News - Bengali Tollywood

UNAWARE (2010) UFO Sci-Fi Horror Film Catches Movie Fans and Hollywood Off-Guard

Dallas, TX, December 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) A controversial new feature entitled "Unaware" has emerged from hiding, catching movie fans and Hollywood studios off-guard. Although the official trailer was unveiled in October, publicity did not accelerate until earlier last week, when movie sites like Dread Central and Bloody-Disgusting energetically identified the project in the latest “found-footage” trend.

The indie project has already been compared to other popular flicks of the genre; however, its producers are vehemently refuting claims that it is just another “mockumentary,” referring to box office champions "The Blair Witch Project" and Oren Peli’s "Paranormal Activity". Others speculate if this is similar in theme to Steven Spielberg’s extraterrestrial and UFO films of the 1970s and 80s, but the producers have not commented on that idea.

Bimal Roy's Ghatkali (1979) Tollywood Bengali Film Starring Mahua Roy Chowdhury-Anup Kumar Released Online Via Video-On-Demand

CALCUTTA, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Director Bimal Roy's Bengali comedy-drama movie Ghatkali released in Kolkata to great success. The black-and-white feature film stars Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Anup Kumar, Robi Ghosh, Kali Bannerjee amd others. The music director is Gopen Mallick.

The hilarious but touching love story revolves around matchmakers Bhombol Pandit and his nephew Ghantu whose services are enlisted by Manishankar. Bhombol and Ghantu find a wonderful girl Shubhra for Manishankar much to the chagrin of Manishankar's young handsome grandson Niladri who is averse to marriage.

The DVD of Ghatkali has been released by Angel video and is available online via our affiliate DVD movie online store - click here to order the Tollywood Bengali Film DVD shipped worldwide (including USA and Canada).

The film available in full for free viewing in a lower video quality - watch it online via Washington Bangla Radio.

Bengali Films Announced: M COM CHOWMEIN and HANDCUFF Tollywood Movies by Sanat Dutta


CALCUTTA, Dec 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 4-Star Luxury Floating Hotel Floatel on the river Ganges in Kolkata witnessed a gala event to release the music album for the Tollywood film Handcuff along with press release for the Bengali movie M COM CHOWMEIN on September Six, 2010.

actress Rituparna Sengupta and hero Samrat Mukherjee in Handcuff

Both the films are directed by veteran Sanat Dutta and produced by M. Roy Productions.

Handcuff has a great star cast of Rituparna Sengupta, Samrat Mukherjee, Rajatabha Dutta and others. Lyricist of the film is Priyo Chattopadhyay whereas music has been directed by Rupendu Sekhar Basu.

actress Rituparna Sengupta in Handcuff Tollywood Bengali Movie

Solo songs Keno E Mone by Shaan and Ei Jibone Phire Phire Ashe by Sadhna Sargam are good to listen to, whereas Masti De Na Masti by Alka Yagnik is a good item number.

bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta and hero Samrat Mukherjee in Handcuff bangla film

M Com Chowmein is a love story blended with action. The film stars Miss India 2005 Sayali Bhagat, Satish Kaushik, Sarovar Ahuja and others.

Tollywood Movie M COM CHOWMIN - Sayali Bhagat, Sarovar Ahuja

Interview | Director GOUTAM GHOSH: Many Were Surprised When Prosenjit Was Selected As Lalan Fakir in Moner Manush

[Image: Tollywood Hero PROSENJIT CHATTERJEE as LALON FAKIR in MONER MANUSH (Bengali, 2010)]CALCUTTA, Dec 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gautam Ghosh, the world-famous film-maker from India, directed yet another masterpiece on film in MONER MANUSH (Bengali, 2010) - a film about the Bengali poet, singer, song-writer and folk-song icon Lalan Fakir. Tollywood movie super-star Prosenjit Chatterjee has delivered the role of Lalon in a way that critics are saying from now on, whenever they think of Lalon, Prosenjit's image will flash across their mind.

Subhomoy Mukherjee caught up with Goutam Ghosh in Kolkata and had a little informal chat about Moner Manush just after Ghosh returned from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa,  where an international jury presented the revered Golden Peacock award to the film. The master film-maker talks about Lalon, Rabindranath Tagore, Prosenjit and Moner Manush in this exclusive audio broadcast.

Kolkata Television Stars Celebrate Bengali TV at Big Bangla TV Awards 2010 - MAA (STAR Jalsha) wins multiple awards

By Aditya Chakraborty
WBRi Kolkata Special Correspondent

Big Bangla TV Awards, Kolkata - Image © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

CALCUTTA, Dec 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Kolkata witnessed one for the biggest nights for the Bangla TV industry when the Big Bangla Television Awards 2010 was held at the Nazrul Manch on 12th December 2010 to celebrate Bangla television and honour the small screen characters.

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The awards had a jury comprising of eminent actress Kheyali Dastidar, noted compere Madhumanti Maitra and the ace DOP Soumik Haldar whose recent work includes Autograph (Bengali, 2010) [director Srijit Mukherjee exclusive interview].

The viewers voted for their favourite characters through SMS and physical ballots. The event had been promoted from beforehand through radio, television, ground activation and other means.

