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Bengal Youth Awards 2013 held in Kolkata


Recently a huge gathering of people were noticed standing in front of The G.D. Birla Sabhaghar waiting for the gates to open to let the crowd pour into the auditorium. The reason for such a huge footfall was the Bengal Youth Awards 2013. The award was started in the year 2010 and this is the fourth year of the award ceremony. The Bengal Youth Awards is one of the most recognized award functions in the city of Kolkata.


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June 28,Washington Bangla Radio: Proclaimed "A Theatrical Force" by the Orlando Weekly for her uncanny embodiment of 13(!) characters, award-winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani searches for identity in “They Call Me Q!” an autobiographical one-woman show. This emotionally affecting tour-de-force is fueled by her "remarkable ear for vocal mimicry."

A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Photo Exhibition in Kolkata Pays Homage to Legendary Indian Film-Maker

Moubani Sorcar
Moubani Sorcar

Kolkata, June 18 (Washington Bangla Radio): The sudden death of noted Bengali film maker Rituparno Ghosh has left a huge void in the Film Industry of not only Bengal but also that of India. The director who shot to fame with a film for children named “Hirer Angti” was the winner of twelve national and many other international awards. In memory of the legendary director Rituparno Ghosh, a photography exhibition named “A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh” was organized by two budding photographers named Pratap and Dipanjan. Present at the inaugural ceremony was director and well known journalist Rhitobrata Bhattacharya, actor Prateek, Mouboni Sorcar, eminent painter Wasim Kapoor, Sukalyan Bhattacharya, Sudipta Chakraborty, Pilu Bhattacharya and  Rituparna Sengupta.

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

Music Release: Saregama Presents Musical Blockbuster LOVE IN BOMBAY

Love in Bombay Music Release

The album was unveiled by Shree Ram Mukerji (Rani Mukerji’s father),  The evening was well attended by Arbaz Khan, Ranjeet, Anu Malik, Anup Jalota, yesteryear actors Biswajit & Sonia Sahani, Tabassum, Dolly Thakore, Deb Mukerji (Aayan Mukerji’s father) Poonam Dillon, Ravindra Jain and Madhura Jasraj.

Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival to hit the city of Dreams in October 2013

MWIFF 2013

Mumbai Women’s International Film (MWIFF) Festival curated by Oculus Creations is set to launch itself in the month of October. The festival will be held from 9th – 13th October 2013 and is supported by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation-under Govt. of Maharashtra.

Album "To Tagore" Bengali Rabindrasangeet Songs Released


Tollywood’s ace music director Joy Sarkar long with a host of other music personalities of Bengali film and Music Industry which included singer Piloo Bhattacharya and Lajbonti Roy, film director Anindo Sarkar, porecussionist Ratul Shankar, actor-singer Dibyendu Mukherjee got assembled together for the launch of an album by debutant singer Debosmita Mandal. Rooh Music, one of the leading music companies of Kolkata is behind the release of the album ‘To Tagore’, yet another set of ‘Rabindra Sangeets’ but sung with a difference. Indrajit Dey has composed the music for the album.

Panchamukhee Presents Bollywood Melodious Nineties & Magic Show in UK

Melodious Nineties By Spondon

Panchamukhee presents Melodious Nineties By Spondon (accompanied by the Finest Bollywood Musicians - THE 5.1.5 CREW)  & Magic Show By Kabir Khan the world renowned magician from Malaysia.

Kumar Sanu Launches "Jodi Phire Asi" Bengali Audio Songs Album in Kolkata

Aishwarya and Kumar Sanu
Aishwarya and Kumar Sanu

Gautam Sushmit and Raghav Chatterjee
Gautam Sushmit and Raghav Chatterjee

“I am really worried about the changes in the music industry today. I am aware that changes take place with time. The soulful melodies which we grew up listening now have been replaced by ambiguous words and not so melodious songs. My biggest concern is the kind of songs are we creating for our future generations” said Kumar Sanu at the CD launch of “Jodi Phire Asi” at Press Club. Present at the CD launch were Gautam Sushmit, Raghav and Aishwarya.

Kobita Club Housefull: An evening of music and poems

Kobita Club Housefull

Bangla Band Mohul, Gautam Halder and Surojit
Bangla Band Mohul, Gautam Halder and Surojit

Surojit Chatterjee’s distinctive website got started recently. This led to the formation of the “Surojit O Bondhura Kobita Club”. It happened due to immense popularity the Facebook page of this lead man from Bhoomi band received which showcases the poems of the budding poets. The theme song was revealed to the public at an event organized by the Kobita Club at Birla Academy. The event was graced by eminent actor and director Gautam Haldar. The website has already spurred on the talents of many promising poets from all walks of life.


The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne came to a spectacular close with a primarily 600 strong audience giving a standing ovation to the closing night film - Bombay Talkies ! "We could not have wished for a better closing night movie than Bombay Talkies, making its Australian debut only three days after receiving a gala screening in Cannes.The response to the screening has been beyond expectation" said IFFM festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.

AISFM to Co-Host the 18th European Union Film Festival

18th European Union Film Festival, Hyderabad - Schedule List of Films Timings Venue

12 renowned films are chosen to highlight various aspects of the theme ‘celebrating women'

This year, AISFM has been invited to join Alliance Francaise and Goethe Zentrum in hosting the screenings of the 18th European Union Film Festival in Hyderabad on the weekends between the 25th of May and the 8th of June. The opening film was screened at Prasads Preview Theatre on Saturday May 25th. All screenings are all free and open to the public.

Shreya Guhathakurta Presents Sapta-Kanya: Unique Baithaki Style Concert with 7 Dancers in Washington DC

Shreya Guhathakurta Presents Sapta-kanya

Shreya Guhathakurta Presents: Sapta-kanya: The Seven Heroines of Tagore Songs from Tagore’s Dance Dramas with 7 DANCERS depicting each of the heroines in a Baithaki-style home concert – first of its kind in Washington DC.

It’s All About Girl Power Through Music This BOMB Thursday @ Andheri’s Kino 108!

the chudail & demons entire band bluefrog

This Thursday, May 16th it’s all about girl power through music at Kino 108—the Andheri, Mumbai based venue will be hosting Mumbai based pop-rock band The Chudail & Demons and Delhi based ambient and electro-fusion trip-hop outfit SPACE as part of ennui.BOMB’s BOMB Thursdays series.

Shunno Anko, Meherjaan and Udhao Bangla Movies at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF)

Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF)

Three Bengali films have been selected to be screened at 2nd Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2013: Shunno Anko (Act Zero) directed by Gautam Ghose, Udhao (Runaway) directed by Amit Ashraf and Meherjaan directed by Rubaiyat Hossain. After a very successful  debut DCSAFF last year, Cesar Production’s Manoj and Geeta Singh are hosting the Second Annual DCSAFF from May 10-12, 2013, at the Intercontinental Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850. The film festival will start on May 10, 2013 with a red carpet, reception, and opening ceremony and film attended by acclaimed film artists from India. Tickets, venue, showtimes and festival details.

Farah Khan and Prabhudheva Enthrall Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Bollywood Dance Competition Audience

The 6th of May saw Bollywood music at its most vibrant as Federation Square, Melbourne saw the official Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Bollywood Dance Competition – judged by Kabir Khan and Farah Khan.