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  • Three upcoming films this Eid

    One film that the audience is highly anticipating is, Moner Moto Manush Pailam Na. Expectations are high for this big-budget film since it stars the ‘King’ of Dhallywood, Shakib Khan, and is being directed by Zakir Hossain Raju, one of the most renowned directors in the industry.

  • Ferdous to host BTV’s ‘Anandamela’ this Eid

    Even though Ferdous is an active member of the film fraternity, he can also be seen anchoring programmes every now and then. This upcoming Eid ul Adha, he will be hosting Anandamela, a renowned show on BTV. Having acted in many films together, Popy will be co-

  • Films made from Tagore’s tales

    The tales that our Kabi Guru, Rabindranath Tagore weaved, be it long or short stories, are glorious in their own right.

  • Many happy returns, Babita!

    Today marks the birthday of celebrated actor Babita. Having worked in more than 300 films over the years, the internationally acclaimed artiste is a household name to this day. Babita, who has been away from the silver screen for a while, enjoys gardening in her spare

  • BACHSAS elects new committee

    The results for the recently held Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity (BACHSAS) elections are out. Winning with 365 votes, Falguni Hamid is the newly appointed President of BACHSAS, while Kamruzzaman Babu was elected as the General Secretary with 161 votes.

  • BACHSAS elections

    Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity (BACHSAS) held their elections yesterday in a festive manner at BFDC (Bangladesh Film Development Corporation). Hundreds of members made their way to the voting centre, despite their busy schedules.

  • Two telefilms titled #metoo coming this Eid

    The #metoo movement has been quite a revelation, with women finding courage to expose their harassers through the power of social media. A lot of debate had also sparked regarding well-known people in the society.

  • Kalo Megher Bhela releases today

    Kalo Megher Bhela will be released today at Star Cineplex and Blockbuster Cinema, Jamuna Future Park. Written by renowned poet Nirmalendu Goon, the children’s film was made with the help of a government grant.

  • 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.