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Culture / Film, Theatre & TV

October 09 2021

New documentary pays tribute to the dhaak, the soul of Durga Puja

‘Dhak - The Drum of Bengal’ is to be screened later this year

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 02 2021

A century of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s magic

This year marks the onset of the filmmaker’s centenary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 30 2021

Why Tollywood should be grateful to an American

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 21 2021

Youth from Canning makes a name with a first of its kind Coffee Documentary...

Pratik Dey Chowdhury met a variety of people, including café owners, coffee planters, roasters, and consumers, to learn about their perspectives on coffee

By Shuvra Dey

September 18 2021

After Pather Panchali, there is Talnabami

A little-known film captures the essence of Bibhutibhushan

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 06 2021

Not just a theatre, but a way of life

Should the glory days be allowed to end?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 04 2021

Will single-screen halls become a slice of nostalgia?

Gone are the chips sellers and tea sellers, coffee, ice-cream and popcorn

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 03 2021

Saptapadi, not just a romantic masterpiece, but a message against hatred

Revisiting one of Uttam Kumar’s most memorable films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 31 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

August 28 2021

Seven Bengali films make it to Melbourne 2021

Each film chosen presents a completely different genre

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 27 2021

What makes Pather Panchali a timeless chart topper?

The film released on this day in 1955

By Information Desk

August 26 2021

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, much more than an actor

Remembering the icon on his 102nd birthday

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 24 2021

Plot No 5 was Uttam Kumar’s Last Movie. Not Ogo Bodhu Sundori

Plot No. 5 was a hit in Bengal and it ran for as many as 10 weeks in Elite Cinema Hall

By Information Desk

August 14 2021

‘I hope never to make a film like this again’

Tathagata Ghosh on his short film Dhulo

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 09 2021

On DD Bangla's birthday, a chat with two very familiar faces

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 04 2021

Sromona Chakraborty on her ‘Bapi’ Kishore Kumar

Sromona and her family always shared a wonderful relationship with Kishore Kumar


August 03 2021

Documentary with strong Bengal connect wins Golden Eye at Cannes

Payal Kapadia’s first feature ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ bagged the prestigious Golden Eye Award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2021

By Information Desk

August 02 2021

‘Once Upon A Time in Calcutta’ gets selected at Venice Film Festival

National Award-winner Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third feature, ‘Once Upon A Time In Calcutta,’ has been selected in the prestigious upcoming 78th Venice Film Festival

By Information Desk

July 31 2021

Global recognition for Hrid Majharey, and our take on Shakespeare

Hrid Majharey was screened at the World Shakespeare Congress

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 24 2021

Looking back at Goutam Ghose's iconic movie 'Paar'

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

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

The Uttam Kumar films we never saw

Uttam Kumar featured in several unreleased films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 19 2021

I was deeply impressed with Karan Johar: Tota Roychoudhury

An interview with Bengal’s fittest actor

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 14 2021

Subrata Mitra, the pioneer behind Ray, finally gets his due

He remains one of India’s best cinematographers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 10 2021


Every creative artist, consciously or subconsciously, dreams of going beyond borders

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 08 2021

Modhu Bose, the man who brought ‘Parallel Cinema’ to India

Bose, at times known as the Renaissance Man of Indian cinema


July 07 2021

Legends Never Die! Dilip Kumar’s love for Bengal and his presence in Beng...

Dilip Kumar was always a huge fan of Uttam Kumar's captivating screen presence


June 26 2021

Mithun at 71, the man behind the politics

Over nearly four decades, Mithun has broken every rule in the Bollywood book

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 25 2021

When Satyajit Ray breaches the domain of Netflix!

Anthology ‘Ray’ starts today


June 12 2021

Who is a prostitute, asks Pramita Bhowmik’s short film

Not many films deal with the sex worker vs housewife dynamic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2021

The man who made only the films he wanted to

Until the end, Buddhadeb Dasgupta worked and lived on his own terms

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 08 2021

Kolkata boy Rishav Ghosh receives prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Rishav receives the award for the Best Director in ‘Student Category’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 30 2021

What did Rituparno Ghosh have to say about Death?

