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Uday Chopra Launches YOMICS to Revive Indian Comics

Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra at launch of Yomics
Abhishek Bachchan & Uday Chopra at Yomics Launch

Mumbai, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was a big day for Uday Chopra as he proudly showcased his brand new venture, Yomics with Abhishek Bachchan by his side. Uday Chopra hosted the launch event and introduced his vision for getting in to the comic space.



LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... Independent feature film releases on the world’s largest social media platform

Rohit GuptaNew York, NY, July 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) We see numerous promotions even by major studios that use online distribution to build buzz about their projects or simply to get their films to as many people as possible but to release a film via Facebook is a completely new avenue.

One such film 'Life! Camera Action…' an internationally acclaimed, numerous award winning film-festival favorite, feature film was released worldwide exclusively for Facebook Users on July 20th, 2012. Film is co-written, produced & directed by Indian filmmaker, Rohit Gupta (right). Filled with dreams and ambition, Life! Camera Action… is a moving story of a young girl in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a filmmaker against all odds.

Watch the trailer and rent the film online.



When Colin Farrell Kissed the Director’s Wife

A Still from Total Recall (2012)

Mumbai, July 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Actor Colin Farrell had to kiss Kate in one scene but he found it odd to kiss the actress as she also happens to be wife of Len Wiseman who is the director of the film.



Strengthening Secondary Education in India



Karan Johar ready to release 'Student Of The Year' trailer

Bollywood Hindi Movie Actors Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Student of the Year 2012

Mumbai, July 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dharma Productions is all geared up to reveal the first look promo for the upcoming movie, ‘Student of the Year’. Karan Johar who is very active, on the micro-blogging site said, “The first Trailer of ‘Student Of The Year’ will be out on the 2nd of August.”



Shirin and Farhad on a Bollywood tour

Shirin and Farhad posters

Mumbai, July 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shirin and Farhad posters have travelled from Hum Aap Ke Hai Kaun to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, they have been grabbing eyeballs and sending bouts of laughter all along. The duo, Boman Irani and Farah Khan have been a very exciting couple, coming up with the most unique concepts and posters.



Tej Hundal and Ravi Bal Collaborate to Release Debut Album PUNJABIAN DA RAAJ

Bhangra

Bhangra (Photo credit: jay8085)

London, UK, July 22, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Punjabian Da Raaj is a collaboration Album between RBP artist TEJ HUNDAL from Switzerland and World renowned Composer & Music Producer RAVI BAL. The album is scheduled to be released on Aug 9, 2012.

Ravi Bal is responsible for monsterous International Bhangra hits such as "CAPTAIN BHANGRE DA"  "JUTTI CHOO CHOO" "MITTEH GANNE" "ADDI MARDI" "SHADALEY" "BANDA MARN NOO" "MAA" "TERIYAN ADAAVAN" and many more as well as producing music for the biggest names in Bhangra worldwide over the last 25 years.



Omnipresent Unpredictability in the Darkest Knight

Extended inside look video and film review of The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Suniel Shetty's Fine Return in Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai (2012) – WBRi Hindi Movie Review

Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki HaiKolkata, July 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) It seems Bollywood’s forgotten face Suniel Shetty is finally fighting back to re-establish his status as a hero, by producing a film for himself. And the title of the film conveys the same message- the show is not over yet! Or better to say, Suniel’s time is not over yet. So he is back as the director of his own destiny with ‘Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai’.

‘Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai’ is Amar Joshi (Suniel Shetty)’s journey from Benaras to Bollywood to become a filmmaker from a small-time video library owner.  Suraj (Rajpal Yadav) is a struggling small screen actor, striving to reach for the silver screen and make it real big! He is Amar's sole connection in the movie circles.



