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Bollywood Movie Vicky Donor (2012) Official Box Office Collections

Vicky Donor (Hindi, 2012) Bollywood Movie Poster

Mumbai, April 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced an opening weekend collection of Rs. 13.40 crore worldwide for Vicky Donor. The film has grossed over Rs. 11.40 crore in India (net collection: Rs. 7.93 crore) and Rs. 2 crores overseas.  Director Shoojit Sircar’s light hearted take at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination performed well at the box office with the film opening to strong reviews and audience reactions.

YEH KHULA ASMAN (2012) Releases Music, Marks Bollywood Return of Anand-Milind

Mumbai, April, 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gitanjali Creations, in association with Saga Music, unveiled the music album of the internationally acclaimed film YEH KHULA AASMAAN, scheduled to release on 25th May 2012. The music was launched amidst a lot of fanfare including the star cast – Raghubir Yadav, Yashpal Sharma and debutantes Raj Tandon, Anya Anand. Directed by Gitanjali Sinha, the music of YEH KHULA AASMAAN has been composed by Anand – Milind, while the lyrics have been penned by Ravi Chopra. The audience was enthralled Kunal Ganjawala’s live performance, woven in to live music rendered by Anand-Milind, with stage performances by movie’s lead stars, Raj Tandon and Anya Anand. The exceptional background music also has vocals from Suresh Wadekar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Gayatri Ganjawala, Raghubir Yadav, Soham and Amey Daate.

Theatrical Trailer of New Bollywood Movie "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"

The award-winning movie, YEH KHULA AASMAAN, which has won several accolades in various international film festivals, and will be released in cinemas in May 2012, addresses the dreams and challenges of today’s youth by citing an example of an IIT-aspirant young boy, on the verge of succumbing to academic failures and a victim of the crumbling bond in the Indian family. Representing today’s youth and the academic pressures they face, the movie has been produced by Hemendra Aran of Gitanjali Creations, and is the directorial debut of Gitanjali Sinha. Inspired by a true story, the film is about bridging generation gaps and the portrayal of a determined human spirit supported by strong family value and systems.

Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Angan Hoga: Sooraj Barjatya recreates Naache Mayuri Magic

Mumbai, Apr 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) Sooraj Barjatya recreates the Magic of Naache Mayuri in Sahara One’s ‘Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga’

Don’t Miss the following exciting dance sequences on the show:

  1. Kalyani Devi’s dancing extravaganza ‘Naache Mayuri’
  2. Raghuveer’s romantic ‘Aae Meri Zhora jabeen’
  3. Aakash’s youthful performance on ‘Yamala Pagla Deewana’

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With the wedding bells ringing for Sahara One’s favorite couple, Aakash (Pankaj Tiwari) and Angana (Shriya Jha), the viewers of Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga are in for a special musical and dance treat. To celebrate the courtship of the couple, Raichand family has decided to organize a night filled with amusement and excitement – a night of Sangeet. The Sangeet sequence will see a dance-off between the Ghar Jamais of the family proving their love for their better halves.

Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Angan Hoga: Actress Shreya Jha Says She is Similar to Angana in Many Ways

Mumbai, Apr 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) Rajshri’s Jhimlil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga was on a look for a fresh face, someone who was full of spunk. Shreya Jha, who has done a film down south was called in for an audition. And the next thing she knew, she was in a narration with the producer of the show, Kavita Barjatya, skeptical if she actually wants to venture in the television industry.

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The faith in Rajshri Productions and Kavita Barjatya’s assurance instilled faith and she was roped in. She says, “Everyone speaks very highly of Rajshri Productions and once I started working with them, I realized that every word is true. They are extremely profession, organized and sorted. The team reflects the ideas and methods that are implemented by their motivator, so all the positivity and structure is passed down from Kavitaji to the entire team.”

Bose Entertainments Launches New Satirical Bollywood Hindi Movie

Mumbai, March 31, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Film editor Bobby Bose the owner of NEIINDIA Film and TV editing institute is planning to produce a Film under the banner of Bose Entertainments it. Bobby Bose Film editor is already working on the script. Shafi Wassan has been given the responsibility to write the script and they all are flying to east to some quiet place where they could indulge in script writing.

