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Kolkata Event : Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010, College Square, Calcutta - Jan 18-25, 2010

WBRi Event Coverage: Organizers send us your event details, press release, EPK for global promotion of your events on Washington Bangla Radio.

Bangla Sanskriti Mela Committee with assistance of Kolkata Corporation and Central Kolkata District Sports Association will organise their Annual Festival at Bidyasagar Uddyan ( Collage Square ) from 18th to 25th January, 2010.

Bangla Sanskriti 2010 Washington Bangla Radio Event Coverage
Bangla Sanskriti 2010 Washington Bangla Radio Event Coverage


Veer (2010) Hindi Movie Song Promos - Taali Maar - Salaam Aaya - Surili Ankhiyon Wale

Watch the free trailers online.

ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE ? (2010) Bollywood Hindi Comedy Movie - Synopsis, Promo-Preview Trailer Release

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge Poster

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge ? is distributed by Warner Bros with a release date of Feb 26, 2009. The Hindi comedy movie is directed by Ashwini Dhir and produced by Amita Pathak. The star cast has Konkona Sen Sharma, Ajay Devgan and Paresh Rawal in lead roles - all three actors are National Award winners in Indian Cinema. Satish Kaushik, Mac Mohan, Sanjay Mishra and Akhilendra Mishra appear in supporting roles. Music is directed by Pritam Chakraborty.

Watch the theatrical trailer.


TEEN PATTI (2010) Theatrical Trailer Release

Teen Patti - Amitabj Bachchan Poster

A fantastic new teaser trailer of Teen Patti has just been released. Watch the free promo-preview video of Teen Patti online.


My Name Is Khan (2010) - New Poster Release

Download the latest poster from Shah Rukh Khan - Kajol blockbuster My Name Is Khan (2010).

In this stii picture from MNIK, SRK is kissing Kajol on the head. Very sweet.



Strangers Ranbir Kapoor Priyanka Chopra become lovers in Anjana Anjani (2010) Hindi Movie

Anjana Anjani 2010 Upcoming Hindi Movie Poster

In the Indian Hindi movie Anjana Anjani, new generation Bollywood hero and heroine Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra play two strangers whose paths cross, and a relationship that starts off with acridity transforms into romance.
The romanrtic comedy will see Ranbir Kapoor paired with Priyanka Chopra for the first time in any movie.

Anjaana Anjaani is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala / Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Music is by Vishal-Shekhar.
According to industry observers, there is credible news that Sajid Nadiadwala is roping in Hollywood superstar Sylverster Stallone for a guest appearance in Anjana Anjani. Stallone played a small role in the 2009 film Kambakkht Ishq (BUY DVD ONLINE) starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.  Watch a news video online.

Priyanka Chopra is well known as a good singer, in addition to being an actress, and industry sources say Priyanka has sung a song in her own voice in Anjana Anjani. In an interesting development, it appears Ranbir Kapoor has also actually sung a Hindi film song in his own voice in Anjana Anjani. Watch a news video about Ranbir's debut as a playback singer.


Interview - Naresh Thakur Baul - Bengali Baul from Bangladesh at 2010 Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav - by Tapan Sanyal

WBRi Exclusive Interview | Baul of Bengal - Naresh ChandraNaresh Thakur is a renowned and well known Baul living in Bangladesh. He has been singing for over twenty years. He has a son and a daughter, and travels across the length and breadth of Bangladesh in true Baul fashion. He has performed internationally on invitation, including in London and the USA. This time (Jan 10, 2010) he was visiting India - the famous Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav Festival. Naresh Thakur's primary influence is Baul Shah Abdul Karim (শাহ আবদুল করিম, 1916 - 2009) - one of the most famous legends of Bangladeshi folk music.

Naresh Thakur Baul sings a Dehatatwa song. He also sings a song by Shah Abdul Karim Baul.

Watch the interview video recorded and contributed by by Tapan Sanyal.

My Name Is Khan (2010) - International Trailer Release

Watch the latest promo-preview International trailer of My Name Is Khan (2010) starring Shah Rukh Khan - Kajol.

