdaus stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on Bhasha Dibas.

Bangladeshi superstar Firdaus. Superstar Firdaus stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on Bhasha Dibas on 21st February, 2012. The day was famous from the history of Bhasha Andolan and in 1952 on 21st February, 2012, the day was declared as Bhasha Dibas. Mir Afsar Ali welcomed Firdaus in the show. Apurbo Roy played the character of a toffee seller. He displayed the agony and pains of a toffee seller who show his skills in selling the toffees and chocolates in buses, trains and other places. Firdaus was very impressed with the performance of Apurbo Roy. Palash Adhikari showed his skills with the puppets before Firdaus. He was highly impressed. Mohammad Zamil Hussain showed his performance in respect of sign language showing the curve of life. Human beings are born then get married, then beget children and after fulfilling the responsibilities of life die at old age. All the judges Paran Banerjee, Rajatavo Dutta, Srilekha Mitra and Firdaus were highly impressed with the performance of Mohammad Zahil Hussain. Firdaus disclosed the truth that in the Bengali industry Srilekha Mitra helped him to act in films. A number of films were made where both of them acted together. He talked about the unity of bengalies both in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy birthday to Talat Mehmood.

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.
Talat Mehmood, Shankar Jaikishan, Lata.

Happy birthday to Shahid Kapoor.

Shahid Kapoor in Mausam. The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Shahid Kapoor, the successful romantic star on 25th February, 2012. He had acted in very successful films in the recent past, but for some reason or the other did not get the acknowledgement he deserved. 2011 had not been a great year for Shahid Kapoor. He acted in his father Pankaj Kapoor’ film Mausam, but the film did not do great business. In 2012 he requires a successful film to regain the stardom. He was on top of the world with the success of his film Kaminey opposite Priyanka Chopra few years back. His performance in the film Jab We Met almost pulled the film across the country. His decency and composure in the film was worth mentioning. Yet when the question of recognition did arise the entire credit was taken up by Kareena Kapoor. She received the filmfare award for the best actress for her performance in the film. Even Pritam who composed melodious songs in the film was unrewarded. Shahid Kapoor’s other successful films included Chup Chup Ke. For most part of the film he pretended to be a deaf and dumb person. He worked with Rajpal Yadav in the house of Om Puri and got associated with Kareena Kapoor. Later in the film his identity was disclosed. His performance in that film was also extraordinary. The other successful films of Shahid Kapoor include Kismat Connection with Vidya Balan, 36 China Town with Kareena Kapoor, to name a few. In 36 China Town, Shahid Kapoor along with Kareena Kapoor were suspected for murdering a woman in the house. The investigation was carried out by Akshay Khanna and later the servants of the house were found as the actual murderers. The film was serio-comic in nature with Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever also contributing in respective roles. Shahid Kapoor had outstanding dancing skills. He exhibited it in films like Jab We Met, 36 China Town, etc. With serious competition in the bollywood industry Shahid Kapoor badly needs a big hit in the future to maintain his stardom. He had established himself as a romantic actor. He has to contribute well in action films, political films and other types of films in future. Besides he had been associated with Kareena Kapoor all along his career. He has to create a combination with other actresses in the bollywood industry as well to show his versatility. He has a bright future in bollywood industry.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Meena Kumari was sublime in Guru Dutt’s Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam.

