I had no intention of being an actor – Ferdous

Actor Ferdous is busy shooting for both Dhaliwood and Tollywood films. He is also producing a film “Ek Cup Cha.” Noim Imtiaz Neyamul is directing the film.
“The story is quite remarkable. I hope the audience will head towards movie theatres to watch the film,” said Ferdous.
Ferdous has recently acted in the film “Guerrilla”, directed by Nasiruddin Yousuff. “It’s been a great opportunity for me to act in this film. The film is based on the Liberation War and

Read more

Alamgir again busy with movies

At present, Alamgir is working in four movies. These are: Gazi Mazharul Anwar’s ‘Hridoy Bhanga Dhew,’ FI Manik’s two movies ‘Protisruti’ and ‘Mathar Upor Chhaya,’ and Sohanur Rahman Sohan’s ‘Se Aamar Mon Kerechhe.’
“I always feel comfortable to work in story based movies. For this reason, for the last couple of years I was absent in the film industry. Now social story based movies are being made. As a result, from now my fans will watch me in

Read more

‘Gahine Shabdo’ awarded at Canadian film festival

Noted artist Khalid Mahmood Mithu’s debut feature film ‘Gahine Shabdo’ has recently won Best International Indie Feature Film award in Okanagan International Film Festival in Canada.
Khalid Mahmood Mithu informed the film has already won three awards in the 11th Dhaka International Film Festival and Nandan International Film Festival after its release on the occasion of

Read more

Sohana Saba in her new film

The innocent face with the probing eyes! Beware; Sohana Saba is going to steal something. No need to take it other ways, popular actor Sohana Saba is talking about her new films.
Speaking about her recent activities, Saba said that she is going to work in two more feature films, shooting for both the films will be start by the end of this year. Both the film will feature Saba in leading roles. One among these two is ‘Dour,’ directed by

Read more

Gautam Ghosh on Lalon, and his latest project on the bard

That the 19th century mystic bard Lalon Fakir continues to inspire filmmakers of India and Bangladesh is once again evident as Indian helmer Gautam Ghosh’s latest project is near completion, quoted The Daily Star.
A few years ago, leading Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel did a feature film on Lalon with Raisul Islam Asad in title role. Ghosh’s movie, “Moner Manush” has Tollywood (mainstream film industry of Kolkata) star

Read more

Premiere show of ‘Indumotir Boitha’

The premiere show of the documentary titled ‘Indumotir Boitha’ directed by Biplob Kumar Paul was held at Bangladesh Film Centre auditorium in Dhanmondi in the city on Tuesday.
The documentary has depicted how Indumoti, an underprivileged woman, struggles to feed her handicapped son and daughters and dreams to see better days ahead.
The documentary focuses on the story of struggle of an illiterate

Read more

Third Person Singular Number released

The much expected 123-minute film ‘Third Person Singular Number’ was premiered on December 10 at Star Cineplex of Bashundhara city amidst an air of festivity.
Produced by Impress Telefilm and directed by Mustafa Sarwar Farooki, the film was released at several cinema halls in Bangladesh on December 11, including Star Cineplex, Balaka Cineworld, Abhisar and Shahin Hall in Dhaka; Sangeeta in Khulna and Utsab in Rajshahi.
The film was also released at Aspes Hall in France on December 13. Besides,

Read more

Farooki’s Third Person Singular Number to be premiered at South Korean film fest

Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s latest movie “Third Person Singular Number” will have its world premiere at the upcoming 14th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea. The film will participate as part of ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ category at the festival.
A total of 53 films from 23 countries will be screened in this category. ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ includes independent films highlighting young directors, who

Read more

Slumdog Millionaire to be unleashed in Bangladesh

Film enthusiasts of the country will soon get an opportunity to watch last year’s multi-Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” on big screen. Production house Impress Telefilm Limited and mobile phone operator Aktel have brought the film to Bangladeshi theatres.
The film will be screened at theatres in and outside Dhaka, starting from October 9. Prior to the release, the Bangladesh premiere of the film was held yesterday at the Star Cineplex, Bashundhara Shopping Mall.
Faridur Reza Sagor, managing director, Impress Telefilm Ltd; Michael Kuehner, managing

Read more

Gangajatra to be premiered on Eid day

World premiere of the full-length Bangla feature film ‘Gangajatra’ (The Journey) will be held on the Eid day on Channel-i. The film will be telecast at 2:25pm. The Star Cineplex will also release the film on the day.
The film is scripted and directed by Syed Ohiduzzaman Diamond and starred by Ferdous and Popy. Hasan Ahmed worked on

Read more

Biplob’s latest film Britter Bairey to be premiered at Toronto Film Fest

“Britter Bairey,” Golam Robbani Biplob’s latest film is going to have its premiere at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival, scheduled to start from September 10. Produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd, the film will be screened as part of the ‘Contemporary World Cinema’ section.
“Britter Bairey” is Biplob’s second feature film. His debut film “Swapno-danay” (released in 2007) was acclaimed by critics and movie enthusiasts alike, and

Read more

Lights dim over film industry

The cinema industry seems to best resemble its oldest cinema hall, the Picture House, later known as Shabistan, which was established in Armanitola of Old Dhaka in 1913.
The place where the cinema hall had once stood with pride and dignity for over 90 years is now a quiet area with eight to nine residential buildings, standing face to

Read more

All for mainstream Bengali movies

Up close with Purnima
The doe-eyed quintessential Bengali beauty Purnima is perhaps the reigning dream girl in Bangladeshi cinema. She has been a part of the film industry for over a decade now, and has won the hearts of millions throughout the country.
Purnima entered the film industry when she was a student of Class 9 at Science Laboratory School. Director Zakir Hossain Raju discovered her. However, before joining the industry as a lead actress, she had done Shotru Ghayel with Rubel as a child artiste.As a youngster, everyone around Purnima adored

Read more

Shohel Khan: The actor with panache

Actor Shohel Khan has won the hearts of thousands for his superb performance as a Razakar (Bengali collaborator of the Pakistani army during our Liberation War) in a movie. The film in question “Amon Deshti Kothau Khu(n)je Pabey Nako Tumi,” has been directed by the popular Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. It is the sequel to an acclaimed cinematic work by Farooki, titled “Spartacus 71.” Both the films feature Shohel Khan, an actor who slips into many a role with ease.
He first appeared on the small screen with the TV play “Detective” by Rabindranath Tagore around three years ago. Within a short span of time, he became one

Read more