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Monday, January 17, 2022

Pandit Birju Maharaj Dead

 

Renowned dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj suffered a heart attack. The 83-year-old artist suffered a sudden heart attack on Sunday night. He was immediately taken to the hospital. There the doctors declared Birju Maharaj dead.



It has been heard that Birju Maharaj was at home. He was playing with his grandchildren. Suddenly felt chest pain. Everything was over in just a few hours. Dance world mourning the death of the artist. He was recently diagnosed with kidney disease. Dialysis was also reported. Birju Maharaj was born in the famous ‘Maharaja’ gharana of Lucknow. His family has a long history in the world of Kathak dance. Birju Maharaj started his first training with his father Achchan Maharaj. Later Kaka learned dance from Lachhu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj. Birju Maharaj was an expert not only in dance but also in vocal music. He was good in tabla and drawing.

Birju Maharaj lost his father when he was only nine years old. Nachkei took aim at his own life. He was closely associated with Calcutta. It was in this city that he first performed in front of an audience. Birju Maharaj started teaching dance at the age of 13. At that age he used to teach Delhi music in Bharati. Later he started teaching at the Indian Arts Center and Kathak Center in Delhi. Later, Birju Maharaj opened his own school 'Kalashram'.

Birju Maharaj choreographed two songs from Satyajit Ray's movie 'Shataranj Ke Khiladi'. Later in 2002, taught Madhuri Dixit to dance to the song 'Kahe Chhede Mohe' in the film 'Devdas' directed by Bhansali. Received Sangeet Natak Academy Award. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. His fans are mourning the loss of his beloved Panditji. Many have paid homage to the Kathak legend on social media.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Theatre Actress Shaoli Mitra Dead

 

Shaoli Mitra, Bengali theatre and film actress is no more. Shaoli Mitra died on today (16 January 2022) . She played the role of Bangabala in Ritwik Ghatak's Jukti Takko Aar Gappo. She was daughter of Sombhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, who were also theatre personalities. In 2011, she was a chairperson of Rabindra Shardhoshato Janmabarsha Udjapon Samiti.

She passed away this afternoon. According to her wish, the last rites were performed in the evening without any procession. It is learned that one or two members of the family were also present there. He was 74 years old. Her last rites were performed at Kiriti Mahasashman on this day at noon. In the last will and testament, the daughter of 'Nathwati Orphanage' informed that the news of her death should be made known to everyone immediately after cremation. Prominent playwright and politician Arpita Ghosh was present at her funeral.



Films

Jukti Takko Aar Gappo

Plays

Bitata Bitangsha
Nathabati Anathabat
Putulkhela
Ekti Rajnaitik Hotya
Hajabaralo
Katha Amritasaman
Lankadahan
Chandali
Pagla ghorha
Pakhi
Galileo r Jeeban
Daakghar
Jodi Aar ek Baar

Awards

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2003
Banga Bibhushan 2012
Padma Shri 2009

Top 10 Best Movies Of Lily Chakraborty

 

Lily Chakravarty is an Indian film actress. She worked in many Bengali and Hindi films. Lily Chakraborty was famous for mainly supporting roles.


Deya Neya (1963)


Cast : Uttam Kumar, Tanuja, Pahari Sanyal, Kamal Mitra, Tarun Kumar, Chhaya Devi, Lily Chakravarty, Sumita Sanyal, Shyam Laha, Bidhayak Bhattacharya, Premangshu Bose, Nripati Chatterjee, Mani Srimani, Sushil Chakraborty, Samar Kumar, Kabita Roy

Lily Chakraborty is Tarun Kumar's wife in this super hit film.


Phuleswari (1974)


Tarun  Majumdar directed film.

Cast Sandhya Roy as Fuleswari Samit Bhanja as Brindaban Utpal Dutt Rabi Ghosh Anup Kumar Tarun Kumar Lily Chakravarty Sulata Chowdhury Molina Devi Gita Dey 

Ashim Chakraborty


Chupke Chupke (1975 - Hindi)


Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed film.

Cast

Dharmendra as Dr. Parimal Tripathi / Pyare Mohan Allahbadi
Amitabh Bachchan as Professor Sukumar Sinha (Kumar)
Sharmila Tagore as Sulekha Chaturvedi
Jaya Bachchan as Vasudha Kumar
Om Prakash as Former Barrister Raghavendra Kumar Sharma (Raghav)
Lily Chakravarty as Lata Kumar Srivastav
Asrani as Prashant Kumar Srivastav
David Abraham Cheulkar as Haripad Chaturvedi
Keshto Mukherjee as James D'Costa, Driver
Usha Kiran as Sumitra Sharma
Vishal Desai as Ratna
Aarti
Amol Sen as Om Prakash's gatekeeper
Chaitali
Dev Kishan as Chowkidar at girls came for picnics
Lalita Sinha
Nayana Apte
Masterjee

Jana Aranya  (1976)


Satyajit Ray film based on the novel of the same name by Mani Shankar Mukherjee, popularly known as Shankar.

Cast

Pradip Mukherjee - Somnath
Kalyan Sen - Mr. Bakshi
Satya Bandyopadhyay - Somnath's Father
Deepankar De - Bhombol, Somnath's elder brother
Arati Bhattacharya - Mrs. Ganguli
Gautam Chakraborty - Sukumar
Lily Chakravarty - Kamala,Bhombol's wife
Bimal Chatterjee -Mr. Adok
Bimal Deb - Jagabandhu
Santosh Dutta - Hiralal Saha
Utpal Dutt - Bishuda/Biswanath Bose
Rabi Ghosh - Natabar Mittir
Soven Lahiri - Goenka
Padmadevi - Mrs. Biswas
Aparna Sen - Somnath's ex-girlfriend
Sudeshna Das - Kauna / Juthikaa

The film portrays the economic difficulties faced by middle-class, educated, urban youth in 1970s India.


