Govt wants to make film industry self-reliant: Arafat

The government is working to make the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (FDC) and the country's film industry completely self-reliant, reducing their dependency on the government, said State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat today

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The horror genre in Bollywood has come a long way since its inception. From the days of black-and-white classics to the modern era of psychological thrillers and supernatural tales, the evolution of horror in Indian cinema is a fascinating journey. This genre has not only sent chills down the spines of audiences but also provided a unique lens through which filmmakers have explored societal fears and cultural taboos.

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Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ misunderstands Jane Austen’s novel entirely

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Films, flashing lights, and stars: Cannes Film Festival concludes today

The Cannes Film Festival geared up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d’Or winners from May 17– a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities.

'No Land's Man' to screen at Sydney Film Festival

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Tisha wraps up dubbing for Bangabandhu biopic

The shooting wrapped up in January 2022, and the biopic’s release date is yet to be announced.

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