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Goutam Ghose's Award-Winning Feature Film Moner Manush (2010) Worldwide Television Premiere

Goutam Ghose
Goutam Ghose - Picture Quality as Submitted by Aditya Chakraborty

Calcutta, June 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Moner Manush, internationally acclaimed film-maker Gautam Ghosh’s (Exclusive Interview) latest film on Lalan Fakir produced by Rose Valley Films where Prasenjit Chatterjee (Exclusive Interview) has delivered a performance of a lifetime has achieved phenomenal success commercially as it had a run of more than 100 days. The joint Indian-Bangladeshi effort has bagged the Golden Peacock award at the IFFI, Goa and also the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.


Interview: Tollywood Bengali Director RAJ CHAKRABORTY On Secrets of Success, Proloy Asche, Shotru, Jeet, Nusrat & Bangla Films

[Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Director Raj Chakraborty]Washington, DC, June 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Well-established and highly successful Tollywood Bengali movie director Raj Chakraborty takes time out from a busy shooting schedule to talk to Ananya Paul about his work, his career path, and his philosophies of work and life. A disarmingly candid Raj offers inspiration and deep insight into success and shares with us all his wonderful outlook that will surely motivate all of us, irrespective of our chosen paths in life. Listening to Raj during recording this interview was a treat for all of here and will remain a memorable high-point, and it is with great pleasure that we share this with you.

Currently in its second week, Raj’s 2011 Bangla movie Shatru is a superhit, andRaj makes it clear that he had expected no less from his work.  Shatru is a success, Raj confidently states, because of its excellent packaging, including well-choreographed fight sequences, good music, excellent acting, a careful wardrobe, lovely photography, and all the ingredients required to produce satisfying entertainment.


Bindas Prem (Bengali, 2011) feat. Swagatalaxmi Dasgupta as an Actress: Music Launch

Bindas Prem - Bengali Movie Audio Songs Launch

Calcutta, June 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) 'Bindas Prem' is about how two people come in contact with each other and also fall in love with each other. The hero doesn’t reveal his identity and conceals it initially, but later on the heroine comes to know that he has been doing so as he had killed his step-mother and father because his father had neglected his mother.

There is also the case of Chakradhari whom no one has seen, but has heard about and the cops are hot on his trail.

With the cops hot on their trail, the duo face a lot of trouble and even some adventure comes their way while they are on the run.

This is the story of this new film starring Mainak and Megha , both of whom have acted in a film each before, Mainak in "Amar Sangi" and Megha in Haranath Chakraborty's 2010 feature-film "Jor Jar Muluk Tar" (buy Bengali film on DVD in USA). Bindass Prem has been directed by Partha Sarkar and has been produced by Shiv Shakti Entertainments. The music is by Babul Bose (interview) and the lyrics are by Goutam Sushmit, Priyo Chattopadhaya and Shymal Sengupta. The cinematographer is Arup Mondol and the editor is Tapas Chakrabarty.

The music launch of the film took place at the Princeton Club recently in the presence of the cast and crew of the film. The soundtrack has been released under the banner of our partner Purple Music whose albums you can download in MP3 format from our WBRi Online Music store.

The film is expected to have a release date of 24th June,2011.

And The Award Goes To Magician Gopinath Muthukad

Calcutta/New Delhi, 12th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Illusionist, magician, escapologist, and stunt performer from Kerala, India, Gopinath Muthukad wins the International Merlin Award instituted by the International Magicians' Society. He is the second Indian after PC Sircar junior, to win the prestigious award. The Merlin Award to magic is what the Oscar is to the movies, what the Emmy is for television, and what the Tony is for theater.

An Attempt In English Quatrain

Calcutta, 12th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): As eminent Indian painter M. F. Husain breathed his last on 9th June, 2011, it was an inspiration for poet and writer Rijurekh Chakravarty to write his first English quatrain remembering the celebrated and controversial painter. 

“I look up to thee, eternal muse,
Through the images I have of thine.
For life, as ever, a little obtuse,
Here to sleep the naked byzantine...”

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