'Bangla (Bengali:বাংলা) may be a transliteration of either Bengal (a geographical and ethno-linguistic region in South Asia) or Bengali (an adjective referring to something of, from, or related to Bengal) and may also refer to:
Bangla is a folk-rock band from Bangladesh. Formed by the popular indie musicianArnob, Bangla mainly blends the traditional Bangladeshi folk genres like Baul, Lalon together with western flavours like jazz, blues, rock etc. The band released its first album Kingkortobbobimurho in 2002. Over the years, the band has emerged as a prominent music group in the country and became one of the most sought after bands, especially among the urban youth listeners.
The formation of the band dates back to the late '90s when Arnob was a student of Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan. Due to his interest in music, he casually formed a band with his friends in Santineketan in a motive to spread out Bengali folk songs. One day, Anusheh came to visit Shantiniketan, who was a family friend of Arnob. Anusheh, who was well trained on Indian Classical Music, subsequently accepted the invitation of Arnob and became the lead vocalist. On their visit to Lalon's shrine in Kushtia, Arnob and Anusheh met Buno, a close friend of Anusheh and a bassist. The trio performed together at a public concert in Kolkata Book Fair in 1999. Their performance received good feedback from the audience. The same year, Arnob moved to Dhaka. The band was then joined by Kartik, former guitarist of Prachayanat. and Shantanu on drums. Thus they came to be known as the band "Bangla". A year later, Nazrul, also an acquaintance of Anusheh, joined as the Dhol player.
During 1977 and 1978, bassist Marino Pelajić, guitarist Mladen Jurčić, and drummer Branko Hromatko were Azra members when Branimir "Johnny" Štulić brought Jura Stublić as the new vocalist. Stublić was to become Aerodrom member, but due to his deep vocals it never happened. The lineup functioned for a few months only and after a quarrel with Štulić, on early 1979, Pelajić, Jurčić, Hromatko and Stublić formed the band Šporko Šalaporko i Negove Žaluzine, naming the band after a story from the "Polet" youth magazine, which was soon after renamed to Film. The memories of the Azra lineup later inspired Štulić to write the song "Roll over Jura" released on Filigranski pločnici in 1982.
Saxophonist Jurij Novoselić, who at the time had worked under the pseudonym Kuzma Videosex, joined the band, inspiring others to use pseudonym instead of their original names: vocalist Stublić became Jura Jupiter, bassist Pelajić became Mario Baraccuda and guitarist Jurčić became Max Wilson. Before joining the band, Stublić did not have much experience as a vocalist, however, since his father had been an opera singer, he often visited the theatre and opera, and at the age of 13, he started playing the guitar, earning money as a street performer at seaside resorts.
Beckett’s original choice for the lead – referred to only as “O” – was Charlie Chaplin, but his script never reached him. Both Beckett and the director Alan Schneider were interested in Zero Mostel and Jack MacGowran. However, the former was unavailable and the latter, who accepted at first, became unavailable due to his role in a "Hollywood epic." Beckett then suggested Buster Keaton. Schneider promptly flew to Los Angeles and persuaded Keaton to accept the role along with "a handsome fee for less than three weeks' work."James Karen, who was to have a small part in the film, also encouraged Schneider to contact Keaton.
The filmed version differs from Beckett's original script but with his approval since he was on set all the time, this being his only visit to the United States. The script printed in Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett (Faber and Faber, 1984) states:
Your new film Dilkhush follows the story of eight individuals ... The film had Manav Kaul and Genelia D’Souza ... Also, I want to do more films in Bangla ... If you watch the film, you’ll see that each of these scenes is an individual piece of cinema ... When I act in a film or a television serial, I tend to feel I am the character ... My next film is Love Marriage.
On January 28, days after Pathaan was released in halls across the country, Udayan Cinema\u2019s official Facebook page put out a piece addressing the overwhelming backlash it faced for reserving only one show per day for Bangla films and dedicating all other screens to SRK\u2019s blockbuster, Pathaan.
I may call it a conspiracy by the universe that I got an opportunity to write about the film Maayakumari whereas the name of my next release is Mayaa ...I believe that the highest accolade a film can get is the absolute involvement of the audience ... I remember a film called Patalghar which I still believe was quite an ahead-of-time Bengali film.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Srijit, who predominantly works in Bengali cinema, has also spoken in detail about why Bangla films fail to match up to films from the South in churning crores at the box office ... Why do you think Bangla films do not become crore-making machines like those in Tamil and Telugu?.
In the film, Maayakumari and KananKumar are a hot couple from the 1940s... In the film, we try to find out what had happened to her ... This is a tribute to Bangla cinema ... Songs played a very important part in films in the 1940s. A song used to determine how successful the film was going to be. The film revolves around an actress’s life.
Similarly, considering the space of web series and films, our lovely audience back home certainly gets to see the works we come up with, but we dearly look forward to the reception that they get in Kolkata... Every show following that witnessed the same, with people crowding outside Nandan to catch the film.
(MENAFN - IANS) S.RaviNew Delhi, Dec 6. Bangladesh's 20-minute short film 'Moshari', meaning mosquito net in Bangla, which has been directed and produced by self-taught Nuhash Humayun continues to ... .
On the eve of the release of Khela Jawkhon, directed by Arindam Sil, Mimi Chakraborty talks about her journey from her first TV serial, Champion, through some of her less-heralded films ... I have learnt through my directors, films, and being on sets ... The film came to me when I was doing commercial masala films ... Now they consider it to be a cult film.
Aindrila Sharma, a Bengali actress, died on Sunday at the age of 24 in a terrible turn of circumstances ... . ... She appeared in films like LoveCafe and Ami Didi No 1. ... Just recently, she was featured in the Zee BanglaCinemaOriginal film "Bhole Baba Par Karega," in which she played Anirban Chakraborti's daughter. ... .
On Tuesday, Aindrila Sharma, a popular Bengali actress, suffered multiple cardiac arrests and has now been put on ventilator support. Currently, the actress is admitted to a hospital in Kolkata... ... Just recently, she was featured in the Zee BanglaCinemaOriginal film Bhole Baba Par Karega, in which she played Anirban Chakraborti's daughter ... .
Bangladesh information minister Muhammad HasanMahmud on Saturday said Hindu minorities in the country are in a safe position and the government supports them ... In the city to inaugurate Bangladesh FilmFestival, Mahmud said the Indo-Bangla relation is not dependent only on the Teesta water-sharing agreement between the two nations ... ....