Samapti (1983)


Star Cast : Tapas Paul, Debashree Roy, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sumitra Mukherjee, Lily Chakravarty, Sumita Mukherjee, Anup Kumar, Biplab Chatterjee, Nirmal Kumar, Gita Nag, Indulekha Chatterjee, Shekhar Chatterjee, Premangshu Bose, Haridhan Mukherjee, Chinmoy Roy, Bankim Ghosh, Mrinal Mukherjee, Ajoy Banerjee, Shankar Ghoshal, Nimu Bhowmick, Somnath Chowdhury, Samir Mukherjee, Mohan Chatterjee, Arjun Bhattacharya, Khudiram Bhattacharya


Chokher Bali (2003)


Based on the 1903 novel Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore, the film was directed by Rituparno Ghosh.

Cast

Aishwarya Rai as Binodini (Voice dubbed by Sreela Majumdar)
Prosenjit Chatterjee as Mahendra
Raima Sen as Ashalata (Voice dubbed by Sudipta Chakraborty)
Lily Chakravarty as Rajlakshmi, Mahendra's mother
Tota Roy Chowdhury as Behari
Shuchita Roychowdhury as Annapurna, Ashalata's maternal aunt
Mousumi Saha as Swarna
Tina Dutta as Manorama
Ratna Ghoshal the Woman accompanying the English missionary
Swastika Mukherjee as a young Courtesan
Anindya Chatterjee and Upal Sengupta occur as the students
Sudeshna Roy as Kamal


Khaad (2014)



Directed by Kaushik Ganguly

Cast

Pallavi Chatterjee as Shiuli Jana, Meghna's mother
Ardhendu Banerjee as Church Father
Lily Chakravarty as Sabita, Khokan's mother
Rudranil Ghosh as Paltan
Gargi Roychowdhury as Aparna Banerjee
Kaushik Ganguly as Khokan
Bharat Kaul as Sidhartha, Doctor
Saheb Bhattacharya as Jeet, Punam's husband
Mimi Chakraborty as Punam
Tanushree Chakraborty as Moumita Paul
Tridha Choudhury as Meghna
Kamaleswar Mukherjee as Rajib, Trekker
Kaushik Banerjee as Mohan Jana, Shiuli's Husband
Rajdeep Ghosh as Avik, Aparna's Brother
Maasud Akthar as Tiwari Ji
Praytay Basu as Tito, Meghna's brother

 It's about a story of a group of people trying to make-out alive of a situation that tests their strength, patience and resilience

Rajkahini (2015)



Cast

Rituparna Sengupta as Begum Jaan
Lily Chakravarty as Kamala aka Thamma
Sudipta Chakraborty as Juthika aka Juhi
Jaya Ahsan as Rubina
Saayoni Ghosh as Koli
Sohini Sarkar as Duli
Parno Mittra as Golaap
Priyanka Sarkar as Lata aka Bostumi
Ridhima Ghosh as Fatima/Shabnam
Ena Saha as Banno
Ditipriya Roy as Nolok aka Bunchki
Saswata Chatterjee as Mr. Profullo Mohan Sen
Kaushik Sen as Mr. Muhammad Ilias
Nigel Akkara as Saleem Mirza
Jisshu Sengupta as Kabir (special appearance)
Abir Chatterjee as Master
Rudranil Ghosh as Sujan
Biswajit Chakraborty as Mr. Akhtar, Inspector-in-charge of Debiganj
Kanchan Mullick as Mr. Shashikanta, Inspector-in-charge of Haldibari
Rajatava Dutta as Nawab of Rangpur (special appearance)
Ashok Dhanuka as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sanjay Gurbaxani as Jawaharlal Nehru
Dicky Banerjee as Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Patrick Eyre as Louis Mountbatten
Steve Burroughs as Hastings Ismay
Raja Biswas as Cyril Radcliffe

Story of the film

Begum Jaan, who runs a brothel in a village in Bengal bordering India and Pakistan, desperately strives to save her declining business amidst the changing political scenario during the Partition.

Lily Chakraborty is excellent in this film.

 Til Theke Taal (2016)


Director : Debasish Bhuiya 

Starring : Tapas Pal, Rimjhim Gupta, Anuradha, Lily Chakraborty, Subhendu

Music Directors : V. BALSARA


 Sanjhbati (2019)



Cast

Soumitra Chatterjee as Chana Dadu
Lily Chakravarty as Sulekha Mitra
Dev as Chandan Chatterjee aka Chandu
Paoli Dam as Phuli
Sohini Sengupta as Rupkotha aka Muni
Sudip Mukherjee as Sulekha's elder son Bumba
Santu Mukhopadhyay as Chandu's father
Saptarshi Maulik as Bishu
Saayoni Ghosh as Shyamali
Shreya Bhattacharya as Mini, Chandu's sister
SobuJ Ahmed as Nazim
Manjushree Ganguly as Bumba's Wife
Asmee Ghosh as Titas, Bumba's Daughter
Nitya Ganguly as Phuli's father


Story of the film

The film reflects the loneliness of an old lady, Sulekha, who lives alone because her son works outside of India. The tale has been spun around a lonely mother who is missing her son. It also tells how the old lady interacts with her caretakers. The lives of the caretakers have also been emphasized in a very interesting way.

