By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
SVF, Eastern India’s largest movie production house recently organized an international Bengali cinema carnival in Bangkok with much fanfare. The star-studded, glitzy carnival, held in the Thailand capital, will air exclusively on Star Jalsha this coming Sunday (February 25), a must-watch for anyone who is interested in Bengali cinema. It is yet another first from SVF which ensured that Bengali filmdom finally landed on foreign shores.
From Dev to Ankush, Mimi to Nusrat and Imon to JeetGannguli, the Tollywood stars, singers and musicians were all there, singing, dancing and milling around, rubbing shoulders with one another. If Shruti Pathak started with the song Shubharambh, Nakash Aziz’s Jabra Fan, Lagnajita’sBasantoEsheGeche and Jeet’sChinteParli Na, had the audience in raptures.
While Sayantika grooved to superhits like TammaTamma and TuCheezBadi Hai Mast Mast as well as Phoolkoli and Remix Qawali; Nusrat performed on Aayat from the movie BajiraoMastani as well as Ami Je KeTomar’s title track. Yash made the fans go crazy when he danced to the peppy Mon from the movie Total Dadagiri and ThikEmonEbhabe; Mimi was seen dancing to the biggest party numbers of 2017KarGayiChull and Senorita as well as Emotional Saiyaan and Honey Bunny while Ankushchipped in with performances on Shona, Take it Easy and Darling and more
The first Bengali international film carnival was not just about songs and dances, though. It paid rich tributes to ‘Yesterday Actresses’ such as Suchitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Madhabi Mukherjee, Tanuja, Aparna Sen and Sandhya Roy. The tribute was brought alive by Rituparna Sengupta who danced to the numbers of the films these legendary actresses starred in.
Mahendra Soni, SVF co-founder & Director, said “It’s an attempt from us to take Bengali cinema to international scene by organizing the carnival in the city of Bangkok, something few have thought of before. We are sure that people will enjoy watching this magnificent show on Star Jalsha on Sunday evening. The show will have a red carpet segment from 6 to 7pm, followed by a 4 hour performance based show till 11pm,’’
Dev brought the house down, dancing to Party Shoes and BhojoGournango (from the SVF-produced Bindass and Challenge), while Rituparna Sengupta danced to numbers like E ShudhuGaner Din and AajMon Chheyeche Ami HariyeJabo, rekindling nostalgia that seeped through the first-ever carnival of its kind.
SVF is Eastern India’s largest movie production house, having business interests in Film Production, Television content Production, Film Distribution, Digital Cinema, Music, New Media and Cinemas. SVF has successfully produced over 110 films including national award winning ‘Chokher Bali’, ‘Raincoat’, ‘Memories in March’, ‘Chitrangada’ and ‘ChotoderChobi’ and some of the biggest blockbusters like ChanderPahar, Challenge and Autograph among others. SVF’s latest venture is Hoichoi, the world’s largest digital Bengali entertainment content platform with over 500 Movies and exclusive Original Web Series. (Hoichoi is available for download on iTunes - http://bit.ly/iTunesHCDownload and Android - http://bit.ly/