Washington Bangla Radio News

Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta and Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri Perform First Time Together in Washington DC

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri Live Concert Washington DC

Washington, DC, Aug 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, the two great maestros of Indian Classical Music, will perform together live in Concert in the greater Washington DC area after many years.

First Look: Chal Pichchur Banate Hain (2012) Hindi Movie

Chal Pichchur Banate Hain (Hindi, 2012) Film Poster

“Chal Pichchur Banate Hain” is a hindi feature film produced by Twilight Entertainment and directed by Pritish Chakraborty.

Step-Up Revolution (2012) WBRi Movie Review

Step Up Revolution (2012) PosterKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Back in 2006 when director Anne Fletcher came up with Step up, the first one, she never expected that it would be making way for similar types of clones, by the same name, in succeeding years. Six years have passed by, and voila, there we have the 4th installment to the dance epic created director Fletcher.

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (2012) WBRi Hindi Movie Review

Outdoor Poster of Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Hindi, 2012) Film in MumbaiKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Quoting the popular Kishore Kumar song in Bollywood’s first ever romantic superstar Rajesh Khanna’s lips - Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai as the title of his latest film, director Shree Narayan Singh keeps his fingers crossed awaiting your rush to the theatres to catch this flick. You may book your tickets if you don’t want to miss out a musical movie from the house which made some unforgettable romantic films like Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Kashmir Ki Kali and others.

Munshi Premchand’s Festival ‘Prem-Utsav-20012’ in Mumbai till 9th August

By Sanjay Sharma Raj

Vijay Badlani with other actors on stage

Mumbai, August 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ideal Drama and Entertainment  Academy (IDEA) has organised Hindi play festival ‘Prem- Utsav 2012′ to commemorate the 132nd birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand. The festival is being organised at Sathaye College in Vile Parle (East),Mumbai. The festival began on 31st July and finished on 9th August 2012. The entry is free and the timings were 5 PM to 10 PM. The General Secretary for the event is Aaliyah Khan and President is Mujeeb Khan.

Pooja Bhatt’s JISM 2 (2012) feat. Sunny Leone: WBRi Movie Review

Jism 2 Actress Sunny Leone in Chaze Mobile AdKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) From time immemorial women’s body has been the center of controversy and analysis for people. From the artist’s point of view the sinuous body of women provides optimal satisfaction to carve it in their drawings and paintings and to reveal her exotic beauty molded by nature and civilization. It has also attracted the criticism of people from various spheres of life who had their own judgment and disagreement about the amount of freedom that a body of a woman should be subjected to in the society.

Money Devo Bhava (2012) Film Focuses on Conflicts in Indian Youth, Completes Shooting

Actors Nikhil and Nina Sarkar
Nikhil & Nina Sarkar

Mumbai, August 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) You heard it right, after all in today’s time, its money that drives us.

David Ellis' Shark Night 3D (2012) travels to India

Mumbai, August 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shark Night 3D is ready to release in India the movie revolves around a Summer weekend that turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of youngsters who are trapped on an island. The movie is directed by David Ellis, features Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Chris Zylka and Katharine McPhee. Watch the trailer.

Pt. Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas Enthrall Calcutta Audience with Sitar - Cello Duets

Subhendra Rao (Sitar) and Saskia Rao De Haas (Cello)

Kolkata, August 2, 2012 (Washington Bangla radio  / Penning Creations) Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas, the husband-wife duo, performed at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) on the 28th of July.

Peddlers (2012) at TIFF

Peddlars Indie Film PosterMumbai, Aug 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Peddlers is a powerhouse thriller movie set in Mumbai. The film is about the lives of a rookie cop, a streetwise orphan and a beautiful young ex-teacher who collide explosively in the drug underworld of Mumbai. The edgy  Bollywood Indian thriller film exemplifies the verve and excitement of India's new independent cinema.

After garnering a fantastic response whilst competing at the International Critics Week at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Peddlers is all set to screen at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be held from September 6-16 this year. Read all about the indie movie and watch the trailer at WBRi.

Life! Camera Action…wins another top three awards

New York, NY, Aug 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Internationally acclaimed feature film, Life! Camera Action… continues to rack up awards since it's release, most recently lifting another top three awards in the ‘Best Dramatic Impact’, ‘Best Feature film for it’s Originality/Creativity’ & ‘Best Actress’ (Dipti Mehta) categories at the Prestige Film Awards 2012 held in California.

Sanjay Dutt and Raj Kundra's Super Fight League ropes in Global Advertisers

Sanjay Dutt Super Fight LeagueRaj Kundra
Sanjay Dutt and Raj Kundra

Mumbai: August 3, 2012: Global Advertisers has been roped in for the outdoor promotion of Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt's Super Fight League (SFL). The property, which was launched in 2011, is India's first professionally organized Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting league.

A Tiger Twintterview with Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan - Director of Salman Khan - Katrina Kaif New Hindi Movie

Mumbai, Aug 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Director Kabir Khan is certainly thrilled with the response of his next big film, Ek Tha Tiger.

Chandra Pemmaraju’s American Indie "Love Lies and Sita" garners another six international accolades

Shooting of Love Lifes Cheraah

The Revolution unfolds: Step Up Revolution all set to release

A still from the feature film Step Up Revolution (2012)

Mumbai, Aug 2, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Step Up Revolution, the fourth installment of the unmatchable series of Step Up, has taken the challenge of making a revolution with their art form. ‘The Mob’ is  a full equipped dance troupe set up in Miami with their very own  DJ (Cleopatra Coleman), hacker-planner (Misha Hamilton), dancer/special effects guy (Stephen Boss) and street artist who "tags" each of their events with "The Mob" (Michael Langebeck). Sean played by Ryan Guzman is the hero of this group as he initiates the dance revolution. Emily (Kathryn McCormick), who wants to be a dancer lands up in The Mob and directs the troupe to make a statement through dance.