Hair Stylist Adhuna Akhtar on New TV Show on TLC Channel in India

New Delhi, April 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) India’s favourite lifestyle channel TLC announced a new progamme with hairstylist Adhuna Akhtar. A refreshing new format, the programme will reflect the changing aspirations and attitudes in India.

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Star Network Reinvests in the Community by Sponsoring a Variety of Cultural Events in April and May

New York, NY, April 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Star Network, well-known for its high-entertainment channels, is proud to be participating in exciting, upcoming cultural events across the country this Spring. Star Network is home to Star India Plus, which is officially India’s number one family entertainment channel, Star India Gold, officially UK & India’s number one South Asian television channel, and the newest addition to the Star Network family: Life OK.

One of the first events sponsored by Star in 2012 was Naya Andaz. The most prestigious Bollywood dance event in the Tri-State area, Naya Andaz took place on Saturday, March 24th. This year, Naya Andaz celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the event was graced by celebrities including Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and renowned choreographer Farah Khan. Several dance schools from all over the tri-state area took part in this competition, which was held at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Along similar lines, another event Star will be sponsoring is Bollywood America. This event is a collegiate dance competition, which will be taking place on April 21st, in Philadelphia, PA. The top 10 collegiate teams from all over the US will be competing for the grand-national title in the genre of Bollywood filmy-fusion music. Star Network is a proud sponsor of Naya Andaz and Bollywood America, and through these events, is connecting the Bollywood Entertainment industry to the young adult population in the US.

Verizon FiOS TV Customers Can Now Watch Bollywood Hindi Movies Online

Centennial, CO, April 06, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Bollywood fans who subscribe to Verizon FiOS TV can now watch their favorite celebrity interviews, music videos and latest movies anytime in the comfort of their own homes, by subscribing to Bollywood Hits On Demand.

21 Jump Street (2012) - Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum in raunchy action comedy | WBRi Movie Review

21 Jump Street (2012) English Movie PosterKolkata, India, April 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) 21 Jump Street is the kind of movie that begs to differ from the usual brand of action comedy movies where slapstick is presented as staring-right-in-your-face and the action sequences stick to the same old principle of ‘follow the cattle herd’. The movie takes an idea from a late 80s television series by the same name where youthful looking cops are sent as undercover agents into schools where they mix in with the kids and help solve petty crimes. Although this is a premise tested several times on celluloid, 21 Jump Street stands out as a piece of cinema that wonderfully exploits the chemistry of the lead pair, makes cruel, mocking jokes and yet stays rock solid to the hilarious plot that it carries around proudly.

Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are two policemen, who were former classmates in their high school days. While Schmidt represented the dork and nerdy student who stuck to exams and libraries in his high school days, Jenko belonged to a popular kind who always found a way with the ladies. Seven years later, they find themselves at the police academy and getting assigned to a case by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) where they have to infiltrate a high school in order to bust a new drug doing the rounds among the students. But on reaching the school, they get a shock as times have very much changed since their high school days. While Schmidt tries out an alter ego by sticking to cool and funky kids, Jenko tries a hand at the academics part and mixing with the dorky ones. Thus starts a trail of eye bashing humor sequences in which the two policemen try out a variety of things to dig up clues and hints for the drug ring members. They learn that Eric (Dave Franco), a popular boy in school is the leader of the drug ring, but still not the supplier, who operates from outside the school. Surprises and revelations jump out of the closet as the film races towards its climax with its share of car chases, sonorous explosions and a happy ending.

Improving Energy Efficiency in India

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New Delhi, Apr 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Energy is one of the most sought after things in the present scenario and the same is true for India too. Nationally as well as internationally, keeping in mind the growing energy needs not only there is a need for resource augmentation but also concerted step needs to be taken to conserve energy. Energy conservation is also being encouraged at governmental levels as India is part of the consortium of nations trying to act against the threat of climate change and reducing the carbon footprint.  As a step towards this end, the Government of India has enacted the Energy Conservation Act in 2001. Over the past one decade, energy efficiency in India has been increasing at a good pace and energy intensity declined by about 20-25%. Yet, there are places where energy efficiency opportunities exist and hence can be implemented.

