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Interview: Actress PADMAPRIYA JANAKIRAMAN On APARAJITA TUMI (2012) - A Databazaar Media USA-Canada Release

By Shoma A. Chatterji

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Indian Actress Padmapriya Janakiraman in Bengali Movie Aparajita Tumi

Calcutta, Feb 10, 2012 (Databazaar Media Ventures) Padmapriya is a South-based actress. But she has recently pushed the borders of her screen visibility by taking on the female lead in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s just-released film Aparajita Tumi which has been acquired by Databazaar Media for exhibition, distribution and screening across North America and USA. This is special for Aparajita Tumi shot entirely in the USA. A Southern actress does a Bengali film shot in the US and produced by a Mumbai-based producer is an ideal illustration of the global reach of Bengali cinema. It would be interesting to hear the ‘voice’ of this beautiful face.

How and when did you meet Aniruddha for him to choose you for his new film?

Interview: Actor Saif Ali Khan on Agent Vinod (2012) - "Agent Vinod and I are both honest people!"

Agent Vinod 2012 High-Resolution Wallpaper

Mumbai, Feb 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) Saif Ali Khan’s much ambitious project Agent Vinod is all set to hit the threatres this March. Playing the hero of the film, Saif Ali travels to 9 countries and takes up 12 identities as a RAW agent who refuses to die.

The action spy film is expected to dish out all possible spices, including a mujra by Kareena Kapoor.  Sreya Basu in conversation with the actor-producer after the launch of the first look of the film in Mumbai

It took a long time for you to make Agent Vinod. Any specific reason for the delay?

Well, what to say! Everybody knows it’s taken us two years to do this (film).  But I think we have done something special. This is the reason also that I got into film production in the first place. But we decided to make Love Aaj Kal first because it seemed an easier film to make at that time. But Agent Vinod is the reason why I got into film production. This was always my dream project and I am very happy to tell you that it is now complete and I feel it’s looking good.   

So you are trying to be the Indian James Bond with Agent Vinod?


Interview: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury on His New Bengali Movie "Aparajita Tumi" - A Databazaar Media USA - Canada Release

By Shoma A. Chatterji

The following is a sponsored article from Databazaar Media Ventures. Watch unlimited latest Bengali movies and TV shows in USA and Canada on your TV set via Databazaar Media. Coming soon - Aparajita Tumi, Nobel Chor, Baishe Srabon, Katakuti etc : click here for details >

Calcutta, Feb 10, 2012 (Databazaar Media Ventures) Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is a recognised filmmaker who stretches the borders of celluloid representations differently. His first two films, namely Anuranan and Antaheen were based on his own stories. His third, Aparajita Tumi is the celluloid adaptation of Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Dui Nari Haatey Torobari. The film has been acquired by Databazaar Media for North America and Canada for screening, distribution, exhibition and streaming. What makes him think out-of-the-box films that are widely accepted by the audience? Let him do the talking.

Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and Ranjan Palit
Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and Ranjan Palit - Shooting of Aparajita Tumi in California, USA

What attracted you to Sunil Ganguly's story while you were looking through subjects and stories for your new film?

Over the last few years, I had been travelling to the US off and on quite frequently. I saw the glamour and the glitz, the beauty and the affluence within which people live. But I also saw the invisible lines between the glamour and the glitz that spelt out a story of loneliness, of living in a kind of emotional vacuum. I had read Sunil-da’s story four years ago and I found the characters very familiar. I discovered that they were timeless and universal. The story brings to life some lines of the poet Rumi that says, “Beyond right and wrong” and found it to be very real and true to life. So I decided to make the film. 

Are you saying that relationships beyond the parameters of social sanction should not be judged on their values?


Interview: Actress KAMALINEE MUKHERJEE on her role in Bengali Movie APARAJITA TUMI (2012) and other film projects

South Indian and Bengali Film Actress Kamalini Mukherjee in premiere of Aparajita TumiMichigan, USA, Feb 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Databazaar Media would be releasing Aparajita Tumi, online on 15th February 2012. WBRi caught up with one of the main actresses of the film Kamalinee Mukherjee for a casual chat on a Saturday morning.When asked how and what she thinks about the film, especially her character ‘Ushashi’, she said, it is a very sensitive film and deals with a topic which is most of the time avoided by us. It is a very honest film and has been dealt with very delicately. And ‘Ushashi’ is the soft part in the film, not necessarily the grey. It is a very complex character and she really enjoyed playing it.

Listen to Kamalinee on WBRi.


Interview: Actress PADMAPRIYA JANAKIRAMAN On Her Bengali Film APARAJITA TUMI (2012) & Other Films

By Bidisha Bagchi

Michigan, USA, Feb 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) WBRi had a very special guest today; someone who is known to be a model, a wonderful Bharatnatyam dancer and a superfine National Award winning actress. This beautiful lady who is a powerhouse of talent has acted in various films in the four different south Indian languages and even in Hindi and has now set the Bengali films’ silver screen on fire. She is none other than Padmapriya Janakiraman.

Padmapriya was kind enough to spare a few minutes from her busy schedule and candidly chatted with us just before she left for her shoot.

Aparajita Tumi is her first Bengali film and WBRi asked her about ‘Kuhu’ - the character she played in the film and about the film in general, which by now has already tasted success and is also being critically appreciated by many.

She said that the film was basically about relationships, a story of four people and others who are attached to the lives of these people. ‘Kuhu’ is a very independent, strong headed person with her own share of positives and negatives. What makes her beautiful is the way she grasps life, its surprises and the way she reacts or deals with them.

Padmapriya is a very well known personality in all South Indian films, so how did a Bengali film happen?

Listen to Padmapriya chat with WBRi.



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