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12:00 AM, December 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 31, 2015

2015 in Bangladeshi films

Another year has passed by, with the Dhaka big screens abuzz with a number of hits. Several movies were critically acclaimed nationally and internationally. The film stars had also busy shooting schedule. Here's a look back at the year's films.

Shakib Khan secured top position among his contemporaries this year. Like previous years, the Dhallywood heartthrob and Apu Biswas paired up for a number of films this time.  The shooting for Shakib and Jaya Ahsan's second film also wrapped up “Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini-2”. He also worked with popular TV actress Tisha in a movie, “Mental”. He also wrote a script for a film for the first time.

Arifin Shuvo entertained the audiences with his powerful acting all year round. His film “Chuye Dile Mon” released at the beginning of the year. He also signed a new film with Mahi. Apart from this, he worked with Tisha in “Ostitto”, besides acting in another film with a fresher. He also attended children's musical reality show “Khude Gaanraj” as a guest judge. It was a happening year for him personally as well, as he got married this year, and also survived a road accident in October.

Jaya Ahsan also passed the year successfully. Her films “Ekti Bangalee Bhuter Golpo” and “Rajkahini”, directed by Srijit Mukherji, released in Kolkata. Of them, “Rajkahini” earned rave reviews. On the other hand, Jaya-starrer “Zero Degree” released in Dhaka.

The year passed dramatically for Mahi. All of a sudden, she flew to USA and announced that she would not be seen acting in any films from now. However, she returned home after a few days. The viewers received her film “Agnee 2” warmly. Later, she was back to feature films, with a project based on Humayun Ahmed's novel “Krishnopokkho”.

In 2015, Apu Biswas appeared in a number of films which were commercially successful. She returned to TV commercials after a pause for four years. She also worked with Indian actor Indraneil Sengupta in the film “Samrat”. Besides this, she was seen acting in several movies with Shakib.

On the other hand, Ferdous had busy shooting schedule in Dhaka and Kolkata. Three of his films released in December: “Anil Bagchi'r Ekdin”, “Sumoner Swadhinota” and “No Chhoy”. He also produced his second film this year.

Nayak Raj Razzak fell seriously ill in the year. He returned to home from hospital after 12 days. In mid-November, he appeared in a tele-film directed by his son Samrat.

 Film star Riaz suffered a heart attack at the shooting location of “Krishnopokkho”, but recovered safely.

Nusraat Faria, who made her debut with Bangladesh-India joint production “Aashiqui” and made quite a splash,  was cast for a Bollywood film opposite Emraan Hashmi.

Rubel directed a film after eight years this year. Jyotika Jyoti-starrer “Anil Bagchir Ekdin” released at the end of the year. Bidya Sinha Mim acted in several films. Her film “Black” also released in Kolkata.

A number of movies were invited to international film festivals, and brought back awards. They were “Meghmallar”, “Jalaler Golpo”, “Gariwala” and “Ghashful”.

In a nutshell, 2015 was a successful year for the country's film industry.


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