News - Bengali Tollywood

Interview:Director Sukla Mitra & Music Director Gautam Mitra on Bengali films TEEN TANAYA, NAUKADUBI, CHOKHER BALI & ROBIR ALOYE

[Bengali Film-maker SHUKLA MITRA in Calcutta]March 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sukla Mitra, director, and Gautam Mitra, music director of Teen Tanaya (Bengali, 2011) appear in this live conversation with Arijit Chakraborty for WBRi.

Sukla Mitra has narrativised Rabindranath Tagore's short stories and novellas for a long time, including Chokher Bali, Noukadubi, and a set of three telefilms in a series titled Robir Aloy. Ms. Mitra had been thinking of creating and directing Teen Tanaya - based on three of Tagore's poems - for about 3 years. Many of Tagore's short stories have been presented on TV, but rarely of his poems. For Teen Tanaya, Ms. Mitra created 35 to 40 minutes on film for each poem. She had initial concerns about how to narrativize the poems, but once she decided to focus on creating a simple and accessible picture story, the script was not hard to develop at all, particularly because Tagore's writing itself is so picturesque.

Listen to the audio interview via Washington Bangla Radio on-demand broadcast service.



Tax Inspector Bharat Bhushan Continues Quest to Become Singer: BHEJA FRY 2 (Hindi, 2011): Bollywood Film Preview

[Bheja Fry 2 Bollywood Comedy Movie Poster]Calcutta, March 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In 2007, director Sagar Ballary won the hearts of many Indian cinema lovers with his remarkably successful low-budget film Bheja Fry - a Bollywood adaptation of Francis Veber's 1998 French comedy Le Dîner de Cons. In the memorable film, Vinay Pathak played the good-hearted but naive tax inspector Bharat Bhushan with Rajat Kapoor as Ranjeet Thadani, Sarika as Sheetal Agarwal, Ranvir Shorey as Asif, Milind Soman as Anant Ghoshal and Bhairavi Goswami as Suman Rao.

The fun returns in 2011 with the sequel - Bheja Fry 2  - with an expected release date of April 15, 2011. Again directed by Sagar Ballary, Bheja Fry-2 casts Vinay Pathak, Minissha Lamba, Amol Gupte, Kay Kay Menon, Suresh Menon, Rahul Vohra and others and is produced by Mukul Deora. Reports indicate the sequel is set on a cruise ship and also shot extensively in Malayasia.


Film Preview: CHALO DILLI (2011) Hindi Movie Starring Lara Datta and Vinay Pathak To Showcase Real Colorful India

Mumbai, 28th February 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), India’s largest integrated film studio has announced the release of Chalo Dilli on 29th April 2011. Produced by Eros International in association with Big Daddy Productions (owned by Globosport) & Bheegi Basanti production, the film is being directed by Shashant Shah of Dasvidaniya fame and stars Lara Datta and Vinay Pathak in the lead roles.

This slice of life, fun film which will entertain as well as bring a lump to the throat also boasts of impressive and promising talent drawn from Indian theatre. Chalo Dilli is a journey which along with the two protagonists showcases the real India and its colorful and funny people with their eccentricities.
Commenting on the announcement, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “We are looking forward to releasing a strong and interesting slate this year with Chalo Dilli among the first of the releases. The film is an exciting collaboration with Mahesh and Lara and is going to take audiences by surprise with its strong content and fabulous casting”.


Arin Paul's Full Length Bengali Feature Film 10:10 (Doshta Dosh) Released Free via VOD

Watch Live Kolkata Bengali Movie 10:10 on TV ChannelGermantown, MD, Feb 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 2008 Bengali comedy movie 10:10 (দশটা দশ - Dashta Dash) directed by acclaimed Kolkata film-maker Arin Paul (interview) has been released in full online for free viewing by Rajshri Bengali on You Tube. Watch the full Tollywood Calcutta Bengali movie online using the embedded player via Washington Bangla Radio.


Tollywood Hero Saurav talks about debut Bengali movie PIRITI KATHALER ATHA (2011) - Interview

[New Tollywood Hero SAURAV in Debut Film PIRITI KHATHALER ATHA]Germantown, MD, Feb 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Saurav plays the lead role in his debut Bangla film, Piriti Kanthaler Atha (2011). The movie has been a big hit in Kolkata. In an exclusive interview for WBRi, Saurav talks with Arijit Chakraborty.