This film is probably the best movie of Lily Chakraborty so far.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Top 10 Best Movies Of Sandhya Roy

 

Sandhya Roy is an Indian actress and politician. She is known for her work in Bengali cinema. She is the recipient of BFJA Award for three times and one Filmfare Awards East best actress for Ganadevata.

Sandhya Roy is famous for portraying village girl characters.

Alor Pipasa (1965)



Director : Tarun Majumdar
Story : Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay
Music Director : Hemanta Mukherjee

Star Cast : Sandhya Roy, Basanta Choudhury, Pahari Sanyal, Anup Kumar, Anubha Gupta, Asit Baran, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Jahor Roy, Sabita Sinha, Satindra Bhattacharya, Mani Srimani, Asha Devi, Bishu Bandyopadhyay, Samar Kumar

Story of the film

The movie narrates the tragic life story of Roshanbai and how she triumphs over the insensitive society. Roshanbai used to visit the bathing ghat every morning where she could hear the prayers of a brahmin. Roshan fell for him and decided to leave her profession. She wished to start a fresh life with the brahmin. She showered Sohanlal, the agent with money so that he would free her from the profession. One day Roshan pretending to be a destitute brahmin girl won the brahmin’s attention and he gave her shelter. She was content with her new life at the brahmin’s place. One day the brahmin proposed marriage to her. After marriage, Rposhan lived happily with the brahmin though they were extremely poor. One day Sohanlal disclosed Roshan’s past to the brahmin. The brahmin was shocked at Roshan’s deed of treacherously marrying him and left her forever. Sohanlal was successful in his wicked endeavour to take back Roshan for the prostitution business. Roshan tried to commit suicide but stopped herself as she was pregnant and wanted to bring up her child fighting all her adversities. She earned money by continuing her profession to bring up her child. Finally, we get to see that Roshan’s son becomes a doctor signaling the victory for Roshan.

Sandhya Roy as Roshanbai is excellent in this film.


Palatak (1963)



Bengali Movie Palatak starring Anup Kumar, Sandhya Roy, Anubha Gupta, Ruma Guha Thakurta.

Story of the film

A man Basanta who couldn't stand bounds and chains bitten by wanderlust. In spite of the fact that he hailed from a rich Zamindari family and could have lived in comfort, his wanderlust took him to newer and different places where he encountered new people and mingled with their lives. He marries a woman Harimati and returns home to his family with his wife. But after few days unaware of the fact that his wife is pregnant, he leaves her to go on another journey

Anup Kumar is Basanta and Sandhya Roy is Harimati in this film

Kuheli (1971)



Bengali suspense thriller movie directed by Tarun Majumdar. The film stars Biswajit Chatterjee, Chhaya Devi, Sumita Sanyal Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, Satya Bandyopadhyay, Shekhar Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy, Rabi Ghosh and Subhendu Chatterjee.

Story of the film

A woman named Sheba Mitra comes to a remote hill town, Nijhumgarh to be the governess of girl child Ranu. Shankar Roy, the owner of the almost haunted bungalow called Raykuthi. Ranu is his only child. Sheba came to know everything is going mysterious surrounding her. She tried to know the history about the Bungalow and the dwellers and started investigation secretly. Old family friend Dr. Choudhury and Shankar's cousine Satyabhusan were very much related with the family. Sheba suddenly knew that two murders took place there nearly seven years earlier. She watched that mysterious incidents are happening. A lady like Shankar's deceased wife sings and walks in the adjacent jungle almost every night to attract the girl child and his father Shankar. Now Sheba could only pray for it to Go Away as incidents transcend the rules of our physical world. It revealed that the main culprit is one very close and trusted to the family.

Nimantran (1971)



Director – Tarun Majumdar

Story – Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay


Cast – Anup Kumar, Sandhya Roy, Nandini Maliya, Sandhya Rani, Kali Banerjee, Jahor Roy, Pahari Sanyal, Haridhan Mukherjee, Ramchandra Chowdhury, Suruchi Sengupta, Sibani Bose, Kalyani Mandal, Aparna Devi, Arun Mukherjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Gobinda Chakraborty, Ajit Bandyopadhyay, Ajit Chatterjee, Monu Mukherjee, Shailen Ganguli, Durgadas Banerjee

Story of the film

Hirendranath Ganguly or Hiru who lives in Kolkata comes to his aunt's house after his F.A. examination. There he meets a simple girl named Kumudini. She has lost her father. She and her mother stay in her uncle's house. Kumudini takes the uncle's goat for grazing in the field and sells the milk of goats. Everyone in the village loves her. Kumudini has a great intimacy with Sabitri, the daughter of village doctor named Dasarath Chatterjee. The village postmaster (Dayal) teaches Kumudini. Kumudini proposed the name of Hiru as a bridegroom of Sabitri. But gradually Kumu and Hiru come in close contact with each other .Dayal gives the proposal of Sabitri's marriage to Hiru to Kumudini's uncle. But Kumudini's uncle refused it as Hiru did not have the necessary social status. Hiru returns to the town with a broken heart. Then he manages a job in Rail at Jamalpur. There the boiler inspector Jatinbabu displays a great affection towards him. One day the boiler Inspector died in an accident. Before his death he informs Hiru that he is loaded with debt and gives him the responsibility of his ambitious daughter, Surama. Hiru gets married to her. But she is not satisfied with the domestic affairs. She expresses her problem to Hiru. Then Hiru resigns the railway job and leaves Jamalpur. After that he shifts to Munger and starts a business, He becomes a rich person by the dint of hard labour and intelligence. But he cannot give time and love to his wife. At that time his aunt writes a letter to him to take her to his house. Reaching there he comes to know that the husband of Kumudini is indifferent to her. Hiru wants to take Kumudini to him, but Kumudini does not agree to go. Then Hiru goes away and Kumudini looks at him with tearful eyes.

