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Gandhi vs Hitler

Dear Friend Hitler (Hindi, 2011) (Gandhi To Hitler) Hindi Movie Poster

Mumbai, India, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) When Gandhi wrote to Adolf Hitler around the time of the downfall of the Third Reich, did he address him as "Dear Friend Hitler ?"

Amrapali Media Vision presents a biographical feature-film directed by Rakesh Ranjan that portrays the contrast between one of the best and one of the worst men of the 20th century. Gandhi actually wrote to Hitler to try to put some sense into him and avoid World War 2 (which largely bypassed India), and later, when Hitler fell with just Eva Braun and Joseph Goebbels remaining with him, Gandhi wrote him again.

The release date of Dear Friend Hitler (Hindi, 2011), also known as "Gandhi To Hitler", is July 29, 2011. Watch a trailer.

Make a Wish with Manika Sharma and Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi

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Mumbai, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) With a strong message of importance of preserving trees and generally our environment, Kalpavriksh tells a story of five kids who fight back against demolition of a tree (the wishing tree or "kalpvriksh").

Indian acting powerhouse Shabana Azmi appears in the film in a lead role, along with Saurabh Shukla, Makrand Deshpande, Rajit Kapoor, Vrajesh Hirjee, Shernaz Patel, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Bobby Darling, Navniit Nisshan, Raj Zutshi, Jaya Bhattacharrya and others. The five kids are played by the young actors Harshpreet Kaur, Shivani Joshi, Mark Shaw, Abhas Yadav and Aditya Manghani.

The film is directed by Manika Sharma and produced by Raajaysh Chetwal.The music director is Sandesh Shandilya and playback singing is by Sunidhi Chauhan. The songs are an integral part of the film.

A Rhombus Productions presentation, the film was shot in some spectacularly challenging locations. A gigantic tree was also artificially built for the movie.

Watch a promo video.

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Soumitra Revisited – A Documentary by Sandip Ray

Calcutta, 13th July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Films Division, Government of India and Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India, jointly presented the premiere screening of “Soumitra Revisited”, a documentary made by Sandip Roy, on the iconic Bengali Film actor Soumitra Chatterjee; on 11th July 2011 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, Calcutta. 
Soumitra Chatterjee—arguably India's finest living actor and one of Bengali cinema's biggest-ever stars,   Satyajit Ray's on-screen alter ego, started his astonishing caree

A R Rahman to make Ranbir Kapoor a ROCKSTAR - First Look at Official Hindi Movie Poster & Still Release

ROCKSTAR Bollywood Hindi Movie Poster

Ranbir Kapoor - Nargis Fakhri in ROCKSTAR Hindi Movie
Ranbir Kapoor - Nargis Fakhri in ROCKSTAR Hindi Movie

Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor

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Mumbai, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International and Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision will present Ranbir Kapoor in "Rockstar" - a Hindi film with music directed by Academy Award-winning composer-director Allah Rakha Rahman.

Bappi Lahiri Rocks Hard-E-Disco !

Bappi Lahiri

Cover of Bappi Lahiri

Mumbai, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sifar Films and Dhumketu Punatar Films present the Indian movie "It’s Rocking Dard – E – Disco" (Hindi, 2011) - a Bollywood film with a release date of August 12, 2011.