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Rituparno Ghosh special, Part 2: 'Ritu was never the interfering kind'

Composer-music director Prabuddha Banerjee in conversation about his memories of Rituparno Ghosh

Unreleased Uttam, the films that weren’t meant to be

Unreleased Uttam, the films we never saw

Uttam Kumar was very close to his mother Chapala Devi but what made them di...

On a birthday night he left his home against her wishes

Rituparno Ghosh special, Part 1: 'His bottom line was, I want it done’

Composer-music director Prabuddha Banerjee in conversation about his memories of Rituparno Ghosh

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, the comic genius wanted by police!

Born on this day exactly a century ago, Bhanu Bandyopadhyay was much more than just a comedic legend

First neo-realistic movie of India was Nemai Ghosh’s Chhinnamool

The film attained wide acclaim in Russia but not in India

In pandemic times, the lonely viewer

Pratik Dey Chowdhury's new film attempts to encapsulate our viewing experience in this era of isolation

Remembering the pioneers of Bangla television

In DD Bangla’s 45th year, some of Bangla television’s best known faces re-visit the day it all began

Tollywood’s pioneering ‘American’ connection!

Long before Bollywood was even thought of, Hollywood came to India via Tollywood. How? Read on to find out

‘I will go to the top.. the top.. the top’ and that’s what Uttam Kuma...

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

Bijon Bhattacharya: He who brought a slice of life on stage

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

How Satyajit Ray turned Pather Panchali into a cult movie?

The movie that defines Bengal, its ethos and its beauty

Thankamani Kutty made Bengal her home

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

Chris Hemsworth of Netflix sensation movie ‘Extraction’ speaks Bangla!

The Australia-Bengali film connect down the ages

BREAKING! Well-known theatre personality Usha Ganguly is no more!

GB tribute to the dramatist who brought Hindi plays to Kolkata

Posters and criticism against PURBA PASHCHIM

The tale of two Bengal - Part 2

PURBA PASCHIM-First Indo Bangla Television series

Narrating the tale of two Bengal

Why did Suchitra Sen turn a recluse?

On her birth anniversary, GB finds out

Utpal Dutta – the unconventional actor who followed his own rules

Remember his role as Samuel Leibowitz in Manusher Adhikaray?

Why was Sambhu Mitra the living legend of Bengali Theatre?

Biplab Dasgupta gives first-hand accounts of his rehearsals

BREAKING! ‘Ray’s photographer’ Nemai Ghosh is no more!

The man who captured Satyajit Ray in different moods

How Pradeep Bhattacharya took the power of theatre to prisons

Prison inmates staging difficult Tagore plays

Veteran actor Santu Mukherjee is no more!

Tollywood and Bengal will miss him

Passing by Borun Babu’s hearth and home

Borun Babur Bondhu is a rare gem in Bengali movie scenario

Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

Actress Sabitri Chatterjee overcame pangs of partition and poverty

She went on to become one of the finest actors of Tollywood

Dadar Kirti goes silent, actor Tapas Pal is no more!

GB tribute to the ’80s hero on his death

Devika Rani, the Greta Garbo of Indian cinema was from the Tagore family

The first lady of Indian cinema was from Bengal

Utpal Dutt used theatre as a voice of dissent against political parties

He staged several satires as an anti-establishment tool

Miss Shefali, Kolkata’s first cabaret dancer is no more!

She fought poverty and landed in Kolkata as a refugee

Rabi Ghosh, the king comedian was given his first break by Utpal Dutta!

He wished to become a bodybuilder and not an actor

Utpal Dutta – the doyen of Bengali Theatre comes in a new light in this s...

Theatre personality Biplab Dasgupta dissects Dutta’s talents

Apu to Feluda --- Living legend Soumitro Chatterjee turns 85 today!

Actor and theatre personality Biplab Dasgupta pays a tribute

Haridhan Mukherjee – ‘Mama’ of Bengali cinema who fought ...

