‘I wasn’t necessarily acting’: Chanchal Chowdhury on ‘Karagar-2’
Acclaimed Bangladeshi actor Chanchal Chowdhury shared his thoughts in a social media post, stating that his acting was a reflection of his personal self in the much-anticipated Hoichoi original web series “Karagar-2”. Chanchal Chowdhury shared a poem penned by Dibyo Jyoti, who played the young professor David Adams, the lead character of the series. “My deep personal feeling was reflected in the expression of my character. I wasn’t necessarily acting,” Chanchal wrote in that post. Read: “Ghotona Shotto” infuriates audiences for insensitive portrayal of children with special needs While sharing Dibyo’s poem, the renowned actor wrote, “Even he wasn’t acting, I believe. This was a highly emotional time for Karagar-2 because of the way both of us were feeling.” Mentioning his father’s illness, he wrote, he was looking for the answer to another question. “For 13 days now, my father has been in the ICU on life support. We are just counting days now. How did Dibyo put my unconscious father’s thoughts into words?” Read: Humayun Ahmed: The Creator of Versatile Fictional Characters Dibyo’s mother, actress Shahnaz Khushi, read out the poem at the hospital on Sunday. “We couldn't hold back our tears,” Chanchal added. “Karagar 2” is the sequel to Syed Ahmed Shawki’s mystery thriller series “Karagar” – starring Chanchal Chowdhury, Intekhab Dinar, Tasnia Fareen, Dibya Jyoti, FS Nayeem, and Afzal Hossain, among many others. The first season of “Karagar” became a runaway hit in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal. Read More: Netflix New Release January 2023: 10 Most Hyped English Movies, Series
Theatre is my home where I always belong: Chanchal Chowdhury
Making a special return to the theatre for the first time in six years, popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury is all set to enthrall his audience once again for an exclusive staging of Aranyak Natyadal’s popular play “Rarang” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Thursday. The National Award-winning actor will take part in the 199th and 200th shows of "Rarang" at BSA’s Experimental Theatre Hall on Thursday ( November 17) and Friday ( November 18), which will mark his first stage performance after 2016 when he last performed in Aranyak’s “Che’r Cycle”. Read more: Munshigiri: Another Epic Creation of Amitabh Reza Featuring Chanchal Chowdhury Talking to UNB about making his long-awaited comeback to the stage, Chanchal Chowdhury said, "Not appearing on stage on a regular basis does not imply that I am not involved with theatre activities. I started my career as a part of Aranyak, and I've always considered the stage as my home where I belong. As it will be my first time on stage in a long time, it brings me immense joy.” Chanchal Chowdhury started his career on stage before making a name for himself in television and movies. After getting admitted to Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Art as a student, he joined the Aranyak Natyadal theatre group and garnered acclaim for his performances in "Rarang" and "Songkranti," two of Aranyak’s most popular presentations. Read more: Web Series "Boli": Chanchal Chowdhury Again in an Unprecedented Character “I have performed in more than 150 shows of “Rarang” in my career, but it’s true that nowadays I cannot regularly take part in shows due to other commitments. It takes months to prepare for a new production, and theatre is such a place which deserves adequate time and attention. Although I cannot take part in theatre now on a regular basis, I try to attend whenever I can.” Eminent thespian, playwright and director Mamunur Rashid's play "Rarang" explores the uprising of the Santal community—an indigenous minority population living in the country's northern region—against the persecution of the British authority. The word “Rarang” is a Santal word meaning "a cry to rise," and the play's narrative recounts the life of Alfred Soren, a legendary leader of the Santals who died a heroic death defending his community from British tyranny. Read more: Chanchal Chowdhury like you've never seen him before Marking its 50-year celebration next year, Aranyak Natyadal will organise a special drama festival from January 24-February 1, according to the theatre group.
