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Movies about friendship that you must watch
Arts & Entertainment

Movies about friendship that you must watch

While July 30 marks International Day of Friendship, many parts of the world, including Bangladesh, celebrate this day on the first Sunday of August, which falls on August 2 this year.

How long will moviegoers have to wait?
Arts & Entertainment

How long will moviegoers have to wait?

Throughout the years, major films have hit cinema theatres around the time of Eid-Ul-Azha, one of the biggest festivals of the country. Sadly, 2020 has no good news for moviegoers. Even though several directors and producers resumed and completed shooting for their films and went into post-production after reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, cinema theatre owners have not received any official permission from the government to restart their businesses yet. With theatres shut, the future of the film industry remains uncertain.

Shows to watch on television this Eid
Arts & Entertainment

Shows to watch on television this Eid

Hundreds of new television programmes come out during the Eid holidays every year. Sadly, several television projects were disrupted this year because of the ongoing pandemic. Despite such hindrances, top television channels of the country have included some exceptional programmes in their Eid-Ul-Azha schedules, as TV shoots were permitted to resume, with strict conditions. The Daily Star brings you a compilation of some of the finest television shows that will be aired in the country throughout the festive season.

Babita turns 67 today Arts & Entertainment

Babita turns 67 today

Today marks the 67th birthday of Parvin Akhter Poppy, popularly known by her stage name, Babita. She has worked with renowned directors Zahi Raihan and Satyajit Ray. Babita was the golden star of cinema from the 70s. She has acted in more than 350 films in her career.

Amid pushing forward Arts & Entertainment

Amid pushing forward

Having started his musical career with the inaugural and only Bangladeshi Idol, Amid Hossain Chowdhury has come a long way, giving voice to several songs, jingles and projects throughout the decade. However, the talented singer had a stop-and-start approach to his music due to his career in the corporate sector. “It was indeed difficult to handle my passion and profession together, but I always found a way,” says Amid, who is the son of noted Rabindra Sangeet exponent Fahim Hossain Chowdhury.

The Roads releases two new tracks Arts & Entertainment

The Roads releases two new tracks

Rock band The Roads recently released two new tracks, Mone pore and Ekdin. Established in 2011, the founding members of the band are Zaki Mahmud and Aapel Mahmud. The track Mone pore is a ballad, while Ekdin is an experimental rock number. The songs are about lost love.

Musical legends Kamal Dasgupta and Feroza Begum’s birthday today Arts & Entertainment

Musical legends Kamal Dasgupta and Feroza Begum’s birthday today

Today marks the birthday of two maestros in the world of music, Kamal Dasgupta and Feroza Begum.

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