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Baha to Receive Award from West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Ishti Kutum TV Show

Baha is awarded by the education minister, Bratya Basu for her brilliant results.This episode will be shown on 3rd Aug. 2012.

Baha awarded by Bratya Basu on Ishti Kutum

Watch Shanghai (2012) on DVD, Blu-Ray or VCD

It Is The Best Hindi film I’ve Seen This Year – Anupama Chopra

Mumbai, July 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Reliance Home Video and Games & PVR Home Entertainment is all set to release the critically acclaimed film ‘SHANGHAI’ on home video. The film has been directed by National award winner director Dibakar Banerjee and stars Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol & Kalki Koechlin.

The movie releases today on Blu-ray™, DVD & VCD in India.

“Shanghai is a political thriller that looks at how politics – the tools of power- is remote controlled by the governing class over the poor, uneducated masses in India. This is the background to the Indian adaptation of the story loosely adapted from the book Z, written in 1966 to reveal the facts behind the assassination of a prominent Greek Liberal MP in 1963. It is the story of State oppression and collusion in crime – a theme I think very relevant to contemporary India. The protagonists of Shanghai, instead of being all good, or all bad are a mix of courage and cowardice, ego and desire, ambition and conscience – normal Indians, trying to get by with the bewildering challenges of modern India.” - Dibakar Banerjee

Be your own cook and enjoy exotic drinks and snacks this monsoon with Teatime With Rakesh Sethi Vol 1 DVD Release

Mumbai, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tea and coffee breaks become even more fun in monsoon season. When the rain kisses the earth and cool breeze blows all around, hot snacks and tea become a must to enjoy the season to the fullest. This rains, experiment with some new and yummy recipes and gift your family a whole new taste for the season.

Kate hates wearing knickers

Actress Kate Beckinsale

Mumbai, India, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) We have seen her fighting the goons and saving the world from unjust but the woman so bold on screen is much naughty off screen.

24fps Organizes "ShotCuts" Non-Competitive Short Film Festival in Kolkata

ShotCuts Kolkata Short Film Festival

Kolkata, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ishika Mukherjee, Media Marketing Executive at 24fps.In announced ShotCuts - a non-competitive Short Film Festival, powered by 24fps, Kolkata, via a press release.

SRK Launches Music and Third Poster for Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi (2012) Hindi Comedy Movie

Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi (2012) Poster #3

Mumbai, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was a big evening at the music launch of Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi, the cast and crew were ecstatic as they had Shahrukh Khan to join their celebrations. Cyrus Broacha, was at his funniest best this evening while hosting the event. He gave the audience reasons to laugh at the music launch as well as the third poster launch for ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’. Shirin and Farhad entered the event, joined the riot of laughter and immediately spread the fever to all present there.

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 (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.