Another master piece film of Sandhya Roy. Sandhya Roy is Kumudini in this film.

Ashani Sanket (1973)




Director – Satyajit Ray Story – Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay Music Director – Satyajit Ray

Cast
Soumitra Chatterjee as Gangacharan Chakravarti
Bobita as Angana/Gangacharan's wife
Chitra Banerjee as Moti
Govinda Chakravarti - Dinabandhu
Anil Ganguly as Nibaran
Noni Ganguly as Scarface' Jadu
Debatosh Ghosh as Adhar
Ramesh Mukherjee as Biswas
Sheli Pal as Mokshada
Suchita Ray Chaudhury as Khenti
Sandhya Roy as Chutki


Story of the film

Gangacharan, an educated Brahmin, has arrived to settle in the village with his wife, Ananga, a sensitive woman, giving and devoted to her husband. The distant World War II changes the village. Gangacharan is only little more informed than the villagers. As a few aeroplanes disturb the peaceful sky, the word goes around that the war will result in a scarcity of rice and as a result the price of rice soars. To eat, the villagers are reduced to animal-like existence, forced to beg for food. Ananga offers to work for food and she goes to work with other village women. Ananga along with Chutki goes to the forest to look for wild potatoes. A man tries to take Ananga. Chutki kills the man with the bar she used to dig potatoes. An untouchable-caste woman dies for hunger; the first starvation death in the village. Gangacharan, breaking the taboo, give her a proper cremation. Even as we learn that Ananga is pregnant, we see the villagers leave in search of food in silhouettes. The screen is filled with a statement - Over five million died of starvation and epidemics in Bengal in what has come to be known as the man-made famine of 1943.


Phuleshwari (1974)



Tarun  Majumdar film.

Cast Sandhya Roy as Fuleswari Samit Bhanja as Brindaban Utpal Dutt Rabi Ghosh Anup Kumar Tarun Kumar Lily Chakravarty Sulata Chowdhury Molina Devi Gita Dey Ashim Chakraborty

Yet another Sandhya Roy acted memorable film. Sandhya Roy is a lovable village girl in this film.

Story of the film

Fuleswari is a Bengali romance drama film directed by Tarun Majumdar[1] based on a story of Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay. Fuleswari, a young woman, falls in love with Brindaban, who arrives in her village. She plans to marry him but is hesitant when she learns that Brindaban is involved in a crime.


Sansar Simante (1975)


Sandhya Roy, Soumitra Chatterjee, Bhanu bandopadhyay, Rabi Ghosh, Utpal Dutt, Shekhar Chatterjee and directed by Tarun Majumdar.


Baba Taraknath (1977)

Cast 

Sandhya Roy
Biswajeet Chatterjee
Sulochana Chatterjee
Gurudas Bannerjee
Sukhen Das
Anup Kumar
Chhayadevi

Story of the film

Amar (Biswajit) is a scientist who wants to invent a new drug from snake's poison along with Sudha (Sandhya Roy), a fellow researcher. They get married but the Gurudev of Amar's family predicts that Amar will die within a year. The only way he can escape death is that Sudha has to leave him. Amar can not accept this news and one day, devoted to his research he gets bit by a snake. Sudha is a worshipper of Lord Shiva and goes to Tarakeshwar and challenges God to return her husband to her. Happy ending film.

This film, rather Sudha (Sandhya Roy) set the craze among young generation for going to Tarakeshwar Shiva temple carrying water during Shravan month. Sandhya Roy is outstanding in this film.

Ganadevata (1978)



Sandhya Roy portrayed the role of Durga in this film.

Durga is one of the interesting characters of the story, with grey shades of honesty, kindness, cunning and empathy. Moneylender Chhiru Pal taking advantage of Durga at night. Durga is a bold woman, living by herself and secretly twisting the course of events for the greater good.


Dadar Kirti (1980)




A Tarun Majumdar block buster hit movie and Sandhya Roy played the role of sister-in-law in this movie. Although this film is famous for beginning of Mahua - Tapas pair still Sandhya Roy played a pivotal role.

 Cast:

Mahua Roychoudhury as Saraswati
Tapas Pal in Dadar Kirti
Debashree Roy as Bini 
Tapas Paul as Kedar 
Kali Banerjee
Anup Kumar as Bhombol Bhattacharjee
Ayan Banerjee as Santosh
Satya Bannerjee
Sandhya Roy as Boudi 
Ruma Guha Thakurta as Saraswati, Bini's mother
Sulata Choudhury
Haradhan Banerjee as Kedar's father 
Kaushik Banerjee
Shamit Bhanja 



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Actress Pori Moni Pregnant

 


Pori Moni is going to give birth to a child. she also got married secretly. This time Pori Moni fixed the name of the child before she was born. If a daughter is born, she will be named Rani. And if there is a son, the name will be Rajya. That is what the Bangladeshi actress said.

