News - Bengali Tollywood

The Making Of MEHKI MEHKI Song From Bollywood Film GAME (2011)

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Calcutta, March 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Composed by Shankar, Ehsaan Loy as a groovy club number, the talented trio of musicians speak about their new composition 'Mehki Mehki' from Bollywood Hindi Movie 'Game'.

Sarah Jane also speaks about her experience while shooting this song. Watch it exclusively via Washington Bangla Radio.

Actor Samadarshi Dutta talks about BHOOTER BHOBISHYOT, AMI ADU, APARICHITA and other Bengali Movies - Interview

[Samadarshi Dutta]Germantown, Maryland, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tollywood actor Samadarshi Dutta talks to Arijit Chakraborty on WBRi in this informal and candid audio interview.

The emergence of Samadarshi as an actor is not a coincidence - Samadarshi has always been passionate about acting. Pursuing his keen interest and passion early on, Samadarshi played a nuymber of roles on stage in theater productions, as well as Television shows for a couple of months. Soon, he appeared in a hugely competitve selection test for an acting course at the renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. This course was shut down in 1976 but was revived in 2004, and Samadarshi is glad he was selected.

Producer Mayukh Chatterjee (Purple Motion Pictures) Talks About STREET LIGHT (2011), SAPATH and more Bengali Movies - Interview

[Cast & Crew of Tollywood Movie STREET LIGHT (STREETLIGHT) At Audio Launch]Michigan, USA, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mayukh Chatterjee's organization, Purple Motion Pictures, is the producer of the Bengali film ‘Streetlight’ - he is a managing partner of Purple Music Company and Purple Motion Pictures in Kolkata. He spoke to WBRi about their recent films, about his company’s future projects and about the current music industry.

His company Purple Music, one of the leading music companies in Kolkata, has acquired the audio rights of 52 Bengali films in the year 2009-10.This lead the partners of the music company to think of venturing into production of films. In 2010 they decided to go for their first film project and the announcement of this was made on 24th of July 2010.

LOVE BIRDS - The Symbol Of Love (Bengali, 2011): Behind every love is a great story - Bangla Film Preview

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[Supriya Devi, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Subho]

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Calcutta, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Love Birds is a forthcoming 2011 Bengali film starring Subho, Arunima Ghosh, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Aditi Sinha, Supriya Devi, Dulal Lahiri, Sumit Ganguly, Master Arya, Ashoke Mukherjee, Dhiman Chatterjee, Bhola Tamang, Praloy, Partho, Jhoni, Kunaljit, Arpita, Govindo, Polomy, Sunita, Indrani, Raju, Sudipta, Tapan Bharadwaj and more.

Arundhuti Mukherjee (Debi) - Uttam Kumar in BAKUL (1954) Tollywood Film

[Actress Arundhuti Devi]Calcutta, March 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Actress Arundhuti Mukherjee appeared against Uttam Kumar in the 1954 New Theatres Bengali film release "Bakul", along with Bibhu Bhattacharya, Tulsi Chakraborty, Harimohan Bose, Sobha Sen, Sudipta Ray, Rekha Chattopadhyay and more.

Read all about the film and buy Bengali movie DVD online in USA.

Rishi Mukherjee's PUNARUTTHAN (2011) With Ensemble Tollywood-Bollywood Cast Celebrates Resurgent Bengal (Bengali Movie Review)

Bengali Actresses Sreela Majumdar and Rituparna Sengupta

Sreela Majumdar and Rituparna Sengupta at Premiere of Punorutthan

March 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The film 'Punorutthan' has been produced by Pailan Group, a leading player in eastern India having interests in education, sports, FMCG, real estate etc headed by their Chairman Apurba Saha who has also written the story for the film.

Raza Murad in Tollywood Calcutta Bengali Movie Punorutthan
Raza Murad at premiere of Punorutthan - images © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

Punarutthan is directed by Rishi Mukherjee. The film features songs with lyrics by Chiranjit Basu and music by Ravindra Jain. This is the first production from the house of Pailan and they have plans of producing more films in the future.

Read the complete Tollywood Calcuuta Bengali movie review from the premiere on Washington Bangla Radio.

Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya (2010) Releasing in India on March 25, 2011

[Film Poster: Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya]Calcutta, Mar 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Our listeners may well remember Subrat Dutt (aka Subrata Dutta) talk about the film Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya almost exactly a year ago in an interview with WBRi. All Indian cinema lovers will be glad to hear that the film is being released in theaters in India on March 25, 2011. Subrat plays Sandip in the film.

Directed by Reema Mukherjee, the film has a star cast lead by Subodh Bhave, Sreelekha Mitra, Subrat Dutt, Manoj Mitra, Reema Lagoo and Varsha Usgaonkar.

Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya tells a story inspired by a classic “Ghare-Baire” written in the year 1914 by Rabindranath Tagore. It is set with the freedom movement as its backdrop. In 1984, Satyajit Ray made a Bengali movie based on the same.

Ardhangini is a story about the journey of a woman, Bimla, from her dream-world into the unkind reality.

"I will direct another film this year" Arjun Chakraborty talks about Bengali movies STREET LIGHT, ALBUM, his past & future work

[ARJUN CHAKRABORTY]Michigan, USA, March 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) For over 25 years Arjun Chakraborty has been a bright star in the skies of Cinema (both Hindi & Bengali), Rabindrasangeet, theater and direction.  He has worked with quite a few renowned and respected film makers in the industry, K Balachander, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha just to name a few  and today he is also a known name in the world of Rabindrasangeet. Arjun-da talks to Bidisha on WBRi and shares some of his experiences and his thoughts on his forthcoming Bengali movies STREET LIGHT and ALBUM with our listeners and readers.

About his childhood /teenage days and entry into films:

"I was born in a remote village of Rajasthan; my father was a doctor who was keen on social service and had moved to this part of the country to serve the people and his country. I grew up with nature, amid fields, sands, horse and camel rides. Kites and water from the wells was a part of life….it was a very different kind of childhood from all other Bengali boys of my age. When I was ready for college, I wanted to study science and took admission in Maharana Bhopal College of Udaipur. The projection room of the college was a big draw for all the students where films were screened. When a few 18 year olds met, the debate on films would reach its height. A friend had challenged me to make a film myself and then prove my arguments ...

Listen to Arjun-da chat informally with Bidisha about his illustrious career in films and music, his current movies STREET LIGHT and ALBUM and his forthcoming projects exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.

Tollywood Actor Ritwick Chakraborty Talks About Bengali Films NECKLACE, BAKITA BEKTIGOTO and other movies

[NECKLACE (2011) Bengali Movie Poster]Michigan, USA, March 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ritwick Chakraborty is a known name in the current world of Bengali cinema. His performance in films like cross connection, smriti medur and necklace has left deep impressions on the minds of the audience. Today, we have him in our Michigan studios and he has kindly agreed to talk to WBRi about his films.

Listen to Ritwick Chakraborty in this exclusive audio interview broadcast on Washington Bangla Radio.

EROS To Release ALWAYS KABHI KABHI (Hindi, 2011) Coming-Of-Age Teen Drama Bollywood Movie - Expected to be High on Freshness

Mumbai,4th March 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), India’s largest integrated film studio has announced the release of Red Chillies Entertainments’ Always Kabhi Kabhi on 17th June 2011. Produced by Gauri Khan, the film marks the directorial debut of actor-presenter, radio jockey and theatre artist, Roshan Abbas and stars debutantes Zoa Morani, Giselli Monteiro, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey in the lead roles.

Always Kabhi Kabhi is a fun, coming of age film and has been inspired by Abbas' popular 1999 play 'Graffiti'. The music for the film has been composed by Pritam. The supporting cast for the film includes Satish Shah, Lilette Dubey, Navneet Nishan, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari and Aakash Khurana.

Commenting on the announcement, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “With Always Kabhi Kabhi, Eros continues its fabulous association with Shah Rukh Khan and Red Chillies Entertainments. Roshan is a very talented personality and his debut film promises to be high on the freshness quotient and the youth, especially teenagers will definitely identify with it. It is a very today’s film and we are looking forward to leveraging Eros’ global distribution in promoting the film.”

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