3w ago| Bollywood

Why are pan masala ads landing celebrities in legal trouble?

In India, tobacco is an incredible money-making business. Pan Masala is an Indian smokeless tobacco product that is both addictive and carcinogenic. The government, anti-tobacco crusaders, and civil society are increasingly scrutinizing both the smoking and smokeless groups of the industry. To get around the legislation and health-conscious detractors, both groups have turned to subtle and deceitful methods of surrogate advertising.

4w ago| TV & Film

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.

4w ago| TV & Film

Satyajit Ray’s ‘Golpo Bolpo Tarini Khuro’ to be adapted in Hindi

A Hindi film adaptation of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s short story, “Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro”, is in the works.  Ananth Narayan will direct the film, titled “The Storyteller”.

Thrilling trailer for ‘Paap Punno’ released

The trailer of the much-anticipated film “Paap Punno”, directed by Gias Uddin Selim, was released recently, showcasing the beautiful chemistry between Siam Ahmed and debutant Shahnaz Sumi, alongside a mysterious role portrayed by Chanchal Chowdhury.  Fazlur Rahman Babu plays a police officer in the film.

How women in OTT are redefining narratives

The representation of women on screen has taken a turn with the emergence of OTT platforms. Not only are actresses portraying women in challenging professions, but even directors have taken a leap when it comes to storytelling that goes far beyond socially accepted gender standards.

‘Devil got ahold of him’

Oscar winner Denzel Washington recently appeared with author and pastor T.D. Jakes where the conversation soon turned to Will Smith’s infamous slap.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Why are pan masala ads landing celebrities in legal trouble?

In India, tobacco is an incredible money-making business. Pan Masala is an Indian smokeless tobacco product that is both addictive and carcinogenic. The government, anti-tobacco crusaders, and civil society are increasingly scrutinizing both the smoking and smokeless groups of the industry. To get around the legislation and health-conscious detractors, both groups have turned to subtle and deceitful methods of surrogate advertising.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

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.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Satyajit Ray’s ‘Golpo Bolpo Tarini Khuro’ to be adapted in Hindi

A Hindi film adaptation of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s short story, “Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro”, is in the works.  Ananth Narayan will direct the film, titled “The Storyteller”.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Mithila’s ‘Maya’ to be screened at North American Bengali Conference

Rafiath Rashid Mithila has quite a few films awaiting release, including Raajorshee De’s “Maya”, Riingo Banerjee’s “A River in Heaven” and Arunav Khasanbish’s “Nitishastro”.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

‘RRR’ all set for OTT release

“RRR” will be released on ZEE5 on May 20.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Shahiduzzaman Selim’s ‘Shubornobhumi’

National Film Award-winning actor Shahiduzzaman Selim has started shooting for a new film. The movie, titled “Shubornobhumi”, is based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh. It is being directed by Zahid Hosain.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

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

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's forthcoming feature film "No Land’s Man" has been selected for the Sydney Film Festival. The news was confirmed by the director himself through social media.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

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.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Yash Rohan and Tasnia Farin pair up for ‘Sorry Amit’

On the fifth day of Eid, Abu Mahmud Hayat directorial tele fiction “Sorry Amit” will air on Deepto Television. The production features Tasnia Farin and Yash Rohan in lead roles.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Mosharraf Karim’s ‘Dour’ to run on Hoichoi this Eid

After garnering wide appreciation for his powerful performance in Hoichoi’s “Mohanagar”, National Film Award winning actor Mosharraf Karim is set to star in the web series, “Dour”, for the streaming platform.