Interviews, Features, Events, Bengali & Indian Performing Arts & Artist Reviews

Locket Chatterjee & Abhishek as College Students in OGO BIDESHINI (2011) - Bengali Movie Review

[Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata]
[Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata]
Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini Pal and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata

Calcutta, May 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Imagine the story beginning with actor Abhishek Chatterjee and actress Locket Chatterjee playing college students! They play Rwik and Saoli respectively. Saoli is in love with Rwik and is obsessed with him though he only considers her to be a close friend.

Read the complete Bengali movie review on Washington Bangla Radio.

Interview: Gautam Barat - Tollywood's Top Poster Designer Reminds Us of Importance of the Poster as Representation of the Film

[GOUTAM BARAT Poster Designer]Washington D.C., May 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gautam Barat is the premier professional poster designer for Bengali films for over 30 years. Gautam talks to Arijit Chakraborty on Washington Bangla Radio in this intimate, informal and candid interview about his career in poster design, aspects of designing posters, the film industry, changing trends and much more.

Gautam has designed over 600 posters so far, and his recent work includes films by producers like Shree Venkatesh and Eskay Films and films like Bhorer Alo, Unish Kurir Galpo , Ogo Bideshini, Moner Manush and so on.

Interview: Pouroosh Sorcar (P C Sorcar Master) Talks About Magic & Bengali Movie "Baaj"

[Actor Magician Pouroosh Sorcar, P C Sorcar Master]Washington D.C., May 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Pouroosh Sorcar, the famous Magician P C Sorcar Master, chats with Arijit Chakraborty on Washington Bangla Radio about his background, experience, magic shows, Bengali film Baaj (2011) and many other topics the day before he left for Chennai for a multi-month Magic show.

Pouroosh is the only grandson of Jadoo Samrat P. C. Sorcar Sr., son of P. C. Sorcar Young, and goes by the stage name P. C. Sorcar Master. He learned magic from his father. Along with his profession as a magician, he has also recently entered into the world of Bangla movies.

In this informal but candid talk, Pouroosh touches on the challenges of being a live performer and invariably facing technical difficulties, and believes that how one faces these moments truly defines a magician's personality.

Anil Kapoor is back in a Hollywood project

Mumbai, May 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The stylish and legendary actor Mr. Anil Kapoor bags yet another Hollywood project for himself. This is not the first time he has got such a prestigious project in his hand. He has done 2 films in Hollywood before bagging this one. The first was Slumdog Millionaire in which he plays the host of a popular quiz show. 

Prosenjit in Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Shanghai’

Prosenjit in Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Shanghai’

May 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): When an Indian director is looking for a man with charisma and intellect, where does he go? ‘Bollywood’, did you say? Wrong!

It's Tollywood where he goes now-a-days!

THE MESSAGES - Mental Prayer From messages of Nossa Senhora de Anguera

A prayer.
From messages of Nossa Senhora de Anguera.

Thakur bari and its cultural heritage

Kolkata, May 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore who was a leader of the Brahmo samaj. The Tagore family was very rich in its cultural heritage. The women in the family were especially gifted with the talent where as Randinranath Tagore was a poet and a great artist.

Sounak Chattopadhyay in Toronto: Interview

[Sounak at the National Mall, Washington DC]Washington, DC, May 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sounak Chattopadhyay, one of the brightest shining stars of the young generation of contemporary Indian Classical vocal artists who is also known for his sterling presentation of Rabindra Sangeet, was recently in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to perform at the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School on St.Andrews Blvd. Arijit Chakraborty caught up with Sounak in Toronto in this wonderful chit-chat with the young maestro, a performance of special significance to Sounak because he is himself an alumnus of the famous Don Bosco school of Kolkata at Park Circus.

Sounak speaks to Washington Bangla Radio from Toronto and sings a few lines for us.