Father of her child is Bangladeshi actor Shariful Raj. The actress said, “I could feel it a few days ago. So I went to the hospital. The doctor told the good news. Hearing the news, Raj hugged me and started crying. We heard our child's heart beat. Looks like I'm the strongest woman in the world. My wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion. This feeling cannot be expressed, it cannot be explained in words. I am going to get the best gift of my life from the Creator".

It is learned that Pori Moni got married to Shariful Raj on October 16 last year. However, the actress deliberately kept the marriage secret. She went to the boat club in Dhaka and faced indecency. Pori Moni came to the discussion after filing a case against this allegation. Again, she was accused of stockpiling foreign liquor. Pori Moni had to spend 27 months in jail after being arrested. At that time Bangladesh police remanded him three times. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Top 10 Best Movies of Madhabi Mukhopadhyay

 

Madhabi Mukhopadhyay was born on February 10, 1942 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Madhuri Mukhopadhyay. Madhabi Mukherjee is known as actress of Satyajit Ray. Madhabi Mukhopadhyay is married to Nirmal Kumar. They have two children.

Top 10 films of Madhabi Mukherjee are as follows

Mahanagar (1963)



Directed by Satyajit Ray
Screenplay by Satyajit Ray
Based on Abataranika by Narendranath Mitra

Cast
Madhabi Mukherjee as Arati Mazumdar
Anil Chatterjee as Subrata Mazumdar (the husband)
Haradhan Bannerjee as Himangshu Mukherjee (the boss)
Vicky Redwood as Edith Simmons (the Anglo-Indian colleague)
Jaya Bhaduri as Bani (Subrata's sister)
Haren Chatterjee as Priyogopal (Subrata's father)
Sefalika Devi as Sarojini (Subrata's mother)
Prosenjit Sarkar as Pintu (Arati and Subrata's son)

Story of the film

Arati, a middle-class woman from Kolkata, takes her first job because of increasing financial pressure. However, her husband slowly grows insecure about her growing success.

when Subrata’s bank closes down and he loses his job, he is as wracked by guilt as he is by suspicion and jealousy – particularly when he finds a tube of lipstick in Arti’s handbag and when he sees her boss dropping her home in his car. But he cannot stop her, because of the precarious financial position at home. Mahanagar epitomises this predicament in a very simple and touching manner.

Charulata (1964)



Charulata is directed by Satyajit Ray, based upon the novel Nastanirh by Rabindranath Tagore. The film is considered one of the finest works of Satyajit Ray.

Cast
Madhabi Mukherjee - Charulata
Soumitra Chatterjee - Amal
Shailen Mukherjee - Bhupati Dutta
Shyamal Ghoshal - Umapada
Gitali Roy - Manda
Bholanath Koyal - Braja
Suku Mukherjee - Nishikanta
Dilip Bose - Shashanka
Joydeb - Nilotpal Dey
Bankim Ghosh - Jagannath


Kapurush (1965)


Directed by Satyajit Ray
Screenplay by Satyajit Ray
Based on Janaiko Kapuruser Kahini by Premendra Mitra

Cast
Soumitra Chatterjee as Amitabha Roy
Madhabi Mukherjee as Karuna
Haradhan Bandopadhyay as Bimal Gupta

Story of the film

Amitabha Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee) is a Calcutta-based scriptwriter who is driving around in the country to collect material for a film. His vehicle breaks down in a small town. A tea planter, Bimal Gupta (Haradhan Bandopadhyay), offers hospitality for the night. Amitabha is forced to accept the offer as he has no alternative.

At Gupta's house, he is introduced to his wife Karuna (Madhabi Mukherjee). Karuna is the girl he once loved and had let down. Unaware of their past relationship, Gupta entertains Amitabha. 

Amitabha feels uneasy around Karuna and is unable to sleep. He asks for sleeping pills from Karuna, and manages to steal a few moments alone with Karuna. He communicates his love to her and asks her to leave her husband. Karuna refuses to answer his inquiries as to whether she is happy in her marriage. Unable to regain the old intimacy with her, he remembers his betrayal. It was the last time he saw her. Forced by her uncle who did not approve of the relationship and wanted to send her away, she came to him. Even though he was a poor student, she had made up her mind to accept his situation and surrender her comfortable life, educational plans and family relationships all to marry him. He, however, proved to be a coward, unwilling to make such a commitment. Now that he is a successful man, Amitabha asks Karuna to leave her husband for him.

The next morning, Amitabha decides to take the train instead of waiting for his vehicle to be repaired. He writes a note to Karuna, requesting her to meet him at the railway station if she still cared for him.

Amitabha waits for Karuna at the station. Karuna does come, but just to take back the sleeping pills Amitabha had borrowed.

Subarnarekha (1965)


Ritwik Ghatak ditected film

Cast: Abhi Bhattacharya as Iswar Chakraborty Bijon Bhattacharya as Haraprasad Indrani Chakraborty as Little Sita Gita Dey as Koushalya (Bagdi Bou) Mater Tarun as Little Abhiram Ranen Roy Choudhury as Baul Abanish Bandopadhyay as Hari Babu Radha Govinda Ghosh as Manager Ritwik Ghatak as Music Teacher Madhabi Mukhopadhyay as Sita Satindra Bhattacharya as Abhiram Jahor Roy as Mukherjee (Foreman) Umanath Bhattacharya as Akhil Babu Sita Mukhopadhyay as Kajal Didi Pitambar as Rambilas

Story of the film

Subarnarekha deals with the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947 and the refugees. The film tells the story of Ishwar Chakraborty (Abhi Bhattacharya), a Hindu refugee from East Pakistan who goes to West Bengal with his little sister Sita (Indrani Chakrabarty) where he tries to start a new life. In a refugee camp, they see the abduction of a low-caste woman and Ishwar takes her little son Abhiram (Sriman Tarun) with him. He gets a job at a factory in the province, near the river Subarnarekha. The lives of the three souls changes drastically as they are left to face a life filled with devastating odds.


