News - Bengali Tollywood

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay's Sohra Bridge (2016): the last bow of a brilliant film-maker

English: Cherrapunjee or Sohra - Wettest place...

English: Cherrapunjee or Sohra:
Wettest place on earth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By J P Mandal (author) and Asmita Mukherjee (editor)

The story of "Sohra Bridge" is based on a father-daughter relationship. The director dealt with a provocative dilemma in the film.

Watch: Dev - Srabanti in "Dekhte Bou Bou" HD Video Song from Bangla Movie "Sudhu Tomari Janya" (2015)

Tollywood Hero DEV, Actress SRABANTI, MIMI, SOHAM Poster

The Bengali film is an adaptation of the 2013 Fox Star Studio Tamil movie Raja Rani starring Nayantara, Jai, Arya, Nazriya Nazim and others. Raja Rani is a love story, starting with a wedding where the bride Regina James (Nayantara) mistakenly utters the name of her lover Surya (Jai) and the groom John (Arya) enters into a tortuous marriage. Many convolutions later, everything gets sorted out and John and Regina get over their pasts to live happily ever after as a happy married couple.

Watch: Har Har Byomkesh (2015) New Bangla Movie Trailer: Abir, Ritwick, Sohini, Nusrat Jahan

Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN in Har Har Byomkesh
Nusrat Jahan

Kolkata, Nov 8 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Byomkesh Bakshi detective crime-mystery series of films continues with the upcoming Har Har Byomkesh that is anticipated to have a release date on Christmas - Dec 25, 2015.

Besh Korechi Prem Korechi (2015) Jeet - Koel Mullick Bangla Movie Premieres on TV

Jeet - Koel Mallick in Besh Korechi Prem Korechi

Raja Chanda's Besh Korechi Prem Korechi, inspired from Gopichand - Rakul Preet Singh starer Telugu movie Loukyam (2014), opened earlier this year to commercial success on July 17.

The Shree Venkatesh/Surinder films release stars Jeet and Koel Mallick as the hero and heroine together after a hiatus of almost four years. The cast also includes Ashish Vidyarthi, Puneet Issar, Kharaj Mukherjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Tulika Bose, Soumili Ghosh, Vivaan Ghosh, Subhashish Mukherjee, Supriyo Datta and Koena Mitra.

Interview: Bangla Movie Actor Shaheb Bhattacharjee - "Directors are welcome to push me to any limit as actor" (WBRi Exlcusive)

Indian Kolkata Bangla Movie Actress Suchandra Vaanya and Actor Saheb Bhattacharya [WBRI]]
Bengali actress Suchandra Vaanya and actor Saheb Bhattacharya in a still from "Not a dirty Film" (2015)

Shaheb Bhattacharjee is one of the most prominent faces among the younger generation of Bengali film Industry. The young turk of Tollywood is currently busy promoting his upcoming new Bangla movie Not a Dirty Film’ which is based on the porn racket operating under the cover of massage parlours in Kolkata. Shaheb recently talked to Washington Bangla Radio correspondent Jyoti Prakash Mandal and spoke at length about the film, his take on porn rackets and more.

Qaushiq Mukherjee to Remake Ludo (Bengali, 2015) Horror Film in Hindi for Phantom

Film Director Q (Qaushiq Mukherjee)

LUDO, arguably India’s first legitimate gore horror fable film, had its Indian premiere at MAMI 2015, as the opening film for the new AFTER DARK section. Phantom Films has bought the rights to remake LUDO in Hindi. Director Q is going to direct the new film. Read all about the film and watch the trailer of the Bengali horror movie Ludo (2015) via WBRi.

Music of New Kolkata Bangla Movie "Not a Dirty Film" (2015) Scores Big with Trilingual Experiment

Bengali Movie Actresses Mumtaz Sorcar and Sonika Chauhan [WBRI Photo]
Mumtaz Sorcar and Sonika Chauhan

Kolkata, October 25, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): The music of Ranadeep Sarkar’s directorial debut ‘Not a dirty film’ which released recently in  a gala celebration in the presence of  the cast and crew of the film, is topping the music charts of FM stations and Music channels of Kolkata this festive season.

Suchandra Vanyaa Bengali Actress [WBRI]
Bengali Film Actress Suchandra Vanyaa

New Bangla Movie: Prabhat Roy's "Birat 22" (2015) Preview; Soumitro Chatterjee, Subhalagna, Rima in Zee Bangla Cinema Original

Birat 22 (2015) New Kolkata Bengali movie still

Slowly all the three of them Ramesh Jaiswal, Manoj Dutta and Laltu Singh are killed. Avik while investigating all these murders have found a cheat paper on all the bodies where it is written “Birat 22.” Read all about Prabhat Roy's new Bengali thriller movie on WBRi.

LUDO (2015) Bangla Movie by Q and Nikon Continues Dream Run at Film Festivals, Featuring at MAMI

Q and Takashii Mike

The film is now being counted among the top horror films of 2015, across countries and languages. Read about the waves it is creating in Film Festivals and watch the trailer.

Srijit Mukherji's New Game-Changing Bengali Film Rajkahini (2015) Premieres to a Tollywood Storm

In the end, the audience struggled to regain control and function normally, and Srijit Mukherji did his best to hold back his tears. Rajkahini, like the Matrix, is a game changer - there will be two kinds of Bengali movies, those before it, and those after it.

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