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Rosy Siddiqui: 'I am hopeful of doing more movies with Goutam Ghose'

Rosy Siddiqui: 'I am hopeful of doing more movies with Goutam Ghose'

Versatile actress Rosy Siddiqui has not only proven herself on the silver screen but also has two-and-a-half decades in theatre behind her. The highly talented artiste recently had a chat with The Daily Star, about her professional and personal life. Any new movies for you on the horizon? Rosy: Twenty two years after doing “Padma...

Remembering

Natyaguru Nurul Momen: A pioneer of modern Bangla theatre

Natyaguru Nurul Momen: A pioneer of modern Bangla theatre

The 25th death anniversary of Nurul Momen, known as 'Natyaguru' for his pioneering roles in modernising theatre in Bangladesh, was observed on February 16. This month also marks the 70th anniversary of modern world-class drama in the country. To commemorate the two occasions, Aurony Mohona International Foundation and Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Dhaka University jointly organised a three-day programme starting from February 16 at Natmondal, according to a press release. The event, “70th Anniversary of World-Class Theatre” includes discussions on the life and works of Nurul Momen, 70 years' history of Bangladeshi theatre, video screening, photography exhibition and stage plays. Noted personalities will discuss on the life and works of...

''Theatre has alway been very rewarding''…Bonnya Mirza

''Theatre has alway been very rewarding''…Bonnya Mirza

Celebrated actress Bonnya Mirza has taken to the stage again, even as a new TV serial keeps her busy. In an informal chat with The Daily Star, Bonnya talks about her comeback  to theatre, the TV scene in the country and  opens up about herself: How does it feel to be back in the theatre world? Bonnya Mirza: After four years I have returned to the arena with  Desh Notak's play “Dorpone Sharatshashi” . It's a good feeling to be back to my favourite medium. Theatre has always been very rewarding. Do you plan to be a regular on the stage? Bonnya Mirza: I hope audiences will see more of me on the...

Padatik to stage Poramati today

Padatik to stage Poramati today

Padatik Natya Sangsad Bangladesh will stage their play “Poramati” at the Mukta Mancha at Suhrawardy Udyan on Febryary 11. The play, written by Babul Biswas and directed by Dr. Irin Parveen Lopa, the play depicts the torture and genocide that was inflicted on the intellectuals of the country just two days prior to...

Fame festival ends on a high note

Fame festival ends on a high note

Reverberating with the footsteps of theatre enthusiasts, the five-day theatre festival organised by theatre troupe Fame concluded at Chittagong District Shilpakala Academy premises on Sunday night. To mark its 16th founding anniversary, Fame organised the festival featuring screening of classical films related to theatre, a performance of Kathak dance and staging of plays by...

Baicher Vladimir conducts theatre workshop

Baicher Vladimir conducts theatre workshop

A seven-day theatre residency on acting and directing, arranged by Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University, ended at the Natmondal on February 7 afternoon. Cultural Minster Asaduzzaman Noor and Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh, Alexander A. Nikolaev attended the closing ceremony as distinguished guests among others. Baicher Vladimir, Dean, Directing Department of Russian State...

JAMUNA: A story of unyielding spirit

JAMUNA: A story of unyielding spirit

Oxford-based troupe Theatre Folks staged their play “Jamuna” at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on January 11 and 12 evening. A houseful audience enjoyed the play, which is inspired by the spirit of sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini's artworks. Selina Shelly who is also the protagonist in the play, has scripted “Jamuna” while Mohammad...

Theatre Folks to stage Jamuna in Dhaka

Theatre Folks to stage Jamuna in Dhaka

Theatre Folks, an Oxford-based troupe of non-resident Bangladeshis, will hold four shows of their much-acclaimed production “Jamuna” in Dhaka from January 9 to 12. Desh Natok and BotTala are presenting Theatre Folks' second production to the Dhaka audience. The first two shows will take place on January 9 and 10 at 6:30pm at Natmondal...

THE YEAR IN THEATRE: A bustling year on stage

THE YEAR IN THEATRE: A bustling year on stage

The theatre scenario of the country saw a bustling year in 2014, with a number of new plays being brought to stage by leading troupes, pulsating festivals and some productions traveling to prestigious events abroad. The notable new plays that came to stage included some adaptations of classics – from Camus' “Outsider” (produced by...

Triyak celebrates 40th anniversary in Chittagong

Triyak celebrates 40th anniversary in Chittagong

When Srijami Sanskritik Angon performed a chorus “Badar Badar Badar Badar Heiya” on the open stage at the premises of Theatre Institute of Chittagong (TIC), the audience gave a big round of applause to appreciate them. They performed in the inaugural ceremony of the festival orgainsed for marking 40th anniversary of Chittagong-based theatre group...

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