Meena Kumari in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Legendary actress Meena Kumari was sublime in Guru Dutt’s Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Guru Dutt produced the film while Abrar Alvi directed the film. It was released in 1962. It was the remake of the Bengali classic film of Uttam Kumar, namely Saheb Bibi Golam of 1956. The story of the film was written by Bimal Mitra on the history of a royal family of Kolkata called the Choudhurys. In the film Guru Dutt came to Kolkata to work in Mohini Sindoor Company of Naseer Hussain. Nasir Hussain was a member of the Brahmo Samaj, with his daughter Wahida Rehman who took care of Guru Dutt. One day Dhoomar took Guru Dutt to give Mohini Sindoor to Meena Kumari who was the choti bahu, that means the wife of the young brother in the clan three brothers of Choudhury family. Sapru played the role of the elder brother, while the eldest brother died. Guru Dutt came to know about the aristocracy of the Choudhury family. Meena Kumari tried her best to keep her husband Rehman within four corners of her house. He had inclination to go to Jaanbazar to visit the mujra of baijees. Meena Kumari even asked Guru Dutt to buy alcohol for her to act as drunkard and sing and keep Rehman attracted within the house. Rehman stayed in the house for some time but after some time got irritated. When he visited the baijee para again, he found the members of Chenu Dutta, another aristocratic family and in a fight became severely injured. When Meena Kumari went with Guru Dutt in a horse cart, Rehman’s elder brother Sapru ordered his men to attack Guru Dutt and kill Meena Kumari. When Guru Dutt returned back as construction overseer, he saw the ornaments of Meena Kumari in the walls of the house. At the end of the film it was shown that Wahida Rehman married Guru Dutt, which a departure from the story of the novel. Hemant Kumar’s music was impressive, with Geeta Dutt’s song “na jaon saiwa” and Wahida Rehman’s song “bawra bara nadan hai” becoming big hits. Guru Dutt won the filmfare award for the best producer in 1962, while Meena Kumari won the award for the best actress for the performance in the film. If the film could be compared with the Bengali film, there were many flaws. The character artists in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam were less prominent and inferior in performance if compared with the majestic performance of Chabi Biswas in the role of the middle brother, the insane performance of Jahar Ganguly in the role of Gharibabu, the performance of Haridhan in the role of a assistant of Chabi Biswas. Even the performance of Nitish Mukherjee, Pahari Sanyal, Anubha Gupta were per excellence along with Uttam Kumar’s outstanding performance. Besides, realities like Swami Vivekananda’s return from Chicago conference to Kolkata was not shown in Guru Dutt’s Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam at all. But the only reason Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam did great business was due to the majestic performance of Meena Kumari. She displayed the character is style and expressed the frustration of the young wife of aristocratic family in blood and flesh. The film should be preserved for her performance.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy birthday to Bobby Deol. Happy birthday to Bobby Deol.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Bobby Deol, on 27th February, 2012. He had acted in many successful films in his long career, and the new generation expects even better performance from the stylish actor. In 2012 his first film Players did not do great business. He played the role of a magician in the thriller film of Abbas Mastan. But Abhishek Bacchan played the lead role in the film. As Bobby Deol’s role was small in the film, he had hardly big role to play in the success or failure of the film. Being the son of Dharmender and brother of Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol required some special skills to create his identity and look different to the viewers. He showed his stylish accent in the film Gupt which was a murder mystery. Bobby Deol was alleged to have killed his father Raj Babbar and was sent to jail. He escaped from the jail with the help of Manisha Koirala and proved himself innocent. He matched the villainish performance of Kajol in the film and balanced the performances of a series of villains in the film including Prem Chopra, Raza Murad, etc. Om Puri was sublime in the role of a police inspector and Bobby Deol showed his personality when both of them met each other. He even gave good lips in the songs composed by Viju Shah like “bechaniya”, “gupt, gupt”, etc. Producers started casting Bobby Deol in stylish roles especially in action pact films like Soldier. He did very well opposite Preeti Zinta. Most of the film was shot in Australia and Bobby Deol proved himself both as a romantic actor and also action. All the songs of the film were hit including “soldier, soldier”, “mehfil me ekbaar”, etc. His action stunts opposite Suresh Oberoi was ably appreciated by the viewers. After few years Bobby Deol changed his hair style but continued to act in action films like Badal and Bicchu. In both these films his heroine was Rani Mukherjee who added attraction in the films. Bobby Deol brought out the vengeance in the character of terrorists especially in the film Badal. But someway or the other due to strong domination of Shahrukh Khan mainly in romantic films, Bobby Deol’s films did mediocre business and he did not get the recognition he deserved. Even in suspense thrillers like Ajnabee, Bobby Deol balanced the villanish performance of Akshay Kumar and individual performances of Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu. The film had many twists and turns and Bobby Deol ultimately took revenge against Akshay Kumar for planting a false case against him. Bobby Deol even did well in the film Aur Pyar Ho Gaya opposite Aishwarya Rai. His films Jhoom Barabar Jhoom did not do that well in 2007, but his film Heroes in 2008 did good business. In 2009, his film Ek, The Power of One did moderate business. He had shown excellence in action films, but for the last few years action films did not do great business. With strong competition from Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Amir Khan and the new heroes Bobby Deol has to do something exceptional to maintain his stardom. In 2011, all the three Deols namely, Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol and Dharmender appeared in the film Yaamla Paagla Deewana. The film had been released in January, 2011 and did great business Bobby Deol played the role of a thief who was reformed by his brother Sunny Deol. He showed his comedy instincts in the film. The film was named with Mohammad Rafi’s super hit song “jat yaamla pagla deewana” picturised on actor Dharmender in the mid 70s in the film Pratigya. The viewers expect him to do even better in bollywood films in the years to come.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dolon Roy stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.

