Monday, 19 May 2014

Baari Tar Bangla: Bloggers' Meet

On the 18th of May, 2014, a team from the movie “Baari tar Bangla” conducted a Blogger Engagement program and Google Hangout, streamed live, in collaboration with Kolkata Bloggers and Google.
The event was a one-of-its-kind “Virtual adda”, as SatrajitSen put it. You can watch the recorded hangout here.

Raima Sen defends a googly. Picture:

For well over an hour and a half, actors Saswata Chatterjee and Raima Sen, along with Satrajit Sen and direction Rangan Chakravarti, fielded questions from us bloggers, shared jokes, narrated stories from incidents during shooting of the movie, and just generally participated in a fun interaction. From candid jokes, to memorable moments, the evening had it all.

Bloggers on the prowl. Picture:

From directing questions to the ever-charming Saswata Chatterjee and the ever-mesmerising Raima Sen, to hearing about their hilarious experiences on set, the evening was a splendid new venture.  Did you know that when Raima Sen shoots a solo scene she doesn’t allow Saswata Chatterjee to even remain on the same floor? She says its because of the way he…umm…looks at her.

A man of many worlds. Saswata Chatterjee charms his way through all our queries. 
The butt of all jokes for the evening, Raima Sen gives her views.

Beyond the glitz and glamour of celebrities, the day was about forming new friendships. I met a lot of people there and was able to have quality conversations with quite a few of them. This, I believe, is the greatest positive I will take home from this Blogger’s Meet.

The Kolkata Bloggers team with Saswata Chatterjee.
P.S. Do watch the film. Its hilarious. And it carries a strong message.

Kolkata Bloggers is an attempt to promote blogging and original content creation. The project is still in its infancy. Perhaps our first step was this Blogger Engagement programme conducted by the "Baari Tar Bangla" web team. Do check out our facebook page here, to discover some wonderful writing and photography from the youth of Kolkata.

Pictures: Anirban Saha (
              Sayon Kumar Saha (

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