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 29 2021

Rammohan remembered: Sati and Antarjali Jatra

How an ancient social evil found expression in cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 21 2021

The Manik who never made it big on the big screen

This year marks the 113th birth anniversary of Manik Bandyopadhyay

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 19 2021

Why was Sambhu Mitra a living legend of Bengali Theatre?

Biplab Dasgupta remembers him on his Death Anniversary

By Biplab Dasgupta

May 15 2021

Uttarpara archive celebrates 99 years of Mrinal Sen with unique tribute

The Mrinal Manjusha Museum will have a virtual launch this year

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 14 2021

The Mrinal Sen films we can no longer watch

As far as history of cinema goes, Bengal has almost nothing to show before 1930

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 13 2021

Ray-Uttam’s 'Nayak' celebrates 55th anniversary this May

What was so special about Ray's 'Nayak'?


May 09 2021

Notir Puja: Rabindranath Tagore’s Only Film Nears Century

Pujarini was recast in dramatic form as Notir Puja in 1926

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray's world of cinemagic

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

By Information Desk

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray, hunger, and Pather Panchali

It is in Pather Panchali that we see hunger at its starkest

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 29 2021

Thankamani Kutty's journey from Kerala to Bengal

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

By Somnath Kutty

April 24 2021

Tangra Blues, the first ‘Bengali rap’ film

Rap arises from the heap of rubbish dumped in the slum called Tangra

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 22 2021

Kanan Devi- melody queen and the first female star of Bengal

On her birthday, GB pays a tribute

By Saheli Mitra

April 20 2021

Childhood memory of triple talaq drives National Award-winner Farha

A GB Exclusive on the maker of the documentary film ‘Holy Rights’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 14 2021

Jharna Basak -- the Bengali actress who ruled Pakistan’s silver screen

She was the first superstar of the subcontinent with 180 Urdu and Bengali films

By Shuvra Dey

April 10 2021

Are Bengali OTT shows competitive at all?

What is the quality of OTT shows in general and Bengali shows in particular?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 06 2021

Why did Suchitra turn a recluse?

On Sen's birth anniversary

By Information Desk

March 29 2021

"Rifle is the source of all Power in the world," said Utpal Dutta

How a quote led to a revolution!

By Suman Sadhu

March 27 2021

National Award for Gumnami reflects a distinct pattern

What is more important for a filmmaker, an award or box-office returns?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 16 2021

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

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

By Information Desk

March 15 2021

Tulsi Chakraborty: The actor who ruled the Bengali cinema with pure comedy ...

Demand for Heritage status of Tulsi Chakraborty’s Howrah house


March 13 2021

The Kolkata film festival nobody knows about

One of the very few festivals to successfully blend real and virtual

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 27 2021

Mahishasura Mardini and the multi-layered world of Ranjan Ghosh

Young filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh is almost ready with his fourth feature film

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 25 2021

Uttam Kumar-Soumitra: The War that never was

A duo that defined the golden phase of Bengali film industry

By Shuvra Dey

February 22 2021

Pahari Sanyal was not just a brilliant actor but a singer too

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

By Information Desk

February 18 2021

Biswajit Chatterjee: The evergreen tinsel star of all seasons

One of the first male movie actors in India to portray a woman’s role


February 13 2021

From father to son, Bangla cinema is in safe hands of the Jalans

Gaurang’s father produced award-winning films by Tapan Sinha such as Safed Haathi, Aaj Ka Robin Hood, Harmonium and Anokha Moti

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 11 2021

‘Art college students aren’t even told about a career in production des...

Our profile of renowned Bollywood production designer Amit Ray

By Indrajit Sen

February 08 2021

‘Dada would say, a hungry stomach is perfect for creativity’

How two Bengali boys design some of Bollywood’s biggest sets

By Indrajit Sen

February 06 2021

Ritwik Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

By Information Desk

February 04 2021

Rabi Ghosh wanted to be a bodybuilder

The actor was given his first break by Utpal Dutta

By Saheli Mitra

January 13 2021

Is the OTT boom passing Bengal by?