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.
Dolon Roy

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy birthday to Beauty – Queen Madhubala.

Madhubala and Raj Kapoor in Do Ustad. The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to legendary actress and Beauty Queen Madhubala on 14th February, 2012. She had rightly been born on Valentine’s Day, the day when human beings show that love to their most beloved persons. She had glorified bollywood films of the 40s, 50s and 60s. She stormed bollywood with her spooky character in the film Mahal in 1947. The song “ayega anewala” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by Khemchand Prakash was a milestone in Indian cinema. Lata rose to fame with that song. The film became extremely successful. In the 40s, she acted in a number of films opposite Raj Kapoor including Neel Kamal, Chitor Bijay, etc. Her films opposite Dilip Kumar like Amar and Sangdil became big hits. She came to number one position with the film Mr. and Mrs 55 opposite Gurudutt. She acted in the role of a rich unmarried girl in the film who lived under the guardianship of Lalita Power. All the songs in the film composed by OP Nayyar became super hit including “thandi hawa”, “jane kaha mera”, etc. Her films opposite Bharat Bhushan became super hit one after the other including Phagun, Barsaat Ki Raat. Barsaat Ki Raat was a musical blockbuster where Roshanlal Nagrath proved his excellence as composed in ghazals like “zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat”, qawallies like “na to karwanki talash hai na humsafar ki talash hai”. She gave excellent lips in the songs of the films. Her beauty in Raj Kapoor’s film Do Ustad amazed the viewers. The songs in the film composed by OP Nayyar also became super hit including “nazron ke teer mare kas kas kas”, “tu ladki mai ladka”, etc, picturised on Madhubala and Raj Kapoor. Mughal-i-Azam was probably the best film of her career in the role of Anarkali. The film had been remade in colour. K Asif spend huge money for making the historical film and all the performers in the film including Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, Durga Khote gave their best. Naushad’s everlasting music still haunts the audience even today. The relationship of Salim and Anarkali was almost a poetry picturized in celluloid. Due to the romantic relationship of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, at the end of the film, K. Asif did not show that Anarkali was killed by being buried alive in a dungeon and she was brought out of the wall. Madhubala probably acted opposite all the giants of bollywood industry including Pradeep Kumar in the film Rajhath, Shammi Kapoor in the film Boy Friend, Sunil Dutt in the film Jwala, Dev Anand in Kala Pani, Kishore Kumar in the film Chalti Ka Naam Gari, Ashok Kumar in Howrah Bridge. She gave lips in the songs of all the leading singers of the country, including Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Samshad Begum and others. It is difficult to highlight the contribution of beauty queen Madhubala in a small article who is considered the greatest legend ever along with Meena Kumari and Nargis. The viewers pay their tribute to the romantic actress who died more than 40 years ago and left her immortal presence felt through her performances in bollywood films.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pallabi Chatterjee, Bikram Ghosh, Pritha Chatterjee and others stormed Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program.

Superstar Mithun Chakravarty brought celebrities in Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program on 11th February, 2012. The celebrities included famous table player Bikram Ghosh, eminent film actress Pritha Chatterjee, actress Subhasree, actress Pallabi Chatterjee, singer Jolly Mukherjee and others. Pallabi Chatterjee, the daughter of star Biswajeet Chatterjee was asked by Mithun Charavarty about her recent performances. One of the contestant said that Mithun Chakravarty had been a class astrologer. He told him that he is going to be a producer. Mithun Chakravarty’s prediction became successful within one month. Mithun Chakravarty’s versatile acting skill was also discussed. The director of the film Nobel Chor, said that Mithun Chakravarty played the role of a thief who stole Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize from Shantiniketan. Mithun Chakravarty expressed the emotions of the ignorant thief and also never knew who was Rabindranath Tagore. At the end of the film Mithun came to know about it. The director of the film said this performance of Mithun Chakravarty was one of the best performances of his life. Bikram Ghosh composed music with Sonu Nigaam in few Bengali films including a film where Mithun Chakravarty played the lead role. In the Pack Up or Panga Round, Mithun Chakravarty asked one of the contestant, other than Pather Panchali, which were the other 2 films which West Bengal Government sponsored for Satyajit Ray. The answer was Sonar Kella and Hirok Rajar Deshe. At the same time two voices were played and Mithun Chakravarty asked the contestant to identify them. One was that of Biswajeet Chatterjee, while the other was that of Ajitesh Banerjee in the film Kuheli. Jolly Mukherjee was asked to sing a song and he sang the song “rang bhare badal se”, from the film Chadni. Pritha Chatterjee, who is a very popular actress of Zee Bangla serials said that when she got a scope of acting opposite Mithun Chakravarty, she was amazed. Her experience of acting opposite him was excellent. Mithun Chakravarty anchored the program in style.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ratri, Anirban, Shaon, Sandip, Antara, Debottam stormed Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program.

