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Karthik Calling Karthik (2010) - Poster & Trailer release

Karthik Calling Karthik PosterExcel Entertainment have now released the poster (at left) and video trailer of KCK online.

Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone's roles are eagerly awaited by Bollywood movie lovers.

Watch the promo-preview trailer.


2 Days 2 Nights And A Morning (2010)

2 Days 2 Nights And A Morning is an upcoming 2010 Bollywood Hindi movie to watch for and watch, writes the Telegraph in this article. "(d. Sudhir Mishra): It’s being called a quasi-sequel to Mishra’s Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, but honestly we will watch anything that brings together Irrfan Khan and Chitrangda Singh."

Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin is a 2006 Hindi film directed by Sudhir Mishra starring Tara Deshpande, Smriti Mishra, Nirmal Pandey, Saurabh Shukla, Ashish Vidyarthi and others. Music direction is by M M Kreem. Watch Hindi cinema on DVD - get the DVD here > Watch a full song promo video from Hindi movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.

ATHOI - THE ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE BENGALI FOLK BAND OF KOLKATA | WBRi EXCLUSIVE FEATURE

The goal of Athoi is strictly the exploration of the innumerable genres of folk music existent in the Indian sub-continent and put it forward in such a manner that is acceptable and appealing to all. In the age of globalization and transition, our aim is to open all the closed doors of the unexplored, unexplained and mysterious aspects of Indian folk music to the rest of the world.

Since last 4 years, Athoi is working upon a new sound of Indian folk music keeping itself fully underground. Now Athoi is exposed not only as a musical band, rather it is a movement; a movement of exploring our glorious folk heritage. Besides recreating the conventional popular folk songs of Bengal, Athoi is composing new lyrics and tunes in a contemporary form. Along with it, Athoi is in search of folk singers and musicians of the new generation, who are talented but still unexposed. We will be finding them to give a moral support to get a new platform.

Film Review - Red Swastik (2007, Hindi)

RED SWASTIK Hindi Movie PosterRED SWASTIK (2007) [BUY DVD] is a Hindi movie directed by Vinod Pandey who also directed of SINS (2005) [BUY DVD].

Billed as a psycho thriller, Red Swastik tells the story of the police hunt for a femme fatale whose calling card is a bloody swastika on her victims' foreheads.

The star cast includes Sherlyn Chopra, Harsh Chhaya, Deepshikha, Yusuf Hussain, Raj Khan, Preeti Kopikar, Usha Bachani, Vinod Pandey himself, and others.

The songs have been performed by playback singers Rekha Bhardwaj, Shabaab Sabri, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Ashutosh Pathak, Bhupinder, Prabhati Mukherjee and Clinton Cerejo. Shamir Tandon has set the music to lyrics penned by Vinod Pandey and Ashutosh Pathak.

Watch the complete Hindi movie full video online for free.


Srijit Mukherjee's Autograph (2010) Bangla Movie - Nandana Sen, Prosenjit

The Calcutta Times (a Times Of India publication) reports in their Dec 7, 2009 issue that Srijit Mukherjee is directing the Bengali Movie "AUTOGRAPH" starring Prosenjit and Nandana Sen in lead roles. Nandana has provided a scanned copy of that issue on her web-site here.

Nayak Bengali Movie Uttam Kumar Sharmila TagoreSrijit and Nandana are buddies, and once while talking about films that influenced them, they both blurted out NAYAK (BUY DVD), referring to Satyajit Ray's 1966 classic starring Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen, Somen Bose, Nirmal Ghosh, Premangsu Bose, Sumita Sanyal, Kamu Mukherjee and others.


Poet Arun Kumar Chakraborty - Interview and Recitation of Bengali Poems (Video) | WBRi Exclusive

Arun Kumar Chakraborty - Bengali BaulAcclaimed Bengali Baul, Folk Singer, Songwriter and Poet Arun Kumar Chakraborty was born in the early 1940s. He has worked with Hindustan Motors as an engineer at their automobile production line. A leading poet of his generation, he now lives in the town of Chunchura in Hoogly District of West Bengal, working to preserve and disseminate Baulmusic of Bengal.

