News - Bengali Tollywood

Aamir Khan Goes The Kapoor-Bachchan Way

Aamir Khan Goes The Kapoor-Bachchan Way

June 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Nothing to get shocked about. It is only someone like Aamir Khan who will cleanly admit that he has taken inspiration for his looks and style in a movie from his contemporaries and seniors, as he wished to... Aamir, who’s set the stage on fire by acting in a full-fledged item song! 

Aishwarya’s Pregnancy Derails Heroine?

Aishwarya’s Pregnancy Derails Heroine?

June 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): The announcement of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy has put her family and millions of her fans on cloud nine. But, the scene at Ash’s latest project Heroine’s director Madhur Bhandarkar and producer Ronnie Screwala’s camp is completely different.

Madhur and Ronnie are perplexed, what just happened? Their dilemma, what to do now, dump the project all together, shelve it for the time being, or put it on the fast track and get it over and done with?

The Hottest Pair at IIFA’2011 : Band Baaja Baaraat Triumphs with Best Actress Anushka Sharma, Best Debut Ranveer Singh

Anushka Sharma - Best Actress & Hottest Pair

Ranveer Singh - Best Male Debut & Hottest Pair

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) And with the end of the year’s most awaited awards, the IIFA ceremony which was held in Toronto, Band Baaja Baaraat has managed once more to win the hearts of people and critics alike. The film managed to win three awards at a go, Best actress (Anushka Sharma), Best Debut Male (Ranveer Singh) and The Hottest pair (Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh).

Anushka Sharma, who was widely praised and applauded for her performance in the movie, has been in the spotlight ever since the successful hit. Her role as Shruti, a tough yet vulnerable at heart, dilli girl, was played extremely skillfully and sensitively and has become one of the defining roles of her career.  With 5 nominations and 2 awards already in the bag at this year’s various Award ceremonies, the future is looking very bright indeed for Anushka.

"Voices ... Murmurs of the Mind" Bengali Short Film by Abhishek Ganguli on Schizophrenia: Film Preview

Voices Murmurs Of Life Film Poster
Film Poster: Voices ... Murmurs of the Mind

Calcutta, June 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 21-minute Bengali short film "Voices ... Murmurs of the Mind" is an initiative of the Kolkata-based creative organization "Learning System" who are making a film series titled "Cinema for a Cause" to try to increase awareness about  the mental illness Schizophrenia which affects millions all across the globe. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the prevalence rate of Schizophrenia is 1.1% of the population over age 18, which would mean there are upwards of 3 million patients in our country alone.

Voices is written by Kaberi Roy Chowdhury and directed by Abhishek Ganguli (chief of Learning System). The credited star cast includes Madhumita Chakraborty, Tanima Biswas, Rajyosree  Chatterjee, Anjan  Bannerjee and Dr. Indra Kamal Mazumder.

Read all about the film.

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Netaji Comes to Mithun Chakraborty to Awaken Bengalees: AMI SHUBHASH BOLCHI (2011) Bengali Film Preview

Ami Shubhash Bolchi Bengali Movie Poster - Mithun Chakraborty

Calcutta, India, June 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shree Venkatesh Film’s forthcoming film ‘Ami Subhash Bolchi’ is not based on the life on Netaji but is rather about how the legendary figure plays a role in the life of a particular individual and his family and helps to revive the Bengali community.

Here is a first look at the film.