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Sujoy Ghosh's KAHAANI (2012) Film Review by Nilanjan Nandi

Parambrata Chattopadhyay & Vidya Balan in Kahaani (2012) Hindi Movie shot in Kolkata

A story well-told, but could have been better!

You, Myself and Rabindranath Tagore!!!

45290838 An embalming Tagore Music Album by Swati and Swarup Paul. A CD review by Nilanjann N.

Don 2

"Don 2"  - shimmering with thrilling brilliance!!!

Goodbye Johny... (Dev Anand)!!!

humdonodevanand  Dev Saab is no more???!!!

Dev Anand breathed his last in London yesterday after a cardiac arrest...

The Evergreen, 88 year old young man bid adieu to his millions of fans, followers, co-actresses and co-actors, directors etc...forever... humming: "Main Zindagi ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya... har fiqr ko dhuyen mein uraata chala gaya..."

"JAJABOR (The Nomad)", Dr. Bhupen Hazarika leaves us forever!!!

bhupen   Born on the 8th of September, 1926, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last on the 05th of November, 2011 at exactly 16:37 hours in Mumbai Dhirubhai Ambani Medical Centre, after a multi-organ failure where he was initially admitted in the  ICU on the 30th of June this year with a respiratory trouble.

My first meeting with this man was in the year 1976 in Mahajati Sadan, where he and my father, Batuk Nandy shared the stage for an all-night musical extravaganza. At that time his songs; AMI EK JAJABOR, MANUSH MANUSHER JONNYE, DOLA HE DOLA, GANGA AMAAR MAA & AAJ JIBON KHUJE PAABI, were a rage among the Bengali Song aficionados all over the world. His typical 'nasal' tone appealed to me greatly as well as his vision of music itself; it was so global!

A PhD. from "Columbia University, New York" in Sociology, Dr. Hazarika was a true genius and an erudite man in the strict sense of the meaning.