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Interview: Quickfire with a Candid AMITABH BACHCHAN in Kolkata | Trams and Fuchkas to WAZIR and TE3N (WBRi Exclusive)

Amitabh Bachchan talks to WBRi in Kolkata

The Big B recently took some time out for a press meet for Wazir in which he plays a physically-challenged chess grand-master. Washington Bangla Bangla Radio correspondent J.P. Mandal caught up with the biggest superstar of India at the press meet where he spoke candidly about Wazir, his co-stars, his  career of five decades, his nostalgia with Kolkata - from fuchkas to trams and more.

Vidya Balan talks to WBRi about TE3N, her lucky city Kolkata and much more

ARSHINAGAR Illuminates Kolkata with Glistering Premiere | New Aparna Sen Bangla Movie with DEV - Rittika Ushers in X'Mas Spirit

ARSHINAGAR Bengali Movie: DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake at Premiere
DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake

Kolkata, India, Dec 28 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The premiere of the latest Bengali movie release Arshinagar directed by Aparna Sen starring Dev and Rittika Sen in the lead was held recently at a new multiplex theater in south-eastern Kolkata. The premiere on Christmas eve doubled the festive mood of cast, crew and guests present.

Arshinagar: Garage Band frontman Rockstar Dev opposite Rittika Sen in 21st-century Romeo and Juliet

Tollywood Hero DEV at Arshinagar PremiereTollywood Kolkata Bengali Actress Rittika Sen Hot at Arshinagar Premiere
DEV and Rittika Sen

PEACE HAVEN First Look Revealed in Kolkata | A Suman Ghosh Film with Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandopadhyay, Arun Mukhopadhyay

Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Poran Bandopdhyay and Arun Mukhopadhyay in a still from PEACE HAVEN
Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Poran Bandopadhyay and Arun Mukhopadhyay in a still from PEACE HAVEN

National award-winning Podokkhep (Footsteps) film-maker Suman Ghosh is ready with his new Bengali feature film about three septuagenarian friends who embark on a journey to plan their own funerals. The film deploys an off-beat narrative technique and "hallucinatory realism" resulting in a treatment that is a bit unreal and full of dark humor. Read all about the new movie and watch the PEACE HAVE trailer via WBRi.

HAR HAR BYOMKESH - The Beloved Bengali Sleuth Leaps into Action with Glittering Bangla Movie Premiere in Kolkata

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (

Hot Kolkata Bengali Actress Nusrat Jahan and Sayantika

Kolkata, Dec 24 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The premiere of the latest Byomkesh Bakshi movie Har Har Byomkesh recently took place at a city multiplex.


Aparna Sen's ARSHINAGAR Releases Music Soundtrack by Debojyoti Mishra in Kolkata with DEV, Rittika Sen and Jisshu Sengupta

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (

Rittika Sen (WBRi)
Rapidly upcoming Bengali actress Rittika Sen at Arshinagar Music Launch

Chotto Ekta Kamra - Arshinagar Song Now Out

DEV and Rittika Sen
Tollywood Hero DEV with Bengali Actress Rittika Sen at Arshinagar Music Launch (facebook)

Kolkata, Dec 20 (Washington Bangla Radio) DEV and Rittika Sen feature in the new song "Chotto Ekta Camra" from Aparna Sen's Arshinagar portraying happiness in a cheap rental room that the couple rent and tidy up to look pretty and be happy in. The Aarshinagar film songs so far, including Barir Kache and Maula Re Maula, have received pretty positive response from Bengali film lovers.

"Har Har Byomkesh" Audio Songs Release by Film Unit Members in Kolkata

Har Har Bomkesh Audio Songs OST Music Launch
Har Har Byomkesh Music Launch

The Bengali film songs and music soundtrack of the new Byomkesh Bakshi film "Har har Byomkesh" was recently launched by Tollywood megastar Prosenjit Chatterjee. The film's cast and crew members were present at the event, including Abir Chatterjee, Ritwik, Sohini Sarkar, Nusrat Jahan Rachel White, June Maliah, Koneenica and director Arindam Sil.

Bickram Ghosh
Bickram Ghosh

The music director for the film is Bickram Ghosh.

NEERJA Film Preview: Synopsis, Story, Stills, Poster and World Premiere Trailer | Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku


Sonam Kapoor in and as NEERJA [WBRi]
Sonam Kapoor in and as Neerja (2016)

This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 year old part time model, who was the head purser on the flight. Neerja had escaped an abusive marriage at a very young age and as a life change, decided to become an air hostess, subsequently impressing everyone so much that they made her a purser.

MESSI | Back Story of the Bengali Movie in the Words of Riingo Banerjee and Aryann Bhowmik

Bengali Actress AISHIKA
Bengali Actress Aishika

Though named after Argentinian soccer icon Lionel Messi, the film will bring alive street soccer of Kolkata on screen. During the mahurat (first shot in shooting of a film in Indian cinema) of the film which recently took place in Kolkata, writer, director and cinematographer Riingo Banerjee revealed to Washington Bangla Radio, "Messi is a story about two brothers. The elder brother Prosun doesn’t do anything except loitering around with his girlfriend and fixing local football matches for his brother from who he gets share of winning money. The younger brother Chotu, who wears the jersey titled Messi, is highly gifted in soccer skills. He is the pride of his family and the hope of their father who once used to be a football coach."

Arshinagar - Barir Kache Arshinagar Video Song Released

DEV, Aparna Sen and Debojyoti Mishra
DEV, Aparna Sen and Debojyoti Mishra

Arshinagar is a modern adaptation of Shakespear's Romeo and Jiliet. The film about the underworld of land mafia stars Tollywood's highest-paid hero Dev as Rony, the front-man of rock group "Garage Band". Actress Rittika Sen of Raj Chakraborty's Borbaad fame plays Julekha Bagchi, a character inspired by Shakespeare's Juliet. Watch the music video of Bengali film song Barir Kache Arshinagar via WBRi.

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