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May 27 2024

Anasuya Sengupta becomes the first Indian to Win the Top Acting Award at Ca...

Anasuya dedicated the award to the queer community and other marginalised communities

By Information Desk

May 24 2024

New Biopic on ‘the rebel eternal’ Nazrul to trace his entire life – G...

The first biopic of the rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will start shooting this winter

By Information Desk

March 28 2024

Amartya Bhattacharya’s ‘Son of Adam’ gets prestigious award at the Ma...

'Son of Adam' is an attempt to adapt a musical album into cinema

By Information Desk

March 13 2024

Uttam and Suchitra, an unbeatable romantic pair - GetBengal story

They shared an intimacy that was difficult to decipher off-screen

By Information Desk

March 07 2024

“Parama: A journey with Aparna Sen” – the new documentary on Aparna S...

The documentary recently had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam


December 14 2023

Kolkata hears the story of Bo Thet Htun, whose films got him expelled from ...

KIFF: Broken Dreams is the creative output of eight filmmakers

By Suman Sadhu

November 29 2023

Bangladesh’s ‘Nona Pani’ to be screened at 29th KIFF - GetBengal stor...

The narrative depicts the profound impact of Cyclone Aila on the lives of Khulna’s inhabitants

By Suman Sadhu

November 27 2023

Sourav Sarangi’s Bagh Bahini at KIFF 2023 talks about unknown Tiger Savio...

Sourav Sarangi has been visiting the Sundarbans for 7 to 8 years now

By Suman Sadhu

October 26 2023

Rupban Jatra Pala – a dying art form of Bengal set to revive - GetBengal ...

Stylized delivery and exaggerated gestures and orations are some of the features of Jatra


October 09 2023

When Tandon Bari of Jorasanko lit up as a Theatre Stage - GetBengal story

Directed by actor and architect Anubha Fatehpuria, the play was presented by Padatik and Trisys Foundation


September 12 2023

Suman Ghosh’s ‘The Scavenger of Dreams’ reaches Busan Int’l Film Fe...

The city film fraternity is all agog with excitement as Ghosh's film

By Shuvra Dey

September 06 2023

Plot No 5, and not Ogo Bodhu Sundori was Uttam Kumar’s last movie to rele...

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 22 2023

Sambhu Mitra, undeniably the living legend of Bengali Theatre - GetBengal s...

Biplab Dasgupta remembers him on his Birth Anniversary

By Biplab Dasgupta

July 24 2023

Uttam Kumar - the human behind the oozing screen persona - GetBengal story

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

By Information Desk

July 17 2023

Bijon Bhattacharya: the dreamer who believed in the power of performing art...

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

By Shuvra Dey

July 15 2023

Bengali theatre found an unparalleled voice with the arrival of maestro Bad...

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

By Information Desk

July 13 2023

Chhabi Biswas and his illustrious career comprising of almost 250 films - G...

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

June 14 2023

A Bengali played ‘Othello’ in the last play that took place in Sans Sou...

Sans Souci theatre at Park Street was a huge majestic building that resembled the Greek Parthenon

By Information Desk

June 08 2023

Bengal celebrates the "1st Buddhadeb Dasgupta Film & Poetry Festival” wit...

Poems were an inseparable part of Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s films

By Mouni Mondal

May 30 2023

Death arrived silently, back when Rituporno lost his mother all of a sudden...

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 23 2023

Satyajit Ray viewed food as a way to cherish humanity through his movies

Food was an important aspect of Satyajit Ray’s films

By Shuvra Dey

May 13 2023

Strange as it may seem, Bollywood diva Meena Kumari was related to the illu...

Meena Kumari’s grandmother, Hemsundari Tagore, was married to Jadu Nandan Tagore

By Information Desk

May 02 2023

'Author' Satyajit Ray and his obsession with magic and the supernatural

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

By Information Desk

April 29 2023

Thankamani Kutty - how a dance aspirant from Kerala made Bengal her home w...

