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WBRi Movie Review: HOUSEFULL 2 (2012) - Sajid Khan Returns with a Funnier Sequel

HOUSEFULL 2 (2012) Hindi Movie Poster

Kolkata, April 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The actual theatrical performance of Bollywood movies often has little connection to how the movie is received by the critics. Over the years, films like ‘Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya’, ‘Singh Is King’ and ‘Welcome’ have not quite received critical acclaim (far from it, in fact!), but have been successful in becoming major blockbusters at the box-office.

HOUSEFULL 2 (2012) Hindi Movie Wallpaper

Director Sajid Khan’s very own ‘Housefull’ (2010) was critically panned as well, but went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. While the movie was not the classiest of fares, the masses were uniformly entertained by the film, helping the makers laugh all their way to the banks.

Sajid Khan is now back with a sequel of that immensely successful film – ‘Housefull 2’. The movie promised more fun, more laughter and more entertainment than its predecessor. The star-studded (and quite a big line-up!) cast and the sleek promos of the film had already created a major buzz and hype about ‘Houseful 2’ prior to its release. The million-dollar question was, would ‘Housefull 2’ become Sajid Khan’s third successful hit (the director had also scored big with his first directorial venture, ‘Heyy Baby’)? The film does have certain flaws, but is definitely more entertaining than the first film of the franchise.

A complete Bollywood film review on WBRi.

Dangerous Ishq 3D (2012) Trailer - Karishma Kapoor Looks For Love Over Multiple Life-Times as Supermodel Sanjana Saxena

Mumbai, April 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bollywood heart-throb of yesteryear who had dissipated from celluloid is making a eagerly awaited come-back with Vikram Bhatt's 25th film Dangerous Ishq (2012) in 3D and 2D. Actress Karishma Kapoor, who is 37 now, plays Sanjana Saxena whose romance is linked with her experiences in her prior lives. Rajneesh Duggal plays her lover. The release date of Dangerous Ishq is May 11, 2012. Watch the trailer. Also check out an exclusive Dangerous Ishq high-quality movie poster / wallpaper.

Vikram Bhatt's Dangerous Ishq (2012) 3D Supernatural Thriller Hindi Movie Poster

Mumbai, April 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) 37-year old Indian actress Karishma Kapoor returns to Bollywood with Vikram Bhatt's 25th film Dangerous Ishhq (2012) - a supernatural thriller featuring an apparition searching for her lover over many lives. Presenting an exclusive first look at the Dangerous Ishq movie poster, in high-resolution wallpaper quality.


New York, NY, April 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger and President of Troma Entertainment, will give his renowned Make Your Own Damn Movie! Masterclass at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Belgium on April 10. Kaufman will also join director Jeremy Gillespie to present Troma's Father's Day at the festival that evening.

Dangerous Ishq Poster & Trailer Launch Event Announced

Actress Karishma Kapoor in DANGEROUS ISHQ (2012) Bollywood Hindi Movie

Mumbai, April 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Actress Karisma Kapoor is all set to make a comeback in Bollywood, in Vikram Bhatt’s “Dangerous Ishhq”. Model turned actor Rajneesh Duggal will be seen romancing Karisma Kapoor in the film.

The 37 year old actress was last seen in the film "Om Shanti Om" where she did a small cameo. Karisma Kapoor who had retired from films, after marriage and motherhood, is excited and looking forward for her comeback on the big screen. She has also won a National Award for supporting actress for her role of Nisha in the film “Dil To Pagal Hai”.

Actor Zakir Hussain in the Avatar of Dara Shikhoh - Prince of Mughal Sultanate

Actor Zakir Hussain as Mughal Prince Dara Shikhoh

Mumbai, April 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) These days a serial Upanishad Ganga which airs on DD every Sunday at 10:00 am is becoming quite popular with the audience due to its unique style of presentation and the rareness of content. The serial which is produced by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi  will now have Actor Zakir Hussain in the role of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh coming Sunday i.e. 7th April.

Actor Zakir Hussain as Mughal Prince Dara Shikhoh

“Till date everyone knew Dara Shikoh as elder brother of Aurangzeb but after watching this episode they will realize how very righteous and able he was. On the command of his guru Miya Mir he translated the teachings of “Upanishad” from Sanskrit to Persian” says Actor Zakir Hussain.

