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Interview | Mukesh Asopa - internationally acclaimed award-winning film maker - WBRi exclusive (audio)

MUKESH ASOPAWBRi Washington Bangla Radio had the opportunity to speak with the award-winning director Mukesh Asopa. Click on the play button on the player below to listen to the exclusive interview online.

Mukesh Asopa is a young, smart and internationally acclaimed film-maker from Toronto, Canada. Mukesh has made two films so far - Aisha and Rahul (2009) and The Taste Of Relation (2010). Both films have received international acclaim and numerous awards at a multitude of film festivals across the world. The films are, fortunately, available on DVD online.

In the interview (audio), Mukesh talks about his roots in Calcutta and his favorite actors and directors from childhood, including Mithun Chakraborty, Prosenjit, Tapas Pal, Uttam Kumar and so on.

Mukesh also succintly explains the background and theme of his two films, and shares some anecdotes from the shooting of the films. As an experienced actor-writer-director, Mukesh talks thoughtfully about contemporary aspects of Indian film - he dwells on art-house/parallel and commercial movies, and the way a significant number of films are now being made by independent film-makers living abroad, all of excellent quality and some of which have actually started making inroads into the purely commercial Bollywood film industry.

Mukesh offers some excellent words of wisdom and advice for the nascent generation of young film-makers who are now choosing to seriously study film-making as a viable career option in a resurgent India.

It is a pleasure to listen to Mukesh speak, as you will no doubt find out.

Watch the theatrical trailer of The Taste of Relation.

Badmaash Company (Hindi Film)

Well, how does it feel when it is a film from the Yash Raj banner and there isn’t a single scene where the ‘chiffon saree clad’ heroine sings and dances in the snowy vistas of Switzerland? It actually feels a bit odd, ‘coz that’s what Indian cinegoers are used to see from a Chopra banner.

Interview - ANUREKHA GHOSH : Internationally acclaimed Indian Classical Kathak Danseuse, Choreographer and Art Director

Anurekha Ghosh - Indian Classical Dance (Kathak), UKAnurekha Ghosh is a world-renowned Kathak Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Anurekha Ghosh & Company (UK).

WBRi Kolkata Event Announcement | Charupith presents Aalor Paane Praner Chola

Subhomoy Mukherjee
Subhomoy Mukherjee

Washington Bangla Radio, June 1, 2010: Charupith Celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath and 111th Birth Anniversary of Nazrul as “Aalor Paane Praner Chola” under direction of Tapati Bandapadhyay at Aikotan, EZCC, Salt Lake at 6 PM on 6th June, 2010.

Special Programme: “Rabi Kirane Kabi” conceptualized by Subhomay Mukhopadhyay, elocution by Partho Mukhopadhyay and singing by Sudeb Chattopadhyay, Compere: Swagata Das

Buddha Temples in Bangkok (Thailand)

                                                                                           (The Golden Buddha Temple)

Dr Anup Ghoshal Complete Audio Songs Collection (Bengali & Hindi) - Listen to Free Samples and Download MP3 Online

Anup Ghoshal"Dr. Ghosal's music lessons which began from the age of four continued till he was about 26 yrs of age. During his entire learning years he became a master of Thumri, Kheyal, Bhajan, Ragpradhan, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Dwijendrageeti, Rajnikanter Gaan, modern Bengali songs and several other folks songs. He received his music lessons from various esteemed 'Gurus'. Among them was late Sangeetacharya Sukhendu Goswami, the famous music maestro of Bengal. Rabindra Sangeet from the legendary Debobrata Biswas and learnt different Bengali songs from Manindra Chakraborty." - read more about Dr Anup Ghoshal at his official web-site.

Listen to free samples and download Anup Ghoshal's superhit Bengali songs online.

King Jr releases "Boom Boom Boom" Soccer Music - King Jr's Official World Cup Football Song 2010

King Jr - Official World Cup Football Song 2010May 30, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) King  Jr, who is signed to Amico Productions London (APL), has released a new single “BOOM BOOM BOOM SOCCER MUSIC”.

There are three versions of the single - Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music, Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music “Zamina African Edit” and Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music “House Remix”.

King Jr has graciously share his World Cup Soccer 2010 official single with Washington Bangla Radio's listeners - listen to the three versions online.

Download the Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music MP3 songs by King JR online from - click here »