The queens of the 60s

The industry was booming with beautiful actresses, including the likes of Sumita Debi, Sujata, Shuchanda, and Shabnam.

Watching myself on screen often bores me: Siam

Over the years, celebrated actor Siam Ahmed has garnered his career with a multitude of hit films. In a short span of time, his unparalleled performances and charm won over audiences. In a recent conversation, Siam gets candid about his expectations, upcoming releases, and more.

5 fantasy novel adaptations that deserve your attention

This is a Japanese animated film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and partly based on the 1986 novel by the British writer, Diana Wynne Jones.

A new shooting paradise for Bangladeshi filmmakers

Film Valley, one of the largest private film cities in the country, was inaugurated recently. Located in Dhamrai, Savar, this shooting location extends on three and a half acres of land. It is built in honour of showbiz legends loved by audiences in Bangladesh.

No shooting to be held at BFDC during lockdown

In compliance with the rules for the seven-day lockdown, no shooting will be allowed at the premises of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), starting from tomorrow, July 1.

16 cinema halls to reopen with Shakib Khan’s ‘Nabab LLB’

Superstar Shakib Khan's film, “Nabab LLB”, is releasing today in 16 cinema halls across the country. The film was released on the OTT platform, iTheater, on December 16, last year.

Bangladeshi short film ‘Transit’ headed to Oscar-qualifying festival

Director and writer Ariq Anam Khan's short film, “Transit”, will be screened at the Oscar-qualifying fest, Los Angeles (LA) Shorts, next month. The event, one of the largest international short film festivals in the world with more than 300 film screenings annually, is scheduled to run for the entire month of July.

Bangladesh EU Film Festival underway

Celebrating Bangladesh’s 50 years of independence, the European Union (EU) launched the first Bangladesh EU Film Festival (BEUFF). It was inaugurated on the 9th of June and will continue till the end of the month. The festival illustrates the cultural interchange between EU and Bangladesh. The eight Bangladeshi films being exhibited at BEUFF are by young, talented filmmakers. All 23 films are available free of cost throughout the festival to all audiences residing in Bangladesh.

Bubly on playing a police officer in ‘Revenge’

Popular actor Shobnom Bubly will be appearing as a police officer in her upcoming film “Revenge”. The film, directed by Md Iqbal, features Shakib Khan opposite her.

Celebrating Shabana’s cinematic brilliance on her birthday

Today marks the birthday of noted actor Shabana, who stepped into the world of cinema in the 60s. She last appeared in the 1997 film, “Ghore Ghore Juddho”. In 2000, she permanently settled in the USA. She has been out of the limelight for over two decades.

Cinema has a language of its own: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Buddhadeb Dasgupta is one of the brightest names in Bengali cinema today. Winner of multiple national and international awards for films like “Bagh Bahadur”, “Tahader Kotha”, “Charachar”, “Uttara” and “Kalpurush”, he is also a highly-regarded poet. The director spoke to The Daily Star during a recent visit to Dhaka.

Siam Ahmed signs Dipankar Dipon’s ‘Ontorjaal’

Popular actor Siam Ahmed signed a new film, “Ontorjaal”, directed by Dipankar Dipon. The film is being called the first cyber-crime thriller in Bangladesh. With the initiative of the ICT Division, the movie is produced under the banner of Motion People Studios.

Noted Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta no more

Noted Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away in his Kolkata residence earlier today. He was 77. He was suffering from kidney-related issues.