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Hotstar have been around in the Indian market since 2016-17

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 09 2021

Tributes to Ray, Soumitra, Ravi Shankar mark Kolkata Film Festival

The 26th Kolkata International Film Festival is now under way

By Information Desk

December 11 2020

“Passion is more important than Price,” says Subrata Chakraborty

The only production designer from India to have been called by Hollywood for the Oscar Jury

By Saheli Mitra

December 09 2020

From Haider to Padmaavat, Subrata Chakraborty has created magic

In a conversation with the most sought-after production designer

By Saheli Mitra

December 02 2020

When Tagore shows you the way

Pradip Bhattacharya’s effort to make the prisoners a better human being

By Saheli Mitra

November 25 2020

Small Budget Big Film

Bengali film Ketu gets global recognition at Canada’s prestigious film festival

By Information Desk

November 21 2020

The Soumitrada I knew

One of Soumitra Chatterjee’s last directors pays homag

By Saibal Mitra

November 20 2020

A meeting on the 'Bridge'

One of Soumitra Chatterjee's exceptional acts

By Information Desk

November 19 2020

Apu to Feluda- A legend never dies

Soumitra Chatterjee was a rare versatile legend

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 18 2020

Our last bastion

Remembering Soumitra Chattopadhyay, from a colleague and devoted admirer

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 17 2020

Why actor Soumitra was Ray’s muse

Decoding the many shades of Ray's 'Apu'

By Saheli Mitra

November 17 2020

When theatre is used to transform lives

Pradip Bhattacharya’s unique theatre therapy for jail inmates

By Saheli Mitra

November 16 2020

Soumitra and Nasiruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’

The stalwarts join hands in movie 'Debotar Grash'

By Information Desk

November 15 2020

Farewell, Feluda

Bidding adieu to Bengali cinema's most versatile actor ever

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 11 2020

Majestic lighting of Paris’ Eiffel Tower was done by Tapas Sen, the wizar...

He received Asia’s Best Light Designer Award

By Saheli Mitra

September 05 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

September 03 2020

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

By Saheli Mitra

August 23 2020

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

The film attained wide acclaim in Russia but not in India

By Information Desk

August 19 2020

In pandemic times, the lonely viewer

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

By Samudranil Gupta

August 17 2020

When Feluda’s Sidhu Jyatha Harindranath Chattopadhyay turned lyricist of ...

He sang his way to prison captured by the British

By Information Desk

August 05 2020

Birendra Krishna Bhadra – creator of ‘Timeless Mahalaya’

Remembering on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

July 24 2020

‘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?

By Information Desk

July 17 2020

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

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

By Shuvra Dey

July 11 2020

Iconic 1973 play Marich Sangbad released as a film

Play has been fully digitized

By Information Desk

June 04 2020

Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to be headed by Krishnendu Maju...

The first ‘man of colour to get this post’

By Information Desk

May 30 2020

Calling Bell directed by Shamik Basu of Raigunj to feature in London Film F...

GB Exclusive interview with the young director

By Shuvra Dey

May 14 2020

Mrinal Sen --- Director who brought a ‘new wave’ in Indian Cinema

Our tribute on his birth anniversary

By Shuvra Dey

May 02 2020

How Satyajit Ray turned Pather Panchali into a cult movie?

The movie that defines Bengal, its ethos and its beauty

By Information Desk

April 30 2020

‘Bengali women are Special’ : Actor Irrfan Khan is no more!

Tracing Irrfan’s love for Bengal!

By Information Desk

April 29 2020

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

The Australia-Bengali film connect down the ages

By Indranil Halder

April 24 2020

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

GB tribute to the dramatist who brought Hindi plays to Kolkata

By Information Desk

April 13 2020

Did you know Kolkata had a thriving Opera culture once upon a time?

Opera that influenced Bengal Renaissance

By Indranil Halder

April 12 2020

Posters and criticism against PURBA PASHCHIM

The tale of two Bengal - Part 2

By Indrajit Sen

April 11 2020

PURBA PASCHIM-First Indo Bangla Television series

Narrating the tale of two Bengal

By Indrajit Sen

April 10 2020

Where does a child stand in our society?