Tapan Sanyal - a poet himself (as well as a musician, composer and Tabla player) met Arun Chakraborty to learn more about the great Baul. The following video is contributed to Washington Bangla Radio by Tapan Sanyal.

শ্রী অরুন কুমার চক্রবর্তীঃ একটি পরিচিতি

কবি ও বাউল শ্রী অরুন কুমার চক্রবর্তীর জন্ম ১৯৪২ সালে। পেশাগত জীবনে তিনি ছিলেন হিন্দমোটোর গাড়ী কারখানার ইঞ্জিনিয়ার।

এই সময়কার কবিদের অগ্রজপ্রতিম এই মানুষটি এখন হুগলি জেলার চুঁচুড়া নিবাসী। নিবিষ্ট আছেন কবিতা ও বাউল গানের চর্চা আর সংরক্ষনে। কেঁদুলির বাউল মেলায় প্রতিবছর তাঁর দেখা পাওয়া যাবেই তমাল তলার আশ্রমে। অধুনা বিখ্যাত “লালপাহাড়ির দ্যাশে যা” এই গানটি তাঁর এক অনন্য সৃষ্টি। বাড়ির পাশের এক মহুয়া গাছ কে দেখে তাঁর মনে হয়েছিল – এই গাছের উচিত স্থান লাল মাটির দেশ। এই অনুষঙ্গেই এই বিখ্যাত গান লেখা হয়েছিল।

বাউল গানের নিবিষ্ট এই সাধকটির অন্তরমহলের কথা জানতে এক অন্তরঙ্গ আলাপচারিতায় মুখোমুখি হয়েছিলেন আমাদের বন্ধু শ্রী তপন সান্যাল।


Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962) Historic Bhojpuri Movie Music Video and DVD Release | Online SALE

The First Bhojpuri Movie - PosterGanga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo literally means "Mother Ganges, I will offer you a yellow Sari". Directed by Kundan Kumar, it is the first Bhojpuri languiage film.

Star Cast: Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, Nasir Hussain (II), Helen, Leela Mishra, Tun Tun, Bhagwan Sinha, Tiwari
Director: Kundan Kumar
Music Director: Chitragupt
Lyrics - Shailendra
Playback Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Mohammad Rafi

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Watch the music video of the full song promo Kahe Basuriya Bajwale Ki from Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo online.


Sohan-Swarna Kamal in Kichu Paoa Kichu Chaoa (2010) Bangla Movie

Kichu Paoa Kichu Chaoa Bengali Movie Poster

The latest 2010 Bengali movie Kichu Pawa Kichi Chawa  is now playing at around 6 theaters in Kolkata.

Director: Shankar Ray
Cast: Soham, Swarna Kamal Dutta, Indrajit Chakraborty, Arpita Becker
Music: Sunil Majumdar, Rahim Raja, Saumitra
Lyrics: Priyo Chatterjee
Singers: Aneek Dhar, Anwesha, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Imon Chatterjee


DEVI - NDTV Imagine TV Serial - Indian Hindi TV Show

DEVI NDTV Imagine TV Show

Movie lovers who have watched Federico Fellini's 1957 classic Nights of Cabiria (BUY DVD ONLINE) or his 1961 film La Dolce Vita (BUY DVD ), or closer home, Satyajit Ray's 1960 film DEVI - Goddess (BUY DVD), have seen carefully created depictions of religious superstition across cultures and peoples of the world.

NDTV Imagine's new TV serial DEVI continues the portrayal of religious hysteria and fanaticism resulting for illiteracy and superstition unfortunately still very much prevalent in vast swaths of India. The promo-trailer informs us that the story is real: a girl is born to a couple in the midst of a multi-year famine, and the father attempts to abandon the child in a local temple, when suddenly thunder and lighting and rain come pouring down, and the child is declared to be divine, destroying her whole life in all probability.