Rakhi Dutta - latest album Ki Likhi Tomayreleased by Purple Music - versatile Bengali Modern Singer and Radio TV Artist

Rakhi DuttaRakhi Dutta is one amongst the young talented singers of Bengali Music Industry whom we can recon for versatility. She is very regular on Stage, All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Started her musical career under guidance of Eminent gurus like Shri Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay and Shri Kalyan Sen Barat, she has taken special talim from Shri Chandan Roy Chowdhury, Devjit, Shri Sudhir Dutta. She is a famous playback singer and we can listen her at Television Programs like Madhu Gandh Vara -  DD BANGLA [MON-FRI 6.30 PM]

17th ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA)Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2010 | Listen to Ustad Zakir Hussain Live Program

17th ITC SRA Sangeet Sammelan 2010 Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive Ustad Zakir HussainITC organised their 17th Sangeet Sammelan from January 8th to 10th, 2010 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy compound, Kolkata with “cream de la cream” of Indian Classical Music Artists.

Pandit Ajay Chakraborty, Abir Hussian, Arshad Ali Khan, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Shrimati Girija Devi, Ganesh Kumaresh Duo, Shri Kushal Das, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Shaswati Mandal Paul, Shashank Maktedar, Saket Sahu, Supratik Sengupto, Ustad Zakir Hussain performed at the festival.

Read all about the event, and listen to Ustad Zakir Hussain's North Indian Hindustani Classical Instrumental Tabla performance live recording audio. Download Zakir Hussain MP3 albums online.

We are grateful to Sangeet Research Academy for inviting us as well as for compilation of some informations on Ustad Zakir Hussain.

By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Kolkata News.



Rabindra Utsav organized by Happenings, Kolkata | Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore and Calcutta

Rabindra Utsav - Happenings - KolkataHappenings is a group of avid Kolkatans, begun a citizen’s initiative to revive the image of Kolkata and the Eastern region as an area to reckon with. To achieve this, a series of happenings is being visualized to take place throughout the year. Through these the attention of the rest of India and the World is to be attracted, ultimately leading to a positive change in the perception of Bengal and the East.

A report by Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Kolkata News.


Harishchandrachi Factory (2010) Marathi Movie Preview Synopsis and Promo-Trailer

Paresh Mokashi's directorial debut Harishchandrachi Factory is the 2010 official entry from India to the Academy Awards, USA (popularly called Oscar) awards. Harishchandrachi Factory (हरिश्‍चंद्राची फॅक्टरी) is a biographic film on the life and works of Father of Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke and his challenges in making of the first Indian film Raja Harishchandra  (1913).

The film is the 2nd Marathi movie after Shwaas (2004) to make it to the oscars.

Read synopsis, watch promo-preview.


Subhomoy Mukherjee's Original Review of PAA (2009) Hindi Movie

Paa (2009) Poster4th December, 2009 is the milestone for Indian Filmdom specially Bollywood as the day has experienced Living Legend, most respected actor of Bollywood, Yesteryear Angry Hero, Amitabh Bachchan as the son of his own son, Abhisek Bachchan and Glamourous Sensuos Vidya Balan in the movie “Paa”.

Read Subhomoy's exclusive WBRi KOLKATA TUBE review of PAA. Download PAA Audio Soundtrack OST MP3 CD release. Watch PAA trailer online. Buy PAA DVD Release.



Film Review - Preethiya Theru (2010) Kannada Movie

Preethiya Theru Kannada Movie posterFilm: “Preethiya Theru”; Director: Prasad; Cast: Thanil, Madhumitha, Dharma and Sadhu Kokila; Music: Prasad; Rating: *

“Preethiya Theru” is a terrible attempt made by producer Lokesh Reddy to give his son Thanil the big break in the film world.

But Thanil somehow doesn’t show promise of becoming a good film hero. “Preethiya There” turns out to be a below average fare. 

Read the exclusive review at Entertainment Daily.


Film Review - Samagama (2010) Kannada Movie

Samagama 2010 PosterFilm: 'Samagama'; Director: Kasthuri Jagannath; Cast: Vishranth, Vidya, Ramakrishna, Manjunatha Hegde, Shivaji Rao Jadhav, Aruna Balaraj and others; Producer-Writer: Andani Gowda; Camera: Suresh Babu; Rating: **

'Samagama' is a film that is made with honest intentions. The film does not have any double meaning dialogues, violence or sex scenes which have become part of many youth-oriented love stories. It is a clean film that focuses on three youngsters who are in love with each other.

Read the full review at Yahoo news.


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