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Abhisandhi: The Deception (Bengali, 2011) - Preview of the Bengali film by Tarun Chattopadhyay

[Abhisandhi The Deception Bengali Film Poster]
Abhisandhi Bengali Film Poster - All Images and Information Courtesy Of Neel B Mitra

Calcutta, Feb 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Abhishandhi (The Deception) - a Bengali film by Tarun Chattopadhyay with a tag-line of "Who wins - who loses" - will open in theaters across Kolkata on Feb 25, 2011, including Nandan - 1. A Hindi-language release is anticipated soon after the Bengali film release.

The film  is produced by Shibnath Dey under the banner of Today’s Cinema. The film has been given an A (Adult) rating by the government-controlled Indian Film Censor Board.

Read all about the film, cast, crew, synopsis, director's note and exclusive film stills via Washington Bangla Radio USA.



অগ্নিপরীক্ষা - Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen AGNIPARIKKHA (1954)

[Agni Parikkha Bengali Movie DVD Release in USA Canada Worldwide]Calcutta, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by directorial group Agradoot, AGNIPARIKSHA (The Test Of Fire, also spelt Agniparikkha) Bengali classic black-and-white film released in cinema halls in Kolkata in September 1954. The film features music directed by Anupam Ghatak.

Read  all about the Tollywood classic Bengali film and order the DVD in USA, Canada and the world.


Suspicious Deaths Of Madan Bhandari-Jiba Raj Ashrit Highlighted By Nepali Docu-Feature Movie Das Dhunga

On May 16, 1993, an ill-fated day, what appeared on the surface to be an automobile accident involving a Jeep killed the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal - United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) Madan Bhandari and Central Committee member Jivraj Ashrit. Subsequent investigation lead by Police Inspector Kiran Kunwar indicated the accident to be a possible conspiracy for murder. The investigation was abruptly terminated by Nepali authorities - although Inspector Kunwar himself went on for a while on his own, he too succumbed to personal problems and external threats and quit the investigation eventually.

Read all about the Nepali movie and watch the theatrical trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.



Srijit Mukherji's Bengali Movie AUTOGRAPH Starring Prosenjit Chatterjee-Nandana Sen Worldwide DVD Release

Bengali Film Autograph (2010) DVD CoverCalcutta, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The much awaited Bengali film AUTOGRAPH has finally been released on DVD and is available worldwide now.

Synopsis: An iconic Director collaborated with the greatest Superstar of Bengal. And a classic was born. 43 years later, the film changed three lives forever. Arun Chatterjee, the reigning matinee idol of the Bengal Film Industry. Shubhobroto Mitra, an aspiring director who wants to remake Satyajit Ray's Nayak with Arun as the lead. And Srinandita Sen, an idealistic theatre actress and Shubho's live-in partner who gets cast as the journalist in the film. Autograph charts the journeys of these three lives, as they bond and separate through time and space, in two interwining narratives. That is, till their final tryst with destiny.

Cast: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Nandana Sen, Indraneil Sengupta, Pijush Ganguly, Dilip Roy, Dhruv Mookerji, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sohini Pal, Dwijen Banerjee, Arindol Bagchi

Watch the trailer of Bengali movie Autograph online and order the DVD release online.



Actress Rachita Chauhan (Bhattacharya) Talks about Bengali movies Chaplin, Rang Milanti, Uro Chithi and more: Interview

[Actress Rachita Bhattacharya]Germantown, Maryland, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rachita Chauhan née Bhattacharya is a rapidly upcoming actress in Indian cinema and has recently appeared in Yogesh Mittal's Hindi film Yeh Faasley (2011) with Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Sudha Chandran, Seema Biswas and others. Among her widely anticipated Bengali films, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee's (interview) Uro Chithi, Kaushik Ganguly's (interview) Rang Milanti and Anindya Banerjee's Chaplin are awaiting release. Susmita Dasgupta caught up with Rachita in Kolkata in this informal chit-chat where Rachita talks about her background and films.