My world is cinema

By Suman Sadhu

March 29 2020

Utpal Dutta – the unconventional actor who followed his own rules

Remember his role as Samuel Leibowitz in Manusher Adhikaray?

By Biplab Dasgupta

March 26 2020

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

The man who captured Satyajit Ray in different moods

By Information Desk

March 20 2020

How Pradeep Bhattacharya took the power of theatre to prisons

Prison inmates staging difficult Tagore plays

By Information Desk

March 17 2020

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who enlivened every character he played

GB remembers him on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

March 12 2020

Veteran actor Santu Mukherjee is no more!

Tollywood and Bengal will miss him

By Information Desk

March 05 2020

Passing by Borun Babu’s hearth and home

Borun Babur Bondhu is a rare gem in Bengali movie scenario

By Shuvra Dey

February 28 2020

When Rabindranath Tagore donned the hat of a film director!

How was Natir Puja made on celluloid?

By Information Desk

February 22 2020

Actress Sabitri Chatterjee overcame pangs of partition and poverty

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

By Saheli Mitra

February 18 2020

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

GB tribute to the ’80s hero on his death

By Information Desk

February 11 2020

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

The first lady of Indian cinema was from Bengal

By Information Desk

February 09 2020

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

He staged several satires as an anti-establishment tool

By Biplab Dasgupta

February 07 2020

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

She fought poverty and landed in Kolkata as a refugee

By Information Desk

January 28 2020

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

Theatre personality Biplab Dasgupta dissects Dutta’s talents

By Biplab Dasgupta

December 17 2019

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

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction brought to life

By Information Desk

December 17 2019

My Date with Barunbabur Bandhu

Film that brings Soumitra-Madhabi chemistry onscreen after Charulata

By Mahul Brahma

December 15 2019

Saswata Chatterjee back as Bob Biswas this January

Shooting to start in Kolkata next month

By Information Desk

December 10 2019

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

All Aamir Khan fans geared up for a date

By Information Desk

November 24 2019

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

By Information Desk

November 24 2019

Meet Santashree Chaudhuri who is turning poetry into films for the first ti...

Western concept of poetry-films brought to life

By Santasree Chaudhuri

November 20 2019

After 43 years, Sarat Chandra Chatterji’s Datta is being remade

Rituparna Sengupta in the lead role!

By Information Desk

November 19 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

November 17 2019

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!

By Information Desk

November 15 2019

KIFF celebrates Children’s Day with ‘Child’ movies

Film-makers from across the world pay homage to children

By Information Desk

November 13 2019

Rakhee Gulzar’s new movie Nirban being screened at KIFF

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

By Information Desk

November 12 2019

GB KIFF SPECIAL: Celebrating 100 years of Jahar Roy

KIFF pays tribute to 100 years of legendary comedian

By Information Desk

November 11 2019

Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood! Kolkata’s role in s...

Amitabh Bachchan and his Big Kolkata connect

By Information Desk

November 11 2019

KIFF showcases international film shooting locations of Bengal

Documentary made by Parambrata Chatterjee

By Information Desk

November 08 2019

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

Raj Chakraborty speaks about his learning experience at KIFF

By Saheli Mitra

November 08 2019

GB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 25th Kolkata International Film Festival 

What’s new brewing at the international film festival?

By Information Desk

November 07 2019

Feluda is back! Director Srijit Mukherjee brings new series Feluda Ferot! ...

Who will be the new Feluda? Who will be Jatayu?

By Information Desk

November 06 2019

KIFF Centenary Homage: Karuna Bandopadhyay

Remember Satyajit Ray’s Sarbajaya?

By Information Desk

November 04 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

November 03 2019

Kolkata’s iconic Nandan gets a facelift after 33 years before KIFF in...

Take a look at the revamped classic Nandan

By Information Desk

October 31 2019

Bohoman to bring back Aparna Sen- Soumitro Chatterjee chemistry!

What is the movie to be soon launched about?

By Information Desk

October 25 2019

KIFF Special: Ronny Sen’s Cat Sticks, to compete in KIFF Int’l ...

Will it win the Golden Royal Bengal trophy?

