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Sona Jain's FOR REAL (2009) starring Sarita Choudhury | Music - Zakir Hussain | Promo-Preview Review Trailer Ratiungs Box Office

FOR REAL MOVIE POSTERThe internationally acclaimed multiple award-winning film FOR REAL (2010) by Sona Jain has a release date of Sept 17, 2010 in India.

Starring Sarita Choudhury, Zoya S. Hassan, Adil Hussain, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Sriharsh Sharma and others, the film is about six-year old Shruti knowing something that no one else does.

An alien has come in place of her mother and her real mother has been sent to the Orion Galaxy. While the alien looks just like her mother on the outside, Shruti knows she is completely different from her beloved mother on the inside ...

Watch the promo-preview trailer.

97 WEST - A pioneering Kolkata global free jazz band experimenting with the "Morph" sound

Four talented, young musicians from Kolkata have come together to create a form of music that was never heard before. They call it Morph.

97 WEST Kolkata Band

Experimental music or avant-garde, in its truest form, has never been a part of Indian  Jazz scenario. 97WEST is possibly the first Indian band that is truly Avant-Garde/Experimental in genre.

"97 West is a Morph Music band. Morph is a musical form that seamlessly morphs from one cultural sound to another" says Sharthok Chakraborty, the young bass player, a disciple of Amyt Dutta , who named the Genre. Sharthok adds, "We were always interested in the day to day sounds which are often 'neglected' as music .This was the common string that gave birth to the form of music when we came together."

Listen to their music and watch music videos on this exclusive feature at Washington Bangla Radio USA.

Himalaya (Nepali, 2000) An Epic Beauty - Oscar nominated film | DVD Release review

Himalaya Nepali Movie Poster

By M. Swinney, Flower Mound, Texas, USA

On the surface this might seem like a movie to attract the art house set interested in a foreign location and foreign culture, but it is so much more. It is a timeless tale capturing timeless issues of the human condition, regardless of cultural boundaries. It is less about what it means to live in the Dolpo region of Nepal and more about the shift, balance, and tug between generations and the respect for tradition versus the pull of the younger set to move on.

The cinematography is exquisite. The scenery is the stark dry beauty of the Himalayas progressing with the story further and further up into the elevated reaches of snow covered passes. It is rare to see such beauty captured in other films. The scenery alone is worth the price of admission.

As if the window into the Himalayas wasn't enough, the story line is finely told, finely acted, and finely directed. There are scores of gems on what leadership is all about, how we sometimes have to bow to higher powers regardless of position, how the generations relate, how we mature, how we accept life and death, and how power shifts. Besides the depth of the culture-transcending story, we still get a window into the world of what a traders village in the Dolpo region of Nepal may be like. The oneness of life and the mountains, the salt and grain trade to sustain life, the reliance on the caravan, the system of chiefs, are all a wonderful way to gain a better understanding of another culture from the comfort of you living room. If you already had a healthy wanderlust for that part of the world, the film will only serve to stoke those flames.

Eric Valli's "Himalaya," is an epic beauty, a true masterpiece not to be missed.


The Devipur Experiment is all about  creating self-reliance through internal resource management in a remote Sunderbans village. 

After the initial preparatory phase, the experiment  has started its entry into the next phase now with some tangible results begining to appear. Read the full report at

DABANG (2010) USA Release - Tickets, Showtimes, Theaters and DVD Blu-Ray Review | Dabangg

Dabangg (2010) Hindi Movie Wallpaper Poster

Bollywood Hindi movie Dabangg  (2010) is a story of a corrupt police officer highlights the flaws in the system. The film stars Salman Khan as the hero, Sonakshi Sinha as the debutant heroine, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Arbaz Khan, Sonu Sood and others. Directed by Abhinav Kashyap, the Hindi Action/Adventure film was released worldwide including North America (USA and Canada) on September 10, 2010.

Film Rating, Showtimes, Theaters and Tickets

The foreign film is not rated by the MPAA due to it's expected niche Non-resident Indian (NRI) audience. DABANGG is presented in Hindi with English subtitles. Buy movie tickets online:

Blu-Ray DVD Release

DABANGG Blu-Ray DVD and Audio Music Songs OST Online Release »

DVD / Blu-Ray Rental

Watch the film free by signing up for a Netflix account and using their first-month-free offer. Click on the Netflix logo to find out more.

DABANG Theatrical Trailer

Watch the full hindi movie DABANG trailer online exclusively via EROS International on Washington Bangla Radio.