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Tisha,Yash Rohan’s ‘Mayaboti’ gets release date

Culture Desk Director Arun Chowdhury’s upcoming film, Mayaboti is set to be released nationwide on September 13. The film received an uncut censor certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board in June. The story of the film revolves around Maya, a girl who is stolen from her mother at a very young age. Maya ends up in the Daulatdia Ghat ... Read More »

Three Bangladeshi films to screen at Global Cinema Festival Siliguri

Culture Desk There will also be more representation from Bangladesh in other capacities. Arifin Shuvoo stars alongside Rituparna Sengupta in the Indian Bangla film Ahaa Re (2019), which is one of the opening films at this festival. International Fashion Designer Bibi Russell will showcase her collection at the Empower Fashion for Films fashion show there. The Film Federation of India, ... Read More »

Jyotika Jyoti to debut on Kolkata’s silver screen

Culture Desk Bangladeshi actor Jyotika Jyoti will soon debut on Kolkata’s silver screen with the film Rajlokhi O Srikanto. The film will be released in West Bengal on September 20. Rajlokhi O Srikanto’s poster was unveiled on Friday, which also confirmed the release date. The film, which was inspired by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s immortal characters, stars Jyoti in the role ... Read More »

‘Alpha’ gets TV premiere

Entertainment Desk Nasiruddin Yousuff directed ‘Alpha’ had its TV premiere on Channel-i yesterday.’Alpha’ is the third feature film directed by Nasiruddin Yousuff, who made his directorial debut with liberation war film Ekatturer Jishu in 1992. Read More »

Novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – Noted novelist RiziaRahman died at a hospital in the city on Friday. She was 79. Rizia breathed her last at Apollo Hospital in the morning, said an official release. Born on December 28, 1939 in Bhabanipur, Kolkata, she authored many memorable books including ‘Bong Theke Bangla (1978)’, ‘Rokter Okshor (1978)’, ‘Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar (1974)’, ‘Uttar Purush (1977)’, ... Read More »

Kona finally reveals her secret marriage

Culture Desk Popular singer Dilshad Nahar Kona revealed yesterday that she had tied the knot with the person she loved, on April 21 of this year. Her husband, Golam Md Iftekhar, is a businessman, and has been in a relationship with Kona for seven years. Kona was heard saying to the reporters: “We have been seeing each other for almost ... Read More »

French ‘Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper urging peace

A French climber known as “Spiderman” has scaled a Hong Kong skyscraper and put up a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest. Alain Robert unfurled a banner showing a handshake and the flags of Hong Kong and China on Friday morning. Hong Kong has seen months of anti-government protests that have sometimes led to violent clashes ... Read More »

Made in Bangladesh set to premiere at TIFF

Culture Desk Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain’s film, Made in Bangladesh is set to see its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIIF), under the Contemporary World Cinema category. Contemporary World Cinema category of TIFF features narrative films generally made by young directors. Known as a festival of festivals, TIFF first started out in 1976. Over the years, the ... Read More »

Jaya Ahsan to pair with Prosenjit

Entertainment Desk Acclaimed director Atanu Ghosh, has signed Bangladesh’s Jaya Ahsan in his next venture, who’s ‘Mayurakshi’ was adjudged as the best Bengali Feature Film in 65 Indian National Film Awards. Jaya will be seen pairing up with Prosenjit Chatterjee for the first time in the film. The film ‘Binisutoy’ will be about an unconventional love story between two strangers, ... Read More »

Eid special dramas,dance programmes of Deepto TV

Deepto TV will air dramas, dance programs and telefilms on the first day of Eid-ul-Azha Telefilm: Teddy Mostofa Date: August 12 Time: 6pm Stars: Shaon, Shehtaz, Shahiduzzaman Selim, Sohel Khan, Munira Akhter Mithu, Saif, Hasan and many others Premise: The plot concerns a middle class family of old Dhaka. The family consists of five people, with three children. The only ... Read More »

Hanif Sanket’s Eid special drama ‘Oggo-Biggo-Somachar’

Entertainment Desk Popular  television host Hanif Sanket makes two tele-dramas every year on Eid. Keeping up with this trend, on the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, Hanif Sanket is all set to entertain the viewers with a television drama that, promises to be a family-friendly drama with a social message in it. Titled as ‘Oggo-Biggo-Somachar’ the drama would be aired on Eid day ... Read More »

Asaduzzaman Noor to return to acting in Eid

Cutural Correspondent Famed TV screen actor Asaduzzaman Noor has not appeared before drama fans for two years. Even before that he rarely performed. Now he will reappear as a leading character of a telefilm titled ‘Jolchhobi’, directed by Hasan Rezaul. The telefilm, produced by Bongo BD, will be telecasted on NTV during Eid-ul-Azha. Noor will be seen as a poet, ... Read More »

