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Ferrari Ki Sawaari is painting the town Red!!

Ferrari Ki Sawari 2012 New Hindi Movie Poster Bollywood Wallpaper

Mumbai, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ferrari Ki Sawaari had its grand premiere last night, after which the cast was hounded with compliments for the movie. Produced by Mr. Chopra and directed by debutant Rajesh Mapuskar, “Ferrari Ki Sawaari” is the story of a father who is dedicated to help his 12-year-old son to achieve his dreams of being a cricketer. The movie is a joyful ride that is entertaining and simply irresistible and should be watched along with your family. Ferrari Ki Sawaari strikes that emotional chord which makes you forget the hustle bustle of daily life and changes the way you look at life.  It is apart from the norm and combines emotion beautifully along with cricket.



Cocktail (2012) Music Review

Mumbai, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Cocktail music album is out and from the audience reaction we are assured that it is here to stay. Pritam has surely struck a pot of gold with this album and has been receiving appreciation for the same.  The album has 10 songs and the audience is already raving about the music. The music videos have received over 2 million views, one look of the video is just not satisfactory.

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The first track ‘Tumhi Ho Bandhu’ is the perfect way to start the album, the song is peppy, fresh and definitely has its listeners tapping to the tune. ‘Daaru Desi’ is a relaxed contemporary track, a song one would listen to while relaxing with their friends.  The vocals and the lyrics of the song ‘Yaariyaan’ are already a hit and are trending amongst the audiences. Another famous track ‘Jugni’ has the feel of a classic Punjabi folk song. The other songs of the movie are ‘Luttna’, ‘Tere naam japti phiran’ and ‘Second hand jawani’ which have also received accolades from the audience. The music album also has various versions of the same tracks.



Andrew Garfield’s dream role had always been Spider-man

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

Mumbai, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The reboot film in the spider-man series is all set to hit the Indian theatres on 29th June but before the release of the film comes revelations never heard before. The Spider-man star Andrew Garfield in an interview revealed that to play Spider-man had always been his dream.



Rohit Gupta's LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... named one of the top 10 outstanding movies of all time

Washington, DC, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) On June 12, 2012, US based, Silicon India news magazine named the internationally acclaimed, awards sweeper feature film, 'LIFE! CAMERA ACTION...' (facebook page) as one of the top 10 outstanding movies made by Indian American filmmakers to-date. The film is Written, Produced & Directed by Mumbai born, US based Rohit Gupta. "It's very encouraging" commented Rohit upon hearing this news.


Film Preview: Siddhartha Das' ILLUSION 2012

Poster of Illusion 2012 - A Film by Siddhartha Das

Calcutta, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Film-maker Siddhartha Das is expected to complete shooting for his short film "Illusions 2012" by end of June. Das is the writer, director, editor and producer of the film.

"To make a successful film you don't need big money or celebrities, all you need is sheer intelligence, integrity and innovation", said Das. He has written scripts and assisted direction and production for Tollywood Kolkata Bangla movies and directed and edited digital films, short films, tele films and commercials for overseas Film Festivals, Bollywood and Tollywood productions and southern California-based indie film-makers.

Read all about Siddhartha Das and his film Illusion 2012.



Indraneil, Koel, Locket & Pijush Promote DOSHHOMI (2012) Bangla Movie at 23 Pally Durga Mandir Kolkata

Doshhomi (2012) - an expedition of love, longing and lust - heralds the countdown to Durga Puja.

Koel Mullick, Indraneil Sengupta, Locket Chatterjee promoting Dashami (2012) Bangla Movie
Koel Mullick, Indraneil Sengupta, Locket Chatterjee

Koel Mullick, Indraneil Sengupta, Locket Chatterjee, Pijush Ganguly promoting Dashami (2012) Bangla Movie

Koel Mullick, Indraneil Sengupta, Locket Chatterjee, Pijush Ganguly promoting Doshomi (2012) Bangla Movie

Kolkata, June 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In an age when everyone tries to follow the footsteps of others, it is a delight to witness someone breaking the norm. On the evening of the 12th, Kolkata witnessed one such instance when the 23 Pally Durga Mandir near Hazra was the stage for a one-of-its-kind press conference accompanied by the resonating sound of the Dhak, the traditional instrument synonymous with Durga Puja. The temple was decked up in red and white pieces of cloth, as if the Autumn has entered Kolkata before its time.

The famous South Kolkata temple was abuzz with the presence of the stars of forthcoming Bangla movie “Dashami” - Indraneil Sengupta, Koel Mullick, Locket Chatterjee and Pijush Ganguly who gathered there along with the debutant director Suman Maitra to talk about this much awaited movie of this year that strives to capture the essence of a typical North Kolkata Durga Puja immaculately.

Read all about the innovative film promotion and press meet event at WBRi.



Actress Sridevi in Comeback Hindi Movie "English Vinglish" (2012) Official Poster Release

Sridevi in English Vinglish Poster

Mumbai, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The most awaited movie English Vinglish is all set to launch its official poster, giving the audience a glimpse of the movie.  The movie has been circulating since a long time now and creating curiosity among fans. The movie is a comeback for legendary actress Sridevi, who is returning to Indian Cinema after 14 years.


Interview: Bharati Mitra, Writer-Director and Head Of Tagore Music Group of Greater Washington DC

Bharati MitraWashington, DC, June 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bharati Mitra is a well-known among lovers of Bengali cultural programs around Washington DC. Mitra heads the Tagore Music Group of Greater Washington DC who have been staging innovative musicals, dance dramas and plays across our country. They performed their production "Arupratan" at North American Bengali Conference ("Banga Sammelan") and are about to perform their new production "Chobi - A Musical". WBRi’s Arijit Chakrabarty caught up with the multi-talented lady as she spoke about "Chhobi" and her previous plays and a whole lot more.

