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Film & Theatre

Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAAR...

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and mus...

Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his &...

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

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

GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Ben...

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

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

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenju...

Sonar Kella’s Mandar Bose died in poverty and pain

Anti-hero Kamu Mukherjee was indeed a brilliant actor

Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schoo...

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

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

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emoti...

Bengal’s famous theatre group Nandikar steps into its 60t...

GB traces its journey from Ajitesh Bandopadhyay to Sohini Sengupt...

Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata ...

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week...

Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

Girish Karnad’s deep association with Bengal’s thea...

Despite the controversy over his Tagore’s play remark

Why did Sharmila Tagore remove all posters of An Evening in Par...

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

The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing ag...

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid r...

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

Rickshawalas of Kolkata find place in a new movie

Kolkata’s rickshaws are as iconic as the city’s histo...

Is Kazi Nazrul Islam more celebrated in Bangladesh than Kolkata...

GB interview with Nazrul researcher Mujibur Rahman

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

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

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

How she struggled in a foreign land to set up Darpan

Famous singer Sahana Bajpaie speaks on her song in Konttho

In an exclusive interview, world-renowned singer about Shobai chu...

How ‘Film Director’ Rabindranath Tagore directed hi...

Tagore as the film director, to raise funds

Power-packed performances in Jesthoputro

Kaushik Ganguly again leaves a mark

In her directorial venture, Churni Ganguly wins hearts

Tarikh creates a subtext within a text

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

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father&rsquo...

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

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who lived every character

Simple man and versatile actor who touched many hearts

Why did Suchitra Sen turn a recluse?

On her birth anniversary, GB finds out

In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work ...

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

Chandrabati Devi: Chandramukhi of PromotheshBarua’s Devda...

She gave up her family for the love of films

Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

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

Vicky Kaushal to play the role of Udham Singh

Apu Trilogy sees a closure with new movie Abhijatrik

Director Subhrajit Mitra speaks to GB

Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie ...

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

Actress Sabitri Chatterjee overcame pangs of partition and pove...

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

Tulsi Chakraborty: Prince and Pauper of Bengali celluloid

On his birthday a GB tribute to the great actor

Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a differen...

Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles ...

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

Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

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

Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao? ...

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intolera...

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

Why actor Soumitro Chatterjee was Satyajit Ray’s muse

On his birthday, GB decodes the many shades of Ray’s &lsquo...

How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

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

Pavel’s Rosogolla has more to it than a biopic

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

Watch out for Kolkata boy Ram Kamal Mukherjee 

Short film director of Bollywood making a mark

Exclusive interview with Voice of Silence director

Debraj Naiya addresses post rape trauma through his film

Jahar Roy, the comedian with perfect comic timing

Did you know Roy had his own tailoring shop!

Chhabi Biswas and his aristocratic perfection

Did you know in real life he came from a zamindar family?

KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance ...

Kali – the docu-film against our obsession with skin colo...

Director Subrata Sen speaks to GB on dark-skin shaming

On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies ...

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

Go and watch docu-drama Menopause at KIFF

Breaking the shackles of social taboos in India

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

Only Indian film topping BBC list is Pather Panchali

What is so timeless about Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali? ...

Manojder Advut Bari – a movie that fails to match the boo...

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

Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with e...

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawye...

Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect ...

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

Bikash Roy – lawyer actor of Tollywood

The Dark Horse of Tollywood, for whom acting was a passion

Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ pr...

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

‘Dugga Pujo and Me’—How kites ushered in Durg...

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

Tulsi Chakraborty -- Prince and Pauper of Tollywood

Satyajit Ray felt Tulsi babu could have won an Oscar 

Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

Bhanu Bandopadhyay was physicist Satyen Bose’s favourite ...

Why Bhanu kept on with his Bangaal dialogues

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause...

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

Tanuja returns to Tollywood; Watch Sonar Pahar

Will ‘Ke tumi nandini’ nostalgia be back again?

Can Ritwik match the popularity of Uttam Kumar as Srikanto?

Watch out for the new Srikanto movie by Pradipta Bhattacharya

‘Kolkata has inspired me to establish myself as an actor&...

For me, Bengal is synonymous with Rabindranath Tagore

Rainbow Jelly woven through forgotten fairy tales

Yet, the movie sends a strong message

Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

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

Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

How it felt to work in Srijit Mukherjee’s Uma

Debanjan had a small role, but the experience was rewarding

Did you know Kazi Nazrul Islam acted in a movie?

It was Bhakta Dhruv by Girish Ghosh

Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

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

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

Remember Uttam-Suchitra’s Sharey Chuattor?

Why were love letters marked Sharey Chuattor?

Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

Actor Biplab Dasgupta remembers Supriya Devi

She was an immensely sensitive and emotional human being

How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat trans...

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

Professor Shonku is here!

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

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

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

Tagore taught Victoria one Bengali word: Bhalobasha

Argentine film on Rabindranath and Victoria

Why watch a Godard movie at Kolkata Film Fest?

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

Manojder Advut Bari on celluloid

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s hilarious masterpiece

Jalpaiguri boy’s film might enter Oscars

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

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

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

Ritwik Ghatak’s last film

The filmmaker who was an artist first

Ritwik Ghatak’s war between ‘Man and Machine’...

Ghatak’s Ajantrik was a revolutionary movie

Kabuliwala’s new version at Tokyo Film Festival

Bioscopewalla, the contemporary Kabuliwala

Pathe Prabashe is not a mere travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

Girija – award winning documentary on Girija Devi

Directed by two young filmmakers from Bengal

House where Suchitra Sen was born

Learn about Sen’s ancestral home

Was Kishore Kumar a happy man?

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

Four weddings and an enigmatic groom

Women in Kishore da’s life

Was Ekla Cholo Re the only song sung by Bachchan?

Amitabh Bachchan sang around five songs for Bollywood

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

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

Excerpt from Rituporno Ghosh’s First Person

GB translates a chapter from his autobiography

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi

GB pays tribute to poet Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary ...

With a rare docu-feature,Nazrul – Jibon Porikroma

First film under new Censor Board chief banned

Prasoon Joshi bans very first film

Enjoy Bengali film festival in Delhi

Delhi all set to host Bengali Cine Festival

Salman Khan might play role of Shiva!

Amish Tripathi’s Meluha’s movie adaptation

Two young city directors’ film head for Toronto

Hungry, adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Neena Gupta asks for work on Instagram 

62-year-old wishes a fresh start

Teaching ‘Lipstick Feminism’

Lipstick Under My Burkha

New theatre destination for Calcuttans

Inauguration of Ajitesh Mancha

Jagga Jasoos in Hirak Rajar Deshe

Great to watch. Tough to carry home.

Remake of Bengali film

Messi remake in Tamil and Hindi

Bhalobashar Shohor (City of Love)

A tale of emotional devastations

Caught in a time warp 

Better bet to watch Karz or Karan Arjun