Pictures / Posters

Sarah Gavron's BRICK LANE (2007) Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson

A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneem, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows, but she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided - and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.


Interview: Tannistha Chatterjee, Indian actress

LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Actress Tannishtha Chatte...The Pune-born Princess of Parallel Cinema Tannishtha Chatterjee arrived in the world of Indian and International cinema with her first film Swaraj receiving an Indian national award, followed by often award-winning roles in Bibar (Bengali, 2006), Brick Lane, Shadows of Time / Schatten der Zeit, Partho Sengupta's Let the Wind Blow / Hawa Aney Dey,Strings, Kasturi and so on. Her recent movies Bombay Summer and The White Elephant have been received with critical acclaim, and her upcoming film Dev Benegals "Road, Movie" is eagerly awaited by movie lovers, as is Ravi Kumar's Bhopal: Prayer for Rain about the Bhopal disaster with Martin Sheen.


Watch an exclusive interview of Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Bombay Summer (2009)

Bombay Summer 2009 PosterBombay Summer is an Indian-American film by Joseph Mathew Varghese (Crossing Arizona, The Last Season: The Life and Demolition of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium). The movie explores the fleeting and delicate friendship between three young people and its eventual disintegration in the face of betrayal and personal loss. Set in contemporary India, the film subtly mirrors the turmoil within tradition bound Indian society as it copes with change and rapid modernization.


STAR Jalsha - Kuheli - The Truth Is Out There ?

A still from Kuheli (STAR Jalsha) Bengali TV Series

Kuheli is a Bengali TV Horror show series aired on the popular Indian Bangla STAR Jalsha TV Channel at 9:30 PM on Fridays. Each episode is a full-length telefilm (remember the Zee Horror Show ?). A beautiful young lady journalist is paired with a CID Inspector (CID is the Criminal Investigation Department, an Indian government agency roughly parallel to the FBI), and the pair get involved in various kinds of supernatural and extraordinary incidents involving ghosts, spooks, psychic phenonmena and the whole gamut.

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Vivek Oberoi is the one in Prince It's Showtime (2010) Upcoming Hindi Movie - Stills and Theatrical Trailer Release

Prince It's Showtime posterBy all accounts, this is going to be one slick Hollywood-style production, with packaging, special effects and general presentation at par with any movie that is obviously inspired by the Wachowski brothers.

The theatrical preview trailer is fascinating to watch. You almost ask the question ... and then you get the answer to the question "What would have happened if Jason Bourne andNeo were rolled into one character ?"

Rajdrohi (2009) Fight Against The System Theatrical Trailer Release - Bengali Sci-Fi Movie Release in December 2009

Rajdrohi 2009 Bengali Movie PosterAvik Banerjee, the writer of the upcoming Kolkata Bengali movie RAJODROHI, has just released the first theatrical promo preview video of Rajdrohi on You Tube. Watch the trailer.

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Bengali TV Actress MANALI DEY - Mouri of STAR TV's Bou Kotha Kao moves on to Bengali Sci-Fi thriller RAJDROHI

bou kotha kao star jalsha still
Still from Bou Kotha Kao (c) STAR Group Ltd.

Those who follow the STAR Jalsha TV Serial "Bou Katha Kao" are familiar with the character of "Mouri". This role is played by actress Manali Dey, who will break into the world of Tollywood cinema with her first role in a full length bengali feature film in the upcoming Bangla Sci-Fi thriller Rajodrohi.

Kites (2010) - Hrithik Barbara Gyrations Release Date May 21, 2010

Bárbara Mori

For an Indian Hindi movie that has the tagline "in love there are no boundaries", Kites is indeed honest. Hrithik Roshan, one of the reigning Bollywood film heroes, not only crosses the boundaries of around 40 countries, but also a couple of oceans to boot. He finally finds love in the arms of the sensuous latina actress Barbara Mori, and somehow crosses over the other kind of boundary, that of spoken language, as well. I am not sure if Hrithik says "main tumse pyaar karta hoon" and Barbara Mori says "te quiero!" in Kites - but we will know when it releases. The release date of KITES is May 21, 2010.


Ishqiya (2010)

Vidya balanTwo buddies played by Nasiruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi are living their life their own, albeit unscruplous, way, driving around in a car with a little naked woman dangling under the rear view, dancing around with bottles of beer and guns in their hand. In a land where you live by the gun and die by the gun, the two buddies commit a heist, and run from the law into the shelter of a beautiful young widows house, and into more danger.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla) - North Indian Hindustani Classical Live Concert, Kolkata, Nov 21 2009


North Indian Hindustani Classocal Instrumental - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod - Live Performance
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla), Chaiti Halder (Tanpura)
11/21/2009, Kolkata

On 21st November, 2009 evening , the West Bengal Motion Picture Artists Forum in association with Basanti Bidyabithi opened a portal on Tollywood, The Bengal Film Industry at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata in the graceful presence of eminent actors Soumitro Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Lili Chakraborty, Haradhan Banerjee and Ranjit Mullick.

After the opening of the portal, the program continued with Sarod Recital by Ustad Amzad Ali Khan. Tabla Maestro Subhankar Banerjee accompanied him along with Chaiti Halder on the Tanpura.

Read about this wonderful Kolkata program and listen to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan playing north Indian classical instrumental Sarod.

WBRi exclusive report by Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio, Kolkata


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