Nepali Movie SWOR The Melody Of Dreams - First Look and MP3 Audio Songs

SWOR Nepali Movie Official Poster

Kathmandu, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Anticipated to be among the new crop of slick beautifully shot Nepali films, MRS Movies' SWOR is directed by Prasanna Poudyal and written by Achyut Adhikari.

Listen to the audio songs from SWOR and download them in MP3 format and watch the theatrical trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.


World Cup Cricket Song 2011 by Kolkata Bangla Band Dasamik

Calcutta, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dasamik, a Bangla Band from Kolkata, have released another song to mark the World Cup cricket tournament in 2011. Watch the music video online on Washington Bangla Radio.


Jio Parambrata ! JIYO KAKA (Bengali, 2011) Premieres in Kolkata

[JIO KAKA Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster]Calcutta, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Parambrata Chattopadhyay (Wbri interview), the renowned actor of Tollywood arranged premiere of his directorial debut, Jio Kaka at Priya, South Kolkata.

The premiere of that feature film was attended by many renowned cultural personalities of Bengal like Sudeshna Roy, Avijit Guha, Sohag Sen, Srijit Mukherjee, Chaitali Dasgupta among others.

Watch the full Kolkata premiere coverage video of Bengali movie Jiyo Kaka on Washington Bangla Radio.



Fight 1:1 (2011) - Shatabdi Roy Delivers An Interesting Story: Bengali Movie Review

Tollywood Bengali Actresses Pamela and Moul with actor RAJA from FIGHT 1=1 Bangla Film
Actresses Pamela and Moul with actor RAJA - FIGHT 1:1

Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress Shatabdi Roy - Fight 1-1 Bengali Film
Shatabdi Roy - Pictures © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

Calcutta, Feb 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Fight 1:1, a film about rivalry, friendship, aggression, gangs and about the 'fight'-the fight between the Rohit gang and the Julius gang. The film comprises of a young star cast who are all newcomers and play the members of the two gangs respectively.Rohit is played by Raja, the actor who plays the lead role in the Star Jalsha serial Bhalobasha.com.Julius is played by Raj, another newcomer. These two characters are shown to lead two respective gangs in St Samuel’s college located somewhere in North Bengal. There is complete lawlessness in that college and in fact they are the ‘law’. They are always fighting over something or the other and are at each other’s throat. Everyone is disgusted with them. When a girl called Tiyash helps Julius ‘s gang to win a competition, Rohit’s gang decides to get back at them,Rohit slowly woos Tiyash and makes her fall in love with him though he doesn’t know it. On the other hand Raka, Rohit’s best friend slowly understands this and removes herself from the gang though she still supports Rohit and in fact loves him. The college has also a new principal,Parbati Sanyal,a very stern and strict principal who lays down her own set of rules when she becomes the principal. That also includes boys and girls not sitting beside each other and according to her, the relationship between a boy and a girl can never be platonic and at some point of time they will be something more than friends as she has faced such a situation in her own life.Raka challenges her on this matter and she also loses it later on. How that happens is best left unsaid as the ending gets very interesting and ends on a very different note.


AGNISWAR (AGNISHWAR) 1964 Tollywood Classic Bengali Movie starring Uttam Kumar-Madhabi Mukherjee: Free VOD release

Calcutta, Feb 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Agnishwar, directed by Arabinda Mukherjee, also stars Sumitra Mukherjee, Tarun Kumar, Jahar Ray, Dilip Roy, Subrata Chatterjee, Sulata Chowdhury, Kajal Gupta, Tarun Kumar and others. The great Hemanta Mukherjee directed the music of Agniswar - Sumitra Mukherjee's rendering of Rabindrasangeet Tobu Mone Rekho remains etched in the Bengali memory.

A patriotic film about a fiercely idealistic doctor with themes of social evils and encouragement of broad-mindedness, the film was very relevant for it's time and remains so today. The doctor faces characters equally magnanimous - a woman selling her body to fund freedom fighters, his own son trained in social reform marrying a woman of his choice and out of his caste with an additional twist of an anti-dowry message, and so on deliver a series of powerful messages.

Read all about the Tollywood classic, order the DVD online or watch the full Bengali movie for free via VOD release.

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