News - Bengali Tollywood

Maqbool Fida Husain Passes Away

Calcutta/London, 9th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Legendary and Controversial Painter Maqbool Fida Husain passed away in London. Forbes magazine called him the "Picasso of India". He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1973 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1991 by The Government of India. He was also awarded with the prestigious Raja Ravi Varma award by the Government of Kerala. 

Subodh Mitra's RAIKAMAL (1955) Bengali Classic: Uttam Kumar - Kaberi Bose

[Actress Kaberi Basu]

Calcutta, June 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali actress Kaberi Basu appeared against Uttam Kumar in the 1955 black-and-white classic "Raikamal" directed by Subodh Mitra. The romance-drama film is an adaptation of a story by acclaimed Indian novelist Tarashankar Banerjee.

Raikamal has been released on DVD / VCD in the USA and worldwide and the Bengali film is available via online ordering >

[Uttam Kumar - Kaberi Bose]

Others in the star cast included Asha Devi, Naba Gopal Lahiri, Nitish Mukherjee, Chandrabati Devi, Jiben Bose, Namita Sinha and more.

Bengali Movie Review: The Unknown (Bengali, 2011) Film By Ranadeep Sarkar Premieres in Kolkata

Ranadeep Calcutta, June 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ranadeep Sarkar's (interview) short film ‘The Unknown’ premiered at the Max Mueller Bhavan on 6th June,2011.This suspense-horror film (though it is an absolute horror film) is about a group of young students who decide to go for an outing to a place called Kantapaukur one day. On their way they come across an elderly man and a young girl who warn them not to go there otherwise they would all lose their lives. They don't listen and proceed towards Kantapukur. It turns out to be a forest. One by one they start getting separated and lose their lives including their teacher and driver ...

Three Young Men on a Life-Changing Holiday in "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" (Hindi, 2011) - Official Synopsis, Poster & Trailer

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Hindi Movie Poster/Wallpaper

Calcutta, June 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Kabir (Abhay Deol) has just met Natasha.

6 months later they are engaged.

Read the full official Hindi movie synopsis and watch the trailer of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara exclusively via EROS International on Washington Bangla Radio.

Actor Rudranil Ghosh Out Of Danger Now

Calcutta, 7th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Actor Rudranil Ghosh met with an accident last night (6th June) near Golf Green. He suffered head and shoulder injuries after being hit by a car. He was immediately admitted to AMRI Hospital and was critical due to heavy blood loss. CT Scan has been done and he received stitches at the back of his head. He is out of danger now. Many Tollywood Celebrities were at the hospital at night including actors Parambrata Chatterjee and Kanchan Mallick.