Flavour of Kolkata

Flavour of Kolkata
Newly opened Mother's Wax Museum. Shot by Arnab Sadhukhan.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bioscope-e Bajimat countdown

Keenly waiting to experience Bioscope-e Bajimat - the celebrity film quiz organised by Patrika - the Saturday supplement of Ananda Bazar Patrika this evening at Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

The hook? The contest will be fought by actors and directors in six pairs. The list goes: Prosenjit-Roopa Ganguly, Rituparna Sengupta-Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury-Ananya Chatterjee, Rituparno Ghosh-Indraneil Sengupta, Srijit Mukherji-Gargi Roy Chowdhury and Sandeep Ray-Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Mir and Gautam Bhattacharya (Ananda Bazar sports editor who is well-connected with the film fraternity) will be the MCs.

To the best of my knowledge it is the first time at least in recent past that such a film celebrity quiz is being held in the city. The last time the local film industry celebs collaborated in a live show of this nature was the 'Directors vs Journalists' debate on the current state of Bangla cinema at Star Theatre in January 2009. It saw Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh and Goutam Ghose coming together with Suman Mukhopadhyay and Prabhat Roy to take on the media. Yours truly was among the organisers. The battle was closely and very engagingly fought.

This one should be an interesting show of 'film quotient' of the industry insiders. Am particularly interested to see how Prosenjit-Roopa, Rituparna-Parambrata, Aniruddha-Ananya and Srijit-Gargi fare, being pretty interesting pairs. Shall come back with a first-hand account.


Tanmay Mukherjee said...

Should be real fun. More so if there can be an 'inquizzitve fac-off' between Mir and Rituporno!

Anirban Halder said...

It was real fun indeed. And there was many possibilities of a face-off between the two. But that was related to the quiz, and nothing personal. Mir handled some difficult situations very well, helped by his quick-wittedness. Watch this space for an eyewitness' account.

sanjukta said...

Sanjukta Sinha........ want the full progamme in Youtube

Anirban Halder said...

Sanjukta, I am not from the organisers or the television partner channel. I didn't find the video of the event on YouTube. So you might get in touch with Ananda Bazar Patrika / Channel 10 to do the needful.