ZEE has confirmed that it will be launching its first Bengali movies channel in India called ZEE Bangla Cinema later this week.
With a rich and varied film library, the ZEE Bangla Cinema promises to offer a mixed bag of blockbusters from the golden era directors and the best masterpieces of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwick Ghatak and Tarun Mazumdar to present-day directors like Rituparno Ghosh, Raj Chakraborty and Anjan Dutta.
The channel will go on-air on Sunday 23rd September and will telecast 2012۪s blockbuster movie Shatru۪ starring Jeet and Nusrat. Some of the other leading movie titles which would be aired on the new channel are Bhooter Bhobishyot, Teen Yaari Kotha, Elar Char Adhyay, Aparajita Tumi, Ajob Prem Ebong, Dutta vs Dutta, Uro Chiti, Fighter, Mouchak, Chaplin, Kagojer Bou, Tokhon Teish, Trishna, Chander Bari, Gorosthane Sabdhan, Patalghar, Banshiwala and many more.
Speaking on the launch of the movie channel, Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEE, said, With a strong Bengali audience in India and abroad, the Bengali film market has expanded exponentially. ZEE Bangla Cinema۪s entry is aimed at tapping this growing potential. We are sure that ZEE۪s pioneering presence in the regional space would be further strengthened with the addition of this new movie channel.
With a highly youthful and engaging content, ZEE Bangla Cinema will also be a ready source of trivia from film news to music releases to muhuraats, along with a mixed and exciting bag of blockbusters, parallel films and films from the golden era. The channel aspires to create a thrilling movie viewing experience۪ for its audiences across the country and overseas.
Sujay Kutty, Business Head, ZEE Bangla Cinema, said, The success of ZEE Bangla in the regional GEC genre reaffirms our expertise of gauging content preferences. ZEE Bangla Cinema offers a true representation of the time and life of Bengal. With an enviable film library, the channel aims to bring the experience of a multiplex right at the homes of Bengali audience.