Shanghai (2012) Official Poster Released

Mumbai, April 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) One of the most awaited Hindi films of 2012, Shanghai is produced by PVR Cinemas and directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The makers launched the first poster of the Bollywood political thriller movie today.

Take a look at the official poster of Shanghai which has a distinctly grungy look.

BABA RAMSA PEER - Aushim Khetarpal's Next Movie After Indian President's Award Winning "Shirdi Sai Baba"

Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal
Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal

Mumbai, April 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After producing and acting in the epic feature film ‘SHIRDI SAI BABA’ which was awarded with President of India’s national integration award, Aushim Khetarpal comes up with another  historical epic ‘BABA RAMSAA PEER’ produced by Satish Tandon Productions and Orient Tradelink  Ltd.

Aushim Khetarpal in and as BABA RAMSA PEER
Aushim Khetarpal in and as BABA RAMSA PEER

The film depicts the life history of the most revered princely saint from the west coast who was the first to spread the message of Hindu-Muslim unity in the 14th century.

Dibakar Banerjee's SHANGHAI (2012) Hindi Movie Trailer Release

Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in Shanghai (2012) Hindi Film
Prosenjit Chatterjee in a scene from Shanghai (Hindi, 2012)

Mumbai, April 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bharat Nagar will soon become Shanghai and the trailer is creating waves! Watch the 1st theatrical trailer of the upcoming political thriller, SHANGHAI, directed by Dibakar Banerjee and get a glimpse of Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee featuring together for the first time on the silver screen.

Parambrata Chatterjee and Kalki Koechlin in Shanghai (2012) Hindi Film


New York, NY, April 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that Father's Day will have its European premiere at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on April 10. The screening will be hosted by President of Troma and creator of The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman, and Father's Day director Jeremy Gillespie.

Vindu Dara Singh injured on the set of Bollywood Hindi Movie "Son of Sardar"

New Look of Sanjay Dutt with Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh in SON OF SARDAR (2012) New Bollywood Hindi Movie
Sanjay Dutt, Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh in Ajay Devgan's SON OF SARDAR (2012) Hindi film

Mumbai, April 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Son of Sardar has been shooting since the start of March and it being an action film along with a family comedy is having its own share of injuries like the Indian cricket team on a long tour.

"LIFE! CAMERA ACTION..." Honored with "ROYAL REEL AWARD" for "BEST PICTURE" at Canada International Film Festival


New York, April 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) 'LIFE! CAMERA ACTION...' an internationally acclaimed drama-feature film, produced & directed by Indian filmmaker Rohit Gupta, continued its dazzling awards season success at Sunday night's 2012 Canada International Film Festival Awards, by receiving the event's 'ROYAL REEL AWARD' for the Best feature film.

Ferrari Ki Sawari (2012) Bollywood Film Releases Trailer, Theatrical Release after IPL 5

FERRARI KI SAWARI Bollywood Hindi Movie Poster - Wallpaper

Mumbai, April 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Featuring actor Sharman Joshi as the hero, the release date of Hindi film Ferrari Ki Sawari has been pushed to after IPL 5, according to a press release. The film trailer has, however, been released.

Vinod Chopra recently hosted a film festival to celebrate his completion of 30 years of striving in cinema. In one of the ‘In the Conversation with stars’ sessions, he expressed his excitement for his upcoming film – Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Vinod Chopra spoke about ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari going to be the best film so far. He further adds by saying that he is proud of Rajesh Mapuskar – the director of the film for doing a fantastic job.

It’s the first time for Sharman playing the lead character role in the movie. Watch the trailer.

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Interview: Angela Jones on Photography: the only way to capture a moment in time and freeze it forever

By Bidisha Bagchi

Photographer Angela M Jones

Angela M Jones, a Member of America’s Professional Photographer’s Association has had her work chosen to be featured in the students’ portfolio in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Her passion for photography has given her immense satisfaction in all her work. She spoke to WBRi about how a camera is just not the sole reason for a good photograph and about the scopes for a career in photography.

How did photography interest you?

A Photograph by Angela Jones

I have always had a passion for photography.  Perhaps it was because of all the photo albums my parents kept that gave me glimpses into their lives as children and young adults.  For me it was how the pictures told a story that drew me in.  Photography is the only way to capture a moment in time and freeze it forever--whether that moment is a couple’s first kiss as husband and wife, a child’s first steps, or a stunning sunset in an exotic location.

What is your specialization & what is your favorite subject?