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Film Preview: FranknSon Indie 3D Animated Movie in the style of Toy Story and Shrek

FrankNSon 3D Animation Film Poster

Rockaway, NJ, October 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) "FranknSon" ( is a feature-length, 3D animation that has just entered development and will go into production next year. “FranknSon” tells the story of a young monster in search of a family. It’s a tale that will appeal to both kids and adults; as it draws upon the legendary Monsters from the golden age. It is about a forgotten group of Monsters that gets a second chance and a village that needs redemption. It’s a timeless story of love and family, of friendship and loyalty. Apart from great characters, it has a wonderful screenplay. There are elements of the best “buddy movies” with a touch of The Magnificent Seven/Seven Samurai meets FranknSon. In “Franknson” there are heroes we can really care for in the best traditions of Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks.

Why would an indie group choose to make a 3-D monster animation?

Nepal Road Project Link Remote Communities, Boost Trade - $49 Million Loan from Asian Development Bank

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ADB) Nepal, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is to step up road improvements and customs systems enhancement to link remote, rural communities to markets and services, and to boost cross-border trade.

ADB's Board of Directors approved loan and grant assistance totaling $49 million for the Subregional Transport Enhancement Project.

"This initiative will promote economic development in the remote northeastern hill country and help increase trade along major international corridor routes," said Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Principal Transport Specialist in ADB's South Asia Department.

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Anandalok Purashkar Calcutta Film Awards 2010 Curtain Raiser Special Report & Full List of Nominations

A curtain raiser for the event was held at the Princeton Club on 26th October 2010 where the leading heartthrob from Tollywood DEV and his leading lady from Challenge and Paran Jai Jaliya Re the very glamorous Subhasree were present to lend a touch of glamour to the event where the nominations were announced by the host for the afternoon RJ Kaushik who also kept the members of the press entertained by engaging both the stars in some rapid fire questions as well as some entertaining talk.

Read the complete list of nominations and nominated films, movies, songs, actors, actresses, directors, music composers etc in this special and exclusive report from Washington Bangla RadioTM correspondent Aditya Chakrabarty.

AGAM Carnatic Rock Music Band and Indian Film Songs Singer Shreya Ghoshal perform live for Breast Cancer Awareness

Chennai, Oct 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) Agam is a contemporary carnatic rock act from Bangalore, India. The band derives its name from the ancient tamil word “agam” which translates to the “inner self" in English. AGAM's music encapsulates the boundless, vibrant emotions of the human psyche. It explores, depicts and contemplates these countless aspirations and sentiments of the inner self. Their music combines the myriad hues of melodic scales and intricate rhythm structure offered by carnatic music with the aesthetic principles and tonal elegance from western world.

Surprise Win By Zubin Sanjana at Mumbai Grand Finale of Mahindra XYLO Karaoke Championship

Mumbai, Oct 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) In an interesting turn of events at the Mumbai grand finale of Mahindra Xylo and 94.3 Radio One’s “Time of Your Life” Karaoke contest, for the first time the special wild card entry, Zubin Minoo Sanjana from Apax Partners India Advisors Pvt Ltd won both the “wild entry” and the “grand finale”. The contest was judged by the singing sensations – Raghav Sachar, Shibani Kashyap and Akriti Kakar.

Interview - IBN-Lokmat Great Bhet with Marathi film actor Ashok Saraf

Mumbai, Oct 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) IBN-Lokmat presents an exhilarating episode of Great Bhet with the versatile actor ‘Ashok Saraf’.

IBN-Lokmat brings for its viewers a stimulating episode of Great Bhet. This episode will showcase the Indian actor and Comedian Ashok Saraf. He is well-known for his great comedy and is considered to be one of the best Marathi actors. Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat continues his conversation in an exclusive Great Bhet on Saturday, 23rd October 2010 at 9:30 pm.

Avadhoot Gupte's ZENDA (2010) Marathi Movie World Television Premiere on STAR Pravah Indian TV Channel

Mumbai, Oct 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog):  STAR Pravah gets for its beloved audiences the most popular and acclaimed block buster of the year – Zendaa.  As an exclusive treat to its viewers, STAR Pravah will be presenting the sensational directorial debut of Avadhoot Gupte - Zendaa, on October 24 at 7pm.

Audiences can enjoy this political drama which is an inspirational artwork of the feuds between the political parties Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Shivsena. An instant hit with the audiences, the movie beautifully portrays the political upheavals of the state, depicting the 'split of loyalties' of the party workers, the party heads and the others. The brilliantly directed Zenda stars noted veterans from the Marathi cinema fraternity. Starring talented marathi actors like Pushkar Shroti, Rajesh Shringarpure, Santosh Juvekar, Siddhart Chandekar, Chinmay Mandlekar, Sachit Patil, Tejashree Pradhan and Neha Joshi, Zendaa has enjoyed mass appeal to be a favorite amongst the viewers.
As  STAR Pravah Home Theatre promises an entertainment packed Sunday with this special offering of World Television Premier of Zendaa.