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GHURI Bangla Movie Opens in Kolkata with a Sparkling Premiere

GHURI - The Kite | Bengali Movie Production Team
Team Ghuri (The Kite) - Premiere in Nandan

Kolkata, Dec 7 (Washington Bangla Radio): The premiere of Bengali film Ghuri (The Kite) written and directed by Riingo Banerjee was recently held in Nandan in the presence of cast and crew of the movie.

GHURI - The Kite Bengali Movie Poster

As reported by WBRi earlier, the film is based on Khaled Hossani’s award winning novel "The Kite Runner". The film was completed a few years ago and was produced to be broadcast on television. However, the director yearned for a commercial big screen release and roped in a financier for theatrical release on 6th December.

Watch the trailer and read more about the premiere via WBRi.



Bengali Film-Maker Q (Qaushiq Mukherjee)'s "Brahman Naman": Sid Mallya's Debut Film to Premiere and Compete at Sundance

Siddharth Mallya.jpg
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Siddhartha "Sid" Mallya, the Indian-American actor who grew up mostly in the UK, is seeing his film career fall all in place. Sid is currently completing his degree at The Royal Central School of Drama in London, and is over the moon about his debut film - Bengali film-maker Q's Brahman Naman that is not only premiering but also competing in the World Cinema dramatic competition section at the famed Sundance Film Festival in USA.




ZULFIKAR (ZULFIQAR) - Srijit Mukherji's New Bangla Movie Goes on Floors: Film Preview, Story and Cast

Srijit Mukherji and Prosenjit Chatterjee (WBRi File Photo)
Srijit Mukherji and Prosenjit Chatterjee (WBRi File Photo)

Bengalees worldwide are looking forward to continuation of Srijit Mukherji's fabulous success as a film-maker after Rajkahini with his just-announced next Zulfikar. According to reports, Zulfikar draws from two Shakespeare classics and the star cast will include top Kolkata Bangla movie actors DEV, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jissu Sengupta, Parambrata, Ankush, Kanchan Mullik and Kaushik Sen among others.

Tollywood Hero DEV (WBRi File Photo)
Tollywood Hero DEV (WBRi File Photo)

The two works of inspiration are Julius Ceaser and Anthony and Cleopetra, both of which revolve round the Roman empire under Julius Ceaser. Both the works by the the bird of Avon have multiple female characters for which leading Tollywood actresses Paoli Dam, Nusrat Jahan and June Maliah have reportedly been roped in.

Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN (C) WBRi Inc. (File Photo)
Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN (WBRi File Photo)

According to reports another surprise addition to the ensemble cast is Kyra Dutt, the Kolkata model who made her big Bollywood debut in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Calendar Girls.

Kyra Dutt and Calendar Girls (C) WBRi Inc.
Madhur Bhandarkar with Kyra Dutt and fellow calendar girls Satarupa Pyne, Ruhi Singh, Avani Modi and Akansha Puri (WBRi File Photo)

Read more and stay tuned to WBRi.



Bangla Movie Preview: GHURI - The Kite | Riingo Banerjee Film About a Young Man's Quest of Redemption of Childhood Guilt

Riingo Banerjee

Based off a story of a man looking for his buddy's son abducted by terrorists, and a loser becoming a winner, the film is set in a hypothetical location that could represent any real place and features innovative use of imaginary language spoken by people of that location, thus requiring subtitles for viewers. Read all about the film and watch the full Bangla movie "Ghuri" trailer via WBRi.




Watch and Download MP3: DEV - Rittika Sen in "Maula Mere Maula" Video Song from New Bangla Movie "Arshinagar" - Aparna Sen

DEV - Rittika Sen in Aarhinagar (Arshinagar)

Shree Venkatesh films have released the new video song "Maula Mere Maula" from Arshinagar (WBRi Film Preview) featutring Tollywood's highest paid hero Dev and Rittika Sen.

Aparna Sen will present Tollywood superstar Dev in "Arshinagar" (আর্শিনগর) which explores the dark and shady underworld of the land mafia, and features a return of the evergreen diva Waheeda Rehman to the silver screen. Dev will be seen as an aspiring rock star Rony of  the rock group "Garage Band", with Rittika Sen (of Raj Chakrabarty’s "Borbaad" fame) and Bonny Sengupta. Rittika's character Julekha Bagchi is derived from Shakespeare's Juliet.

Watch "Maula Mere Maula" song music video from Aarshinagar.


Arijit Dutta Launches Jalpaiguri Royals Bengal Celebrity Cricket League Anthem in Starry Affair

Raima Sen
Raima Sen

As the members of  film and television industry are gearing up for the Bengal Celebrity Cricket League which consists of  six teams playing against each other on the 22 yards, Jalpaiguri Royals, a team owned by Arijit Dutta (affectionately called Dadul-da) of Priya Entertainments Pvt. Ltd launched its anthem at Taa'am Restaurant in the iconic PRIYA cinema.



Film Preview: Srijon Bardhan’s Bangla Movie "Postmaster" Selected for Delhi Film Festival with Rajkahini and Teenkahon

Bengali Actress Pujarini in Postmaster (Bangla, 2015) Movie
Bengali Actress Pujarini in a still from Postmaster (2015)

Kolkata, November 29, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): ‘Postmaster’, a Bengali movie based on Tagore's eponymous short story, is all set to be screened  in the prestigious Delhi International Film Festival this year. The film will participate in the competitive section of the festival along with the two other Bengali movies: the much acclaimed  "Rajkahini" by Srijit Mukherji, and the highly appreciated by both the national and international viewers and winner of quite a few prestigious international film awards "Teenkahon" by Bauddhayan Mukherjee. The festival will be held from 5th to 10th December 2015.

Bengali Actors Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini in Postmaster (Bangla, 2015) Movie
Actors Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini in Postmaster (2015)

Debutant writer, director and composer Srijon Bardhan seemed very excited about the selection of his film  in the Delhi film festival. He said, “Romance is universal and love-life blooms in nature in its own course; there is no limiting boundary to regulate it. I have shown it in my film through the characters of Nanda Sen and Ratna.”

The director is also the story-writer and music composer of the film. He narrates a synopsis of Postmaster to WBRi in his own words.



Teenage Love Story in Kolkata's Power-Cut Days: Soukarya Ghosal's "Loadshedding" Bangla Movie on Zee Original Cinema

A still from new Kolkata Bangla Movie LOADSHEDDING (2015)

An orphaned teenager in Kolkata falls in love with a girl from Delhi in the days of Kolkata's infamous load-shedding.

A still from new Kolkata Bangla Movie LOADSHEDDING (2015)



KIFF: Kolkata International Film Festival Goes Competitive with Highest Prize Money Yet for Royal Bengal Trophy

Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF [WBRi]
Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF

There will be  a competitive section for ‘International Films by Women Directors’.  It has also been  announced that the prize money allotted for the winner is a whopping Rupees 51 Lakhs that will go along with a "Royal Bengal Trophy".



SOHAM - MIM in Bangla Movie BLACK (2015) Bidya Sinha Saha Mim and Soham Chakraborty - Story Synopsis Stills Poster and Trailer

Bangladeshi actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim and Tollywood Bengali Movie Hero Soham

Tollywood hero Soham Chakraborty plays Biltu / Bullet opposite Tina played by Bidya Sinha Saha Mim, a top mainstream commercial film actress and hot model from Bangladesh.

Hot Bangladeshi Actress Model Bidya Sinha Saha Mim

Read the synopsis and the story of Black, and check out the release date, exclusive stills and trailer of the new Bangla movie.



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