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Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (2009) Bangla Movie Review - report from the film's Premiere

Pa Ma Ga Re Sa Bangla Movie Poster

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio Kolkata correspondent, attended the premiere of the latest Bangla movie Pa Ma Ga Re Sa and liked what he saw. He writes:

Pa Ma Ga Re Sa – Dekha hobe ki? I should say “Dekhte hobei” I mean it's a must see movie. Pa Ma Ga Re Sa is an addition to the league of contemporary off-beat urban audience oriented smart Bengali Movies for which Bengalis are coming towards Tollywood again, specially Generation Y because the movie has the entire flavour of Generation Y. Not only that, the movie is fresh in every sense as it is the 1st of production of Bunch of Buddies Production with new Director and Music Director as well as Actors like Rohit Ray and Reshmi Ghosh, basically from Mumbai TV industry, and Gauri Karnik ...

Read the complete Kolkata Bengali new movie review and watch the exclusive title song promo.

RAGA RHAPSODIES by SOUNAK CHATTOPADHYAY, SMARAJIT SEN, PULAK SARKAR, PRASENJIT SIL | WBRi Kolkata Event News

RAGA RHAPSODIES
By Sounak Chattopadhyay

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: NETAJI BHAVAN, Kolkata, India

CONCEPT – SOUNAK AND SMARAJIT

VOCALS – SOUNAK CHATTOPADHYAY
SITAR – SMARAJIT SEN
KEYBOARDS – PULAK SARKAR
TABLA – PRASENJIT SIL


 

KROSSWINDZ LIVE AT KIIT BHUBANESWAR | WBRi Kolkata Event News

KROSSWINDZ LIVE AT KIIT BHUBANESWAR
Featuring Sambit on Drums and Ben on Vocals
Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Bhubaneswar

Complete Works Of Rabindranath Tagore Online - Full 18000 pages of Rabindra Rachanabali Internet Collection from West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore - Complete Works - OnlineA brand new web-site based on the Drupal CMS (that is incidentally also used by Washington Bangla Radio, The White House, the Grammy Awards web-site and millions of successfull websites across the world) has been launched by the Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR) - Bhasha Projukti Gobeshona Porishad, West Bengal, India. The society is sponsored by the Dept. of Information Technology, Government of West Bengal.

Live Bangla Natok Kaar Credit Card at Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 with Filmstars June Malia, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sourav, Ambarish

WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Global Event Promotion Service:

The Bengali Play "Kar Credit Card" will be performed live on stage at the Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 to London.

The actors and actresses in the play are popular heros and heroines of Tollywood Bengali Movie industry: June Maliah, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sourav, Ambarish, Sanjukta Ghosh and many others.

The celebration of Bengali arts and culture is organized by Panchamukhee.

BENGALI MOVIE Raktamukhi Nila June Malia DVDBeautiful Bengali Actress JUNE MALIA is a rapidly upcoming Bangla movie heroine. Her movies include Debraj Sinha's 2008 film Raktamukhi Nila (BUY Latest Bengali Movie DVD Online) with Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Dolon Roy, Dipankar Dey, Bhaskar Banerjee; Buddhadev Dasgupta's 2002 movie Mondo Meyer Upakhyan / A Tale Of  A Naughty Girl (BUY DVD) with Samata Das, Rituparna Sengupta, Arpan Basar, Pradip Mukherjee, Sudipta Chakraborty, Ram Gopal Bajaj; Aniruddha Bhattacharya's 2009 film BOX NUMBER 1313 (DVD) with Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sudeshna Roy, Kanchan Mullick and many more.

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, HA5 4EA
Date: 20th and 21st March, 2010
Tickets: £10 (20/03/2010) & £15 (21/03/2010),
Season Tickets £20 (for both days, if bought before 28/02/2010)
Call Now : Box Office 02084168989 OR 07894465953 / 07917404302 / 07780866336 / 07881555648 / 02073705692
Buy tickets online: http://www.harrowarts.com/go/buy-tickets

Special offer: FREE AIR TICKETS to KOLKATA through Lucky Draw sponsored by INDIADOOT during the event.
Register your interest by clicking on the link http://www.indiadootpmg.com/registration.php

More information: www.panchamukhee.org and www.bilaatbanglautsav.com

Rahman in historic remake of "We are the World" - The 1985 USA For Africa Charity Song


Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is part of the remake of “We are the World” charity anthem recorded in Los Angeles (USA), which reportedly included over 75 world-class stars.

It was recorded in the same Henson Recording studio where the original was done about 25 years back. Besides Rahman, musical luminaries like Celine Dion, Kanye West, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Jonas Brothers, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, Carlos Santana, Gladys Knight, etc., sang to help earthquake affected Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie oversaw the production.

In We Are the World 2010 for Haiti, stars unite for Haiti Relief, including Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Bono, Eminem, Jay-Z - Redo and many others. It will make its world premiere during Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 12. Its accompanying video has been shot by Oscar winning Paul Haggis (Crash). Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson recorded the original, which featured 45 American music megastars and it reportedly raised over $30 million for African hunger relief. It was the first ever single to be certified multi-platinum.

Indian Lullaby Collection - Vatsalyam: MP3 Songs Download

Indian Bengali Lullabys Childrens Songs Online MP3 DownloadMurali T. V. Manohar: Simply one of the best album in bringing out the Indian lullabies (Predominantly from south india as it is mostly carnatic). Hope there will be another volume of this type soon from Bombay Jayashree and also hope it includes more Hindustani and north indian folklore as well.

Listen to free samples and download MP3 songs online >

 

Sufi teacher Peerullah acknowledged by A R Rahman for his Grammys - Download Top Sufi Music Album Songs Mp3

The Best Top Sufi Music MP3 Songs OnlineDownloadRahman thanked his spiritual Sufi teacher Peerullah on winning Grammys: Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has thanked his spiritual Sufi teacher Ameen Peerullah Malik Sahib on winning two Grammy Awards.
 
In his “thank you message” posted on his website, Rahman also thanked his “mentors”—Maniratnam, Shekhar Kapur, Subhash Ghai, and Andrew Lloyd Webber; his “friends”—Karan, Gopal, Vijay, Deepak Gattani, Mohan Chopra, Chris and Simon Long; Almighty; music teachers; Danny Boyle; Fox; his agents Sam Schwartz and Amos Newman;  his mother, father, sisters, “lovely” wife, and children; etc.

He started the “message” with: "Insane, eh? I never even dreamt about winning all these awards” and ends with: “Jaiho India...!"


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