Watch the free promo of Devi online.


Striker (2010) Hindi Movie

STRIKER - HINDI MOVIE REVIEW

Sylverster Stallone did it in boxing as Rocky, and race car driving as Joe Tanto. Not to be left behind, Bollywood got Saif Ali Khan to do it as Rajveer Singh in Tara Rum Pum (DVD)  . Even Rani Mukherjee did it in Dil Bole Hadippa (DVD) !

Excellence in sports on the silver screen, combined with a story line that makes winning a game absolutely crucial for the survival of the characters on film, has been a genre used by movie makers for as long as movies are in existence. These are feel-good movies - we the audience root for the social and economic (and sometimes racial) underdog, and go home happy when the person we root for does win.

While many kinds of sporting events across the world have been exhausted by poor-guy-wins-game-makes-it-big movies, the game of Carrom is refreshing - and also very Indian.

Watch the theatrical trailer of Striker (2010) Online.


Bolo Na Tumi Aamar (2010) - Full Song Promo Vides | Dev, Koel Mullick

BOLO NA TUMI AMAR - WALLPAPER

Listen to and watch music videos of a couple of full song promo trailers from DEV-Koel in Bolo Na Tumi Amar releasing Jan 15


Sharon Dutta's THANA THEKE ASCHI (2010)

Sharon Dutt Thana Theke Aschi | Kolkata TubeSharon Dutta is the name of a male Kolkata Bengali movie maker. Some older reports suggest his name previously may have been "Saran Dutta".

Sharon Dutta was pretty well-known for his advertising spots before he moved to directing full length feature films. His first Bengali movie was the 2005 horror film Raat Barota Panch (12:05 in the night) starring Paran Bandyopadhyay, Ananya Chatterjee, Anjana Bose, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Ashok Chakraborty, Ipshita Bakshi, Kanchan Mullick, Sagnik Chattopadhyay, Shantilal Mukhopadhyay and others. The music director for 12:05 is the famed alternative new-modern Bengali songwriter-singer Shilajit.

After the horror film, Sharon went on to make Shikar (2006) starring Koel Mullick and Amitabha Bhattacharya in lead roles, with June Malia, Sagnik Chattopadhyay, Shantilal Mukherjee, Rajesh Sharma, Kanchan Mullick and others also in the cast.

Sharon Dutta's next Bengali movie THANA THEKE ASCHI is scheduled for a 2010 release.  Learn all about the movie.


Noukodubi (2010)

Nauka Dubi Bengali Movie NOUKADUBI Bengali Movie

Noukodubi (also spelt Noukadubi, Naukadubi etc.) is an upcoming Bengali movie by acclaimed film-maker Rituparno Ghosh, starring Prosenjit and Jisshu Sengupta with the Sen sisters Raima and Riya. The film will be released in theaters in 2010.

Read all about the move - and if you want, read the complete Noukadubi story by Rabindranath Tagore online.


TARA (2010) - A film by Bratya Basu

Tara is a feature film directed by the award winning Bengali playwright-actor-director-producer Bratya Basu, with a lead star cast of Paoli Dam, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tota Roychowdhury and others.


Anjan Dutta's Adim Ripu (Bengali, 2009) first of a Byomkesh Bakshi trilogy to be followed by Chitrachor

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Byomkesh Bakshi lost both his parents at age 17. His subsequent successful academic career was entirely sponsored by his own merit earning him scholarships.

Subsequently, he became a "Satyanbeshi" (truth seeker) by his own definition, since "Private Investigator" did not convey his passion for solving crime mysteries quite correctly.

Legendary Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay created one of the first world-class Bengali detective story series around the quintessential bengali investigator Byomkesh Bakshi and his friend Ajit.


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