Diba Ratrir Kabya  (1970)


Cast
Madhabi Mukherjee
Anjana Bhowmik
Basant Choudhury
Anubha Gupta
Kanu Bannerjee

Story of the film

Throughout her life Supriya loved a man and was married to another man however she did not either escape from her responsibilities as a doting wife. However her inner feelings keep tormenting her all her life and her married life becomes an utter failure. She not only ruins her life but everybody else's around her. In the end her life becomes nothing more than fragmented pieces of broken images.

Calcutta 71 (1972)


Directed by Mrinal Sen
Written by: Manik Bandopadhyay, Probodh Sanyal, Samaresh Basu, Ajitesh Bannerjee
Produced by D. S. Pictures
Cast
Utpal Dutt
Debraj Roy
Satya Bannerjee
Madhabi Chakraborty
Gita Sen
Mithu Nandi

Ganadevata (1978)




Director – Tarun Majumdar
Story – Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Music Director – Hemanta Mukherjee
Cast – Master Kanchan, Nilkantha Sengupta, Samit Bhanja, Madhabi Mukherjee, Anup Kumar, Debraj Roy, Santu Mukhopadhyay, Purnima Devi, Rabi Ghosh, Santosh Dutta, Tapen Chatterjee, Gobinda Roy, Nimu Bhowmick, Ashim Chakraborty, Sandhya Roy, Monu Mukherjee, Shambhu Bhattacharya, Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, Sumitra Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Mani Srimani, Indulekha Devi, Anamika Saha

Story of the film

Shibkali a simple village of Bengal where Debu Pundit lived with his family. He was respected by all and everyone used to take his suggestion regarding their daily problems. In that same village, Srihari Pal a cruel, mean minded man lived with his property. Srihari had a dream of engulfing the whole property of the poor farmers. In different occasions, Srihari used his money and muscles to achieve his goal. In such a condition, Debu Pundit tried his level best to catch the conspiracy of Srihari, but he failed. As a result, Debu has to go to jail in some false allegation. In the mean, time Srihari increased his power and wealth in many folds. He became one of the most important persons of Shibkali. After few years, Debu came back to his own village and developed a well-planned movement to change the condition of the village. Later Debu Pundit became successful in his mission.

Saheb (1981)



Directed by Bijoy Bose

Cast
Tapas Paul
Mahua Raychowdhury
Madhabi Mukherjee
Shakuntala Barua
Utpal Dutt
Ratna Ghoshal
Anil Chatterjee
Kaushik Banerjee & Others.

Story of the film

tragic story of a talented young footballer (Tapas Pal) who despite being a poor student exhibits his superb talent as a player. While almost all the family members, except his sister-in-law, would not back the young man, Saheb follows his passion and finally called up for the national team. Sadly, before he could leave for Delhi, he discovers his family needs money for his sister’s marriage and plans to arrange the money by sacrificing his career.

Madhabi plays the role of sister-in-law and she is excellent in this character.

Utsab (2000)


Directed by Rituparno Ghosh
Written by Rituparno Ghosh

Cast
Madhabi Mukherjee
Mamata Shankar
Prasenjit Chatterjee
Rituparna Sengupta
Pradip Mukherjee
Deepankar De
Arpita Pal

Story of the film

This is a family drama which is portrayed on a background of Durgapuja. The story is about a cultured Bengali family, different members of which have gathered in native house on the occasion of Durga puja. Bhagbati (Madhabi Mukherjee) has four children; two sons Asit (Pradip Mukherjee), Nishit (Bodhisattva Mazumdar) and two daughters, Parul (Mamata Shankar) and Keya (Rituparna Sengupta). It is the festival time and all the children are at the main house to celebrate the festival. Meanwhile, Shishir, (Deepankar De) a relative who is also a big real estate agent, is interested in buying the house. Most of the family members want to sell the house. The old and traditional house is not a place for everyone's interest and they have individual problems to solve with money. None of the sisters are looking forward to the family reunion as they all are more concerned about their own problems.

Santrash (2003)


Cast
Mithun Chakraborty as Montu
Usasi Misra
Ranjit Mallick
Madhabi Mukherjee as Montu's Mother
Locket Chatterjee as Locket
Narayan Roy as Chayan
Pushpita Banerjee
Rahul Barman as Ratan
Raja Chattopadhyay
Rimita Ray
Mrinal Mukherjee as Minister Rajib Chowdhury


Story of the film

A fast-paced thriller, with Mithun in the lead. Rajib is a corrupt minister and terrorizes the city. His goons kill Shubhankar's brother and also kill the lone witness. Tormented, Shubhankar searches for a man who can fight Rajib.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Top 10 Best Movies Of Supriya Devi

 

Supriya Devi made her debut in Uttam Kumar starrer Basu Paribar in 1952 and worked for Bengali film industry for more than 50 years. Top 10 films of Supriya Devi are as follows


Sonar Harin (1959)


Cast

Bhanu Bannerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Supriya Choudhury, Uttam Kumar, Chhabi Biswas, Tarun Kumar, Lakshmi Devi, Mihir Bhattacharya, Kuntala Chatterjee, Padmadevi, Bipin Gupta, Namita Sinha

Story of the film

 The crime thriller film is directed by Mangal Chakravarty and is still regarded as one the finest mystery films ever made in Bengali cinema. Supriya Devi is Uttam Kumar’s love interest and gave a stellar performance. This one is one of her classic romantic roles that once enthralled an entire generation.


Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)


The famous film, Meghe Dhaka Tara is directed by Ritwik Ghatak and based on social novel written by Shaktipada Rajguru. The film is based on refugees after partition on 1947.

The entire film revolves around Nita, the character played by Supriya Devi. 


Cast

Supriya Choudhury as Nita
Anil Chatterjee as Shankar (brother)
Gyanesh Mukherjee as Banshi Dutta (seller)
Bijon Bhattacharya as Taran (the father)
Gita Dey as Mother
Gita Ghatak as Gita (sister)
Dwiju Bhawal as Mantu (younger brother)
Niranjan Ray as Sanat

Story of the film

The film revolves around Nita , a young girl who lives with her family, refugees from East Pakistan, in the suburbs of Calcutta. Nita is a self-sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by everyone around her, even her own family. Her father has an accident and is unable to make a living. Her elder brother Shankar believes that his singing needs to be perfected before he can make any income from it and therefore the burden of taking care of the family falls on Nita. Her life is ridden with personal tragedy: her lover Sanat leaves her for her sister Geeta, her younger brother is injured while working in a factory and finally she herself becomes a burden for her family by contracting tuberculosis. Shankar is the only person who cares about her in the end. At the end of the film, she screams out her agony, throwing herself into her brother's arms. She utters her last words: "Brother, I want to survive (দাদা, আমি বাঁচতে চাই।).


Suno Baranari (1960)



Director : Ajoy Kar Story : Subodh Ghosh Music Director : Robin Chatterjee Lyricist : Gauri Prasanna Mazumder, Rabindranath Tagore Playback : Hemanta Mukherjee, Sumitra Sen, Shyamal Mitra Release : 1960 Star Cast : Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi, Chhabi Biswas, Dipak Mukherjee, Tulsi Chakraborty, Jahor Roy, Gangapada Basu, Nripati Chatterjee, Murari Bagchi, Rishi Banerjee, Anil Sarkar, Nitin Roy, Master Tilak, Sunanda Devi, Banani Choudhury, Rajlakshmi Devi, Madhuri Chakraborty, Santha Devi, Asha Devi


Story of the film

Himangshu is a villageman who apart from practicing homeopathy helps the local people with their odds and ends. One day he gets a call from a rich man to escort his daughter Juthika to Patna. At first the rich and spoilt lady takes much disliking for the plain and simple Youngman but after having seen him from close quarters starts liking him. Soon her marriage is fixed to a bigshot. She confesses her feelings to Himangshu however he declines her love as he had a similar love failure in the past and did not want a broken heart again. He decides to leave the place and go away. Juthika breaks her engagement, leaves her family behind and choses to come along with Himangshu, proving all his apprehensions wrong.


Komal Gandhar (1961)


This is another master piece from Supriya Devi.

Cast

Abanish Bannerjee as Bhrigu
Bijon Bhattacharya as Gagan
Satindra Bhattacharya as Shibnath
Debabrata Biswas
Chitra Sen as Jaya
Anil Chatterjee as Rishi
Gyanesh Mukherjee
Satyabrata Chattopadhyay
Supriya Devi as Anusuya
Gita Dey as Shanta

Story of the film

The film focuses on two individuals, Bhrigu and Anasuya, who belong to rival theatrical groups, and the chasm that separates them. They come together for a joint production, a staging of the classic Shakuntalam. Anasuya has lost her mother in the communal riots and is searching for something more than the narrow path laid out for her by her family. Her divided mind mirrors the divided leadership of the People's Theatre and, ultimately, of divided Bengal.

Surya Sikha (1963)





Director : Salil Dutta Story : Salil Dutta Music Director : Robin Chatterjee Lyricist : Sailen Roy Playback : Hemanta Mukherjee, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Release : 1963 Star Cast : Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi, Chhabi Biswas, Asit Baran, Gangapada Basu, Utpal Dutt, Tarun Kumar, Shailen Mukherjee, Jahor Roy, Shishir Batabyal, Parijat Bose, Panchanan Bhattacharya, Dhiraj Das, Ashok Mukherjee, Sova Sen, Arati Das, Sabita Sinha


Story of the film

Dr. Dipta Roy was a successful doctor, extremely committed to his duty. After completing his FRCS from London, Dipta takes up the responsibility to run a hospital in the suburbs. He brings about a lot of welcoming changes to the setup and the way the treatment is done. He meets Achena a local schoolteacher with a nursing degree who offers assistance and together they run the hospital successfully. Soon they marry each other. After marriage, however Achena yearns to become more of a housewife and her commitment slackens. Dipta takes this extremely bitterly and soon a rift is created between the two. They separate. Many years later Dipta and Achena come face to face with each other again.


Bilambita Loy (1970)




The star cast of Bilambita Loy are : Supriya Choudhury, Uttam Kumar, Deepa Chatterjee, Nirmal Kumar, Asit Baran, Bimal Banerjee, Jyotsna Banerjee, Balai Das, Arindam Gangopadhyay, Tarun Kumar, Firoz Chowdhury and Shyamal Ghoshal.

