Razzak acts opposite Anwara after decades

Veteran actress Anwara will act opposite seasoned actor Razzak in an upcoming film. Directed by Safi Uddin Safi, the artiste duo will be featured in the film “Purna Doirgha Prem Kahini”, written by Rumman Rashid Khan.
Shooting for the film started on September 26 in Dhaka.
“My long cherished dream is going to come true. I acted twice with Razzak bhai, but not exactly opposite

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Jyoti in Tanvir Mokammel’s Jibon Dhuli

Lux Anandadhara Photogenic 2004 Jyotika Jyoti is excited about her role in “Jibon Dhuli”. She dons the role of the wife of a ‘dhuli’ (drummer). Shatabdi Wadud plays the role of the ‘dhuli’ in the film. The film is being directed by Tanvir Mokammel. The shooting is due to start next month in Savar.
Jyoti has acted in Tanvir Mokammel’s previous film “Rabeya”.
The story of “Jibon Dhuli”

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Humayun’s last movie to be released on Friday

Recently demised iconic author-playwright-film director Humayun Ahmed’s last film Ghetu Putro Kamola will be released on Friday in three top cinemas in Dhaka Balaka and Star Cineplex in Dhaka, according to a press release.
Produced by Impress Telefilm, the most awaiting film of the year will also be released outside of Dhaka very soon. Last May a special show of Ghetu Putra Kamola was held

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Eid movies yet to be fixed

Shakib Khan dominates market
Movie lovers still need to wait to get the final list of the Eid movies as several background calculations are going on among the producers and exhibitors, sources said.
The Bangladesh Film Producers and Distributors Association has given clearance to six movies for release although the organisation initially planned to give permission to four

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Nipun: new sensation in Eid movies

Nipun, the new sensation of Dhallywood industry, will remain on top amongst the actress during the Eid festivity. She will be paired with the Dhallywood heartthrob Shakib Khan in a movie and will also play led roles in three other movies. In an interview with New Age, Nipun said, ‘ I hope audience will love all my four movies offering different tastes.’
Nipun hopes that all her

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“I don’t see any of my movies” — Victor Banerjee

Victor Banerjee may have wowed critics as a versatile actor but believe it or not he does not watch his movies as he “hates to look” at himself on screen.
“I don’t see any of my movies,” Banerjee told media persons here on Sunday last. The two exceptions, he mentioned, were maestro Satyajit Ray’s “Gharey Bairey”, in which he puts up a stupendous performance in the role of Nikhilesh, and Hollywood film

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Banga-Bibhusan conferred on Suchitra

Paschimbanga government’s highest award Banga-Bibhusan was conferred on eminent film actress Suchitra Sen on Sunday. The legendary film star was, however, not present on the stage to receive the award as she continues to remain away from public eye.
On her behalf, the 81-year-old actress’s daughter Moon Moon Sen and grand-daughter Raima Sen received

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Behind the scenes with Purnima

In her 14-year career, movie actress Purnima has starred in countless popular films. However, she bagged her first ever National Film Award this year.
In a recent interview Purnima expressed her elation at the achievement and revealed her thoughts and future plans on the professional front.
What is your reaction after receiving the National Film Award for the first time?

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Film Review: Andho Nirangom

The Baul way of life under the microscope
Question: Who is a Baul? Answer: A Baul is an artiste who sings songs of Lalon as well as other traditional and devotional rural songs. A simple and, frankly, quite typical answer to a question that can possibly stir up a deep discussion. To use the aforementioned overly simplistic description to define Bauls to a group of foreigners would be unjust. To define Bauls, one must understand the Baul way of life and devotion,

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Queen of hearts

In conversation with Moushumi
Actress Moushumi won many hearts for her role in the film “Keyamat Theke Keyamat” in 1991. In her 20- year career, she has starred in many more films and tried her hand at direction too. Of late, she has acted in a film titled “Projapoti” Mosumi took some time off from her busy schedule to talk to The Daily Star (TDS) about myriad subjects.
Many actors who embarked

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Ahmed Sharif in direction after 8 years