Piriti Kanthaler Atha is produced by Niranjan Mistry and released under the banner of Arati Chitram 2009. The film is directed by Reshmi Mitra (interview) of Bhalobasha Zindabad fame and stars Saurav, Riddhima, Debika Mukherjee, Biplab Chatterjee, Shakuntala Barua and others. Malay Bandopadhyay (interview) has written the story, screenplay and dialog of the film. The Bengali film songs are penned by Gautam Susmit and music is by Pinak Bhattacharya. The film released in theaters across Kolkata on Feb 18, 2011.


Interview: Danseuse-Actress Soumili Biswas (Teen Tanaya, Sudhu Tomake Chai, Kanchanbabu) talks about her career in Bengali films

[Bengali Actress Soumili Biswas]Washington DC, Feb 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Soumili Biswas is an established dancer and actress currently working out of Tollywood (the Calcutta Bengali film industry). Aalo (DVD), her first feature film, was released in 2003. Her acting career, however, started when she a 9th grade student with Shimarekha  - a television serial. Other credits include hosting Syllabus-e Nei, a non-fiction TV program aired on Tara Bangla channel, and Bengali movies like Gerakol (DVD), Sangram (DVD), Bajimat (DVD), Agnisapath, U-Turn, Agnisakkhi, and most recently Teen Tanaya, a one-film trilogy based on Rabindranath Tagore's poems, in which she plays the role of Camellia. At the time of this post, at least two more of her films are in the final stages before release.

Arijit Chakraborty talks to Soumili in this informal chit-chat with the beautiful and talented Bengali actress on Washington Bangla Radio.

Here are a few more pictures of Soumili.

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Serial Killer Leaves A Mysterious Trail in LETTER (2011) Nepali Movie

[LETTER (2011) Nepali Murder-Mystery Movie Poster]

Gangtok, Feb 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Flying Fish films' Nepali language suspense-thriller Letter involves serial murders and clues left behind by the murderer, including letters.

Read all about the film and watch a promo-trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.



Pushpita Mukherjee and Rwik in TUPI DIYE TOPOR (2011) - Bengali Film Preview

Calcutta, Feb 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tupi Die Topor is a upcoming 2011 Kolkata Bangla Movie directed by Swapan Ghosal. The film stars Rwik, Pushpita Mukherjee, Tamal Ray Chowdhury and more. Music is by Debjit Ray and the film songs are performed by Iman Chatterjee and Anwesha.

Bengali actress Pushpita Mukherjee is well-known for her TV serial appearances.

Pushpita has played supporting roles in Bengali super-hit feature films like Prashant Nanda's Akrosh.


Mon Bole Priya Priya (2011) - Bengali Film Trailer, Synopsis, Cast & Crew - Preview

[Mon Bole Priya Priya: Bengali Film Poster]

Calcutta, Feb 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mon Bole Priya Priya is a forthcoming Bengali film produced by Sanjay Kr Das under the banner of Weird Industries, directed by Milan Bhowmik

The star cast of the film includes debutant Raj appearing opposite Pamela, with Ashish Vidyarthi, Tapas Pal, Subhasish Mukherjee, Rita Koyral and others.Music is by Soumitra Kundu and the Bengali film song playback singers are Sushati, Aneek, Somchandra and Anwesha.

Read all about the film and watch the theatrical promo-trailer of Mon Bole Priya Priya via Washington Bangla Radio.




Onir's I AM - Actors Sanjay Suri, Purab Kohli, Abhimanyu Singh & Juhi Chawla promote the film in a unique way

[Actress Juhi Chawla with Abhimanyu Singh, Purab Kohli, Onir and Sanjay Suri]
Abhimanyu Singh, Purab Kohli, Onir, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri

Mumbai, Feb 24, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Mumbai: Filmmaker Onir is trying to raise funds from for his Upcoming Film I AM in an unconventional manner with the help of ace actors Sanjay Suri, Abhimanyu Singh, Juhi Chawla & Purab Kohli. Social Mediums like Facebook and other networking sites are used for the purpose; The Director has received a positive response on that front. The cast & crew of the film were present at a festival in Mumbai for the promotion/interaction on their film and received a thunderous ovation for the film which deals with such sensitive issues.


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