Durga Puja - Kumortuli story and pics by Nilanjann

"Kumortuli"- story and photos by Nilanjann Nandy.

Tollywood Hero Dev with queen Koel Mullick in Raj Chakraborty’s next "Paglu" Calcutta Bengali Movie

CALCUTTA, Oct 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Popular commercial film-maker Raj Chakraborty is adapting the 2006 south-Indian Telugu blockbuster DEVADASU into DEV-KOEL Bengali cinema "Paglu".

Check out the exclusive interview of  actor Deepak Adhikari - DEV - online here.

Reports of PAGLU arrive while DUI PRITHIBI (2010) releasing October 14, 2010 starring DEV-JEET-KOEL is highly anticipated by Bengali film-lovers.

Devadasu / Devdas is directed by YVS Chowdary and featured the feature-film debut of the lead pair Ram and Ileana D'Cruz. The film starred Sayaji Shinde as the antagonist. Telugu actress Shriya Saran delivered a very hot dance item number in the film. It will be interesting to see who does the corresponding item number in the Bengali adaptation.

Watch a video clip from Devadasu on Washington Bangla Radio.

Vidya's Conditions For Protraying Silk Smitha!

October 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): It is a well known fact that Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is going to play South Indian sensational actress Silk Smitha in a film. But as we all know, Vidya has her own set of guidelines while choosing a movie. So the actress has come up with some instructions before she starts work on it.

Vidya has undergone rigorous training to essay the glamorous actress Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s biopic Dirty Picture. Ekta Kapoor is producing the movie.

SWOR The Melody Of Dreams Nepali Movie to improvise Nepali cinematics

SWOR Nepali Movie Wallpaper

CALCUTTA, Oct 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) SWOR-The Melody Of Dreams is a new Nepali  movie released by M.R.S.Movies.

According to reports, SWOR  is written and directed by Prasanna Poudyal.

The film has a lead star cast of  Raj Ballav Koirala, Keki Adhikari, Sraj Garach, Benisha Hamal, Reema Bishwokarma, Amit Pokharel and Joyes Pandey.

Rapidly rising beautiful Nepali actress Keki Adhikari grew up in Jorpati, Kathmandu. Among her favorite actors are Salman Khan, Sridevi and Madhuri and Priyanka Chopra.

SWOR strives to be an exclusive effort to improvise Nepali cinematics.

Watch the trailer of Nepali movie SWOR in HD on Washington Bangla Radio.

DVD Review: French film-maker Claude Berri's Germinal (1993) - Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Renaud

Germinal French Movie Poster

CALCUTTA, Oct 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Shemaroo)  Claude Berri's acclaimed 1993 French film Germinal has been released on DVD subtitled in English and Hindi by Shemaroo of India.

Adapted from Emile Zola's watershed novel that exposed the hellish conditions of 19th century coal miners, this film brings that hell to life.

Read all about the DVD release and watch the trailer of the French film online at Washington Bangla Radio.