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Autograph (2010) - Prosenjit delivers a flawless performance - Bengali Film Review

Actress Nandana Sen with Tollywood Hero Prosenjit Chatterjee in AUTOGRAPH
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Calcutta, Oct 23, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the past few years we have come across movies based on the Bangla film industry, the notable being Tolly Lights, Angshumaner Chhobi, Housefull, Abohoman, Ekti Tarar Khoje and Shukno Lanka (Buy Bengali Movie DVD Online). It is evident that the industry has plenty of food for the directors. But a tale that is a tribute to a classic like Satyajit Ray’s Nayak (Nayak - The Hero DVD Release), casting the current superstar, does evoke extraordinary curiosity. It offers the audience a voyeur’s peek into the lesser-known private world of super-stardom.

In the film the base reference to Nayak is through the film within the film, which is a remake (called Ajker Nayak) by Subhabrata (Indraneil Sengupta), a tenacious aspiring director, but down the course of the film the references cross the line and show up in the superstar’s (a confident and arrogant Arun Chatterjee, played by Prosenjit) (exclusive WBRi interview of Prosenjit Chatterjee) real life as well, even merge and go beyond. As the tagline tells, Nayak does change three lives: Arun’s, Subhabrata’s and Srinandita’s (Nandana Sen) - Subhabrata’s live-in girlfriend, along the journey.

Read the complete review, watch the trailer, listen online to exclusive interviews of Srijit and Prosenjit Chatterjee and download the audio songs of Autograph (Bengali, 2010) via Washington Bangla RadioTM.


Rohan-Pamela in Bazigar (Bajigar) 2010 Kolkata Bengali Movie | Audio Songs OST Soundtrack Album Launch

Tollywood Kolkata movie actress PAMELA - Washington Bangla Radio
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Tollywood Calcutta Movie Hero ROHAN - Washington Bangla Radio
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Film-maker RAJA SEN talks about LABORATORY (2010) Bengali Movie (Exclusive Interview - Audio) | RAVEENA TANDON in Bangla Film

Raja Sen on Washington Bangla RadioAcclaimed award-winning flm-maker Raja Sen is currently busy with promotion of his latest feature film, a homage to Tagore, titled Laboratory written by Rabindranath Tagore himself starring Ravina Tandon, Ranjit Mullick, Arpita Chatterjee, Saheb Chatterjee, Biswanath, etc.

Laboratory will be screened in a few local community centers and school auditoriums and such places in the USA the last weekend of September, 2010.

Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio talks to Raja Sen about his career in film-making in this informal and up-close interview.



Subrata Dutta (RAKTA CHARITRA): "Viewer Opinion is Paramount" - Interview (Audio) with Award Winning Bengali & Bollywood Actor

Subrata Dutta - Bengali Bollywood ActorPowerful character actor Subrata Dutta - a renowned name in Bengali and Bollywood Cinema in India and Indian film-lovers across the world - recently bagged another "Best Actor" award - this time at the Cairo International Film Festival, 2009 - for Jai Tank directed film Madholal Keep Walking [BUY DVD] co-starring Swara Bhaskar. As you will hear Subrata describing in the interview, in Madholal, he plays the role of a man in Mumbai who has lost a hand and has thus had to extensively shoot with one hand tied to his back, in real locations, sometimes on a hidden camera.

Subrata has previosuly won the "Best Actor" award at the Osian Cinefan Festival 2006 for Subrata Sen directed Bengali film Bibar - Calcutta Unabashed (DVD Release) co-starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Dulal Lahiri, Kunal Mitra etc.

Madholal Keep Walking has had a limited trial release in Calcutta in August and will be re-released soon on a much larger scale.

A graduate from the elite National School of Drama, New Delhi and Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, Subrata has and continues to play lead roles in films in various languages. He is also a renowned stage theater actor.

Subrata Dutta grew up in Bankura district of West Bengal, and in his young days, had little clue that he would become a powerful and internationally acclaimed character acter in films and theater. He studied Zoology at the graduate level and Business Administration at the post graduate level. He then chanced on attending a workshop at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and subsequently applied to study there, and was selected. His subsequent apprenticeship at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK was financed by a scholarship from the Brtish Council in Kolkata.

Subrata Dutta performed various roles in stage theater in Delhi for around 8 years, eventually also playing roles in parallel and art-house films and then lead roles as protagonists and antagonists.

Subrata Dutta is playing a lead role in Ram Gopal Verma directed RAKTA CHARITRA that is expected to have a release date in October 2010. RAKTA CHARITRA will be released in two episodes and in three languages.

After a long string of successful Bengali films featuring Subrata Dutta - Buddhadev Dasgupta's UTTARA (BUY DVD), Kushan Nandy's 88 Antop Hill [BUY VCD], Suman Mukherjee's  Chaturanga (DVD Release), Subrata Sen's Bibar - Calcutta Unabashed (DVD), Arin Pal's Doshta Dosh (BUY DVD), Anjan Das's Achin Pakhi (DVD) and so on, ANTIM SHWASH SUNDAR (Last Breath Beautiful) (BUY DVD) by Kris Allin is now playing to capacity audiences in theaters in Kolkata, featuring Subrata Dutta as Prem Sengupta, Indrani Halder as Vibha, Paran Bandopadhaya as Mystic, Kaushik Banerjee as Sarda, Kunal Padhy as Mehra, Swagata Mukherjee as Alka, Punya Darshan Gupta as Rao, Debdut Ghosh as Patel, Sanjukta Roychowdhury as Anjali, Surangana as Arti and Prakash Sharma as Raghu.

Subrata recently appeared in Achin Pakhi with the young promising actress Manali Dey of Mouri fame from the superhit Bengali TV show Bou Kotha Kao.