The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 is the most important multi-sectoral legislation in India and is intended to promote efficient use of energy in India. The Act specifies energy consumption standards for equipment and appliances, prescribes energy consumption norms and standards for consumers, prescribes energy conservation building codes for commercial buildings and establishes a compliance mechanism for energy consumption norms and standards.

Bhuter Bhabishyat (2012) Screening at Probash Parboni Film Festival

London Bengali Film Festival

London, UK, April 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Panchamukhee and Sambad Pratidin presents the first Overseas Bengali Film Festival in UK - PROBASH PARBONI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 celebrating the Spirit Of Bengali Cinema  to be held on 18th,19th and 20th May 2012  at the Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End,Harrow, HA5 4EA.

Karan Johar's "Student of the Year" (2012) Bollywood Hindi Movie Arriving Soon, Official Release Date Announced

Mumbai, April 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Karan Johar's SOTY has created quite a buzz and anticipation among Bollywood film lovers. The official release date is now announced by Karan's Dharma Productions.

Anushree Gupta’s Ashmaan Debuts in Kolkata with Acoustic Magic by Sukanti Roy and Sugata Roy Palodhi

Anushree Gupta, Sukanti Roy and Sugata Roy Palodhi - Ashmaan Concert in Kolkata

Kolkata, April 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) She believes in breaking the boundaries and treating the listeners with soulful mix of music genres - blues, jazz, psychedelia bound together by our very own ‘Baul’ or Bangla Folk. Her melodious voice hasn’t gone unnoticed by the music hungry Kolkatans. This time she has taken a step forward and formed her own band – ‘Ashmaan’.

Astaad Deboo - Interpreting Tagore: Classical Sensibilities Met Modern Dance

Astad Deboo, Akash Khurana and Other Performers

Kolkata, April 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) For a person of such stature, it’s not at all a difficult job to attract and hold the audiences’ attention for about one and a half hours, at a stretch. After a point of time the sense of time and place fades away. The shapes – circle or angular – merge into one whole as we find ourselves swaying with the tunes set by the master choreographer.

Astad Deboo

Your Grace

Astaad Deboo’s ‘Interpreting Tagore’, presented by Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts, at the G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, on the 11th of April, 2012, needed no out-of-the-world adjectives and a search for the best words in the vocabulary, to be able to do justice to it.  The standing ovation (close to a minute or two) was enough to express the reverence with which the acts were received.

WBRi Movie Review: Vicky Donor (2012) - Ayushman Khurana Light-Hearted Take On Socially Relevant Theme

Vicky Donor (Hindi, 2012) Bollywood Movie Poster

Kolkata, April 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) It takes a lot of guts on the parts of directors to choose serious, topical issues as the main theme for their movies. While films of this genre tend to be instructive and often contain sensitive messages (when well-made, that is!), such movies do not generally have the legs to have sustained, successful runs at the box-office (compared to romantic flicks or hard-hitting action films, in particular!).

Trailer: Vicky Donor (2012) Bollywood Hindi Movie

Understandably, filmmakers have tended to stay away from selecting such ‘risky’ plots for their flicks. In the last few years, only the Shilpa Shetty-starrer ‘Phir Milenge’ (2004) managed to successfully deal with a subject (the AIDS disease) that is generally considered to be a social taboo.Last year, one of the episodes of Onir’s prize-winning ‘I Am’ also did delve into the topic of sperm donation.

Director Shoojit Sircar, who had made the heart-warming ‘Yahaan’ seven years back, now returns with ‘Vicky Donor’ – a movie that revolves round the concept of infertility and sperm transfer. The movie marked the first foray into film production by actor John Abraham and had an exciting lineup of promising youngsters among its cast members. The actual movie turns out to be a pretty engaging affair too!

In ‘Vicky Donor’, we meet eminent health and fertility specialist ‘Dr. Baldev Chaddha’ (Annu Kapoor), who plies his trade at Dariyaganj in New Delhi. The doctor owes his popularity to his unique business proposition – he promises to supply such specialized sperms that would be ideally suited to the exact requirements of his clients. However (and rather unsurprisingly!), ‘Dr. Chaddha’ hardly manages to get any success from his profession and his patients are often left totally unsatisfied. The doctor resorts to scouting for a willing, healthy person, who would be able to deliver him with a really special and effective sperm. Finding such a donor does not prove to be an easy task though!