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Published Date: April 12, 2014
FROM ANANTA WITH LOVE

FROM ANANTA WITH LOVE

If there is one entertainer in the recent history of the film industry of Bangladesh who has captured the gaze of millions, it's Ananta Jalil. There was a commotion, a massive one, when in 2010, Ananta Jalil relseased his first movie, Khoj: The Search. It was a phenomenon unlike anything seen in Bangladesh before. One after another, Ananta Jalil presented us with bigger and better films, the next more entertaining than the previous. When our movie industry was almost at the end of the tunnel, Ananta's movies started bringing the audience back to cinemas. With modern CG effects, catchy storylines and an onscreen personality which demands attention, he caught the attention of people of all ages and backgrounds. Audience cheered to his heroic antics, sang along with his catchy tunes and...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: April 12, 2014
THE BANGLA BOND READY TO EXPERIMENT?

THE BANGLA BOND READY TO EXPERIMENT?

At a time when Bangla movies were the last thing people in Bangladesh used to think of for entertainment, a new hero emerged – Ananta Jalil! When people had forgotten about cinema halls, Ananta, almost suddenly, became a magnet drawing people to cinema halls across the country. Although Ananta has been the subject of much criticism because of his accent and some unfortunate events, at the end of the day, what really matters is that Ananta's personality on screen is truly larger than life. The true testament of a versatile and talented actor is to what extent he can engage his audience, and in that respect – Ananta is...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: April 12, 2014
Songs suddenly remembered

Songs suddenly remembered

There are those sudden moments when you remember some song you heard ages ago and then had quite forgotten all about it. The remembrance comes when you least expect it. Perhaps you are in the shower or shopping for vegetables in a noisy market. Or maybe you are shaving. It is at that precise moment that you recall a song such as Saiful Islam's golpokothar kolpoloke ek je chhilo rajar kumar / ek din ek rajkumari'r shathe holo dekha tar. This song, as you might remember, was sung nearly fifty years ago. And Saiful Islam, who really sang only a few songs in his entire career, has been dead...

  

INT'L FILM

Published Date: April 12, 2014
A FIFTH GENERATION FILMMAKER ZHANG YIMOU

A FIFTH GENERATION FILMMAKER ZHANG YIMOU

Zhang Yimou, born on November 14, 1950 in Shaanxi province of China is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. He had developed a passion for visual arts as...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: April 12, 2014
MAMUNUR RASHID

MAMUNUR RASHID

I was wondering how a person in his late sixties could work from dawn to dusk! I had the privilege of talking to Mamunur Rashid on the day followed by the celebration ceremony of him being awarded the Ekushey Podok, the highest civilian award for a Bangladeshi, at Shilpakala Academy. His words were...

Jukebox Hero

Published Date: April 12, 2014
SANDHI

SANDHI

Sandhi was bound to become a musician. Born in a family where music is taken as staple diet of mind, Khayam Sanu Sandhi began his music journey on the lap of his father who is a trained musician from Rabindra Bharati, BTV music composer and a music teacher of Shishu Academy . Like any...

Published Date: April 12, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

    EMMA WATSON: I'm A Certified Yoga Instructor She may be enjoying her time as an world-renowned actress, but now Emma Watson admits she definitely has a backup career in mind. During her interview with ELLE Australia magazine, the "Harry Potter" starlet revealed she decided to become a certified yoga instructor just after her schedule became completely hectic. "I was like, 'I need to find a way to always feel safe and at home within myself,'" Miss Watson explained. "Because I can never rely on a physical place." Emma also shared details about her love for the Yoga during her interview with Wonderland magazine for the February/March 2014 issue. "I can...

Published Date: April 12, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

DAS BOOT (1981) Director: Wolfgang Petersen Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Runtime: 293 mins (Uncut Version) Strength: Cinematography, Music & sound Weakness: On-surface scenes felt unnecessary Showbiz Rating: 4.5/5 Plot: The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. Review: It is hard to say that a movie about the Nazis is a great one. But, to stay honest at profession, no film critic would ever dare say that Das Boot doesn't deserve to be in the list of greatest movies of all time.  The movie never tries to be sympathetic to a bunch of Nazi German soldiers. In fact, although the story is built around...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: April 12, 2014
GEOFFREY RUSH'S LEFT TO RIGHT THEORY

GEOFFREY RUSH'S LEFT TO RIGHT THEORY

Geoffrey Rush was once quoted as saying viewers look at the big screen (or TV screen) from left to right, the same way as we read a book, which is why he had Jack the monkey on his left shoulder in Pirate of the Caribbean and tries to stand at the right of...

Published Date: April 12, 2014
ARJEETAA DUTTA

ARJEETAA DUTTA

BORN: 4th August, 1993 HEIGHT: 5'4” SKILLS: Art direction, singing, painting and acting CREDENTIALS TVC Art Direction: Horlicks Woman, Horlicks Junior, Fair & Lovely, Grameen Phone, Close Up, Banglalink, Pran Song: “Fantasy” (Unreleased) TV: Anchored for Fair & Lovely Boro Pordar Gaan, Showbiz on Jamuna (unaired), acted in TV drama Bornomala Jodhdha on Asian TV TVC: Djuice, Pran, Double Decker, Pran Jaago Candy, Pran RFL Window, Tango, Airtel WORKED FOR: Applebox films, Runout films, assisting Shadhin LIMITATIONS: None WANNA BE: All rounder  

Published Date: April 12, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