By Information Desk

October 24 2019

KIFF Special: Hollywood celebrities might be present in Kolkata

Andie MacDowell might throw up a surprise!

By Information Desk

October 22 2019

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

Dissecting the truth behind Netaji’s disappearance

By Shubhobroto Ghosh

October 21 2019

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

By Information Desk

October 20 2019

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

Old projectors of Nandan revamped to show these movies

By Information Desk

October 17 2019

Lincoln Center to host a complete retrospective of Ritwik Ghatak

Big recognition to the visionary Bengali director’s career

By Information Desk

October 02 2019

Handwriting expert Carl Baggett concludes Gumnami Baba was Netaji 

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

By Information Desk

September 29 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

September 15 2019

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

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

September 10 2019

Childhood nostalgia brought back with Nitish Roy’s Buddhu Bhutum

Tales of Thakurmar Jhuli or Harry Potter?

By Information Desk

September 09 2019

Happy Birthday Feluda, Sabyasachi Chakraborty!

He probably was the second best to Soumitro Chatterjee

By Information Desk

September 06 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 04 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 03 2019

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

The hilarious movie with a tale behind its naming

By Dhurjati Prasad Chaudhuri

September 03 2019

CONGRATS! Movie Tarikh is among 15 top films of the world

Wins Los Angeles Film Award 2019

By Information Desk

September 01 2019

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

Some of the best movies ever made in Bengali Cinema

By Information Desk

August 31 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

August 30 2019

36 Chowringhee Lane revisited – Aparna Sen’s cult film was rele...

Directorial debut of Aparna Sen left a mark

By Information Desk

August 26 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

August 23 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

August 22 2019

Actor Soumitro Chatterjee recovers, released from hospital today

We all pray for his return to the screens and stage

By Information Desk

August 20 2019

Saswata Chatterjee gets Best Actor Award at Madrid Film Festival

He is one of the most versatile actors of recent times

By Information Desk

August 17 2019

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

Bollywood calling! Rudranil Ghosh gets a big break

By Information Desk

August 14 2019

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

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

By Saheli Mitra

August 11 2019

Bengali film Runanubandha awarded at prestigious film festival of Canada

GB Exclusive with director Amartya Bhattacharyya

By Information Desk

August 11 2019

Three Bengali films pick up National Awards this year

Great moment for directors of Tollywood

By Information Desk

August 04 2019

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

By Information Desk

August 02 2019

GB Exclusive: Actress Sudiptaa Chakraborty on her new movie Samsara

How she gets into the role of a caretaker with elan

By Saheli Mitra

July 24 2019

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?

By Information Desk

July 23 2019

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

On her death anniversary GB remembers Tollywood’s talented actress

By Saheli Mitra

July 22 2019

Actor Kali Banerjee wanted to become a freedom fighter

He was beaten up by his father for getting into sports

By Information Desk

July 19 2019

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

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and music

By Information Desk

July 17 2019

Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

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

By Information Desk

July 17 2019

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 16 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

July 12 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

July 09 2019

Nigel Akkara features in Shiboprasad-Nandita’s next movie Gotro

Not birth, not religion, embrace humanity

By Information Desk

July 07 2019

Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

By Information Desk

July 05 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

June 30 2019

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

GB traces its journey from Ajitesh Bandopadhyay to Sohini Sengupta

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

June 30 2019

Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata schools

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week

By Information Desk

June 17 2019

Remembering Bhombal da of Dadar Kirti

On Anup Kumar’s birthday

By Information Desk

June 13 2019

Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

By Information Desk

June 12 2019

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

Despite the controversy over his Tagore’s play remark

By Biplab Dasgupta

June 11 2019

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

By Information Desk

June 04 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

June 01 2019

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

By Saheli Mitra

May 29 2019

Goutam Ghose returns to Bollywood with new film Rahgir

Movie based on Prafulla Roy’s book

By Information Desk

May 26 2019

Rickshawalas of Kolkata find place in a new movie

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 24 2019

Is Kazi Nazrul Islam more celebrated in Bangladesh than Kolkata?