Story of the film

A promising artist and a singer fall in love in college and get married against their families wishes. A promising artist and a singer fall in love in college and get married against their families wishes. ... The singer starts to perform to support her husband and becomes nationally known.

Supriya Debi played a noted singer, finding it difficult to handle the downward spiral of her painter husband (Uttam Kumar) who is frustrated by his own failure and also disillusioned with her wife’s continuous success. 

Baghbandi Khela (1975)







Cast
Uttam Kumar as Bhabesh Banerjee
Supriya Chowdhury as Bibha
Partho Mukherjee as Rajesh
Mahua Roychoudhury as Dolon
Asit Baran as Dolon's father
Samita Biswas as Bhabesh's first wife
Sulata Chowdhury
Kalyani Mondal
Ashim Kumar
Dilip Bose

Story of the film

Bhabesh Banerjee (Uttam Kumar) is a corrupt business aspiring to become a politician from Ranipur and involved with black market deals, smuggling and immoral trafficking. Supriya Debi playing the second wife of Bhabesh Banerjee reflected the reality of oppressed housewives in our society. At time when she is dominated by her husband, she finds solace in her step-son Rajesh’s approach towards life who is an honest man and loves Dolon. However, Bhabesh cheats Dolon's father using counterfeit documents. When Rajesh meets his father, Bhabesh gifts all his properties to Rajesh for political mileage. Bhabesh's second wife Bibha reveals the whole plot to Rajesh. When police ultimately knocks the door to arrest Bhabesh, he commits suicide.

Sanyasi Raja (1975)




Director : Pijush Bose
Story : Ashim Sarkar
Music Director : Nachiketa Ghosh
Lyricist : Gauri Prasanna Mazumder
Playback : Hemanta Mukherjee, Manna Dey

Star Cast : Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi, Robin Banerjee, Swapan Kumar, Tarun Kumar, Shambhu Bhattacharya, Rasuraj Chakraborthy, Tarun Mitra, Satya Banerjee, Nirmal Ghosh, Prashanta Chatterjee, Sitesh Chakraborty, Jyotsna Banerjee, Jiban Guha, Balaram Roy, Uday Bhattacharya, Sulata Chowdhury, Kalyani Mandal, Kalyani Adhikari, Gita Karmakar

Story of the film

Surya Kishore Roy Chowdhury, the jamindar of a state was a man with a romantic bent of mind. He loved playing chess. His wife Indu thought that he never cared about her but her opinion was wrong. A doctor who was helped by the jamindar during his student days took shelter in the palace and then tried to kill the jamindar. He then threatened Indu. The jamindar was fortunately saved by a monk but the doctor by this time managed to occupy the whole state. Jamindar returned back and demanded his state back from the doctor. The film is about the struggle that the jamindar had to undergo before he was able to get back all that he had lost.

Sabyasachi (1977)



Cast
Uttam Kumar as Sabyasachi / Doctor
Supriya Devi as Rose / Sumitra
Anil Chatterjee as Brajendra
Tarun Kumar as Kabi
Bikash Roy as Police officer
Sulata Chowdhury as Burmese servant
Shambhu Bhattacharya as Police officer
Nripati Chattopadhyay
Haradhan Bandopadhyay
Sujata Dutta as Nabatara
Kiran Lahiri
Satya Bandyopadhyay
Mantu Bandyopadhyay


Story of the film

The plot revolves with the activities of an absconded Bengali revolutionary Sabyasachi and India's freedom movement against the British rule. The protagonist Sabyasachi forms a secrete revolutionary organization Pather Dabi. He is extremely talented, highly educated, courageous and committed to his organisation. He meets Rose in a brothel and inspires her to come into the freedom struggle. Rose become Sumitra and takes active part to organise the movement. Several other revolutionaries join with them to lead an armed uprising. Sabyasachi also inspires Apuraba and Bharati, a Bengali couple. But there is a story of betrayal behind Sabyasachi to gain the leadership, love and power.

Atmiyo Swajan (1998)





Direction By Raja Sen
Story By Samaresh Majumdar
Screenplay By Ujjwal Chattopadhyay
Music By Partha Sengupta
Lyrics By Pulak Bandopadhyay, Sumit Samaddar and Atul Prasad Sen
Art Direction By Goutam Bose
Cinematography By Soumendu Roy
Editing By Mahadeb Shee
Playback Singing By Indrani Sen, Indranil Sen, Shakuntala Barua and Partha Sengupta

Leading Starcast By Soumitra Chatterjee, Supriya Choudhury, Rituparna Sengupta, Tapas Pal, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Tridib Ghosh, Dipankar Dey, June Malia, Shakuntala Barua, Chaiti Ghoshal, Piyush Ganguly and others.

Story of the film

An old man with a strict code of ethics is appalled and deeply wounded by the abrasive circumstances that invade his life. His three sons are caught up in decadent urban values. One daughter is married to a corrupt official being investigated by the CBI; the other is in an unstable marriage. The patriarch decides to escape from the shame of it all by taking his own life. He persuades his wife to join him but an accidental turn of events compels him to carry out his plan without her. The crisis brings the family together and problems sort themselves out. Filial love is restored and the old man's wife is happy. She is alive for her family. The futility of giving up on life and the franscience of bad times are the lessons to be learned from this film.