Munshigiri: Another Epic Creation of Amitabh Reza Featuring Chanchal Chowdhury
Actor Chanchal Chowdhury and filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury worked together again after Aynabaji in 2016. This time they came up with a web movie titled Munshigiri. In fact, this is the first web film of Amitabh Reza. Munshigiri was released on September 30, 2021, on the new OTT platform Chorki. The trailer of the movie released two days ago has received a lot of response on social media. Let's get to know some information about this Chorki original film. The major characters in Munshigiri In this web movie, the veteran actor Chanchal Chowdhury plays the role of a detective police officer named Masud Munshi. The actor, who is successful in both TV dramas and films, has won the hearts of millions of people for his versatile acting. Who can deny Chanchal’s incredible performance in the roles of 'Shonai’ in Monpura film and ‘Ayna’ in Ainabaji film? In the film Debi, Chanchal Chowdhury enlightens Humayun Ahmed's everlasting character Misir Ali. Read Raihan Rafi’s Poran: An exciting love triangle film based on a real-Life story In Munshigiri film, Chanchal's co-stars include filmstar Purnima and Shabnam Fariha. Purnima is one of the prominent film actresses in Bangladesh. Her majestic beauty and superb acting keep the audience enthralled on the silver screen. Shabnam Fariha is another talented actress. Though she mainly acts on TV dramas and web series on the OTT platforms, her brilliant presence in the Debi film was also noticeable. She is renowned for the Nilu role from the 'Debi' movie. Director Amitabh's plan on Munshigiri On January 14, 2021, Chanchal Chowdhury and Purnima signed the contract with Munshigiri web movie's director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. Amitabh is actually planning to turn this film into a web movie series. He is thinking of making the second movie of the series. Amitabh's team is working to create the Munshigiri franchise-like world-class films. Read Tomorrow: Bangladeshi Animation Film on Climate Change at Cannes World Film Festival Leading filmmaker Redwan Roni, who heads the new video streaming platform Chorki, is also optimistic about the Munshigiri project. Amitabh Reza's sister Mahjabin Reza produced Munshigiri. This web film is released under the banner of Charki and Daraz. Story of the web film Munshigiri Nasif Amin has written the story of Munshigiri in the light of the novel 'Mriterao Kotha Bole' by Shibobrata Barman. The story revolves around the revelation of the mystery of the death of a government official. In order to resolve the case, officer Masud Munshi kept trying to get as much information as possible from Suraiya, the wife of the deceased officer. Read Thoughts of Shams: Solo Content Creator Playing Multiple Characters In addition to the mystery, the film focuses on the personal life of a devoted DB policeman. With his wife Parveen Sultana and their only son, Masud Munshi is determined to maintain a balance between his family and duties. In this way, his team gets involved in the great thrill of hunter and victim. Novelist Shibobrata himself saw the movie and praised the director, saying, "In Bengali movies, Amitabh has introduced a detective who hangs a mosquito net before going to bed." Read Tale of Hoichoi: The Bengali OTT Platform is Reaching Bengalis worldwide Chorki, Bangladeshi OTT platform New OTT platform Chorki started its journey on July 12, 2021, with about 200 different content. Subscribers will be able to enjoy one Chorki original movie every month throughout the year. Munshigiri is also included in this list. Moreover, there are more Chorki original web movies like YouTumer of Adnan Al Rajib, Neel Mukut of Kamar Ahmad Simon, and Network-er Baire of Mizanur Rahman Aryan. In the future, the audience of Chorki will be able to enjoy Munshigiri's sequels on their favorite video streaming platform. Read Remembering Salman Shah: Best Movies of the Short-Lived Maestro Wrap up Keeping pace with the change of advanced media and the demand of the audience, both the plots and styles of film-making have been going through revolutionary changes. In that respect, innovation is coming in the so-called mainstream of Bangladeshi cinema. It is expected that the latest mystery web movie Munshigiri will play an active role in the new way of entertainment. Hopefully, Bangladeshi people will witness more of this kind soon. Read Web Series "Boli": Chanchal Chowdhury Again in an Unprecedented Character
Web Series "Boli": Chanchal Chowdhury Again in an Unprecedented Character
