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The city is recognised for its appreciation of Rabindra sangeet (songs written by Rabindranath Tagore) and Indian classical music, with important concerts and recitals, such as Dover Lane Music Conference, being held throughout the year; Bengali popular music, including baul folk ballads, kirtans, and Gajan festival music; and modern music, including Bengali-language adhunik songs. Since the early 1990s, new genres have emerged, including one comprising alternative folk–rock Bengali bands. Another new style, jibonmukhi gaan ("songs about life"), is based on realism.


Established regional cinematic traditions exist in the Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, and Telugu languages. South Indian cinema attracts more than 75% of national film revenue. Television broadcasting began in India in 1959 as a state-run medium of communication and had slow expansion for more than two decades. The state monopoly on television broadcast ended in the 1990s and, since then, satellite channels have increasingly shaped the popular culture of Indian society.

Barun Biswas

In 2011 a teleserial named Proloy Asche was launched by Sananda TV loosely based on the life of Barun Biswas. In August 2013, a Bengali film called Proloy was made on the life of Biswas. Actor Parambrata Chatterjee portrayed the role of Barun Biswas. In the 2013 Durga Puja, Panchpota Avijan Sangha Durga Puja Committee used Biswas' life and struggle as their puja's festive theme. They also named their puja platform Barun Mancha (Barun platform). Manobendra Biswas, joint secretary of the puja committee told— Barun's mamabari (maternal house) was in Sutia Panchpota and he had spent his childhood here.

BIG Synergy

BIG Synergy Media
Big Synergy is a television production company headed by Chief Executive Officer Indranil Chakraborty. It started as one of the country's first few independent television outfits in 1988.

West Bengal

This is the native name of the state, literally meaning western Bengal in the native Bengali language. In August 2016 the West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed another resolution to change the name of West Bengal to "Bengal" in English, and "Bangla" in Bengali. Despite the Trinamool Congress government's efforts to forge a consensus on the name change resolution, the Indian National Congress, the Left Front, and the Bharatiya Janata Party opposed the resolution.

Mir Afsar Ali

Jabab Kinte Chai. The Kapil Sharma Show appeared for promotion of the film "Colkatay Columbus". Interview: My Fundays. Interview: Laughing Matter. Interview: Risque behaviour.

Kharaj Mukherjee

He made his debut in Bengali film with the film Hulusthul in 1980. In last 32 years he has worked in many films like Patalghar, Bye Bye Bangkok, Kahani, Namesake, Accident, Muktodhara, Special 26, Lafangey Parindey, Yuva, Parineeta, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Chha-e Chhuti, Jaatishwar etc. He is a student of the drama maestro Mr. Ramaprasad Banik. One of the finest actors in India, he is known for his excellence in both Commercial and natural acting. In 2012 film Kahaani, Mukherjee played the role of Inspector Chatterjee.

Paran Bandopadhyay

Paran Bandyopadhyay
Shadhon Babur Shondeho (Satyajiter Gappo) (1998) on DD Bangla. Bateshworer Abodan-Satyajiter Priyo Galpo (2000) on ETV Bangla. Proloy Asche (2011) on Sananda TV. Boyei Gelo (2013–14) as Bhobhotash Basak on Zee Bangla. Byomkesh (2014–15) as Anukul Babu on Colors Bangla. 2014 - Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) – Bengali for Proloy. 2017 - Won for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor-Male for Cinemawala.

Raj Chakraborty

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For Zee Bangla, Raj Chakraborty Productions made the popular soap opera Raage Anuraage. He returned as director of his very own show I Laugh you, a show he had started in its first season. I Laugh You was a very popular laughter programme in the Indian regional television world, which was aired on Star Jalsha. Raj Chakraborty's association with another very popular Bengali entertainment channel Colors Bangla occurred with him producing the soap opera Kajallata for that channel. * Upperstall.com


576i is a standard-definition video mode originally used for broadcast television in most countries of the world where the utility frequency for electric power distribution is 50 Hz. Because of its close association with the color encoding system, it is often referred to as simply PAL, PAL/SECAM or SECAM when compared to its 60 Hz (typically, see PAL-M) NTSC-color-encoded counterpart, 480i. In digital applications it is usually referred to as "576i"; in analogue contexts it is often called "625 lines", and the aspect ratio is usually 4:3 in analogue transmission and 16:9 in digital transmission.

