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  • Shooting houses in Uttara operating in full swing

    Uttara is amongst the most popular of places when it comes to shooting tele-fictions. The area has a history of providing various apartments which are rented out as shooting houses. These houses remain active more or less throughout the year, but when Eid approaches, its rush hour!

  • Hoichoi announces new web series ‘Manbhanjan’

    Marking the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Hoichoi, a leading Bengali on-demand video streaming platform, announced its upcoming original web series, Manbhanjan, adapted from the story of the same name by Tagore. It will start streaming on Hoichoi from May 31. Renowned filmmaker Abhijit Chowdhury

  • Shyam Benegal

    A conversation with Shyam Benegal

    Acclaimed Indian director Shyam Benegal plans to begin the shooting of his much-awaited feature film on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Filming for the Bangladesh-India co-production is expected to begin in November this year and be completed by February next.

  • ‘Saturday Afternoon’ to be screened at SFF 2019

    From June 5 to 16 this year, a wide range of films from across the world will be presented at the Sydney Film Festival (SFF). Saturday Afternoon or Shonibar Bikel, a film by internationally acclaimed director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, will be screened at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, on June 10 and 13, as a part of the festival.

  • Shakib Khan

    SHAKIB KHAN to rock Eid with three movies

    Superstar Shakib Khan is gearing up for the releases of three films during this upcoming Eid. He will play the protagonist in the film, Shahenshah, directed by Shamim Ahmed Rony.

  • Grameenphone real hunt

    ‘Protishodh’, ‘Agontuk’ and ‘Shaheb Bibi’ win Grameenphone’s ‘Reel Hunt’

    Winners of Reel Hunt, the first ever short film festivalby Grameenphone, were announced and awarded in a gala event at GP House on May 2, 2019. Among the competing teams, ‘Noa- The Sky of Hope’ won the first place by the film titled Protishodh.

  • ‘A Scribble Story’ set to compete in 9th Pune Short Film Festival

    This year, the Bangladeshi short film, A Scribble Story, will compete in the experimental category at the 9th Pune Short Film Festival, held in Maharashtra, India.

  • Looking back at Satyajit Ray’s noteworthy films

    Yesterday marked the 98th birthday of Satyajit Ray. Akira Kurosawa spoke highly about his films. “It is the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river.

  • Bubly’s new ‘Password’

    Actor Bubly came into the limelight after her first film Bossgiri was released. Her journey in the showbiz world has been a remarkable one since then. The actor is currently working on her upcoming film, Password.

  • Government grants given to eight films

    For the year 2018-2019, Government grants are given to six films and two documentaries.

  • Film stars on stage

    ​With the steady decline in the number of active movie theatres over the years, the number of films being produced also took a nosedive over the years.

  • Siam set for ‘Shaan’

    Actor Siam Ahmed has garnered popularity with his acting prowess within a short period of time. The actor portrayed all sorts of roles from positive to negative. Recently he received critical and commercial acclaim for his film, ‘Dohon’.

  • Kabori honoured with Nayakraj Razzak Award

    Last year, The Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce (BFTCC) introduced the Nayakraj Razzak Award, in loving memory of

  • BACHSAS to renew membership

    Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity (BACHSAS) are renewing their memberships for the existing members, as well as taking in new

  • Rickshaw Girl in the making

    After tremendous success with his debut feature film Aynabaji, national award-winning filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury is currently

  • 'Alpha' to release on April 26

    The much anticipated Nasiruddin Yousuff directorial Alpha is set to have a theatrical release on April 26. Abu Shahed Emon, Consultant (Film), Impress Telefilm Limited, confirmed the news.

  • Bangladesh film actress Moushumi

    Moushumi completes 26 years in showbiz

    Recently, noted actor Moushumi completed 26 years in the entertainment industry. The actor, who has many successful films and a

  • Stars share their plans for Pohela Boishakh

    Stars share their plans for Pohela Boishakh

    Pohela Boishakh bears testament to Bangladesh's history of diversity and inclusiveness, making it a celebration that truly unites the people of our country in cultural harmony. The day is celebrated by one and all, and stars of our showbiz world are no different. With Pohela Boishakh just around the corner, prominent artistes share their thoughts and memories of the day.

  • Dhaka Metro trailer unveiled

    Dhaka Metro trailer unveiled

    Amitabh Reza Chowdhury has carved a space in the entertainment industry as one of the most prominent directors in the country.

  • Nishshobdotar Shahar wins Special Jury Award at 2nd South Asian Short Film Festival

    Critically acclaimed and prominent filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury's short film, Nishshobdotar Shahar (Silence), which premiered on Iflix, won the Special Jury Award at the 2nd South Asian Short Film Festival, held in Kolkata recently.

  • Shazam

    'Shazam!' releases at Star Cineplex today

    The superhero movie, Shazam! is set to bring some laughs to the DC movie universe, with all the trailers suggesting it will show the lighter side to superheroics. The film releases at Star Cineplex today.

  • Shazam

    'Shazam!' releases at Star Cineplex today

    The superhero movie, Shazam! is set to bring some laughs to the DC movie universe, with all the trailers suggesting it will show the lighter side to superheroics. The film releases at Star Cineplex today.

  • 'Khoka' – A horror film in 7 minutes

    In the star-studded video containing the likes of Ferdous Wahid, Siam Ahmed and Safa Kabir, Pritom outshines everyone with his eerie portrayal of a boy, who comes back to life as a zombie after an accident.

  • BFDC celebrates National Film Day

    Yesterday, the premises of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) was full of festivity, on the occasion of National Film Day. The walls were decorated with posters of old Bangladeshi cinemas such as Kosha, Moyna Moti among many others, that made the guests nostalgic.

  • 'Matir Projar Deshe' screened at Goethe-Institut

    Matir Projar Deshe (Kingdom of Clay Subjects), directed by award-winning fiction and documentary writer, director and producer, Bijon, and produced by Arifur Rahman, was recently screened at Goethe-Institut, Bangladesh.

  • Cinema halls to remain open

    Previously, Bangladesh Motion Picture Exhibitors Association stated that without the intervention of the government regarding the policies of importing foreign films and encouraging more local films, cinema halls across the country will remain closed from April 12.

  • Press conference on National Film Day at FDC

    Press conference on National Film Day at FDC

    In 2012, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 3rd April as the National Film Day. Every year since then, this day is celebrated

  • Ishrat Jahan Chaity wants to work smart

    For more than a decade, Ishrat Jahan Chaity has slowly worked her way up the showbiz industry with her charm, and passion. Making her

  • Shakib Khan

    Shakib Khan to star in 'Password'

    Usually, I am shooting abroad on my birthdays. Fortunately, this year, I spent it with my family, in an intimate celebration and I had a great time.

  • Live from Dhaka to premiere at Star Cineplex on March 29

    Director Abdullah Mohammad Saad's internationally acclaimed film, Live From Dhaka, will be shown at Star Cineplex from March 29