Chanchal Chowdhury, a successful actor with diverse characters, recently surprised his fans by posting a picture of him with a bald head. This selfie in fact originates from the new web series 'Boli' made for the Hoichoi platform. The shooting of the web series 'Boli' started on September 15, 2021. Hoichoi's viewers will be able to enjoy this web content from next December. Let's get some insights about this web series still behind-the-curtain. Read:24th National Art Exhibition extended till September 25 The story and crew behind the web series 'Boli' Shongkho Dash Gupta, a well-known advertisement maker in the media, has started the work of 'Boli' focusing on the traditional game of Boli in Chittagong. The 'Boli' team has kept everyone curious about the background of the series. Apart from Chanchal Chowdhury, Sohana Saba, Safa Kabir, Moushumi Mou, Ziaul Haque Palash, and Sohail Mandal Rana also star in 'Boli'. Director and actor Salauddin Lavlu is embarking on his journey on the web platform through 'Boli'. Good Company is in the production of 'Boli'. Shonkho Dash's team is working on a plan to finish the shooting in two weeks. Read:Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus Chanchal Chowdhury in portraying another versatile character This is Chanchal Chowdhury's second work on the same platform after his huge success in 'Taqdir'. Although this is Chanchal Chowdhury's first work with new web series maker Shonkho Dash Gupta, he is quite optimistic about 'Boli'. His fellow actors and actresses also acknowledge the versatility of his acting. He has established his name in every community of the entertainment arena as well as in the audience through the characters of Shonai of ‘Monpura’, ‘Aynabaji’ and ‘Misir Ali’ of ‘Devi’. So far, Chanchal Chowdhury has won the National Film Award for Best Actor twice, the Merrill-Prothom-Alo Award for Critics and Audience Survey, and the RTV Star Award for Best Central Actor. This stage-play actor doesn’t limit his make-up to just wigs and fake beards. Being a student of fine arts, Chanchal Chowdhury's art knowledge about make-up is obvious. So this natural actor is very careful in the case of make-up to portray the character. Read:Spl show to commemorate Aug 21 grenade massacre Chanchal Chowdhury's fluent movement in web media Chanchal Chowdhury’s fame spread even more after the release of 'Taqdir' on the Indian OTT platform Hoichoi. Since then he has been a regular in web content. He has already gained viewership by working in Giyasuddin Selim's 'Jatri', Krishnendu Chattopadhyay and Tanim Noor's 'Contract', Rabiul Alam Robi's 'Unoloukik'. This maestro stars in popular director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury's first web series 'Munshigiri' which is on its way to the unveiling. For the first time, the Bangladeshi web serial is being featured on India's OTT platform G5. The name of the serial directed by Golam Sohrab Dodul is 'Roopkatha Noy' where Chanchal Chowdhury plays the central character. Read:Legal actions will be taken against the creators of 'Ghotona Shotto' Verdict Chanchal Chowdhury's fans believe that he will be able to do justice to his name in the web series 'Boli' to keep up with his continuity in successfully showing the characters’ diversity. Chanchal Chowdhury's iconic character 'Boli' can uplift his career as well as popularity to a new height. What is more? The production of versatile web series like ‘Boli’, Bangladeshi contents can acquire an honorable place among the South-Asian web series.
Chanchal Chowdhury like you've never seen him before
Popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury revealed a surprising new bald look on social media on Friday, surprising his fans and admirers. The National Award-winning actor posted the image of his surprising avatar on his official Facebook and Instagram profiles, which is for his upcoming web film, "Boli". The web film is scheduled to air on Hoichoi, and to be directed by Shankha Dasgupta. READ: ‘Mission Extreme’ is set to release worldwide on December 3rd According to Chanchal Chowdhury, he has adopted this new look to offer a different presentation to his audiences. "This is going to give the audience a totally different flavour," he said. One of the most popular actors in the country, Chanchal Chowdhury will be seen in his upcoming film "Munshigiri", directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. The film will be their second film together after 'Aynabazi' and is expected to release soon on OTT platform Chorki. READ: Three Bangladeshi films selected for Busan International Film Festival
First look of Chanchal, Arifin-starrer 'Contract' unveiled
ZEE5 Global has unveiled the first look of its upcoming web series "Contract," starring Bangladesh's Chanchal Chowdhury and Arifin Shuvoo in the lead roles.
Soumitra: The Indian actor loved by Dhallywood
The news of celebrated actor Soumitra Chatterjee's demise left not only the Indian film fraternity aghast but also Dhallywood personalities like Shakib Khan and Jaya Ahsan among others.