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Soumitra Revisited – A Documentary by Sandip Ray

Calcutta, 13th July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Films Division, Government of India and Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India, jointly presented the premiere screening of “Soumitra Revisited”, a documentary made by Sandip Roy, on the iconic Bengali Film actor Soumitra Chatterjee; on 11th July 2011 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, Calcutta. 
Soumitra Chatterjee—arguably India's finest living actor and one of Bengali cinema's biggest-ever stars,   Satyajit Ray's on-screen alter ego, started his astonishing caree

Bengali Film ICCHE (2011) - Interview: Shiboprasad Mukherjee & Nandita Roy with Sohini Sengupto, Samadarshi Dutta, Bidita Bag

Calcutta, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Produced by Vignesh Films Production and Co-Produced by Encash Entertainment Pvt Ltd. , Icche is the forthcoming feature film, based on a story by eminent author Suchitra Bhattacharya revolves around the tangible relationship between and obsessive mother and her son.

Mrinal Sen, Bratya Basu and Suchitra Bhattacharya
Mrinal Sen, Bratya Basu and Suchitra Bhattacharya at ICCHE (Bengali, 2011) Movie Web-site launch

I got the opportunity to interact with Icche director duo Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy recently along with actors Sohini Sengupta, Samadarshi Dutta (interview) and Bidita Bag. We missed actors; Honourable Minister of Higher Education of State of West Bengal, Bratya Basu and Ruplekha Mitra a lot that evening.

The directors and actors shared their experiences with Icche that day.

Watch the video interview of the directors and most of the star cast of ICCHE. A Washington Bangla Radio exclusive.

First Look at YRF’s "MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN" (Hindi, 2011) Official Trailer and Poster feat. Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - Katrina Kaif, Imraan KhanMumbai, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The first look of another musical romantic comedy blockbuster from Yash Raj Films “Mere Brother ki Dulhan” is out and all set to release on 9th September 2011.

Rituparna Sengupta in Karan Razdan's Indian Horror Movie "WARNING" (Hindi, 2011) - a Dead Terrorist Lives On

WARNING Bollywood Hindi Horror Movie Poster

Mumbai, July 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) A village girl is possessed by what appears to be the spirit of a dead terrorist (killed on what looks like a boat - perhaps while on a terror mission). A holy Imam fights back in a different kind of Jihad - this one against the supernatural. Some cliched scenes of possession and attempts at exorcism are seen, including the girl flying in air, and smokey apparitions swirling around, but overall, based on the trailer, the Hindi film looks like a pretty decent member of the genre of supernatural horror-thriller.

Nasreen Munni's "In Search of Guru Dutt" DVD Released in Ceremony with Shyam Benegal, Lalita Lajmi and More

Shyam Benegal, Lalita Lajmi, Kalpana Lajmi, Arun Dutt, Hiren Gada and others
Shyam Benegal, Lalita Lajmi, Kalpana Lajmi, Arun Dutt, Hiren Gada and others
Shyam Benegal, Lalita Lajmi, Kalpana Lajmi, Arun Dutt, Hiren Gada and others

Mumbai, July 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shemaroo Entertainment releases a Collectors DVD Pack of the documentary “In Search of Guru Dutt” directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir on the occasion of his 86th birth anniversary of the legendary film maker and actor at Planet M, Churchgate. The occasion was graced by Shyam Benegal, known Director, Lalita Lajmi, well-known Indian painter, Kalpana Lajmi, the famous film maker Arun Dutt, Son of Guru Dutt and Hiren Gada, Director Shemaroo Entertainment.

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