GB interview with Nazrul researcher Mujibur Rahman

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 22 2019

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

By Saheli Mitra

May 18 2019

Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

By Information Desk

May 17 2019

Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

By Information Desk

May 14 2019

War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

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

By Information Desk

May 12 2019

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

How she struggled in a foreign land to set up Darpan

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 10 2019

Famous singer Sahana Bajpaie speaks on her song in Konttho

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 01 2019

Power-packed performances in Jesthoputro

Kaushik Ganguly again leaves a mark

By Dola Dutta Roy

April 30 2019

In her directorial venture, Churni Ganguly wins hearts

Tarikh creates a subtext within a text

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

April 25 2019

Thriller Vinci Da will keep you on tenterhooks!

Superb acting and gripping climax

By Mousumi Sengupta

April 18 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

April 16 2019

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

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

By Saheli Mitra

April 10 2019

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

By Saheli Mitra

April 06 2019

In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

By Information Desk

April 06 2019

Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

By Information Desk

March 29 2019

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

By Saheli Mitra

March 20 2019

Chandrabati Devi: Chandramukhi of PromotheshBarua’s Devdas

She gave up her family for the love of films

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

March 19 2019

Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

By Information Desk

March 15 2019

Shoojit Sircar’s new biopic on an unsung hero of Indian independence ...

Vicky Kaushal to play the role of Udham Singh

By Information Desk

March 14 2019

How will Sohini fare as athlete Swapna Barman in Srijit biopic?

The new biopic on Bengal’s golden girl

By Information Desk

March 13 2019

Ravishing Swastika back on Bengali celluloid as ‘Sri’

She pairs up with Tota Roychoudhury

By Information Desk

March 11 2019

Apu Trilogy sees a closure with new movie Abhijatrik

Director Subhrajit Mitra speaks to GB

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

March 07 2019

Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

By Information Desk

February 28 2019

Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

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

By Information Desk

February 22 2019

Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

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

By Information Desk

February 14 2019

Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

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

By Information Desk

February 13 2019

Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

By Information Desk

February 01 2019

How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

By Information Desk

February 01 2019

Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

By Information Desk

January 30 2019

Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

By Information Desk

January 21 2019

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

By Saheli Mitra

January 10 2019

How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

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

By Information Desk

December 31 2018

War of letters between Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen

Why Sen’s protest films stand out

By Saheli Mitra

December 27 2018

Pavel’s Rosogolla has more to it than a biopic

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

December 21 2018

Watch out for Kolkata boy Ram Kamal Mukherjee 

Short film director of Bollywood making a mark

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

December 06 2018

Exclusive interview with Voice of Silence director

Debraj Naiya addresses post rape trauma through his film

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

November 16 2018

KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance

By Information Desk

November 15 2018

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

Director Subrata Sen speaks to GB on dark-skin shaming

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

November 14 2018

On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

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

By Information Desk

November 13 2018

Go and watch docu-drama Menopause at KIFF

Breaking the shackles of social taboos in India

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

November 10 2018

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

By Saheli Mitra

November 10 2018

Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

By Information Desk

October 23 2018

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

By Debanjana Saha

October 06 2018

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

September 27 2018

Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

By Information Desk

September 16 2018

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

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

By Information Desk

September 01 2018

Old wine in a new bottle: Aparna Sen’s Ghare Baire remake

Get set go for E Juger Ghare Baire

By Information Desk

September 01 2018

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

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

By Information Desk

August 28 2018

Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

By Information Desk

July 30 2018

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause’

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

By Saheli Mitra

July 09 2018

Tanuja returns to Tollywood; Watch Sonar Pahar

Will ‘Ke tumi nandini’ nostalgia be back again?

By Suman Sadhu

July 07 2018

Can Ritwik match the popularity of Uttam Kumar as Srikanto?

