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18th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival ends

Culture Desk Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi’s feature film ‘Castle of Dreams’ won the Best Film Award in the Asian Film Competition segment at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday at the Main Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum. Read More »

Jaaved Jaaferi joins for film Coolie No 1

Known for his comic roles, actor Jaaved Jaaferi is all set to tickle the funny bone of the audience once again as he joined the ensemble cast of the remake of the 1995 hit film Coolie No. 1. The new version is directed by David Dhawan, who earlier helmed the original film of the same name, starring Govinda and Karisma ... Read More »

Animated adventure film ‘Pets United’ for Chinese theaters

Dhaka-“Pets United,” an animated adventure film, is set for theatrical release on the Chinese mainland on Friday, Nov. 8, according to an official poster released for the film. A Chinese-German joint production, the film is directed by Reinhard Klooss, whose best known works include the 2010 German animated comedy adventure film “Animals United.” “Pets United” follows a group of spoiled ... Read More »

Bonna Mirza signs for government-funded film ‘Ghor Geosthi’

Entertainment Desk Renowned actress Bonna Mirza has signed up for a government-funded film Ghor Geosthi. The versatile actress has been working on stage, television and in films for the last two decades. She was highly applauded for her eponymous role in Rabeya, directed by Tanvir Mokammel. The film is still screened on major national holidays in various television channels. Pita, ... Read More »

Vivek Oberoi announces film on the ‘true story’

Vivek Anand Oberoi has announced “Balakot: The True Story,” a trilingual project to be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. According to a press release given to, the film will go into production by the end of 2019, and will be shot in Agra, Delhi, and Jammu and Kashmir. In the press release it was written, the film will ... Read More »

Documentary film show begins

Cultural Correspondent A six-day documentary film and project show begins in the city on Monday for the third time to promote independent filmmakers, directors and producers of the South Asian countries. The Dhaka DocLab, a south Asian project market for documentary filmmakers, has organised the show at the Liberation War Museum in Agargaon from August 26 to August 31. The ... Read More »

Jaya to star in Indian horror film Bhoot Pori

Entertainment Desk As for the plot of the film Jaya informed that it is a biography of a ghost. A certain woman passes away in 1947. A child of 2019 meets the restless soul of the departed woman, who seeks his help to unravel the mystery behind her death. Eventually the woman’s ghost realizes that her death was not natural ... Read More »

‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India

Culture Desk Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including the documentary titled ‘Hasina: A Daughters Tale’, which is a Biopic of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘Hasina: a Daughter’s Tale’ ... Read More »

Nuhash Humayun selected for Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship

Entertainment Desk Bangladeshi film-maker Nuhash Humayun has been selected for The Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship program. The program is part of the Busan International Film Festival, considered an important festival in Asia. The Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program for nurturing talented young Asian film-makers and creates a platform for building a professional network throughout Asia. Talking ... 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 »

Selim’s third film brings back Chanchal along with Siam

Cultural Correspondent Noted filmmaker Giasuddin Selim is about to start with his third film. Titled ‘Pap-punna’ shooting of the film would start after Eid-ul-Azha. Selim has already finished the screenplay and script by himself while two lead male actors have also been confirmed. Chanchal Chowdhury will play the lead role while Siam Ahmed would be seen as the male supporting ... Read More »

Fazlur Rahman Babu in new short film

Culture Desk Kingkor Ahsan is a popular young story writer of recent times. This time a short film titled ‘Kader Ice-cream’ has been made based on a story book of Kingkor Ahsan titled ‘Kissapuran’. The leading character of the short film is Fazlur Rahman Babu. Side casts are Moutushi Biswas, child artiste Shariful Islam, AK Azad Shetu and others. The ... Read More »

Masud Rana film gets big budget

Entertainment Desk Masud Rana, the fictional super spy of Bangladesh, will be brought to the silver screen from the pages of one of the most famous series of paperbacks. The budget for making the film will be at tk 83 crores. The film will be produced by Bangladeshi production house Jaaz Multimedia, along with Hollywood-based production company Silverline, and three ... Read More »

Fagun Haway to open Rainbow Film Festival in London

Culture Desk The Rainbow Film Festival is once again set to be held in London next week. This year’s festival will be the 20th edition of the event, which is going to be organized differently from previous ones. The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday at 12pm, at the Genesis Cinema hall on London’s Mile End Rd. Following the ... Read More »

Fagun Haway bags two awards at SAARC Film Fest

Culture Desk Fagun Haway has now won two awards at the 9th SAARC Film Festival. After much debacle regarding the terror attack on April 21 in Sri Lankan churches the festival started on July 2 in the Sri Lankan capital city Colombo. The film has won Best Cinematographer Award for Enamul Haque Sohel and Best Sound Planning Award for Ripon ... Read More »

National advisory committee on film formed

Culture Desk A national advisory committee on film has been formed to advise the government on the local film industry and its development. Information ministry issued a circular in this regard on July 6 on its website. The committee, according to the circular, comprises 24 members from administration and film industry insiders including information minister, state minister for information, secretaries ... Read More »

Jaya plays lead role in 3D film ‘Alatchakra’

Entertainment Desk National film award winner actress, model and producer Jaya Ahsan, who works in Bangladeshi and Indian Bengali films has wrapped up the shooting for her upcoming Bangladeshi project where she plays the role of the lover of Bangladeshi writer, thinker, novelist and poet Ahmed Sofa. Jaya acted and directed by Habibur Rahman, it is Bangladesh’s first 3D film ... Read More »

Shonibar Bikel and Iti, Tomari Dhaka take part in Leeds International Film Festival

Culture Desk Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s unreleased film Shonibar Bikel and Bangladesh’s first anthology film Iti, Tomari Dhaka will take part in the on-going Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) in the UK. The festival started at London on June 20 and Birmingham on June 21. It will begin at Manchester on June 26. The film Shonibar Bikel will be respectively screened ... Read More »

Dipankar Dipon to make film on RAB

Entertainment Desk After the record breaking local and international success of his debut cop thriller “Dhaka Attack,” director Dipankar Dipon has announced a new film based on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police. The unit consists of members of the Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Border Guards ... Read More »

Bangladesh Film Festival begins in Seoul

The 2nd Bangladesh Film Festival organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh was started at the Yongsan Art Hall of Seoul on Tuesday. Chairman, Korea-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group Kim Kisun, MP and Mayor of Yongsan County Jang-Hyun Sung were Guests of Honour on the occasion. Besides, Ambassadors, diplomats from different embassies, Korean dignitaries, Korean nationals and expatriate Bangladeshis attended the event. ... Read More »

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Films to watch

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival begins on Tuesday with a heady mix of star names, fresh faces and both high- and low-brow subject matters. From familiar-looking zombies to a late Hollywood arrival – via football icons, rock stars and zero-hour contracts – here are nine films sure to make the headlines. 1) The Dead Don’t Die It all gets going ... Read More »