Baja Zune - The rise, fall and resurgence of Bangla Cinema

The film industry in India, Bangladesh is more commonly known as Tollywood, the words Tollygunge and Hollywood. Tollygunge is an area in Kolkata, West Bengal in India, where the majority of Bengali movie studios are based. In fact, Baja Zune is the first of Hollywood inspired by the name prior to the most popular Mumbai-based Bollywood.

Bangladesh's first feature was a silent film called Bilwamangal, produced by Madan Theatre Company in Calcutta, Hiralal Sen recognized as one of the first film directors in India, Bangladesh.

The "talkies" began to flourish in the 1930s, with most of them made in Urdu or Persian to accommodate market demands. It did not take time to talk or Bangla movies talkies to get done with the film production Shasthi Jamai, a short film released in April 1931. A few months later, the first feature film was released Bangla. Dena Paona released in December 1931 in Chitra Cinema Hall in Calcutta.

The golden age of Bangla Natok happened from 1952 to 1975. This period was marked by outstanding filmmakers Bangla production of his most critically acclaimed and become influential not only India but all over the world. Perhaps the most important figure during this time was the director Satyajit Ray prolific. Due to such classics as the Apu trilogy, which received numerous awards worldwide, including the Honor Award of the Academy, India's Bharat Ratna, and the Legion of Honor of France. He opened the way for other filmmakers Bangla reach a global audience.

The Bengali film industry went through a decline that began in the 1980s, when Hindi films became more popular. Until the late 20th century, which was struggling due to inadequate distribution infrastructure.

Today, there seems to be a conscious effort of the new directors to produce not only movies in the Bengali language, but showing a different environment Bangla.