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  • Remembering Rahman A star of the 60’s

    Rahman’s first film was Edesh Tomar Amar, directed by Ehtesham in 1960. He played the part of a villain in the film. It was a huge success, as was Rajdhanir Buk-e by the same director, with which Rahman debuted as the conventional ‘hero’. His pairing with Chitra Sinha was also well received.

  • Sheena Chohan to feature in a Hollywood film

    Sheena Chohan has carved a space for herself in the entertainment industry with her prowess in acting, modelling and hosting.

  • The starlets of our golden age of cinema

    The black and white era of cinema is said to be the golden age of cinema, and the actors of this time are the stars of the golden era. While the use of technology has changed the way films are produced, black and white films remain alluring to the modern audience.

  • Dhaliwood King Shakib Khan's new film Bir

    Shakib Khan’s ‘Bir’ incoming

    Shakib Khan is one of the most popular actors of our time. At a time when actors are struggling to find roles, he continues to make successful movies each year, making him a true success in the film industry.

  • The heroes over the decades

    The film industry in Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, began its journey in 1956. Since then, most movies made in Bangladesh have been hero-centric.

  • Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC)

    BFDC back in full swing

    There was a time when Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) was packed with actors and technicians all day and night, filming movie scenes across the premises. But over time, circumstances worsened as fewer movies started being produced with every passing year

  • SHAKIB KHAN’S upcoming production ventures

    Shakib Khan, inarguably the biggest star in the Bangladeshi film fraternity, has taken the role of film producer in many occasions.

  • Muhurat held for ‘Dhaka 2040’

    A ceremony for the muhurat (inauguration) of the film, Dhaka 2040, was held recently at Dhaka Club. The film, helmed by Dipankar Dipon, stars Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Nusraat Faria and Bappy Chowdhury among others. Many popular names from the film industry

  • No dorai trailer hits the shores

    Star Cineplex announced its first venture into film production with ‘No Dorai’, a film based on the life of a surfer in Cox’s Bazar. Directed by Taneem Rahman A ngshu, the film features Sunerah Binte Kamal and Sariful Razz in central roles. The first trailer of the film, along with a poster

  • Bangla Film Mayaboti

    Censor board green lights ‘Mayaboti’

    The Film Censor Board of Bangladesh has approved Arun Chowdhuri’s upcoming film, ‘Mayaboti’, with no cuts. “The distinguished members of the censor board were immensely impressed with the film,” says Arun Chowdhuri. “The hard work and dedication of the cast and crew shines through every aspect of this project.

  • Tanvir Mokammel’s ‘Rupsha Nodir Bankey’ coming soon

    Acclaimed director Tanvir Mokammel is all set to wrap up his upcoming full-length feature film Rupsha Nodir Bankey in the next couple of months. The movie, funded by the Bangladesh government, is slated for release this December in Bangladesh.

  • Budget draws mixed reactions from the entertainment industry

    Prominent artistes and members of the entertainment industry expressed mixed reactions to the national budget announced recently.

  • ‘Saturday Afternoon’ to premiere at London and Munich

    A Bangladesh-Germany joint production, produced by Jaaz Multimedia and Chabial, and co-produced by Tandem Productions (Germany), Shonibar Bikel will be screed at London’s renowned Barbican Centre on June 25 and at the Genesis Cinema two days later.

  • Bangladeshi artistes awarded in India

    Tele Cine Society (TCS) awarded Bangladeshi diva Jaya Ahsan with the Tele Cine Award 2019 for Best Actress recently. She received the accolade for the Kaushik Ganguly directorial, Bijoya.

  • Triple treat for film buffs at Star Cineplex

    Three films, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Brightburn and Aladdin, hit Star Cineplex today. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a neo-noir action film starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

  • Shooting houses in Uttara operating in full swing

    Uttara is amongst the most popular of places when it comes to shooting tele-fictions. The area has a history of providing various apartments which are rented out as shooting houses. These houses remain active more or less throughout the year, but when Eid approaches, its rush hour!

  • Hoichoi announces new web series ‘Manbhanjan’

    Marking the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Hoichoi, a leading Bengali on-demand video streaming platform, announced its upcoming original web series, Manbhanjan, adapted from the story of the same name by Tagore. It will start streaming on Hoichoi from May 31. Renowned filmmaker Abhijit Chowdhury

  • Shyam Benegal

    A conversation with Shyam Benegal

    Acclaimed Indian director Shyam Benegal plans to begin the shooting of his much-awaited feature film on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Filming for the Bangladesh-India co-production is expected to begin in November this year and be completed by February next.

  • ‘Saturday Afternoon’ to be screened at SFF 2019

    From June 5 to 16 this year, a wide range of films from across the world will be presented at the Sydney Film Festival (SFF). Saturday Afternoon or Shonibar Bikel, a film by internationally acclaimed director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, will be screened at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, on June 10 and 13, as a part of the festival.

  • Shakib Khan

    SHAKIB KHAN to rock Eid with three movies

    Superstar Shakib Khan is gearing up for the releases of three films during this upcoming Eid. He will play the protagonist in the film, Shahenshah, directed by Shamim Ahmed Rony.

  • Grameenphone real hunt

    ‘Protishodh’, ‘Agontuk’ and ‘Shaheb Bibi’ win Grameenphone’s ‘Reel Hunt’

    Winners of Reel Hunt, the first ever short film festivalby Grameenphone, were announced and awarded in a gala event at GP House on May 2, 2019. Among the competing teams, ‘Noa- The Sky of Hope’ won the first place by the film titled Protishodh.

  • ‘A Scribble Story’ set to compete in 9th Pune Short Film Festival

    This year, the Bangladeshi short film, A Scribble Story, will compete in the experimental category at the 9th Pune Short Film Festival, held in Maharashtra, India.

  • Looking back at Satyajit Ray’s noteworthy films

    Yesterday marked the 98th birthday of Satyajit Ray. Akira Kurosawa spoke highly about his films. “It is the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river.

  • Bubly’s new ‘Password’

    Actor Bubly came into the limelight after her first film Bossgiri was released. Her journey in the showbiz world has been a remarkable one since then. The actor is currently working on her upcoming film, Password.

  • Government grants given to eight films

    For the year 2018-2019, Government grants are given to six films and two documentaries.

  • Film stars on stage

    ​With the steady decline in the number of active movie theatres over the years, the number of films being produced also took a nosedive over the years.

  • Siam set for ‘Shaan’

    Actor Siam Ahmed has garnered popularity with his acting prowess within a short period of time. The actor portrayed all sorts of roles from positive to negative. Recently he received critical and commercial acclaim for his film, ‘Dohon’.

  • Kabori honoured with Nayakraj Razzak Award

    Last year, The Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce (BFTCC) introduced the Nayakraj Razzak Award, in loving memory of

  • BACHSAS to renew membership

    Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity (BACHSAS) are renewing their memberships for the existing members, as well as taking in new

  • Rickshaw Girl in the making

    After tremendous success with his debut feature film Aynabaji, national award-winning filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury is currently