'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:
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 ... ....
Ray’s exceptional skills and aesthetic sense, coupled with his training in calligraphy, led to his designing many posters for his own films. As a designer he also experimented with English and Bangla... Ray’s press books were minimalistic in approach, incorporating motifs and characters from the films.
The highlights of our cultural evenings will include vocals from Niladri Nath, playback singer of Bangla films and TV series. We will also have a stage act, a duet performance by Sulagna Bhattacharya of Bangla Sangeet Mela and Saregamapa fame and Parthadip Roy, who has performed on TV," Dey added.
Nusrat Jahan and Yash Daasguptaa ... Parambrata and Subhashree shared a photo from the set of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Bangla, as part of a promotional event for their upcoming film, Boudi Canteen. Parambrata, who directs and also acts in the film, looks suave in white kurta-pajama and a beige jacket, while Subhashree looks resplendent in a yellow sharara.
AnanyaPanday has been on a hectic promotional spree, touring across the nation! She is in New Delhi to promote her upcoming film 'Liger' with the South sensation VijayDevarakonda. The actress took some time off her busy schedule and visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to seek blessings ahead of her film's release.
Of his 15 films released so far, 10 are detective fictions or police procedurals. Four are Shabor films, ... With Ebar Shabor in 2015, Arindam had Bangla film audiences hooked to the police procedural before the tide of compelling police and crime dramas arrived on our OTT platforms.
For that matter, even a die-hard film buff will have little recall ... Quite literally the ‘making’ because what she does can spell the difference between a film getting noticed and delivering at the box office or going under. In an era where the first three days of a film are increasingly crucial, the work of a publicist cannot be overemphasised.