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Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf

Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivaan Shah

Rating: *


Latest Updates from Tollywood

Latest Updates from Tollywood

February 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work):
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s gorgeous daughter Nandana Sen, who is better known for her cascading locks and smoking-hot bod, is ready with her next Bengali venture with national award winner Shekhar Das’s ‘Kaler Rakhal’.  The stunning bong lass is already in the news for her acclaimed performance in Srijit Mukherji’s debut film ‘Autograph’, an alluring tale about love, fame, passion and mistrust.

Gatecrasher takes the cake on Paris Hilton's Birthday

Gatecrasher takes the cake on Paris Hilton's Birthday

February 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): It was Paris Hilton’s 30th birthday yesterday. Of course, the social butterfly that she is, she had to have one such incident at the birthday bash that made it to headlines. And well, this time her job was made easier by a mad musician from LA!

Charlie Chaplin's grandson undergoes traditional Hindu wedding in India

Hindus greet Chaplin’s grandson for undergoing traditional Hindu wedding in India

Nevada, USA, Feb 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have greeted film-icon Charlie Chaplin’s grandson Mark Joplin for reportedly going through a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India.

According to reports, Joplin (60) and Terra Tiffany (52), both Americans, married in remote Gokarna village, about 453 kilometers from Bangalore, in Karnataka state in Southwestern India with proper Hindu rituals.

Six Hours Of Raj Kapoor Hindi Film Oldie Songs: Legends Digital MP3 Audio Release

[Hindi Film Songs - Hits of Raj Kapoor (90 Of them!)]Calcutta, Feb 19, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Saregama of India, tapping into their vast audio songs library, have released a great compendium of Raj Kapoor classics.

The collection comes in 5 audio CDs for a total of 90 songs spanning the entire golden era of Raj Kapoor films. The total run length of Raj Kapoor super hit songs is a staggering 6 hours plus !

Padma Bhushan Raj Kapoor landed a spectacular 9 Filmfare awards, his films made it to the final nomination list at Palme d'Or at Cannes International Film Festival twice (for Awara and Boot Polish), and he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987. His films often portrayed the weak and the luckless in a socialist environment, and were considered to be safe enough to be screened in countries behind the iron curtain - Russia and China. His films are also famous for the sex-appeal and sensuousness of his heroines.

Listen to free samples and download the songs from Raj Kapoor movies in MP3 format here.

PRARTHANA: Essential Chants and Prayers for our Ishta Devata - A Complete Set Of Indian Hindu Devotional Songs (10 CD Set)

Calcutta, Feb 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) A great series of compositions by none other than renowned Indian classical music exponents Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and others, titled Prarthana (Prayers / Devotional Offerings) has been released in CD format by Music Today of India. Each double-album in the set of 10 double-albums is dedicated to one Hindu deity and covers all aspects of  Hindu daily prayers.

Therefore, the Prarthana series provides a way for complete prayer to our Gods, our ishta devata. Prarthana is an album series that offers the listener a complete devotional experience comprising prayers and chants that will fulfill the spiritual offering of devotees to God.

Read all about the great works, listen to free samples online and download these Hindu devotional audio songs MP3 via Washington Bangla Radio.

Interview - Rohit Kulkarni - Pitch Of Dreams: Cricket In America | Documentary on the past, present and future of Cricket in USA

Rohit KulkarniGermantown, Maryland, Feb 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rohit Kulkarni is the head of Multimedia of the South Asia division at Voice Of America, with over fifteen years of hands-on experience in Television production. Like most Indians (and people from the British Commonwealth nations), Rohit is a passionate fan of the game of Cricket. It is but natural that Rohit's vast experience in film-making and his passion for Cricket should come together, and the result is a fascinating documentary on Cricket in the United States of America.

Titled "Pitch Of Dreams - Cricket In America", the film documents the past, present and future of the game in the US. A fruit diligent research and many hours of travel with a camera, the film is a true labor of love. The journey reveals quite a few surprising facts about the game of Cricket in America - and Rohit shares with us some trivia that are surely going to surprise you as well while he talks to Marian Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio about the film.