Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama “Kabali” is off to a flyer in North America. From premiere shows alone, the film has collected $2 million from the US and Canada markets, according to distribution company CineGalaxy Inc.
The Nazrul Memorial Mural in the capital's Sonargaon Intersection of the Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue seems to have undergone some beautification, as promised by Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq in the face of protest by Nazrul artistes against its derelict state. The Daily Star had run a photo of the sorry state of the memorial of the National Poet on May 14, drawing the attention of the mayor. The mayor then attended a protest stand-in on May 23 and promised to take better care of the two memorials along the avenue. Although the DNCC's facelift initiative is highly appreciable, there is certainly room for improvement -- appropriate colour, with potential spot-lighting and usage of plantation in an extended tiled area.
Padatik Nattya Sangsad stages “Gohonjatra”
Padatik Nattya Sangsad (TSC) stages their new play “Gohonjatra” today (July 11) at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Written by Rubayet Ahmed, the hour-long monologue is directed by Sudip Chakroborthy and voiced by Shamsi Ara Sayka. The play is based on the dangers of intolerance, violence apart from global political issues and peoples' desire for peace and freedom.
Michael Bay revealed a new, character for his upcoming “Transformers” movie – “The Last Knight” on Instagram. Sqweeks is a bot with a practical build cobbled together from a baby blue Vespa. While further details about the character were not revealed, a set of other photos and a video showing Josh Duhammel in costume, and the announcement of Laura Haddock joining the cast have been made on the photo and video-sharing social network. We'll find out when the fifth Transformers installment opens June 23, 2017.
Tagore in Sufiyana
Cultural organisation Joltorongo recently arranged a programme dedicated to Tagore at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro premises. Artistes from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India gave performances. “Tagore in Sufiyana”, a painting based on Rabindranath's sufiyana songs and poems, was presented by Srutibritto from Kolkata. Joltorongo of Bangladesh and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro jointly presented “Gitanjali: Song Offerings”.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows
A grand premiere of new Hollywood release “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” was held in the capital's Blockbuster Cinemas on June 2. Jamuna Group Director Zakir Hossain, singer Hridoy Khan, and National cricketer Soumy Sarkar were among the present celebrities and guests. The Dave Green-directed live-action version of the popular children's cartoon show was released at Blockbuster on June 3, same day as its US release.
TRESemmé presents The Lustrous Runway
Hair care product brand TRESemmé held a grand fashion show in the capital, titled “TRESemmé presents The Lustrous Runway”, on June 3 at the Sky Ballroom of Le Meridien. Lisa Ray, Bollywood actress and model, walked the ramp as the showstopper wearing Sarah Karim. Internationally-famed designer Neeta Lulla also presented her couture. A number of other Bangladeshi and international designers also took part in the show.
Mother's Day Celebrated
The inaugural of a two-week group art exhibition titled “MA” to celebrate Mother's Day was organised by Gallery Cosmos on May 13 at the Gallery Cosmos. Works of 22 Bangladeshi artists shared wall space at the exhibit. The exhibit is on till June 15.