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

By Somnath Kutty

April 29 2023

The dancer at 82 has defied age and remained evergreen: Meet Purnima Ghosh

Recently Purnima Ghosh has performed on stage as Radha in ‘Bhanusingher Padabali

By Information Desk

April 28 2023

Tagore in Bollywood – How he influenced major movie songs

Rabindrasangeet has been in Bollywood for decades

By Information Desk

April 22 2023

The first female star of Bengali cinema and the melody queen Kanan Devi was...

Born on 22 April 1916, Kanan Devi was known as the melody queen

By Saheli Mitra

April 17 2023

Cartoonist Narayan Debnath’s Nonte Fonte hits the Big Screen

Debnath’s creations were gobbled up by children in various magazines and newspapers where they came as series

By Information Desk

April 13 2023

Balaka Ghosh’s documentary on ‘Death in The City’ wins an internation...

The Life Beyond Life Film Festival focuses on eschatological themes


April 03 2023

What’s new in Kolkata this week?

List of events this week

By Information Desk

March 29 2023

Utpal Dutta - the actor who curated an inimitable style of his own

Remember his role as Samuel Leibowitz in Manusher Adhikaray?

By Biplab Dasgupta

March 27 2023

Back when Pradip Bhattacharya's Raktakarabi made two convicts fall in love!...

Pradip Bhattacharya’s unique theatre therapy for jail inmates

By Saheli Mitra

March 27 2023

A quick list of events taking place throughout Bengal this week

Krosswindz will be performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Kolkata on March 30th

By Information Desk

March 15 2023

Sanchari Das Mollick, the film editor from Kolkata makes all proud on the O...

Variety Magazine wrote that ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ might get the award

By Information Desk

March 13 2023

Binodini Opera brings Noti Binodini alive on stage as Sudipta Chakraborty g...

Binodini Dasi was born in 1863 in the suburbs of Kolkata which was predominantly inhabited by sex workers

By Suranjana Mitra

March 13 2023

List of events this week happening in Kolkata

List of events this week

By Information Desk

March 06 2023

What a colourful week ahead!

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 27 2023

List of events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 22 2023

Brilliant actor Pahari Sanyal had a commendable mastery over Hindustani cla...

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

By Information Desk

February 20 2023

Upcoming events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 15 2023

Immerse yourself in the culturally rich heritage of Bengal’s Theatre Vill...

Older generations fear that the very way of life is becoming a relic of the past


February 13 2023

What's new this week?

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 10 2023

Hayavadana: Exploring man’s existential crisis

The play is about a strange horse-faced man, who wants to get rid of this strange life

By Pradipta Kundu

February 06 2023

Events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

January 30 2023

What’s happening in Kolkata this week?

Events of the week

By Information Desk

December 24 2022

A good role or stardom? KIFF asks the question

A star studded panel debated for and against

By Information Desk

December 23 2022

KIFF screens new docu honouring forgotten martyr of Murshidabad

Nalinikanta Bagchi is the subject of a film by Sumit Ghosh

By Sourav Mondal

December 21 2022

Attacked in Pakistan, welcomed in Kolkata, Joyland makes history

Kolkata has proved yet again that art cannot have boundaries

By Suman Sadhu

December 17 2022

Old Kolkata bhistiwalas make big screen debut, thanks to filmmaker Farha Kh...

The film is being screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival

By Suman Sadhu

December 15 2022

Kolkata International Film Festival celebrates Bachchan’s 80th in style

KIFF will screen eight of Bachchan’s most popular films

By Information Desk

December 14 2022

How the Kolkata Film Festival went ‘international’

KIFF was simply Kolkata Film Festival until 2001

By Sekhar Das

December 10 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Chheley Kaar! The National Award winner ahead of its t...

The film was remade in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 09 2022

Gone with the Wind’s heartthrob Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling!

