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"JAJABOR (The Nomad)", Dr. Bhupen Hazarika leaves us forever!!!

bhupen   Born on the 8th of September, 1926, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last on the 05th of November, 2011 at exactly 16:37 hours in Mumbai Dhirubhai Ambani Medical Centre, after a multi-organ failure where he was initially admitted in the  ICU on the 30th of June this year with a respiratory trouble.

My first meeting with this man was in the year 1976 in Mahajati Sadan, where he and my father, Batuk Nandy shared the stage for an all-night musical extravaganza. At that time his songs; AMI EK JAJABOR, MANUSH MANUSHER JONNYE, DOLA HE DOLA, GANGA AMAAR MAA & AAJ JIBON KHUJE PAABI, were a rage among the Bengali Song aficionados all over the world. His typical 'nasal' tone appealed to me greatly as well as his vision of music itself; it was so global!

A PhD. from "Columbia University, New York" in Sociology, Dr. Hazarika was a true genius and an erudite man in the strict sense of the meaning.



DVD Review: The Moods of Amir Khan - 2 (Double Pack)

Indian actress Madhuri Dixit

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By Ekta Kumari

Shemaroo Entertainment releases Moods of Aamir Khan Vol. 2 - catch Aamir Khan in different characters and moods.

Mumbai, Oct 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Aamir Khan is known for his eye for perfection. Every character, he chooses to play, performs with the finesse of excellence. No matter which genre he selects, he proves himself a star in all of them. Shemaroo Entertainment salutes the man and offers his fan a fantastic collection of his films from his early days in the industry.

Shemaroo Entertainment releases Moods of Aamir Khan Vol. 2. The pack includes four of Aamir Khan movies namely Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Dil, Andaz Apna Apna and Tum Mere Ho.




WHEN GHAZAL LOST IT'S KING!!!

jagjitsinghGhazal Samraat JAGJIT SINGH passed away this morning at about 0800 hours at the age of 70 in Mumbai.With his demise a very big chapter in Ghazals has come to an end. 

No one will sing and present Ghazals the way he used to do... to be very honest, no one even knows the 'magic' of bringing such a specialized subject like Ghazal into the hearts of common listeners, old and young alike, presenting it in such a romantic and easy manner that the listener is captivated in the very first line.

Born, in Rajasthan on the 08th of February, 1941, Jagjit Singh was and will forever remain the UN-DISPUTED king of Ghazals till Armageddon.



ALOUKIK CAMERA (The Haunted Camera): A telefilm by Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha, the "A" team!

aloukikcamera1webCome August 27th, Saturday, 10 p.m.Sony 8 will hold the premiere of their new film for television - "Aloukik Camera" (The Haunted Camera)

directed by the great duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha. Based on my story, and with crisp editing by Debarshi Dey and Music by Aroopratan, this chiller of a movie is sure to give you the chills and scares that you are so fond of!!

It's all about Aniket, a fashion photographer and his fiance Meghna from North Kolkata, who comes across an old, vintage camera which, if clicked can have deadly consequences... a camera that maims, kills and simply snatches away your sanity......

Aniket's childhood rushes back to him, and with nightmares...black dreams full of dead people and a specific Diary with 1984 embossed on the cover.

ranaandsudeshnadicopy  Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha is sure taking up new challenges with scary stories like this after coming up with romantic social comedies and entertainers over the past few years like - Teen Yaari Katha, Cross Connection and in 2010 - Prem by Chance!

Here in "Aloukik Camera" with  actors like Sujan (Neel) Mukherjee, Chanchal, Saon, Dhrubo, Anindita, Guddu, veteran actor Mithu Chatterjee and a horde of other talented performers this film will surely fire the imagination of it's viewers.

Tune into Sony 8, on the 27th August 2011, Saturday to catch this flick, but make sure you're NOT in the FRAME when this killer camera CLICKS!


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Exclusive! GAANMELA 2011: Bibhu Bhattacharya & daughter Rupsha Release Recitation Album "AMI O AMRAA" (Music 2000)

(Washington Bangla Radio is a partner of Music 2000 - latest album releases from Music 2000 are available for MP3 download from our Online Digital MP3 Download Music Store).

Calcutta, March 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was the year 1949.

Saroj Mukherjee of Bhabani Kala Mandir was producing a Bengali film titled "MARYADA" in Calcutta with Master Bivu in the lead and Arup Kumar in the final cast. The film was directed by Digambar Chatterjee who went onto become the Dean of Faculty at the Pune film Institute later.

Year 1951. Debnarayan Gupta's "BHAKTA RAGHUNATH" was on the floors with Master Bivu in the lead. The film did well, and in the coming years Master Bivu had a string of releases i.e. "NABABIDHAN " directed by Haridas Bhattacharya, "MAMLAR PHAL" directed by Pasupati Chatterjee, "PURIR MANDIR", directed by Moni Ghosh, "AANDHI" directed by Agradoot, "PUTRABADHU", directed by Chitta Bose, "SAGAR SANGAMEY" directed by Debaki Bose and many many other classic hits of the 50's.

This young boy, Master Bivu excelled with each passing year and was becoming a fine actor with natural talent which was quite hard to find.


Linking Hinduism symbols with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video

Nevada, USA, March 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus are critical of “unnecessary dragging” of Hinduism concepts and symbols with Lady Gaga’s recently debuted lead single and title track “Born This Way” of the upcoming album of the same name.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that though many critics and fans were attempting to “find serious linkage” between revered Hindu imagery and Gaga’s video and claiming that she was delivering a strong message through these ancient symbols, he did not visualize any.


Reliance Digital TV Day & Night Support Service for Cricket World Cup Uninterrupted

Mumbai, March 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRUrgent) Reliance Digital TV (RDTV) the leading Direct- to- Home (DTH) service provider in the country today announced the launch of Day & Night support service in top 55 cities in Day & Night support service is a unique service initiative to address customer queries and resolve their service problems at the earliest. A dedicated customer service team will respond & attend to any service requirements raised by the customers till the midnight hour - all seven days a week.


Academy Awards Nominee for Art Direction & Visual Effects (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows--Part 1)


Michigan: February 20, 2011: Just about a couple of days left for the Oscars to happen; Sunday, 27th February, 2011. The red carpets will roll and the glitterati of the tinsel town will gather to see who would be the lucky ones to take home the knight and millions of cinelovers will tune in to watch the World’s most glamorous ceremony.


IRANIUM (2011) Film to expose brutal Iranian regime and focus on quest of citizens of Iran to rejoing the global society

Narrator of Iranium: Iranian Actress Shohreh AghdashlooCalcutta, Jan 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The upcoming documentary film "Iranium" details the brutal nature of the Iranian regime to its own citizens, and the Iranian people’s desire to rejoin the international community. The film powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat America and the world now faces using rarely-before seen footage of Iranian leaders, and interviews with 25 leading politicians, Iranian dissidents, and experts on Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.

Iranium is produced by Raphael Shore, directed by Alex Traiman and edited by Micah Smith. Shohreh Aghdashloo, the first Academy Award nominated Iranian actress, presents the documentary as the narrator.

Read all about the film and watch the theatrical trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.



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