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Robert Downey Jr - Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes - Dr Watson - Releasing Dec 25, 2009 - Trailer

Sherlock Holmes (2009) Movie PosterSir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Watch the trailer.

Surrender - A Short Film By Dev Benegal

Surrender is an early short film by Dev Benegal with no spoken dialog that was also a study for his 3rd movie Road, Movie. In Surrender, a dad with two kids wander on the Indian highway making toys from wires to earn a living. His young son dreams of breaking free.

Watch the full movie Dev Benegal's Surrender online.


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.

Mrinal Sen retrospective at the 14th Kerala Film Festival - The 14th IFFK 2009

IFFK 2009 PosterThe International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is almost exactly as old as the Kolkata Film Festival. The 14th edition of IFFK will be held at Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala in the South of India from 11th - 18th December 2009.

Bengali films to be shown at the 14th Kerala Film Festival 2009 include films like Calcutta My Love/ Kaalbela by Goutam Ghosh starring Parambrata Chatterjee and Paoli Dam, Maya Bazaar by Joydeep Ghosh and many more.

A special Mrinal Sen retrospective will include  Calcutta 71  (1972), In search of famine/Aakaler sandhane (1980), This is my land/Aamar bhuban (2002), The Confined/Antareen (1993), Ek Din Pratidin / A day like any other (1979) and many Hindi films from the acclaimed director.


India's Oldest Film Festival - IFFI 2009: The 40th International Film Festival Of India 2009, Panaji, Goa, 11/23 - 12/3 2009

IFFI 2009 Official LogoThe IFFI is the oldest and most respected Film Festival in India. The first IFFI was organized in 1952. There is not a lot of money given out the winners of competitions in various categories (the 2009 posted total award money is a meager $140,000), the real value of the IFFI awards are in the prestige, respect and recognition the awards bring to the winners of this International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) recognized cinema event.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) Review

A one-paragraph review of APKGK.

Sandip Ray's Hitlist (2009) Bengali Movie

Hit List 2009 Poster

WBRi Kolkata Tube - the original Bengali movie blog promoting Bangla film in the USA - exclusive review of forthcoming Sandip Ray bangla movie "Hit List". Watch the promo trailer.



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.

Watch live Indian Bengali TV channels and Bangla Movies online.


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 ?"

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.

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.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk and Baul Songs

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Baul Songs SingerA pretty village in the district of Faridpur in the undivided Bengal (Now in Bangladesh), NILRATAN KANJILAL was born there on 1st March 1944. He is the eldest son of Late Satish Chandra and Kaushalya who both were in born folk singer. They both used to sing village songs in almost all of their daily sphere of working life. Thus Sri Kanjilal got an inherited sense of music. His grand mother could present mythological stories in an impressive manner through instantly creation lyrics. The grand mother thus made an influence directly to her grand son since childhood towards music.

Listen to Nilratan Kanjilal's Bengali classic folk songs online.

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David Lynch to shoot film about Transcendental Meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India

Oscar nominated David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.) will make a film about Transcendental Meditation (TM) guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, according to reports.

He will reportedly visit India next month in this connection. This documentary film about the life and teachings/knowledge of Maharishi will involve interviews with people, including a 97-year man associated with Maharishi, reports suggest.

Comedy Circus Teen Ka Tadka - Sony TV Show

Teen Ka Tadka Comedy Circus Sony TV Indian Hindi Show

3 Ka Tadka is a popular reality comedy TV program aired on Sony Entertainment TV Channel in India on Saturdays at 10 PM Indian time.

Watch Indian TV Hindi Programs online live broadcast 24x7 direct from India.

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