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JANI DEKHA HOBE (2011) Bengali Movie Review: Misplaced Belief

Jaani Dekha Hobe (2011) Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster

Calcutta, Nov 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) All of us are aware of that old adage ‘Simple is Beautiful’. What most of us do not realize is that too much of simplicity might lead to undesirable results, particularly when it comes to film-making. Director Birsa Dasgupta, whose debut venture ‘033’ wowed us with its fresh, crisp and simple brand of storytelling, is back with his second offering ‘Jani Dekha Hobey’ (or, ‘Jani Dyakha Hawbey’, as the makers prefer to call it). Unfortunately, this time round, the man seems to have taken the value of simplicity in movie-making too much to heart.

Interview: Tollywood Hero Rahul on Bengali Movie "Ajob Prem Ebong Ekti Buser Golpo"

The following is a sponsored article from Databazar Media Ventures.

By Shoma A. Chatterji

Hot Bengali Actress Paoli Dham and Rahul
Paoli Dham & Rahul

Calcutta, Nov 23, 2011 (Databazar Media Ventures) Rahul is a low-key actor noted for his understated style of acting. His choice of roles and banners might be a little zigzaggy but that is routine for all rising actors. He comes from a theatre background but is now firmly rooted to cinema. He talks about his work in Ajob Prem Ebong Ekti Bus-er Golpo and why it did not do as well as everyone expected it to. This is a strikingly unusual film acquired by Databazaar Media Ventures for distribution, streaming etc for North America and Canada. Another film Kagojer Bou directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay has also been acquired by Databazaar Media ventures in which Rahul plays an important, off-beat lead.

Back Story: Ajob Prem Ebong Ekti Bus-er Golpo (Bengali Film)

The following is a sponsored article from Databazar Media Ventures.

By Shoma A. Chatterji

AJOB PREM EBONG EKTI BUSER GOLPO Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster

Calcutta, Nov 22, 2011 (Databazaar Media Ventures) The introductory voice-over of the hero Nakul in Ajob Prem Ebong Ekti Bus-er Golpo immediately reminds the viewer, in a slightly different way, of Ritwik Ghatak’s Ajantrik. Ajantrik (1958) based on an unusual story by Subodh Ghosh, was one of the few films to win critical acclaim abroad. Georges Sadoul of France praised it as a ‘landmark in world cinema.’ Henry Langlois wished to have a print of the film for the French film archive.

Interview: Film-Maker BIRSA DASGUPTA on Bengali Movies JANI DEKHA HOBE (2011) and 033 (2010)

Birsa DasguptaWashington, DC, Nov 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Third-generation film-maker Birsa Dasgupta caused quite a stir with his 2010 film "033" which is considered one of the sparkling new movies by smart young film-makers that has once again made Bengali cinema glorious.

Birsa's eagerly awaited 2nd feature film "Jani Dekha Hobe", which is officially spelt "Jaani Dyakha Hawbe", is scheduled to open in theaters on Nov 25, 2011. Birsa shares his thoughts with Arijit Chakraborty in this audio interview about his becoming a film-maker and films.

Listen to Birsa Dasgupta on WBRi.

Interview: Ranbir Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha on Hindi Film LOOTERA (2012)

Mumbai, Nov 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) With their off-screen romance doing rounds, Bollywood’s cool newbies Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha have teamed up for Phantom Production's debut film Lootera, to be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane of Udaan fame. Sreya Basu chats up the actors in Mumbai.

Lootera is a love story set in the 1950s. Are you comfortable with this retro look?

Ranveer: I am very happy about it. This is the coolest look I have ever had. Retro is my favourite school of style. So I am more than happy.

Sonakshi: I am really excited about my Bengali look in the film. We have kept it the authentic way…be it make-up, jewellery or clothes, we are stuck to the 1950s.

How are you working on your looks in the film?

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