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  • Bangladeshi film Shonibaar Bikel

    Members of Bangladesh's film censor board speak up on 'Shonibaar Bikel'

    The Film Censor Board of Bangladesh has banned internationally acclaimed director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki's Shonibaar Bikel (Saturday Afternoon) from a theatrical release, both at home and abroad.

  • Shakib Khan awaits the release of 'Shahenshah'

    Having wrapped up the shooting and dubbing of his upcoming film, Shahenshah, Dhalliwood superstar Shakib Khan is excited for its release.

  • Gazi Rakayet directs a film after six years

    The 2013 film Mrittika Maya, helmed by Gazi Rakayet, won national awards in 17 categories including best director, best music director, best supporting actor, best actor in a negative role, best story and best scriptwriter.

  • 17th Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 held

    Women in Cinema Conference 2019 at DIFF

    An array of topics on women in film was discussed at the fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019. The conference was organised at Alliance Française de Dhaka by Rainbow Film Society, in association with the Women and Gender Studies department of the University of Dhaka (DU), as a part of the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF).

  • 17th Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 held

    Women in Cinema Conference 2019 at DIFF

    An array of topics on women in film was discussed at the fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019. The conference was organised at Alliance Française de Dhaka by Rainbow Film Society, in association with the Women and Gender Studies department of the University of Dhaka (DU), as a part of the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF).

  • 1952 Language Movement based on film Phagun Hawa release soon

    'Phagun Hawa' to release soon

    Based on the 1952 Language Movement, the film Phagun Hawa is set to release on February 8, under the banner of Impress Telefilm Limited. The film is adapted from a story named Bou Kotha Kou, written by Tito Rahman. Directed by Tauquir Ahmed, the film was shot in Paikgachha Upazila of Khulna.

  • 'Paradise' becomes the first film to represent Bangladesh at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

    The Berlin International Film Festival, usually called the Berlinale, is an annual film festival that filmmakers aspire to attend. This year, in

  • Kazi Hayat dismisses rumours

    The national award-winning director Kazi Hayat is currently hospitalised at Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He is being accompanied by his son, Kazi Maruf.

  • New posters of 'Shonibaar Bikel' unveiled

    Internationally acclaimed director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki is gearing up for his next film, Shonibaar Bikel (Saturday Afternoon), a hostage

  • In memory of Mrinal Sen

    The late filmmaker Mrinal Sen's contribution to cinema truly exemplifies the work of a maestro. Not only did he use cinema as a means of

  • Zahid Hasan starrer 'Sitara' to release soon

    'Sitara', which marks popular Bangladeshi actor Zahid Hasan's debut in Kolkata's film industry, is set to release at the end of January. Directed by Ashish Roy, the film is based on eminent writer Abul Bashar's novel, 'Bhorer Prosuti'.

  • Zahid Hasan starrer 'Sitara' to release soon

    'Sitara', which marks popular Bangladeshi actor Zahid Hasan's debut in Kolkata's film industry, is set to release at the end of January. Directed by Ashish Roy, the film is based on eminent writer Abul Bashar's novel, 'Bhorer Prosuti'.

  • Jaya Ahsan's 'Bishorjon' to debut in Bangladesh

    National Award-winning actor Jaya Ahsan, who has garnered immense popularity in Kolkata, stars in Kaushik Ganguly's 2017 film, 'Bishorjon', alongside Abir Chatterjee in the lead role and Kaushik Ganguly in a special role.

  • Pori Moni Bubly and Jaya Ahsan

    2018 Highlight Reel

    There was a time when hundreds of films were released in a year, and going to cinema halls to watch films was a tradition in urban and even rural areas.

  • Tisha's 'Mayaboti' kicks off

    Nusrat Imrose Tisha is currently filming her new movie titled Mayaboti in Baniajuri, Manikganj. She will be seen playing the role of a woman called Maya. Yash Rohan is her co-star in the film, directed by Arun Chowdhury.

  • Shameem Akhtar's 'Rina Brown' screened at film festival in Nigeria

    Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria for the first time participated at the Asian Film Festival in Nigeria from December 10 to 14.

  • Jonmobhumi- The Birth Land to be released on December 14

    Writer and filmmaker Proshoon Rahman is set to release his new film, Jonmobhumi - The Birth Land, on December 14, two days before the victory day of Bangladesh. The film will primarily be released only at multiplex theaters in the capital.

  • Human Rights Short Film Festival 2018

    Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), in association with The United Nations in Bangladesh, organised a two-day long Human Rights

  • DILIP KUMAR Turns 96!

    Dev Anand once told Dilip Kumar " Lala, tu saw saal jiyega"(Lala, [family name] you will reach the centennial mark!). Dilip Kumar turns 96 today. He was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali Khan in a Muslim Hindko-speaking Awan family in Kissa Qhawni Bazar, Peshawar, in 1922.

  • Popular Actress Jaya Ahsan

    Jaya Ahsan talks about 'Phurut'

    Jaya Ahsan is undoubtedly the reigning queen of our showbiz industry, with her Midas touch translating to multiple national awards and blockbuster films. After the spectacular success of her production, Debi, the heartthrob of both Bengals talks to us about her latest projects, future plans, and more.

  • Shakib Khan and Nusraat Faria

    Shakib Khan and Nusraat Faria pair up for a TVC

    Dhaliwood King Shakib Khan will be seen in a television commercial of a leading digital communications service provider alongside Nusraat Faria.

  • Bangladesh bags a duo at KWFF

    The 4th installment of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) concluded recently in Srinagar with the screening of Laila Majnu, a Kashmiri film.

  • FERDOUS hopeful about 'Postmaster 71'

    Jointly directed by Abir Khan and Rashed Shamim, Postmaster 71 will see the pairing of Ferdous and Moushumi. Interestingly, Ferdous is also the scriptwriter and producer of the film through his production Nuzhat Films.

  • Mim and Shuvoo to play 'Shaapludo'!

    Arifin Shuvoo and Bidya Sinha Mim are set to play the leading roles in Shaapludo. The film, which is directed by Golam Sohrab Dodul, started shooting last month

  • Asaduzzaman Noor returns to cinema

    Asaduzzaman Noor returns to cinema

    After a hiatus of 11 years from the silver screen, Minister of Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor is prepping for a comeback.

  • CINEMA HALLS IN KHULNA

    While there have been earlier reports of the number of movies dwindling each year, movie theatres continue to be places where people eagerly gather to catch the latest films.

  • 'Pathshala' opens today

    Manik is a starry-eyed young boy, whose dreams of education come crashing down when he has to come to Dhaka to support his family through working in a garage.

  • Popular actor Farooque

    Farooque on his new milestone

    Since he was a student, veteran actor Farooque has been enthusiastic about politics. This year, Farooque received his nomination letter from the Awami League to compete for Dhaka 17 constituency. After receiving the letter, he went to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to express his gratitude. The actor talks about achieving the nomination.

  • Nuhash Humayun's short film Pizza Bhai

    It feels great to be a part of the online revolution

    Nuhash Humayun has been on a roll as of late, finding a firm footing as one of the most resourceful and relatable young directors around. On the release of his newest short film, 'Pizza Bhai', the prodigy sits with us for an exclusive interview.

  • First trailer of THE LION KING remake unveiled

    Disney released the first trailer of the CGI and live-action remake of the 1994 animated film, The Lion King, as a part of the Thanksgiving football festivities.

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