Against a properly dramatic background, Vivien Mary Hartley was born

By Information Desk

December 07 2022

Ballavpurer Roopkatha: Retelling a fairytale in celluloid

What is so special about this quirky horror comedy?

By Tangsu Karmakar

December 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Ganga, yet another ‘must watch’ that never got its...

This was only the second film for Rajen Tarafdar as director

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 21 2022

Kolkata hosts fashion event that takes ability beyond disabilities

After Delhi and Bengaluru, this was the first time WWAD came to Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 19 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Stree, the film that brought Uttam-Soumitra together a...

The chemistry between the two men was near perfect

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 15 2022

Soumitro Chatterjee lives on: Exclusive interview with his daughter

Chatterjee was a prodigy and a legacy to be taken forward by the coming generations

By Suranjana Mitra

November 12 2022

Kolkata to host very special ramp walk at fashion show that breaks all barr...

WWAD is a social initiative for persons with disabilities 

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 05 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Madhumati, the film that nearly won Ritwik Ghatak a Fi...

Many Indian films, and even a few foreign ones, owe a debt to Madhumati

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 04 2022

An artist, a thinker, a loner - remembering Ritwik Ghatak on his birthday

A tribute to the maverick on his 97th birth anniversary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

November 01 2022

Hawa, a Bangladeshi mystery-drama directed by Mejbaur Rahman

The movie based on the life of the fishermen

By Information Desk

October 31 2022

Ongoing Bangladesh Film Festival attracts Kolkata’s cine buffs in hordes

The initiative has been taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Bangladesh and it is managed by Bangladesh sub-high commission, Kolkata


October 29 2022

Modern Masterpieces: 36 Chowringhee Lane, a debut worth remembering

A film in which one woman reaches out to another

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 28 2022

Metamorphosis of Feluda: Did Ray wish to cast Amitabh Bachchan?

Feluda has enamoured readers and film lovers for more than half-a-century and continues to do so even now

By Information Desk

October 20 2022

The man who first played Othello on the Bengali stage

In 1848, Adhya made history at Sans Souci Theatre

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 08 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Basanta Bilap, creating magic out of everyday life

A film in which even the minor characters are unforgettable

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 30 2022

Festival of plays beckons theatre buffs to Academy of Fine Arts during Durg...

Veteran thespian Seema Mukhopadhyay will host two plays on Saptami

By Shuvra Dey

September 24 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Shriman Prithviraj, a shining gem that remains a treas...

An apparently simple narrative spiced up with delightful asides

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 17 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Arogya Niketan, a legendary novel turned iconic film

Tarashankar’s beloved novel was also a successful film

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 13 2022

Remembering silver screen’s Arati Bhattacharya

Arati faced the camera for the first time in 1971

By Information Desk

September 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Dhanni Meye, the comedy that runs deep

An all-star cast boosts a strong plot

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 03 2022

Unreleased Uttam: The films that never made it

Why did these Uttam Kumar films never find release?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 26 2022

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, the ageless wonder

He was never just an actor

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 25 2022

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

In 1948, Ghosh made his debut in the Bengali film with 'Bhuli Nai'

By Information Desk

August 15 2022

Have you seen these patriotic Bengali films yet?

Our list of must-watch films

By Information Desk

August 11 2022

Tracing the metamorphosis of Sri Aurobindo: A documentary from Bengal

This year marks the 15oth birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

By Shuvra Dey

August 09 2022

Three years to a half-century, DD Bangla turns 47

A profile of the channel's two best known faces

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2022

WB Government to preserve classic Bengali film negatives

In the initial phase, around 850 vintage films released between 1950 and 2000, have been selected for conservation

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

‘A feeling of great sorrow overwhelmed me as we made our way to the locat...