Watch out for the new Srikanto movie by Pradipta Bhattacharya

By Suman Sadhu

June 20 2018

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

For me, Bengal is synonymous with Rabindranath Tagore

By Jayeeta Ganguly

June 19 2018

Rainbow Jelly woven through forgotten fairy tales

Yet, the movie sends a strong message

By Amanita Sen

June 14 2018

Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

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

By Information Desk

June 06 2018

Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

By Information Desk

June 03 2018

How it felt to work in Srijit Mukherjee’s Uma

Debanjan had a small role, but the experience was rewarding

By Debanjan Chatterjee

May 13 2018

Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

By Information Desk

May 08 2018

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

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

By Saheli Mitra

May 03 2018

Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

By Information Desk

February 10 2018

Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

By Information Desk

February 08 2018

Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

By Information Desk

January 28 2018

Actor Biplab Dasgupta remembers Supriya Devi

She was an immensely sensitive and emotional human being

By Biplab Dasgupta

January 27 2018

How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat translation

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

By Information Desk

January 06 2018

City Film Fest on Bangladesh Liberation War

Watch this out between Jan 5-8

By Information Desk

December 01 2017

Professor Shonku is here!

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

By Information Desk

November 29 2017

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

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

By Shuvra Dey

November 18 2017

Tagore taught Victoria one Bengali word: Bhalobasha

Argentine film on Rabindranath and Victoria

By Information Desk

November 10 2017

Why watch a Godard movie at Kolkata Film Fest?

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

By Information Desk

November 08 2017

Manojder Advut Bari on celluloid

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s hilarious masterpiece

By Information Desk

November 08 2017

Jalpaiguri boy’s film might enter Oscars

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

By Information Desk

November 08 2017

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

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

By Information Desk

November 01 2017

Kabuliwala’s new version at Tokyo Film Festival

Bioscopewalla, the contemporary Kabuliwala

By Information Desk

October 29 2017

Pathe Prabashe is not a mere travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

By Information Desk

October 27 2017

Girija – award winning documentary on Girija Devi

Directed by two young filmmakers from Bengal  

By Information Desk

October 13 2017

Was Kishore Kumar a happy man?

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

By Information Desk

October 11 2017

Was Ekla Cholo Re the only song sung by Bachchan?

Amitabh Bachchan sang around five songs for Bollywood

By Information Desk

September 13 2017

How Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyayhad fascinated Satyajit Ray

Ray turned five of his novels to films

By Information Desk

September 02 2017

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

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

By Shuvra Dey

August 30 2017

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi

By Shuvra Dey

August 29 2017

GB pays tribute to poet Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary

With a rare docu-feature,Nazrul – Jibon Porikroma

By Jayeeta Ganguly

August 29 2017

Khuda Jaane singer to sing for Projapoti Biskut

Bollywood pro for Bengali movie

By Information Desk

August 26 2017

Ajay Dvgan and Kajol returns to silver screen 

Star as a couple in new movie

By Information Desk

August 25 2017

First film under new Censor Board chief banned

Prasoon Joshi bans very first film

By Information Desk

August 23 2017

Gulzaar’s 1988 movie Libaas to finally release this year

Libaas to hit theatres this year end

By Information Desk

August 23 2017

Enjoy Bengali film festival in Delhi

Delhi all set to host Bengali Cine Festival

By Information Desk

August 19 2017

Salman Khan might play role of Shiva!

Amish Tripathi’s Meluha’s movie adaptation

By Information Desk

August 18 2017

Bengal’s first food movie Machher Jhol releases today

Bengali’s fetish for fish explored

By Shuvra Dey

August 08 2017

Writers’ Building to film shooting ground?

Actor Dev might shoot a movie

By Information Desk

August 04 2017

Two young city directors’ film head for Toronto

Hungry, adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy

By Information Desk

August 02 2017

Neena Gupta asks for work on Instagram 

62-year-old wishes a fresh start

By Information Desk

July 30 2017

Teaching ‘Lipstick Feminism’

Lipstick Under My Burkha

By Abantika Pal

July 28 2017

New theatre destination for Calcuttans

Inauguration of Ajitesh Mancha

By Information Desk

July 27 2017

Jagga Jasoos in Hirak Rajar Deshe

Great to watch. Tough to carry home.

By Chandrima Pal

July 27 2017

Remake of Bengali film

Messi remake in Tamil and Hindi

By Information Desk

July 23 2017

Bhalobashar Shohor (City of Love)

A tale of emotional devastations

By Indrajit Sen

June 22 2017

Caught in a time warp 

Better bet to watch Karz or Karan Arjun

By Chandrima Pal