Tollywood

Five best Suchitra Sen movies I like the most

Posted on: 17th Jan, 2014

I would like to say in John Keats’ poetic words that Suchitra Sen is the true beauty of Bengal. Why not the beauty of India? It is because the beauty of Bengal has a raw charm (without any makeover) and an aura of sophistication. I developed a tryst with Bengali Cinema (mainly art films) at […]

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Saswata Chatterjee’s upcoming Bangla movie list in 2013

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2013

Saswata Chatterjee who made his Bolywood debut with Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahani in 2012 and became famous as Bob Biswas in the entertainment industry began the year of 2013 with his Bangla movie release, Namte Namte, directed by Rana Basu. The movie also stars Rupa Ganguli and Rajatava Dutta. Saswata Chatterjee whose Hathfata Kartik stole the […]

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Delhi gang rape in upcoming two movies 2013

Posted on: 6th Feb, 2013

Agnidev Chatterjee who debuted as a director in Tollywood the Bangla movie industry with Churulata 2011, the contemporary, bold take on Satyajit Ray’s classic Charulata, is going to adapt the Delhi gang rape case 2012 on the celluloid in his upcoming Bangla movie. The movie on the brutal gang rape of a 23 year old girl in […]

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2013 the year of Locket Chatterjee in Tollywood

Posted on: 16th Jan, 2013

2013 is the year of Locket Chatterjee in Tollywood. Now she is on a roll with back-to-back releases and busy shooting hours every other day. Besides her latest release Honeymoon this month, she will be seen playing the lead in more than 5 Bangla movies of 2013. She has been roped in to play the […]

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Is there any film award for Kolkata

Posted on: 5th Jan, 2013

We saw the best of Kolkata on Indian celluloid in 2012. Kolkata played an important character in two Indian movies 2012 – one Bollywood movie Kahaani starring Vidya Balan in the lead and another National Award winning Bangla movie Abosheshe starring Rupa Ganguli as central character. The city of Kolkata is the backdrop, the plot […]

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Tollywood is all set to make adventure movies

Posted on: 21st Nov, 2012

Tollywood the Bengali film industry has come a long way, holding the hands of modern-age bold directors – Rituparno Ghosh, Srijit Mukherjee and Agnidev Chatterjee, to feature sex, bloodshed and bedroom affairs uninhibitedly on the silver screen. Following Rituparno’s Chitrangada the Crowning Wish, a bold statement on gay relationship; Agnidev’s Charulata 2011, a bolder adaptation […]

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Durga Puja Celebration in Tollywood and Bollywood movies

Posted on: 18th Oct, 2012

Sudden squall is frustrating; still we can sense the festive flavor and fervor in the air. When the sky is not covered with thick blanket of cloud, we have the shower of sun drops over the City of Joy, Kolkata. The tattered clouds sail peacefully on the hanging blue ocean and very mood of festivity […]

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Movie review | Rituparno’s Chitrangada The Crowning Wish

Posted on: 1st Sep, 2012

Rituparno Ghosh’s Chitrangada The Crowning Wish is a bold statement on one’s wish, one’s right and one’s freedom to be what one likes to be (in gender). After focusing on the suppression of woman sexuality by the orthodox society, revealing the sexual exploitation of women in the patriarchal society, and highlighting the society’s biased treatment […]

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Portrayal of women characters in Rituparno Ghosh movies

Posted on: 27th Aug, 2012

The multidimensional portrayal of female characters to depict sensitive social, psychological and philosophical issues is the biggest draw of the Bengali movies under Rituparno Ghosh’s direction. His movies star the leading ladies of Tollywood and Bollywood. Most of his female protagonists are reflective of women in general. They rule; they dominate; they suffer; they protest; […]

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Movie review – Hemlock Society celebrating life over death

Posted on: 23rd Jun, 2012

Hope, you see beggars here and there – on the way to office, streets, railway platforms, outside of temples or mosques and many other places. I too see them when I walk through the underpass to catch Metro at Dum Dum, when I make my way to the railway platform to board train to Bidhannagar […]

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