Popular villain of Bangladeshi film industry Ahmed Sharif has recently returned in direction after a span of eight years. He has recently directed a comedy play titled ‘Mairer Upor Oshud Nai’. The play was written and produced by Nader Khan.
Legendary TV and film actor ATM Shamsuzzaman has played the key role here while Rina Khan, Afzal Sharif, Jacky Alamgir, Kheyali and Sabbir performed in this play among others

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Three Shakib Khan films to be released this Eid

Movie theatres around the country are inundated with Shakib Khan films. In addition to the ones already running, three new films starring the actor will be released this Eid: Shahin Suman’s “Tiger Number One”, Badiul Alam’s “Ekbar Bolo Bhalobashi” and MB Manik’s “Jan Korban”.
Khan is working on six movies at present. And a dozen are almost complete: Mohammad Hossain Jemi’s

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Salman Shah’s movie ‘Den Mohor’ at last on VCD

Ever legendary hero Salman Shah acted all movies, except ‘Den Mohor’, have been brought at market in VCD format. Audio production house ‘Anupam Recording Media’ has recently brought the movie at market in VCD format on the occasion of the 15th death anniversary of the ever-popular hero of Bangladesh. Renowned film director Shafi Bikrampuri made the movie under the banner of Jamuna Films Corporation

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Eid movie ‘Aamar Prithibi Tumi’

Full length Bangla feature film ‘Aamar Prithibi Tumi’ is set to be released on Eid day across the country. Script of the film was written by Gazi Mahbub and it was also directed by him. Main story was written by Gazi Jahangir and it was made under the banner of B-Baria Films.
The cast includes Dipjal, Racy, Emon, Sahara, Sohel Rana, Anwara, Zayed Khan, Mehbuba, Iliash Kobra,

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Ferdaus busy with Kolkata movies

Ferdaus is perhaps the only contemporary Bangladeshi film actor to have become hugely popular in two movie industries of Dhaka and Kolkata. Before him only Rahman had achieved this distinction in Urdu and Bangla films.
Soon after releasing India-Bangladesh joint production Hathat Brishti simultaneously in Kolkata and Dhaka, Ferdaus became popular in both the countries. He received two

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Diti in govt sponsored movie after 26 yrs

Popular film actress Parvin Sultana Diti will perform in government sponsored movie after 26 years. She will perform in movie ‘Mukti’, directed by PA Kajol. Shooting of the movie began from August 6. Story of the film was written by director Kajol and he has also made the script.
Diti started her film career by performing in a government-sponsored movie in 1985. Her attachment in this

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Jyotika Jyoti in new movie

In 2009, popular TV actress Jyotika Jyoti had performed in the movie ‘Rabeya,’ directed by Tanvir Mokammel, for last time. She performed in role of ‘Rokeya’ in the movie, which story was based on liberation war.
After a break of three years she is going to act in newmovie ‘Bedeni,’ which story is an adaptation from famous story ‘Bedeni,’written by legendary litterateur Tarashankar Bondyopadhyay. It

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At last Shabnur in shooting…

At last, popular film actress Shabnur joined in shooting after passing many days in silent. She came to FDC on Thursday noon and took part in shooting for movie, which is directing by Mostafizur Rahman Manik. 
It is mentioned that without any notice Shabnur returned to Dhaka first of July. After returning home due to unknown reason Shabnur did not communicate with other, as nobody could

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Movie then, movie now

Babita shares her experience of four decades in Bangla movie
‘Dream Girl’ of Bangladeshi filmdom, actress Babita Akhtar has achieved prominence simply as Babita on the silver screen by acting diverse roles in over 250 movies that made her a household name and a popular cultural icon in Bangladesh. She is best known for her performance in Satyajit Ray’s Ashoni Sanket (Distant Thunder), a novel adaptation of the great famine in Bengal in 1943, which won the Golden Bear prize at the

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Movie Review: Guerrilla

Narrating a cruel yet tragically inspiring history
The nationwide release of the movie “Guerrilla” coincided with the Bengali New Year and this was done rightfully so. “Guerrilla” narrates the tale of Bilkis (played by Joya Ahsan), a freedom fighter, who actively participates in the Liberation War while searching for her lost husband. Based on Syed Shamsul Haque’s novel “Nishiddho Loban”, the movie also adds elements from its director Nasiruddin Yousuff’s personal

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