How Nemai Ghosh escorted Satyajit Ray to the Ghare Baire shoot

By Information Desk

July 25 2022

The ‘what if’ factor in Uttam Kumar’s career still troubles us

This year marks Uttam Kumar’s 42nd death anniversary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 13 2022

Hooghly student’s film gets nominated at National Science Film Festival

First Bengali film to get the honour


July 04 2022

Tarun Majumdar: The versatile genius we couldn’t find a label for

The filmmaker passed away in Kolkata of age-related ailments

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 15 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Memorial Trust remembers world renowned director

The Trust has quite a few projects in shaping which will cater to the philosophy of Buddhadeb Dasgupta


June 14 2022

Kolkata teenager’s short film clinches Dadasaheb Phalke Festival Award

An exclusive interview with Yubasana Kapas

By Shuvra Dey

June 11 2022

Mind matters: How Bengali cinema treats mental health

Has mental health received its due?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta, 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 02 2022

Did you know Nemai Ghosh was given a role to play in Sonar Kella?

The anecdote in the late photographer's own words

By Information Desk

May 26 2022

Jugi Jatra: The fading folk theatre of Midnapore

he performances are chiefly performed for the targeted rural masses


May 11 2022

Samabhav, the film festival that travels with a message of men against viol...

The Samabhav Travelling International Film Festival was held in Kolkata last month

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 04 2022

The winners at KIFF this year, an eclectic mix of surprises

Who took home the trophies from KIFF 2022?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 04 2022

I made it into the classroom: Nemai Ghosh on Pratidwandi

The ace photographer on how he finally chose a career

By Information Desk

May 03 2022

How Calcutta’s aristocrats helped Bengali theatre grow strong roots

Support from wealthy natives did much for early Bengali theatre


May 02 2022

Why Sharmila Tagore gifted Nemai Ghosh a tele-lens on the sets of Aranyer D...

Unknown stories about India’s most famous filmmaker

By Information Desk

May 01 2022

IT engineer turned filmmaker lauds KIFF for focus on documentaries

Tanmay Shah’s film is about a specially abled artist

By Shuvra Dey

May 01 2022

What is Parbha Chhau, and why I wanted to make a film on it

A 200-year-old dance form is dying a slow death

By Abanti Sinha

April 30 2022

Documentary on Aruna Vasudev at KIFF pays tribute to mother of Asian Cinema...

The film traces Vasudev’s journey as film critic, cinema activist, and impresario

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 30 2022

Jallianwala Bagh documentary an eye-opener at KIFF

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was perpetrated on April 13, 2019

By Shuvra Dey

April 30 2022

I hope one day we will have a KIFF market: director-producer Bauddhayan Muk...

Mukherji’s Little Lamb Films has two entries at KIFF 2022

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Can’t dance? Says who? On World Dance Day, make dance part of your life

Dance can improve your quality of life in very many ways

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 29 2022

Veteran journo Sovan Tarafder makes documentary debut at KIFF

An ode to the fierce spirit of Kolkata’s visually impaired actors

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Capturing the pioneering spirit of Bengal’s preeminent theatre personalit...

A look at Ashoke Viswanathan’s documentary on Badal Sircar

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 27 2022

The 18th-century Russian who drove the birth of modern Bengali theatre

Our two-part series on the birth and growth of Bengali theatre


April 26 2022

Special: 'The pandemic has changed the meaning of home for all of us'

Actor Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee brings debut directorial to KIFF

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 25 2022

Delve into the conflicting worlds of body and mind with Titane at KIFF

The film has won a Palme d’Or at Cannes


April 23 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Sagina Mahato, the saga of a forgotten North Bengal he...

A tribute to the memory of Tapan Sinha and Dilip Kumar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 22 2022

Finnish film Compartment No. 6 a must watch at KIFF

Director Juho Kuosmanen won the Grand Prix at Cannes


April 22 2022

A year without Sankha Ghosh

A true conscience keeper

By Information Desk

April 21 2022

Oscar 2022 contender A Hero to premiere at KIFF

Listen to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi


April 20 2022

After world premiere in Moscow, Adieu GODARD set for Indian premiere at KIF...

