News - Bengali Tollywood

Legendary Flute Player Pandit Pannalal Ghosh (31st July 1911 – 20th April 1960)

Calcutta, 31st July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Exactly 100 years ago in Barisal (Present Bangladesh) was born the legendary Indian Flute Player, Amulya Jyoti Ghosh more famous as Pannalal Ghosh. He was a disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan, and is credited with giving the flute its status in Hindustani classical music. He is also credited as the inventor of the modern long bansuri. He inherited his love of music and the bamboo flute (bansuri) from his grandfather, Hari Kumar Ghosh who played sitar,tabla,and pakhawaj and learned sitar from his father, Akshay Kumar Ghosh.

Super Junkies Live at Someplace Else, Calcutta

Calcutta, 31st July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): The Band Super Junkies go Live again at Someplace Else, Calcutta tonight at 10pm. Super Junkies are heavily influenced by Eagles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, SRV, Larry Carlton, Jimi Hendrix, Jojo Mayer, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and others. The members of Super Junkies are Nilanjan - Vocals, Arijit - Guitar & Backing Vocals, Nikhil- Guitars, Nabarun - Keyboards & Backing Vocals, Arijit - Bass and Dipayan - Drums. 

Tuntuni Mela - 2011

Calcutta/Siliguri, 31st July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): To celebrate the centenary of Upendrakishore Raychowdhury's book Tuntunir Boi, published in 1911,  Srijan Sena, Siliguri (a drama troupe) and Natun Pata (children's library) have organized a three day festival, "Tuntuni Mela" at Dinabandhu Mancha, Siliguri. The festival started on 30th July and will go on till 1st August, 2011. Tuntuni Mela is packed up with games like "kit-kit","ikir-mikir","lattu","danguli" and also "Feluda Quiz".

Actress Monica Bedi Shoots Item Number for New Bengali Film "Hriday Lekho Naam" in Kolkata

Actress Monica Bedi
Actress Monica Bedi (Picture quality as incoming)

Calcutta, July 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The shooting of a new Bengali film ‘Hriday Lekho Nam’ has just entered it’s final stages for which Bollywood actress Monica Bedi shot an item number at Shimmers, a lounge bar.

The film is directed by Dayal Acharya and stars Biplab Chatterjee, Mousumi Saha, Bhola Tamang, Rita Koyral, Mrinal Mukherjee, Kaushik Banerjee, Goutam Saha (the producer), Arpita Mukherjee (interview), Trambak and Abhijit.

According to the producer the film is a love story cum thriller.



Director Alok Roy's Bengali Comedy Film "Chutir Phande" Takes Off

Calcutta, July 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chutir Phande the Tollywood Kolkata Bengali movie which is supposed to be a rip roaring sex comedy will have its script written by Padmanava Dasgupta. The film has been directed by Alok Roy and is being produced by Artage.

Chutir Phaande is being presented by Purple Kreations, a tie-up between Purple Motion Pictures and Kreations (producer of 'Necklace') for the very first time. The cast is quite elaborate and consists of names like Subhasish Mukherjee, Kanchan Mullick, Ritwick Chakrabarty, Dolon Roy, Arunima Ghosh, Pallavi Chatterjee, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta, Biswanath Basu, Shankar Chakrabarty, Sonali Choudhury, Manshi Sinha and others.



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