Standard-definition television

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Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high or enhanced definition. The two common SDTV signal types are 576i, with 576 interlaced lines of resolution, derived from the European-developed PAL and SECAM systems; 480i based on the American NTSC system. SDTV and high-definition television (HDTV) are the two categories of display formats for digital television (DTV) transmissions.


1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video. The number "1080" refers to the number of horizontal lines on the screen. The "i" is an abbreviation for "interlaced"; this indicates that only the odd lines, then the even lines of each frame (each image called a video field) are drawn alternately, so that only half the number of actual image frames are used to produce video.

High-definition television

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High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television. This can be either analog or digital. HDTV is the current standard video format used in most broadcasts: terrestrial broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, Blu-rays, and streaming video.

Cinema of West Bengal

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Aamar Ami(Bengali)-Uttam Kumar Chattopadhyay—Dey's Publishing, Calcutta,1980. Aamar Jug Aamar Gaan(Bengali)—Pankaj Kumar Mullick—Firma KLM Pvt Ltd., Calcutta 1980. Chalacchitrer Antormahol by Chakraborty Piyali, Banerjee Santanu, Publisher=Suhrid Publication, 1st ed. (2013); ISBN No.: 978-81-92151-97-7. Banala Bhashay Chalachchdra Charcha(Bengali)-Ehfi Tathya, aanji Opanhr r Bha charyr CharK Goswami, Tapas Paul—North Calcutta Film Society, Calcutta, 1995. Bangla Chalachchdra Shilper llihas (1897–1947)(Bengali)—Kalish Mukhapadhyay—Poop I lancha Prahashi. Bangla Chalachchdrer llihas (1st Part)(Bengali)-Pranab Kumar Biswas Samakal Prakashani, Calcul.

Shree Venkatesh Films

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In the television space, SVF has co-promoted Media Worldwide Limited and its four leading channels: Music India, Sangeet Bangla, Sangeet Bhojpuri and Music India UK. The company has also produced prime-time shows for Star Jalsha, ETV Bangla, Rupashi Bangla, Zee Bangla, Mahua Bangla, Sanada TV including shows like Bojhena Se Bojhena, Maa (both the highest TRP shows in West Bengal), Behula, Durga, Bandhan, I Love You, Sindoorkhela, Janmantar, Mrs Singha Roy, Bisharjan, Sangsar Sukher Hoy Ramanir Guney and Bodhu Kon Alo Laglo Chokhe.. * Shree Venkatesh Films at IMDb

Laboni Sarkar

Laboni Sarkar (born 1962) is an Indian actress who works in Bengali films and television. She set a record by winning Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards in three years consecutively from 1993–1996. Hiralal (2018). Maati (2018). Boxer (2018). Shreshtha Bangali (2017). Amazon Obhijaan (2017) ... Shankar's mother. Chaamp (2017) ... Shibaji's Mother. Tomake Chai (2017). Haripad Bandwala (2016) ... Nandala's Wife. Jomer Raja Dilo Bor (2015). Obhishopto Nighty (2014). Bangali Babu English Mem (2014). Chander Pahar (2013) ... Shankar's mother. Khiladi (2013). Rangbaaz (2013) ... Raj's Mother. Khoka 420 (2013) ... Krrish's Mother. Chupi Chupi (2013). Dekha, Na-Dekhay (2013).

Shankar Chakraborty

Shankar Chakroborty
Shankar Chakraborty is a Bengali film and television actor who has done several tele serials and has appeared in pivotal roles in numerous Bengali films. Chitra (unreleased). Bhroon (Unreleased). Karnel (Unreleased). Maati (2018). Total Dadagiri (2018). Ki Kore Toke Bolbo (2016). Naxal (2015). Game (2014). Final Mission (2013). Dutta Vs Dutta (2012). Teen Kanya (2012). Darling (2012). Ullas (film) (2012). Astra (2012). Palatak (2012). Bhorer Pakhi (2011). Gosai Baganer Bhoot (2011). Keloda in Kashmir (2011). Ek Poloke Ektu Dekha (2011). Janala (2009). Satyameba Jayate (2008). Khela (2008). Janmadata (2008). Kalishankar (2007). Hungama (2006). Dosar (2006). Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai (2005).