Ragini MMS' Kainaz Motivala as Female Chauffeur in CHALO DRIVER (2012) - WBRi Hindi Movie Review

A Still from Challo Driver (2012) Hindi Film

Kolkata, July 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The duty officials in Delhi were puzzled to see her at the driver's seat. The passers-by on the streets of the city also paused for a while before making a move since they couldn't believe the sight of an all-glamorous girl in a chauffeur’s uniform, carrying a male passenger. Shooting of Chalo Driver was undoubtedly an interesting experience for Ragini MMS star Kainaz Motivala as Tanya Malhotra, the Chauffeur, as well as the whole unit. Will Challo Driver impress viewers too? Have a check.


Jessica Biel wants to be a CIA operative

Jessica Biel

Mumbai, India, July 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Sony Picture’s film Total Recall, the reboot of the original Total Recall, which releases worldwide on August 3rd, is based on the short story of Philip K Dick “We can remember it for you wholesale”. This film stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel in the lead roles and is directed by Len Wiseman.


Interview: Mithun Chakraborty and Rupa Ganguly on Bangla Movie Buddhuram Dhol Duniya Gol and More

Mithun Chakraborty & Rupa GangulyKolkata, July 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mithun Chakraborty describes his title role of Buddhuram Dhol as of a thick-headed police officer who is, however, not completely dumb and is very honest. The police department does rely on him to solve complex cases in spite of his  simplicity. He has an assistant who manages to muddle of their cases all the time, and although Dhol himself also messes up sometimes, they do manage to solve their cases.

Rupa Ganguly's character is of the cop's lover. Unfortunately, due to circumstances perpetuated by third parties, the lady ends up marrying someone else (played by Kunal Padhi). Watch Chakraborty and Ganguly in a special video from the shooting of Tollywood's new Kolkata Bangla movie.

RGUMY Providing Handholding Support to First Generation Entrepreneurs in India

English: North Block Delhi

English: North Block Delhi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Delhi, July 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Entrepreneurship development and training is one of the key elements for development and promotion of micro and small enterprises, particularly, the first generation entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) of various durations are being organized on regular basis by a number of organizations e.g. national and state level Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institutes (MSMEDIs), national and state level Industrial Development Corporations, Banks and other training institutions and agencies in private and public sector etc., to create new entrepreneurs by cultivating their latent qualities of entrepreneurship and enlightening them on various aspects necessary for setting up micro and small enterprises.  Besides, various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), other private training institutions are also organizing vocational training (VT) programmes, skill development programmes (SDPs) and entrepreneurshipcum-skill development programmes (ESDPs).



The Dark Knight Rises (2012) premieres in Mumbai with Dar Media

Action Directors Tom Struthers and John Street: Dark Knight Rises (2012)Mumbai, June 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Nolan rises again with the third Batman movie, the finale ‘Dark Knight Rises’ had its grand premiere on Thursday the 19th of July. The premiere was a grand success where selected audience was invited.

Present at the premiere were Action Directors Tom Struthers and John Street, who were enthusiastic about watching the movie in India.

Christopher Nolan has returned with the perfect climax to the Batman trilogy. The last movie ‘The Dark Knight’ which released in 2008 created madness amongst audiences and the wait for the finale is finally over.

Commenting on the movie the action Directors Tom Struthers and John Street said “The Dark Knight Rises has finally arrived to India with the help of co – producers Dar Media, we finally made it. We shot the movie here in India and other places around the world. It is great to watch the premiere in India”.

They did not watch the premiere in London as they were here in India to work on some future projects.



Arnie's Unmatched Physique Up Against Acting Skills of Colin Farrell

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Colin Farrell in the original and remake of Total Recall

Mumbai, India, July 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In 1990 when Total Recall was released, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was a huge star then, the film garnered positive response from the audience and turned out to be a massive hit. Arnold’s tall, muscular; hulk look cast a spell on the audience. However, with the remake of this blockbuster the audience worldwide awaits to see the performance of the star Colin Farrell who is cast in the lead, in the character of Douglas Quaid, a role made famous by Arnold.