Mithun Chakravarty. Superstar Mithun Chakravarty brought serial stars Ratri, Anirban, Shaon, Sandip, Antara, Debottam in the Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program. All these actors and actresses had glorified Bengali small screen for the last few years. Some of them acted in the Zee Bangla serial Subarnalata, while the others acted in the other Zee Bangla serials like Agniparikkha. Mithun Chakravarty asked them about their personal experiences and also the history in respect of getting chances in Bengali serials. At the same time the normal questions of every rounds of Dadagiri Program were there as usual. A film clipping was shown of the song “sedin dekha hoyechilo” and question was asked in respect of who was the singer of that song in the round Chaturanga. The participant failed to answer it. Mithun Chakravarty gave the answer, it was Kunal Ganjawala. He also said that many singers from bollywood had sung landmark songs in Bengali films including Shaan, Sonu Nigaam, Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala and others. In the other rounds like googly, complicated questions with tricky answers were asked. In the pack up or panga round also Mithun Chakrvarty asked questions from films, sports, music, etc. A clipping was shown in respect of a badminton tournament and Saina Newal was shown winning the game. The name of the champion was asked to the participant. Mithun Chakravarty anchored the program very well.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Agneepath had already done business more than 110 crores in 2 weeks.

Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra The film Agneepath had already done business of more than 110 crores in the first 2 weeks of its release. It has crossed the record of Ra One and Don2 and yet to break the record of Bodyguard, the greatest blockbuster of 2011. It is great that a Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, starrer film had done such a great business. If the trends of 2011 were seen it was related to only the two great Khans, Sharukh Khan and Salman Khan. There are different reasons for the immense success of Agneepath. Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor were given very stylish looks. Rishi Kapoor was excellent in the role of Rauf Lala. He had probably acted in a negative role for the first time. Sanjay Dutt made everyone flabbergasted with his fiery performance. He had overshadowed every other actor in the film. He had been the star of the entire film. The evil mind had been depicted by him in a very crude way. Hrithik Roshan was all in one. He was looking extremely macho-like star. He expressed his emotions in style.He also showed the viewers that he could excel in action and emotions in a film where there was not much scope of dancing. The music of the film was excellent with Ajay Atul providing catchy tunes like “chikni chameli” sung by Shreya Ghoshal. Katrina Kaif in the dance number gave an awesome performance. Lastly the photography of director Karan Malhotra had been excellent with brilliant locations in Diu. It is great to record that Hrithik Roshan’s film is definitely going to do business of more than 100 crores. Previously it was the charishma of Salman Khan which were pulling films like Dabaang, Bodyguard beyond 150 crores. Hrithik Roshan had got into that club, although the success is a mixed success of Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rashi and Ujjal stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.

Rajatavo Dutta. Successful serial personalities Rashi and Ujjal stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on 7th February, 2012. Actress Geetasri Roy had successfully acted in the Zee Bangla serial Raashi. Every viewer of Zee Bangla Channel knows Geetasri Roy with the name Raashi. His husband’s role is played by Ujjal. He also came to Zee Bangla Mirakel Program as guest judges. On 7th February, again Srilekha Mitra did not come. But Paran Banerjee and Rajatavo Dutta were present. Mir Afsar Ali played the role of an astrologer. Among the performers Mohammad Zamil played the role of a village commentrator. He did a great job with Bangladeshi accent. Vicky and Partho played the role of carate trainers. Always they did something new and innovative. After their performance was over Mir showed the clipping of martial art from the film Enter the Dragon where Bruce Lee killed his prey in style. Fatik Purokayet played his part very well. On Tuesday his wife Dola was brought in the show. Both of them danced with Mir in the song “maduli, bhul gaya sabkuch yaad nahi abkuch mere dil me hai july, maduli”. Sangeet Tiwary and Apurbo Roy were excellent again in their performances. Raashi and Ujjal both appreciated the performances of the all the performers. Mir asked whether Ujjal has girlfriends. Raashi said everyday he walks with a new girlfriend. Ujjal laughed at Raashi. Mir anchored the program in style.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

June Banerjee rocked Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.

                                June Malia and June Banerjee.

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.

Istiaq Nasir said he was extremely bothered in Bangladesh when people asked him how could he dare to crack jokes on Srilekha Mitra infront of her husband thinking that Rajatavo Dutta was the husband of Srilekha Mitra. Everyone laughed with their heart out at his words. Mir anchored the program in style.

