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

Actress Rachita Chauhan (Bhattacharya) Talks about Bengali movies Chaplin, Rang Milanti, Uro Chithi and more: Interview

[Actress Rachita Bhattacharya]Germantown, Maryland, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rachita Chauhan née Bhattacharya is a rapidly upcoming actress in Indian cinema and has recently appeared in Yogesh Mittal's Hindi film Yeh Faasley (2011) with Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Sudha Chandran, Seema Biswas and others. Among her widely anticipated Bengali films, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee's (interview) Uro Chithi, Kaushik Ganguly's (interview) Rang Milanti and Anindya Banerjee's Chaplin are awaiting release. Susmita Dasgupta caught up with Rachita in Kolkata in this informal chit-chat where Rachita talks about her background and films.

Review: Yeh Saali Zindagi

Movie Review: Yeh Saali Zindagi

Director: Sudhir Mishra

Cast:  Irrfan Khan, Chitrangada Singh, Arunodoy Singh, Saurabh Shukla

Duration: 2 Hrs 10 mins

Ratings: ****

25th death anniversary of Gouri Prasanna Majumdar observed

Gouri Prasanna Majumdar 25th death anniversary

Calcutta, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On the occasion of noted lyricist late Gouri Prasanna Majumdar’s 25th death anniversary, a big musical evening was organized to pay tribute to the legend where a host of dignitaries and people from the music fraternity were present to pay tribute to the legend.


[Kolkata Bangla Band FOLK US]
Folk Us - Performing Bengali Folk Songs On Stage

Calcutta, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) FOLK US - a group of nine extremely talented singers who have together who have come together for one common love - Bengali Folk Music. This group has come together to present Bengali folk songs with a touch of modernity so that they can be played in lounge bars and be reachable to the affluent class.

FOLK US presents the rich tradition of Bengal alive without tampering the mood and essence of the original songs. These songs have just been presented with a new electronic sound which gives a feel to the songs and makes it more acceptable to greater sections of society.

World Cup Cricket Song 2011 by Kolkata Bangla Band Dasamik

Calcutta, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dasamik, a Bangla Band from Kolkata, have released another song to mark the World Cup cricket tournament in 2011. Watch the music video online on Washington Bangla Radio.

Apratim Mukhopadhyay: Singer-Songwriter-Composer From Kolkata

Apratim MukhopadhyayGermantown, Maryland, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Apratim Mukhopadhyay is a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter, musician, poet,  TV presenter, and Entrepreneur.

Subhomoy Mukherjee has an informal chit-chat with Apratim in this audio interview presentation that also features some songs performed by Apratim.

Jio Parambrata ! JIYO KAKA (Bengali, 2011) Premieres in Kolkata

[JIO KAKA Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster]Calcutta, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Parambrata Chattopadhyay (Wbri interview), the renowned actor of Tollywood arranged premiere of his directorial debut, Jio Kaka at Priya, South Kolkata.

The premiere of that feature film was attended by many renowned cultural personalities of Bengal like Sudeshna Roy, Avijit Guha, Sohag Sen, Srijit Mukherjee, Chaitali Dasgupta among others.

Watch the full Kolkata premiere coverage video of Bengali movie Jiyo Kaka on Washington Bangla Radio.

Love is in the Air (Valentine's Day...Bollywood Style)

Love is in the air…yes, it’s once again Valentine’s Day and the entire world is busy buying ‘heart’ shaped chocolates and candies, roses and balloons and what not. Since we all consider Bollywood to be a part of our lives & even agree that it has a significant role to play so far as love is concerned, why not take a look at all those hit films in the last ten years that spoke of feelings and emotions.