There were quite a few live performances on the night which included performances by Rupam Islam (including Fossils), Nachiketa, National award winning Ananya Chatterjee (exclusive interview) who performed a number and a host of other popular faces on television such as Bhaswar, Riju, Monami, Sonalee, Sudipta, Koneenica, Manoj and Sagnik.

গোরস্তানে সাবধান | GOROSTHANE SABDHAN (2010) New Bengali Feluda Movie

[Gorosthane Sabdhan]Calcutta, December 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Film-maker Sandip Ray continues the crime-mystery investigation series of Feluda movies started by his father, acclaimed Academy Award-winning Indian movie-maker Satyajit Ray, with Gorosthaney Shabdhan (Bengali, 2010), meaning Beware In The Graveyard or Trouble in the Graveyard.

The new Feluda film has a star-cast of Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda, Saheb Bhattacharya as Topshe, Bibhu Bhattacharya as Lalmohon Ganguly orofe Jatayu, Tinnu Anand and others.

Shaheb Bhattacharya's father is the veteran soccer player Subrata Bhattacharya. The role of Topshe was previously played in Sandip Ray's Feluda films by actor Parambrata Chatterjee.

Reports suggest Gorosthane Sabdhan will be the last Feluda film featuring Sabyasachi Chakraborty as the detective.

The Complete Feluda Collection

All of the Feluda stories that Ray wrote are now available together in a two volume set, of which this is the first. For the first time ever, the stories are arranged in chronological order of composition, and one can note Feluda's development from an unkown amateur detective to a famous professional private investigatior:

The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 1 >

The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 2 >

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay's SHILPANTAR (Bengali, 2002) Free Video-On-Demand Bangla Movie Release By Rajshri

[image: Shilpantar / Shilpantor Bengali film poster]Calcutta, Dec 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by critically acclaimed film-maker Bappaditya Bandopadhyay (WBRi exclusive interview), the award-winning film Shilpantor released in 2002 in Kolkata.

The film is adapted by Bappaditya from a striking story written by Bengali writer Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay.

The title is an indication of the overarching plot of change in trade by a rural painter moving to the city and performing shows eating live animals.

The star cast includes Debashree Roy, Subhasish Mukherjee, Mrinal Mukherjee, Nimai Ghosh, Suchitra Mitra and others. Debasree Roy and Subhasis Mukherjee delivered stunning acting performances in the film.

The DVD of Shilpantar is available here - click to order bangla movie DVD.

Rajshri have released the picture via free video-on-demand - watch the full Tollywood Bengali movie Shilpantar online via Washington Bangla Radio.

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (2010) Premiere In Kolkata and ITC Fiama Di Wills contest - A Special Report

Khele Hum Ji Jan Se Kolkata Premiere
Khele Hum Ji Jan Se Kolkata Premiere: Abhishek, Ashutosh Gowariker, Visakha Singh, Samrat Mukherjee & others
Picture © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

Calcutta, Dec 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Khelein Hum Ji Jan Se (Hindi, 2010) - abbreviated in Bollywood style to KHJJS - is Ashutosh Gowariker’s latest period epic about Masterda Surya Sen, one of the bravest heroes of India's freedom movement, the mastermind of 'The Chittagong Uprising' between 1930-34 which stirred a revolution in the entire country.

Masterda had led one particular group of 64 mostly teenagers, 5 revolutionaries and two fearless women on one particular night in 1930 to carry out calculated attacks on the British at 5 places in Chittagong, which created a revolution in the country.

Sneak Peak at FIGHTER (2011) Tollywood Bengali movie - Jeet-Shrabanti-Locket-Ferdous

[image: Tollywood Hero JEET and Bengali Actress SRABANTI in FIGHTER (2011) Bengali Movie directed by Ravi Kinnagi]

Calcutta, Dec 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The newly eightpack equipped Tollywood Bengali hero JEET and popular Kolkata Bengali movie actress Srabanti are appearing in the forthcoming film FIGHTER (2011) directed by Ravi Kinagi. Fighter also stars Locket Chatterjee and the Tollywood hero from Bangladesh Ferdous.

Music of Fighter is is by Indradip Dasgupta. The film went on the floors in March 2010 and is shortly going to be ready for release.

Josh starring Jeet and Srabonti was a super-hit. Watch a music video featuring Jeet-Srabanti from Josh and buy the DVD online here.

Interview - Mainak Biswas - Director with Arjun Gourisaria of Bengali Movie STHANIYA SAMBAD (2010)

Sthaniya Sambad Bengali Movie PosterGermantown, Maryland, Dec 5, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mainak Biswas is one half of the director-duo of the critically acclaimed Bengali film Sthaniya Sambad (2010) along with Arjun Gourisaria (WBRi exclusive interview »). In this WBRi exclusive audio broadcsast of a chit-chat with Arijit Chakraborty, Mainak talks about his background, film-making, Sthaniya Sambad and the real or perceived resurgence in contemporary Kolkata Bengali cinema and Tollywood film industry.

Listen to the director of Sthaniya Sambad on Washington Bangla Radio exclusive audio-on-demand broadcast service.

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