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.
Pradeep Kumar and Meena Kumari in Noorjahan. Pradeep Kumar played the role of Jehangir, while Meena Kumari played the role of Noorjahan in the film. He had directed many landmark historical films like Taj Mahal, Bahu Begum, etc. In Noorjahan the love story of Salim with Meherunnisa was shown. Rahman played the role of Akbar in the film who never wanted Salim to marry Meherunnisa. So he asked Sher Khan to marry her and send Salim to a conquest in another part of the country. Pradeep Kumar got so irritated that he wanted to wage war against Rahman, which meant Akbar. But his grandmother Lalita Power stopped it. Sher Khan was later killed by the mughals. Akbar also died. Meherunnisa came to get justice before Mughal Court for the death of Sher Khan thinking that Jehangir had killed him. But Jehangir had no role to play in his death. At the end of the film Pradeep Kumar married Meena Kumari and gave the title of Noor Jahan to Meherunnisa. M. Sadiq’s direction was excellent. Johnny Walker, Lalita Power, Sheikh Mukhtar, Rahman all did a great job. The film again stands out for the excellent music composed by Roshanlal Nagrath and excellent lyrics written by Shakeel Badayani. Some of the songs were excellent including the song “aap jab se kareeb aye hain” sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Roshan Lal Nagrath exhibited the royal andaz of songs in the film in style. Pradeep Kumar was always considered to be a royal blooded prince and he proved his worth in the film Noorjahan in the role of Jehangir. Meena Kumari matched both the aristocracy exhibited by Meherunnisa and also the beauty of the mughal queen. The film should be restored and preserved for eternal beauty and royal performances from all the actors and actresses.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy birthday to Tina Munim.

Tina Munim. The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Tina Munim on 11th February, 2012. She is better known as Tina Ambani after marrying Anil Ambani who is one of Indian’s leading business magnets. She was discovered by Dev Anand and cast in the film Desh Pardesh in 1978. She also acted in the films Lootmaar and Manpasand. She was most successful opposite Rishi Kapoor, who was the greatest romantic actor in the late 70s and early 80s. Subhash Ghai’s Karz stormed bollywood in the late 70s, where Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim combination was well accepted by the audience. All the songs composed by LP and picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim became super hit including “mai sola baraski”, “ek haseena thi”, “darde dil”, “om shanty om”, etc. Karz was remade few years back with Himesh Reshammiya playing the role of Rishi Kapoor in the new version. She also acted in the super hit film Aap Ke Diwane opposite Rishi Kapoor. Rakesh Roshan did cast her in the film Akhir Kyon opposite Rishi Kapoor. She was sublime in Basu Chatterjee’s film Baaton Baaton Me opposite Amol Palekar, and Man Pasand. She acted in a number of films opposite Rajesh Khanna including Souten, Bewafai, Insaaf Mai Karunga, most of which did excellent business. She had acted opposite other actors also but viewers remember her combination the most with Rishi Kapoor. Sunil Dutt launched his son Sanjay Dutt in the film Rocky opposite Tina Munim. The film did good business in the early 80s. In 1987 she left bollywood films. Later she settled down after marrying Anil Ambani. She had been involved in many charitable works. The viewers wish Tina Munim to appear in bollywood films in future, as she still has a lot of acting left in her.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Manali, Mimi, Payel, Arjun, Sohini stormed Mithun Chakravarty’s Dadagiri Program.

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.
Manali Dey. In the Googly round, Mithun asked what was required to put beside “kal” to make to full of water. Manali could not answer it. It was Kalas. Mithun Chakravarty gave a riddle, after SD, MD, TD what will come. It was identified and the answer was WD, which was Wednesday. The other full forms were Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. In the Quick or Quack round, Arjun gave the maximum number of answers and got the maximum points. Mimi gave a number of wrong answers. There were a number of questions framed from films and music. All the participants gave right answers in those questions. Mithun Chakravarty also showed them film clippings of those films where all these actors and actresses acted. Mithun Chakravarty anchored the program in style with wit and variation.

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.
Singer Pata, Cactus. Fatik Purokayet (Maduli) also did a great job. Mir again sang for him the trademark song “maduli, bhul gaya sabkuch, yaad nahi aabkuch, mere dil me hai July, maduli”. Vicky and Partho played their part very well. Vicky played the role of the anchor of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Once he imitated Shahrukh Khan, once he imitated Amitabh Bacchan. Sangeet Tiwary played his part also in an excellent way. Pata appreciated all the participants.