Exclusive interview with the director and cast


April 16 2022

Kolkata People's Film Festival provokes thought, leaves memories

A celebration of the cinema of resistance

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 14 2022

‘He was one of the best actors in the world,’ Nemai Ghosh on Satyajit R...

Excerpt from Nemai Ghosh’s book Manikda- Memories of Satyajit Ray

By Information Desk

April 09 2022

Modern Masterpieces: The enduring relevance of Ganadevata

Looking back at a timeless Bengali classic

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 06 2022

Suchitra Sen, the recluse with a reason

Years after her passing, her enigma abides

By Information Desk

April 02 2022

Uneasy ties: Student politics and cinema

How the silver screen has treated the thorny issue

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 19 2022

‘Reunion films’ seem popular in Tollywood today. How do they fare?

All the films are characterised by people who once formed a group

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 11 2022

Coffee House played cupid to Ritwik Ghatak-Surama’s love story

Sadhana Roy Chowdhury introduced Surama to Ritwik at the Coffee House

By Urnanav Tantu Ghosh

March 08 2022

The women directors who shaped Bengali cinema

Taking stock of a few talented filmmakers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 05 2022

Young filmmaker speaks up for the voiceless of red-light Kolkata

ORA: Daughters on Rent is Olivia Das’ debut as producer-director

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 03 2022

The peerless Tulsi Chakraborty, and the tears behind the laughter

The legendary actor was born on March 3 in a village in Howrah

By Information Desk

February 21 2022

First Screening of ‘Maestro, A Portrait,’ a film on Buddhadeb Dasgupta

GB was present at Nandan II at the exclusive premiere

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

February 12 2022

Are young Bengali filmmakers no longer interested in theatrical releases?

One reason could be the dwindling number of theatres

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 11 2022

Bengali director’s documentary selected at Oscars this year

The documentary revolves around the story of a female Dalit journalist, who runs a unique newspaper called Khabar Lahariya

By Information Desk

January 26 2022

Benoy-Badal-Dinesh pack powerful punch with 8/12

Director Arun Roy seems to have created another classic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 22 2022

Kalpanirjhar and its crusade for short films

The Kalpanirjhar International Film Festival began 19 years ago

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 19 2022

The man, the actor, and my Soumitra 'kaku'

Composer-musician Debojyoti Mishra on his idol

By Debojyoti Mishra

January 04 2022

Covid protocol in place, Kolkata welcomes 160 films from 42 nations

Not more than 50 percent seating in halls, says KIFF

By Suman Sadhu

December 25 2021

Kidderpore girls punch their way to freedom and power

A documentary on the struggles of girls born into traditional Muslim families

By Shoma A. Chatterji

December 13 2021

GB Exclusive interview with National Award winning director Sagnik Chatterj...

Sagnik Chatterjee's upcoming film features a song dedicated to renowned filmmaker, Satyajit Ray

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

December 04 2021

Joshy Joseph, the Malayali with a Kolkata trilogy

A Kolkatan, both by choice and by profession

By Shoma A. Chatterji

November 24 2021

Remembering Rabi Ghosh on his birth anniversary


By Saheli Mitra

November 16 2021

Our last bastion, Soumitra da

Remembering Soumitra Chattopadhyay, from a colleague and devoted admirer

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 04 2021

Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

By Information Desk

October 30 2021

Asit Sen, the centurion nobody remembered

The director remains one of the pillars of Bengali cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 25 2021

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who enlivened every character that he played

GB remembers him on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

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 14 2021

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

Tathagata Ghosh on his short film Dhulo

By Shoma A. Chatterji

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 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 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 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 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, hunger, and Pather Panchali

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

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 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

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 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

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 17 2020

Why actor Soumitra was Ray’s muse

Decoding the many shades of Ray's 'Apu'

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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