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

How far will Dhritiman Chatterjee do justice to Professor Shonku’s ro...

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction brought to life

My Date with Barunbabur Bandhu

Film that brings Soumitra-Madhabi chemistry onscreen after Charulata

Saswata Chatterjee back as Bob Biswas this January

Shooting to start in Kolkata next month

Aamir Khan’s Kolkata calling, Shoot on Howrah Bridge!

All Aamir Khan fans geared up for a date

First look of Avijatrik, the newly-made monochrome last leg of Apur Sansar ...

Apu, Aparna and Kajol return to silver screen in a B/W mode

Aparna Sen’s Ghware Baire Aaj is just an armchair political statement...

Did she need to take Tagore’s name to sell her movie?

Tagore’s Ghare Baire was powerful, has Aparna Sen lived up to it in G...

Even Satyajit Ray came up with a rare and weak cast!

KIFF celebrates Children’s Day with ‘Child’ movies

Film-makers from across the world pay homage to children

Rakhee Gulzar’s new movie Nirban being screened at KIFF

Why did Gautam Halder’s Nirban take so long to release?

GB KIFF SPECIAL: Celebrating 100 years of Jahar Roy

KIFF pays tribute to 100 years of legendary comedian

GB Exclusive interview with Raj Chakraborty, KIFF Chairman and celebrated d...

Raj Chakraborty speaks about his learning experience at KIFF

GB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 25th Kolkata International Film Festival 

What’s new brewing at the international film festival?

KIFF Centenary Homage: Karuna Bandopadhyay

Remember Satyajit Ray’s Sarbajaya?

Director who called Hollywood ‘The Big Nipple’ -- KIFF Special ...

What made Bertolucci’s films the most colourful in Hollywood?

Bohoman to bring back Aparna Sen- Soumitro Chatterjee chemistry!

What is the movie to be soon launched about?

Gumnaami – in the eyes of journalist and Probashi Bangali Shubhobroto...

Dissecting the truth behind Netaji’s disappearance

KIFF Special: Who is the chief guest at KIFF this year? Yes, he is an Oscar...

German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff is the Chief Guest at KIFF 2019

Kolkata Int’l Film Festival brings back ‘celluloid’ films...

Old projectors of Nandan revamped to show these movies

Lincoln Center to host a complete retrospective of Ritwik Ghatak

Big recognition to the visionary Bengali director’s career

Handwriting expert Carl Baggett concludes Gumnami Baba was Netaji 

With release of Movie Gumnaami today, a look at the controversy

Director Shuvayu Bhattacharjee in an exclusive interview on ‘Kol...

Do not miss this Poetry Short Film to be launched soon!

Last of the Aristocrats of Bengali Cine World --- Chhabi Biswas

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

Happy Birthday Feluda, Sabyasachi Chakraborty!

He probably was the second best to Soumitro Chatterjee

Did you know Pather Pachali’s Sarbajaya was a revolutionary communist...

She immortalized the character of Durga’s mother through her acting!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UTTAM KUMAR! Tracing the Suchitra-Uttam enigma on the actor&...

Why Uttam wanted to meet his ‘Rama’ a week before his death?

 On Mahanayak’s birthday, a look back at one of Uttam Kumar&rsqu...

The hilarious movie with a tale behind its naming

On his birth anniversary GB celebrates Rituporno Ghosh’s talent throu...

Some of the best movies ever made in Bengali Cinema

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITUPORNO GHOSH: Read this excerpt from his autobiography! ...

GB pays tribute to one of the most talented actors of Bengal cineworld

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Did you know Bhanu Bandopadhyay was scientist Satyen Bose's...

Actor who made generations laugh with his Bangaal was a bright student

On his birth anniversary Sombhu Mitra --- a cult by himself

The man who brought a new wave in Bengal’s theatre circuit

Actor Soumitro Chatterjee recovers, released from hospital today

We all pray for his return to the screens and stage

Saswata Chatterjee gets Best Actor Award at Madrid Film Festival

He is one of the most versatile actors of recent times

Actor Rudranil Ghosh to feature in Badhaai Ho director’s next film&nb...

