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Watch: Trailer, Teaser Smurfs sequel, Smurfs 2- Yes! A Rescue Mission (WBRi exclusive)

EThe Smurfs are back on Planet Earth to rescue Smurfette & bring her back to the Smurfs Village, and who better to ask for help than the Winslows!

In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence.

Prosenjit Chatterjee’s Porichoi- Mishti and Joyee introduced at Kolkata press meet; Prosenjit like real life father says Mishti

New kolkata bangla movie tollywood hero prasenjit
By Jyoti Prakash Mandal / WBRINN
Photos: Sagnik Jaiswal 

The team of Porichoi gathered at ‘Jaal fFarezi’ in Park Circus Kolkata and had an interactive session with the media on Thursday. The team included the Director, actress Idrani known as Mishti as well, Joyee and the ‘man of the evening’ none other than Hero Prasenjit Chatterjee.

Grand Premiere of New Kolkata Bangla Movie Alik Sukh: Director Shiboprasad says - I have given my hundred percent in the film

poster of beutiful bengali actress Rituparna

The premiere show of Alik Sukh at Priya cinemas was a star studded red carpet affair. The crowd which gathered at the hall was huge with people flocking from far and near to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars as they entered the hall. The red carpet entrance for the premiere was the show stealer.

With Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar goes back to his school Maneckji Cooper - Sang and danced with the students

Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Mikha Bhaag

After the most appreciating success at the Box Office of the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar launched Sundaram books with him as Milkha Singh on the cover in his own school Maneckji Cooper.

Nodi re Tui Bangla Movie premiere in Priya Cinema Kolkata

kolkata tollywood bangla movie premiere

The premiere of ‘Nodi re Tui’ that was held at Priya cinema hall saw the presence of its cast and crew which included Abhiraj and Moubani Sorcar along with director Kingshuk and other film and television personalities like Oindrilla and Subhasish Mukherjee.

Global Smurfs Day Celebrations in Mumbai

Smurfs day

Global Smurfs Day was celebrated this year on 22nd June, 2013. Fans from all across the world came together to be part of this smurfin’ awesome day & celebrate a day of all things blue!

AP IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah Roundtable Discussion in Washington a Grand Success

INOCDC Roundtable Discussion IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah

IT Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, impressed Presidents, CEO’s of IT Companies and senior US Government representatives at the Roundtable discussion organized by the Washington DC Chapter of the Indian National Overseas Congress (I), USA on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.



Rajesh ji is no longer with us... he left for his heavenly abode yesterday, the 18th July 2012 after a prolonged illness in his residence, AASHIRVAAD, No. 2, Carter Road, Bombay.

Along with the mortal body of Rajesh Khanna, the ONLY superstar of India, bits and pieces of people like us, who literally grew up on his films also burned on the pyre today in Bomabay's, Vile Parle Crematorium.

Rajesh -ji has appeared in 163 feature films of which 128 films saw him as the lead protagonist; he appeared in 17 short films as well. 
He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times.

He received the most BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – four times and was nominated 25 times.
In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award for completing 25 years in the industry, appearing in a record 106 films as the single lead protagonist in a span of 25 years.
In 2005, he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Khanna was referred as the "ONLY Superstar" of Hindi cinema, and thats 101% true!!!
He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat and rose to prominence with his performances in films like Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq and Aradhana, Amar Prem, Ajnabee, Mehbooba and of course Aavishkaar and Anand, films that will keep Rajesh Khanna’s name always shining bright way above others for eternity.

He gave 35 Golden Jubilee Hits in the period 1966-1975, three more in 76-78 and 35 more in the period 1979-1991 and gave 22 silver jubilee hits in the period 1966-1991. Kishore Kumar's Songs made Rajesh Khanna a superstar... He also holds a record of making 15 Superhit Golden Jubilee Films year after year in the brief period of 1969 to 1972.
Til Date NO ONE, I repeat - NO ONE has been able to break this RECORD, nor ever anyone will break it!
Because "Romance" literally has died a tragic death yesterday...READ THE FULL ARTICLE INSIDE.........

THE "KING OF THE RING" DEPARTS... an Obituary by Nilanjan Nandy!

darasingh12071263004jpg  Dara Singh was born as "Deedar Singh Randhawa". He was an Indian wrestler and also a successful cinema actor. He passed away today, the 12th of July, 2012 after a cardiac arrest in his residence in Bombay. An era simply gone .........

I still remember those afternoons of early 1970's, when the serpentine que winded out of Khudiram Stadium (adjacent to Akashvani, Kolkata), all afficionados of wrestling waiting to buy tickets for the wrestling match that would take place in the evening there itself.

I used to look forward to it each Sunday, when insertions and advertisements adorned the pages of the Dailies announcing wrestling bouts that are about to take place inciting excitement and a sense of glee as I knew that I'll be witnessing hackle-raising fights by none other than the Rustom-E-Hind Dara Singh-ji.
His "Dead Lock" was a favorite of the final round each Sunday, and I used to look forward to it! I and my dad (the legendary guitarist Batuk Nandy) gloated over the insertions in the Sunday Dailies and planned for our evening out. Once my dad took me backstage and yes, I shook my hands with the Great Dara Singh, a man with crushing power in his arms, yet with a golden heart and a millon dollar smile.

Interview: Feng Shui expert Nalini Rawal on the ancient science and its impact on our lives

By Bidisha Bagchi


An interior designer by profession in India, Nalini Rawal studied Vaastu and her interest grew in Astro Sciences. She also studied Feng Shui (Fung-Shway) and is now an expert in it. WBRi chatted with her to know more about these ancient sciences and how it works.

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