After exchanging initial pleasantries, Bharati Mitra shared a brief introduction to the Tagore Musical Group of Greater Washington DC. While the association does have a formal name, it operates in a completely informal manner. There are no hard and fast rules about membership to the group and no fees are charged from members either. In fact, right from the group’s debut stage play ‘Arupratan’ (2009), to the following year when the same play had been staged at the Banga Sammelan, to 2011, when the production"Shammanya Kshati" had been staged, the cast and crew were a mixture of new members as well narrators and musicians from previous productions.



Interview: Marc Webb, Director of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Marc Webb"I was inspired by Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s wonderful work and wanted to honour them." - Marc Webb

Mumbai, June 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) His forte always had been romantic genre movies, is what he says! He had very little knowledge that very soon he might be directing a reboot film in the Spider-man series “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”. Marc Webb when was approached by the producers of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN with a proposal to direct it, prompt came his reply, “I don’t make movies like that!” But the producers were super confident about their choice.

Marc Webb who entered the Hollywood’s glamour world initially directed the music videos and later made his debut in the film-world with the movie “(500) Days of Summer”. His potentials became pristine as soon as the movie found itself a place in the hearts of the audience. Webb once again weaves a magical web of love with the story of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Recalling the time when he was first approached to sign as the director for the film, Webb says he was shocked and thought it to be an absurd idea. There was pressure that he felt from the comic book fan community and the wonderful work done by Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire. But how did he overcome it? “I was also inspired by that and wanted to honour that and make something that makes a different interpretation. Whether it is Gwen Stacy, or Peter Parker's parents, or Dr Curt Connors — there's so much stuff that we haven't seen before that's interesting. That inspired me,” says Webb.



Avoiding Common Mistakes in Investing in India

By Debanjan Guha Thakurta
The author is an analyst with Fundsupermart.com

Mumbai, India, June 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The term, ‘investments’, sounds so simple, isn’t it? To all of us it’s a three-step process: buy when the price is low, sell when the prices go up and make money. Sounds simple? I bet it does. But frankly speaking it is not so.

There are some common mistakes which seem to be general for all investors.

This article points out mistakes and also suggests steps to correct them.



Big Cola launches its new avatar, Announces its association with The Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Mumbai, June 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Aligning itself an aggressive growth strategy, Peru based AJE Group today officially announced the launch of its flagship brand Big Cola to the Indian market. Armed with a new approach “Think Big”, the AJE Group also announced their association with Sony Pictures as the beverage partner for South-East Asia, to promote the most anticipated Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. Actor Neha Dhupia was present to unveil the new image of the world’s first non-caffeinated cola beverage at a press conference in Mumbai.


British actress Amy Jackson at London Press Conference for "Thandavam" South Indian Movie

By Maya Malhotra
Pictures: Zartaj

Thandavam Tamil Movie: Vikram, Lakshmi Rai, Amy Jackson

Thandavam Tamil Movie: Vikram, Lakshmi Rai, Amy Jackson
Vikram, Lakshmi Rai, Amy Jackson

Thandavam Tamil Movie Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson

London, UK, June 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Former Miss Teen World and Miss Liverpool 2009, Amy Jackson attended a press conference in London today for her upcoming South Indian film Thaandavam also starring superstar Vikram. Read all about the film's press conference.

Lakshmi Rai, Amy Jackson

Thandavam Tamil Movie Press Conference in London, UK



The Right to Education of Every Child

Child Labor

Child Labor (Photo credit: The Last Paladin)

By Dr. K. Parameswaran
The author is Assistant Director, PIB, Madurai.

Madurai, June 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Thirteen year old Sivakami is a pleasant, pony tailed girl whom I see every day. She is the culinary assistant and assistant waiter at the small mess where I have breakfast and meals on a regular basis. Besides being cheap, the food one gets in such messes that can be seen all over Tamilnadu is of excellent quality.

However, the quality and low expense comes up with a specific price tag. The mess depends mainly upon labour of Sivakami as well as her elder brother Sivanesan, who is studying for his Plus 2. the only silver lining is that both Sivanesan as well as Sivakami have been allowed to continue with their studies.



Interview: RAVI KUMAR - Award Winning Cinematographer, Production Designer and Editor of "Life! Camera Action..."

Ravi KumarWashington DC, June 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ravi Kumar is three-time award winning Cinematographer and Production Designer for the feature film "LIFE! CAMERA ACTION…" produced and directed by Rohit Gupta  - a film that has become a festival favorite that continues it's remarkable streak of international acclaim and numerous awards.

In this audio interview with WBRi's Gurjeet Singh, Ravi shares his story of passion, commitment and destiny. Hailing from the state of Tamil Nadu in India, Ravi has been an ardent fan of movies since his childhood. “I would bunk my school to catch a movie but I felt it was more than entertainment that interested me about any movie. I couldn’t figure it out then, but as I began exploring I realized that the visual aspects of the imagery including shot compositions and colors were my real drivers. I would get lost in them while watching a movie and could never realize that I didn't even notice any other aspects of the film initially”, says Ravi. He began exploring still photography to further his education about images.

Ravi moved to the United States five years ago to pursue his dream of making movies but he says he was lucky enough  to find his passion in cinematography. He joined the renowned Digital Film Academy in New York and along the way wrote and directed two short films. Little did Ravi know that his destiny had bigger things planned for him!


Trailer: Life! Camera Action…