Bollywood calling! Rudranil Ghosh gets a big break

Honoured at UN! Season’s Greetings: Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

Three Bengali films pick up National Awards this year

Great moment for directors of Tollywood

On his birthday, a look at ‘lover boy’ Kishore Kumar and his 4 ...

How romance and marriage played a different role in Kishore’s life

GB Exclusive: Actress Sudiptaa Chakraborty on her new movie Samsara

How she gets into the role of a caretaker with elan

Looking back at Goutam Ghosh’s iconic movie Paar

On his birthday, GB pays tribute to director Ghosh and his protest movies

Week before he died, Uttam Kumar wished to meet Suchitra Sen! Why?

Did she meet him? If not why? How did Uttam’s ‘Rama’ react on his death?

Accident or murder? Actress Mahua Roychowdhury’s death a mystery

On her death anniversary GB remembers Tollywood’s talented actress

Actor Kali Banerjee wanted to become a freedom fighter

He was beaten up by his father for getting into sports

Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAARC Film Fest ...

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and music

Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his ‘difference’

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

GB pays tribute to this theatre genius on his birth anniversary!

GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Bengal’s ...

Sircar’s Ebong Indrajit opened a new vista for Indian stage

Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

Why is Prodosh C. Mitter or Feluda still relevant to us?

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emotional connect

Bengal’s famous theatre group Nandikar steps into its 60th year today...

GB traces its journey from Ajitesh Bandopadhyay to Sohini Sengupta

Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata schools

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week

Remembering Bhombal da of Dadar Kirti

On Anup Kumar’s birthday

Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

Girish Karnad’s deep association with Bengal’s theatre world

Despite the controversy over his Tagore’s play remark

Why did Sharmila Tagore remove all posters of An Evening in Paris?

She did not want her future mother-in-law to see her bikini clad image

The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing again

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid roles

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

Rickshawalas of Kolkata find place in a new movie

Kolkata’s rickshaws are as iconic as the city’s historical past

Is Kazi Nazrul Islam more celebrated in Bangladesh than Kolkata?

GB interview with Nazrul researcher Mujibur Rahman

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

On his birthday, an ode to Sen’s creative thoughts

Sreyashi Sen, the only woman film distributor in south-east Asia

How she struggled in a foreign land to set up Darpan

Famous singer Sahana Bajpaie speaks on her song in Konttho

In an exclusive interview, world-renowned singer about Shobai chup

Power-packed performances in Jesthoputro

Kaushik Ganguly again leaves a mark

In her directorial venture, Churni Ganguly wins hearts

Tarikh creates a subtext within a text

Thriller Vinci Da will keep you on tenterhooks!

Superb acting and gripping climax

Jiben Bose – the famous doctor’s son who turned an actor

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father’s wishes?

Basu Paribar is not just a movie, it is a poetic journey

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

Chandrabati Devi: Chandramukhi of PromotheshBarua’s Devdas

She gave up her family for the love of films

Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

Apu Trilogy sees a closure with new movie Abhijatrik

Director Subhrajit Mitra speaks to GB

Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a difference

Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

Not just an actress, she was one of the first Indian models

Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

Do not miss this un-scathing movie on ‘different’ love

Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’ ...

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

Why actor Soumitro Chatterjee was Satyajit Ray’s muse

On his birthday, GB decodes the many shades of Ray’s ‘Apu’

How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

Did you know she took her song lessons from Krishna Chandra Dey?