Star Jalsha

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They are the first Bengali HD channels in India. The channel also airs the latest Bengali films on Sunday. Bangla Cine Carnival. Telly Academy Award. Star Jalsha Parivar Awards. Joyo Hey.

Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla is a Bengali language Cable television channel in India and Bangladesh. It is offered by Zee Network, part of the Essel Group. The first Bengali-language television channel in India, Zee Bangla was launched in 1996 by Zee's TV chairman. It was one of three stations named in a 2014 court case that sought to ban Indian television stations from broadcasting in Bangladesh. It aired the comedy show "Raja and Gaja" before the show switched stations. It has its own YouTube Channel and has over 4 million subscribers. * Official site *List of programs broadcast by Zee Bangla

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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Noted Bengali biographical film on Chaitanya, Nilachaley Mahaprabhu (1957), was directed by Kartik Chattopadhyay (1912-1989). *Das, Khudiram (2017). Sri Chaitanya and Gaudiya Vaishnava Dharma (Ebook).


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Theatre has flourished in Urdu (which was called Hindi by early writers), along with Gujrati, Marathi, and Bengali. Urdu drama has had an important influence on Bombay Film industry and all the early works of Urdu theatre (performed by Parsi Companies) were made into films. Urdu dramatic tradition has existed for more than a 100 years. Prof Hasan, Ghulam Jeelani, J.N,Kaushal, Shameem Hanfi, Jameel Shaidayi, etc. belong to the old generation, contemporary writers like Danish Iqbal, Sayeed Alam, Shahid Anwar, Iqbal Niyazi, and Anwar are a few postmodern playwrights actively contributing in the field of Urdu Drama.

ABP Group

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Anandabazar Patrika Bengali language daily newspaper. Ebela Bengali language online news portal. The Telegraph English language daily newspaper. Anandamela. Unish-Kuri. Sananda. Anandalok. The Telegraph in Schools (TTIS). Desh. Boier Desh. Fortune India. ABP News - Hindi language news channel in India. formerly known as STAR News. ABP Ananda - Bengali language news channel in India. formerly known as STAR Ananda. ABP Sanjha - Punjabi language news channel in India. ABP Majha - Marathi language news channel in India. formerly known as STAR Majha. ABP Asmita - Gujarati language news channel in India. ABP Live News - Digital news channel.

Sananda (magazine)

Sananda (pronounced SHAA-non-DA) is a Bengali fortnightly women's magazine published by Ananda Publishers from Kolkata, India. The periodical is usually published on the 15th and 30th of every month. Sananda started in 1986. The first issue appeared on 31 July 1986, and was an immediate success. The magazine is printed in Bengali language. Its original print run was intended to be 30,000, but the first issue sold 75,000. It was first edited by Aparna Sen. She was succeeded by Madhumita Chattopadhyay as editor-in-chief of the magazine in 2005. The same year the magazine started its Odia edition.

Ruposhi Bangla

Not to be confused with Ruposhi Bangla (TV channel). Ruposhi Bangla (রূপসী বাংলা, Beautiful Bengal) is the most popular collection of poems by Jibanananda Das, the great modern Bengali poet. Written in 1934, the sixty-two sonnets - discovered in an exercise-book twenty years after Das wrote them - achieved instant popularity on their posthumous publication in 1957, becoming a totemic symbol of freedom in Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence. In Ruposhi Bangla, Das seamlessly blends in both real and mythical historical figures, as well as mythical creatures such as the shuk bird, weaving a tapestry of a beautiful, dreamlike Bengal The poems celebrate the beauty of Barishal.

ABP Ananda

ABP Ananda is a Bengali language 24-hour cable and satellite television news channel headquartered in Kolkata. The channel is owned by ABP Group. ABP Ananda is a pay channel. List of Bengali TV channels. List of Indian television stations.