Eid’s Drama Foyzu Munshir Narkel Gach

Foyzu Munshi shows Bengali films on DVD behind a tea shop where he has set up his mini movie hall. The youngsters of the village hangout there. During one afternoon show, when the hero Jasim was bursting the head of villain Jambu with a bottle, Foyzu’s wife sent a message from home that the coconut tree beside the house is ... Read More »

Kabori, Sohel Rana back together in film after four decades

Culture Desk Senior actor Sohel Rana made his debut as an actor with Masud Rana in 1974. He acted opposite National Award winning actress Kabori Sarwar in the film. Now after more than four decades the two are joining for yet another big screen production. Titled ‘Ei Tumi Shei Tumi,’ Kabori would direct the film with grant from the government. ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran breaks U2’s tour record

Ed Sheeran has thanked his fans after breaking a tour record set by U2. The singer-songwriter’s Divide tour will be officially the biggest, most attended and highest grossing of all time when he plays in Germany later. He wrote on Instagram: “Thanks so much for each and every one of you who have come to a show. 12 shows left, ... Read More »

Janhvi wraps up Agra schedule of RoohiAfza

Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao have collaborated for the first time ever on a project. Titled RoohiAfza the film is currently in the shooting stage and the team was in Agra recently to shoot for the film. Janhvi Kapoor was snapped returning to Mumbai last night after wrapping up the Agra schedule of the film. The newbie looked flawless in ... Read More »

Katy Perry co. ordered to pay $2.78 million for copying song

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame, whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant ... Read More »

Monoranjan Ghoshal receives doctorate degree

Culture Desk Renowned artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War, Monoranjan Ghoshal has got the prestigious Ph.D. degree for contributing in the development of mutual harmony among different religious groups. Monoranjan Ghoshal is also a noted journalist, columnist and freedom fighter. On a convocation ceremony arranged by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, certificate of the doctoral degree ... Read More »

Richi willing to make films

Culture Desk Popular TV actress Richi Solaiman completed two decades of her career. She is currently residing in USA. Though she has not been in the country she is willing to produce some movies for the domestic film industry. She made this revelation while appearing as a guest on an upcoming Eid talk-show titled ‘Rangasokal,’ which will be telecasted on ... Read More »

Week-long folk art exhibition begins at EMK

Entertainment Desk The EMK Center will be hosting two events on its premises in Dhanmondi of the capital. In celebration of the International Tiger Day 2019 (created in 2010 at St. Petersburg Tiger Summit). As a part of the celebration, a seminar on ‘Tiger Conservation in Bangladesh’ will be held at 4:30pm at EMK Center. Zoology Professor from Jahangirnagar University ... Read More »

Hoichoi introduces offline subscription in Bangladesh

Culture Desk Leading West Bengal digital entertainment platform Hoichoi recently introduced an offline subscription system for its audience in Bangladesh, according to a recent press statement. The press statement said viewers in Bangladesh will be able to subscribe to the online entertainment platform with scratch cards. Apart from credit cards, debit cards, and digital wallets, anyone can now subscribe to ... Read More »

Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse, dies

Russi Taylor, Disney’s official voice of Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died, the entertainment giant announced yesterday . She was 75 Taylor, who was prone to giggles just like the character she voiced, captured the heart and sound of Mickey Mouse’s counterpart on TV, in cartoons and film, and at theme parks. “Minnie Mouse lost her voice ... Read More »

Falguni Hamid, Kamruzzaman to lead BACHSAS

Culture Desk Bangladesh Chalachitra Sangbadik Samity (BACHSAS) have got their new leaders  for the tenure- 2019-21. The election was held on Friday at National Press Club in the city. Falguni Hamid and Kamruzzaman Babu have been elected as president and general secretary of the new committee for the next two years. According to the poll president-elect Falguni Hamid got 365 ... Read More »

Two-day Nazrul Festival of Chhayanaut ends in Capital

Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – The two-day Nazrul Fest organised by leading cultural organisation Chhayanaut to pay tributes to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam ended here on Friday. The festival kicked off on Thursday at Chhyanaut’s auditorium in Dhanmondi with an introductory dance and musical performance on the song ‘Ano Ano Amrita Bari’ by artistes of the organisation. Several Nazrul ... Read More »

‘Malhar Festival’ to begin in Khulna

The Assistant High Commission of India (AHCI), Khulna in association with Udichi Shilpigosthi, Khulna is organizing the ‘Malhar Festival’ for the first time in Khulna city on July 28. Assistant High Commissioner, AHCI, Khulna R K Raina revealed this at a press conference here this afternoon. He said two highly renowned artists from India — Pandit Debojyoti Bose (Sarod) and ... Read More »

Miss America pageant leaving Atlantic City for Connecticut

Atlantic City, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — There she is. Here she isn’t. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year’s pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Miss America Organization ... Read More »