War of letters between Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen

Why Sen’s protest films stand out

Pavel’s Rosogolla has more to it than a biopic

How love of a man for his wife led to invention of Rosogolla

Watch out for Kolkata boy Ram Kamal Mukherjee 

Short film director of Bollywood making a mark

Exclusive interview with Voice of Silence director

Debraj Naiya addresses post rape trauma through his film

KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance

Kali – the docu-film against our obsession with skin colour

Director Subrata Sen speaks to GB on dark-skin shaming

On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

From undying spirit of a dying child, to one who travels far and wide

Go and watch docu-drama Menopause at KIFF

Breaking the shackles of social taboos in India

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

Manojder Advut Bari – a movie that fails to match the book

GB reviews a movie that had huge potential, but was a major let down

Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with elan!

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawyer

Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ project in Kol...

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

‘Dugga Pujo and Me’—How kites ushered in Durga Puja

On Rituporno Ghosh’s birthday, GB brings his first-person account

Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause’

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

Tanuja returns to Tollywood; Watch Sonar Pahar

Will ‘Ke tumi nandini’ nostalgia be back again?

Can Ritwik match the popularity of Uttam Kumar as Srikanto?

Watch out for the new Srikanto movie by Pradipta Bhattacharya

‘Kolkata has inspired me to establish myself as an actor’

For me, Bengal is synonymous with Rabindranath Tagore

Rainbow Jelly woven through forgotten fairy tales

Yet, the movie sends a strong message

Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

Take on Bhanu-Ruma, Biswajit-Sandhya and Soumitro-Sharmila

Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

How it felt to work in Srijit Mukherjee’s Uma

Debanjan had a small role, but the experience was rewarding

Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

Post It! The new micro-film by a Kolkata director

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

Actor Biplab Dasgupta remembers Supriya Devi

She was an immensely sensitive and emotional human being

How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat translation

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

City Film Fest on Bangladesh Liberation War

Watch this out between Jan 5-8

Professor Shonku is here!

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction is set to be on celluloid!

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

Two artists from two nations who refused to sell their art for money

Tagore taught Victoria one Bengali word: Bhalobasha

Argentine film on Rabindranath and Victoria

Why watch a Godard movie at Kolkata Film Fest?

KIFF to feature Jean Godard’s movie for the first time

Manojder Advut Bari on celluloid

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s hilarious masterpiece

Jalpaiguri boy’s film might enter Oscars

Docu-maker’s seven-minute film wins laurels worldwide

What to watch out for at Kolkata Int’l Film Fest?

There are many firsts this year, including Jean-Luc Godard’s movie

Ritwik Ghatak’s war between ‘Man and Machine’

Ghatak’s Ajantrik was a revolutionary movie

Kabuliwala’s new version at Tokyo Film Festival

Bioscopewalla, the contemporary Kabuliwala

Pathe Prabashe is not a mere travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

Girija – award winning documentary on Girija Devi

Directed by two young filmmakers from Bengal  

Was Kishore Kumar a happy man?

His comic actions and songs say so, but was it his true image?

Was Ekla Cholo Re the only song sung by Bachchan?

Amitabh Bachchan sang around five songs for Bollywood

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

Why not pay a visit to ‘adda’ days again?

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi

GB pays tribute to poet Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary

With a rare docu-feature,Nazrul – Jibon Porikroma

First film under new Censor Board chief banned

Prasoon Joshi bans very first film

Enjoy Bengali film festival in Delhi

Delhi all set to host Bengali Cine Festival

Salman Khan might play role of Shiva!

Amish Tripathi’s Meluha’s movie adaptation

Two young city directors’ film head for Toronto

Hungry, adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Neena Gupta asks for work on Instagram 

62-year-old wishes a fresh start

Teaching ‘Lipstick Feminism’

Lipstick Under My Burkha

New theatre destination for Calcuttans

Inauguration of Ajitesh Mancha

Jagga Jasoos in Hirak Rajar Deshe

Great to watch. Tough to carry home.

Remake of Bengali film

Messi remake in Tamil and Hindi

Bhalobashar Shohor (City of Love)

A tale of emotional devastations

Caught in a time warp 

Better bet to watch Karz or Karan Arjun