Subrata Dutta's other upcoming films include Reema Mukherjee's ARDHANGINI EK ARDHASATYA which is adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's short story GHARE BAIRE (previously made into a film with the same title by Satyajit Ray) where Subrata plays the role of Sandip and appears with Subodh Bhave, Sreelekha Mitra, Manoj Mitra, Reema Lagoo, Varsha Usgaonkar and others. The film is headed to the Berlin International Film Festival.

Subrata Dutta is also appearing in the upcoming film BLIND LANE with Sonali Chowdhury - the film is directed by Amitava Sengupta and is based on the Kamtapur movement.

Listen to Subrata Dutta once again on Washington Bangla Radio. We wish Subrata Dutta all the best and we look forwarding to having him with us on Washington Bangla Radio again.


Interview: Debojyoti Mishra - Composer and Acclaimed Tollywood Bengali Film Music Director

Debojyoti Mishra talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee in this exclusive, comprehensive and intimate audio interview on Washington Bangla Radio.

How to describe Debojyoti Mishra who is an musical institution by himself!! We can only consider him as a gifted prodigy of Bengali Music. He is one amongst the best music directors of Tollywood. At the same time he is showing his talent for Ad films, soaps and movies from other countries and of other languages too.



Interview - Sudip Mukherjee - Actor in Bengali film and TV - Musalmanir Golpo, Premrog, Kantatar, Greftar

Well-known Bengali film and television actor Sudip Mukherjee talks to Arijit Chakraborty, Washington Bangla Radio, in an informal, comprehensive and intimate interview.

Sudip Mukherjee is a sportsman-turned actor, with successful sportsmanship in cricket and rowing before he switched tracks to enter professional acting. Sudip has acted in acclaimed roles in Bengali stage theater, including for theater groups like Calcutta Performers lead by Kamal Roychoudhuri. He is also well-knows for his performances in major television serials, including Draupadi, Ingit, Neel Shimana, Janmabhoomi, Sheola, Ei To Jibon etc, and the currently airing Erao Shotru and Kurukhetra for which he has received the best actor award for multiple consecutive years.

Sudip has played significant roles in films like Gautam Ghosh's 13 years of vrindaban studio, Subrata's Ek je ache kanya, Tapan Sinha's Dheu and so on. He is also very well remembered for his depiction of Byomkesh Bakshi in Swapan Ghosal's adaptation. Other notable performances of Sudip Mukherjee include his roles in Jara brishtite bhijechilo, Premrog, Kantataar, Greftar and the recently released MUSALMANIR GOLPO.


BOMKESH BAKSHI Interview | Abir Chatterjee - Bengali Movie Actor - Prem By Chance, Cross Connection, Robibar Bikelbela

Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Hero Abir Chatterjee

Tollywood Kolkata Bengali movie and Television actor Abir Chattopadhyay talks to Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio in this comprehensive and intimate interview.

Abir Chattopadhyay is a contemporary young smart and intelligent actor who has already made a place for himself in the Bengali Movie and Television worlds in Kolkata. Abir played the critically acclaimed role of Vicky in CROSS CONNECTION (2009)  (Buy DVD Online) directed by the popular duo Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy co-starring Ritwick Chakraborty, Payal Sarkar, Rimjhim Mitra, Biswajit Chakraborty and Sasawata Chatterjee. Abir  is also the lead actor in Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha film PREM BY CHANCE where Abir's co-star is Ranjit Mullick's daughter KOEL MULLICK. In a welcome development, Abir is also going to play the role of Satyanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi in a trilogy directed by ANJAN DUTTA starting off with ADIM RIPU followed by Chitrachor.

In the world of Bengali TV Shows, Abir plays a lead role in the Bengali popular tele-serial SOMOY on Rupashi Bangla Kolkata TV Channel. In SHOMOY, Abir's co-stars are Indrani Haldar, Parno Mitra and Dhritiman Chatterjee. SOMOY is a modern take of the Indian mythological classic The Mahabharata. You can watch live Indian Hindi and Kolkata Bengali TV Shows online via Washington Bangla Radio's Affiliate Service - click here for more information.


Interview | MUMTAZ SORCAR - Bengali Movie Actress (Bhuter Bhabishyat,Musalmanir Galpo, 033)

Mumtaz Sorcar (Wikipedia)Bengali movie actress Mumtaz Sorcar, the beautiful daughter of renowned magician P C Sorcar Jr - talks to glamorous singer - songwriter - composer and popular Radio show hostess Sushmita Bhattachrya (WBRi feature) on Washington Bangla Radio.

Interview | ANANYA DUTTA - Actress, Model, Danseuse - Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie NATOBAR NOT OUT

Bengali Actress ANANYA DUTTAAnanya Dutta is a well-known model and actress living in Mumbai. In her debut in Tollywood, her first Kolkata Bengali feature film NATOBAR NOT OUT (2010) is releasing first week of August 2010, where she appears in a lead role with Mustafa Prokash, Raima Sen, Ramaprasad Banik and others. The film is directed by Amit Sen (WBRi exclusive interview audio) and produced by Bunch of Buddies lead by Manu Malhotra (WBRi feature).

Interview | Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury - Film Maker (Anuranan, Antaheen) and Producer (Ekti Tarar Khonje) Bengali Movie

WBRi Kolkata Tube is the oldest, most respected and popular movie blog promoting Bengali films in the USA electronically. Aniruddha Roychowdhury, award winning Bengali film maker and Producer, talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio. Aniruddha is the director of Anuranan and Antaheen, and producer of Ekti Tarar Khonje Bengali movies.

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