Anindita Acharya is deputy chief content producer of Hindustan Times. She has been covering the Bengali film industry for eight years. Apart from this, she also reports on lifestyle.
Articles by Anindita Acharya
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As the year draws to a close, we list a few news items, which were the talk of the town this year in the Bengali film industry
Dadar Kirti, the 1980 movie, marked the entry of a 22-year-old Tapas Paul into the Bengali film industry. More than decades later, Paul’s notoriety now comes from his political career and offences.
Kolkata, Hindustan Times | ByAnindita Acharya
The Bengali actor says the film industry today is concerned about the gross collection of a film.
The sport is dying a slow death in Bengal, thanks to lack of modern facilities, proper equipment and government aid.
The first show of the Bengali film Shunyota is on December 23 at Nandan, one of the most prestigious movie halls of Kolkata.
Double Feluda and Byomkesh Pawrbo have lit up the gloomy Tollywood market, especially after demonetisation. Both the Bengali films are faring well at the box office with Feluda inching ahead on the opening day.
Actor Abir Chatterjee, who has worked in the stock market before venturing into films, says that the audiences priority is not watching films at present, as they are low on cash.
From photo collages, stills of Satyajit Ray’s Feluda films — Sonar Kella (1974) and Joi Baba Felunath (1979) — to illustrations and interviews of those who worked in Sonar Kella, Sandip Ray promises that the closing credits of his Double Feluda film will leave the audience awestruck.
Bengali rock singer Silajit Majumder charges for accepting friend requests on Facebook which he donates to charity
Sabyasachi Chakraborty is back as Feluda and says that he is game for another Feluda film if filmmaker Sandip Ray insists
The Bong Sense has become such a hit that the creator is flooded with proposals for merchandising.
The director says it’s time Bengali filmmakers try to retrieve Bangaliana and look for original content to bring back audience to the theatres
Going by the first day box-office report, none of the four Bengali films, which released this week, have managed to impress the trade pundits with the figures, all falling to the demonetisation knockout punch.
The director is disappointed with the way Teenkahon was distributed in West Bengal and has decided against making another Bengali film till the distribution model improves.
Israeli filmmaker Dan Wolman’s film An Israeli Love Story was recently screened at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival.
Nahid Hassanzadeh, says artistes cannot be banned. And even if an artiste is banned, he or she will find a way to do whatever he/she likes.
Corsini, whose 2015 French film Summertime, was screened at the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival, said she kept faith in women liberation and freedom of expression.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, says filmmakers shouldn’t keep making films just because they are cash rich.
An exhibition on Uttam Kumar is being held at Gaganendra Pradarshashala. It’s one of the major attractions of the Kolkata International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Atanu Ghosh draws up a list of films, which movie lovers can watch at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival.
Stuntmen working in Bengali film industry complain of the stark pay disparity with those who come to work from Bollywood and Chennai.
Senior Bengali actors are complaining that not too many filmmakers write roles keeping them in mind.
Bela Seshe filmmakers Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy are gearing up for their new film, Posto. It will again see veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee in a pivotal role.
Here’s a dekko at some filmmaker-actor duos in Tollywood, whose partnerships have proved to be profitable at the box office.
From filmmakers to students, everyone is feeling the pinch in Kolkata as Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes go out of circulation.
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya and Anindita Acharya, Kolkata
Sculptor Deep Saha is working on a tree sculpture at Nandan campus for beautification before the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) that begins on November 11.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the films, where Rituparna Sengupta flaunted different looks.