Archive for the ‘Biography’ Category


Sunday, April 27th, 2014

2013 Film
Aborto is a Bengali film released on 1 March 2013 and directed by Arindam Sil. In this film Sil will do his directorial debut. According to Sil, this film would be a tribute to Satyajit Ray. Wikipedia
Initial release: March 1, 2013
Director: Arindam Seal
Story by: Arindam Seal
Music composed by: Bickram Ghosh
Genres: Bengali Cinema, World cinema

Apur Panchali

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Apur Panchali
Everyone has an eye out for Kaushik Ganguly after Shabdo and he promises to raise the bar with this one. Inspired by the life of Subir Banerjee, the child actor who played Apu in Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, this film has bagged the Best Director Award at the 44th International Film Festival of India in November.
Cast: Parambrata Chatterjee, Parno Mittra, Ritwick Chakraborty, Ardhendu Banerjee, Gaurav Chakrabarty
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Release: March-April


Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Jaatishwar is a 2014 Indian Bengali musical drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee. The plot refers to the life of Anthony Firingee (Hensman Anthony), a 19th-century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin. Also, the plot has two different time periods—19th century and the present day (2013).[1] The protagonist of the film is Rohit, a Gujarati who falls in love with a Bengali woman named Mahamaya. As he goes to study colonial history in Portugal, he decides to study the life of Heynsman Anthony (known as Anthony Firingi) and in the process meets with a mysterious man Kushawl Hajra in Chandernagore. The music of Jaatiswar is composed by Kabir Suman.

The film also won the most awarded film in the 61st National Film Awards with 4 awards which were in various categories – Best Male Playback Singer (Rupankar Bagchi for the song E Tumi Kamon Tumi), Best Costume Design (Srabani Das), Best Music Direction (Songs) (Kabir Suman) and Best Makeup Artist (Vikram Gaikwad).
Directed by Srijit Mukherji
Produced by Reliance Entertainment and Rana Sarkar[1]
Written by Srijit Mukherji
Starring See below
Music by Kabir Suman
Cinematography Soumik Haldar
Editing by Bodhaditya Banerjee
Release dates
January 17, 2014 (India)
Country India
Language Bengali

Khoka 420

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Khoka 420 is a Bengali romantic comedy directed by Rajib Biswas. This movie is a remake of Telugu movie Brindavanam. The film’s title flows on Dev’s popular song of Khokababu. The film stars Dev, Nusrat Jahan, Subhashree Ganguly, Rajatava Dutta, Tapas Paul and others. The film was a critical and commercial success. and has been dubbed into Hindi as “MERE USTAD 420”
Directed by Rajib Biswas
Produced by Ashok Dhanuka
Eskay Movies
Written by Shayak Ganguly
Story by Pele
Starring Dev
Nusrat Jahan
Subhashree Ganguly
Music by Rishi Chanda
Savvy Gupta
Cinematography Shrisha Roy
Editing by Mohammad Kalam Khan,Saikat Sengupta
Distributed by Eskay Movies
Release dates
14 June 2013
Running time 166 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Mishawr Rawhoshyo

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Mishawr Rawhoshyo
2013 Film
Mishawr Rohoshyo is a Bengali adventure thriller film directed by Srijit Mukherji, based on the fictional character by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Wikipedia
Initial release: October 11, 2013
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Running time: 140 minutes
Music composed by: Indraadip Das Gupta
Story by: Sunil Gangopadhyaya


Sunday, April 27th, 2014

2013 Film
Satyanweshi is a 2013 Bengali mystery-thriller film directed by Rituparno Ghosh and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni. This was Ghosh’s last full length film as a director. Wikipedia
Initial release: August 6, 2013 (India)
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Screenplay: Rituparno Ghosh
Story by: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Producers: Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni


Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2012

Country: UK | Ireland


Languages: English

Director: Ian Palmer

Tagline: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.


Cast: James Quinn McDonagh
Michael Quinn McDonagh
Paddy Quinn McDonagh
Ian Palmer … Narrator


Plot: An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.


Sunday, February 12th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 144 min

Languages: English

Director: Kevin Macdonald



Cast: Bob Marley … Himself (archive footage)
Ziggy Marley … Himself
Rita Marley … Herself
Jimmy Cliff … Himself
Cedella Marley … Herself
Lee Perry … Himself
Cindy Breakspeare … Herself
Danny Sims … Himself
Constance Marley … Herself
Chris Blackwell … Himself
Lee Jaffe … Himself
The Wailers … Themselves
Bunny Wailer … Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Carlton Fraser … Himself (as Dr. Carlton Pee-Wee Fraser)
Peter Marley … Himself


Plot: A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Bob Marley  Reference To Bob Marley  Name In Title  One Word Title  Reggae   See »

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, January 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA


Languages: English

Director: Dori Berinstein



Writers: Dori Berinstein, Adam Zucker


Cast: Loni Anderson … Herself
Mary Jo Catlett … Herself
Marge Champion … Herself
Carol Channing … Herself
Tyne Daly … Herself
Phyllis Diller … Herself
Betty Garrett … Herself
Sam Harris … Himself
Tippi Hedren … Herself
Jerry Herman … Himself
Angela Lansbury … Herself
Rich Little … Himself
Bob Mackie … Himself
Margaret O'Brien … Herself
Lee Roy Reams … Himself


Plot: If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the late-1950's through the 1960's and beyond, living life sensationally large. As Carol has observed, '…if you're lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room'. At 89, she remains irrepressible. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Diva  Photographer  Male Female Relationship  Singer  Marriage   See »

The Iron Lady

Monday, December 26th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Biography

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK | France

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Tagline: Never compromise


Cast: Meryl Streep … Margaret Thatcher
Jim Broadbent … Denis Thatcher
Susan Brown … June
Alice da Cunha … Cleaner
Phoebe Waller-Bridge … Susie
Iain Glen … Alfred Roberts
Alexandra Roach … Young Margaret Thatcher
Victoria Bewick … Muriel Roberts
Emma Dewhurst … Beatrice Roberts
Olivia Colman … Carol Thatcher
Harry Lloyd … Young Denis Thatcher
Sylvestra Le Touzel … Hostess 1949
Michael Culkin … Host 1949
Stephanie Jacob … Female Guest 1949
Robert Portal … Grey Suited Guest 1949


Plot: Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis's clothes for the Oxfam shop. Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiereship. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margret's life forever. Written by don @ minifie-1   Plot Keywords: Prime Minister  Margaret Thatcher  Parliament  Title Directed By Female  Argentina   See »