Fahmim Ferdous

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Launched while in 'test phase'?

While the launch of a circular bus service -- that promises convenient short-distance commutes around Dhanmondi and nearby areas -- has generated excitement among many citizens of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), they might have to hold their horses for just a little longer.

January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019

Justice Habibur Rahman: A life of subdued greatness

His would not be an ordinary life. The year was 1952, and the movement demanding Bangla as a state language of erstwhile East

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

The year Pokemon started showing up in the streets of Dhaka

The moment you hear someone is an avid 'video gamer', you form an image in your head: someone socially awkward, probably not the physically fittest, crouched in a corner of a room on their PC or a TV, smashing buttons on a keyboard or a joystick… or someone constantly glued to their smartphone screen, tapping away furiously, oblivious to the world around them.

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Berlinale drops by Dhaka

In terms of ticket sales and admissions, it holds the bragging rights for the biggest annual film festival in the world, but the Berlin International Film Festival—or Berlinale, as it is better known as—is not just about its numbers.

May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Stuck between a foot-bridge and a hard place

To paraphrase Syed Mujtaba Ali, “A foot-bridge will cure pedestrians' woes, but what will cure the foot-bridge?”

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

Shironamhin release “E Raate”

Popular rock band Shironamhin has released a new song on their YouTube channel, an old but obscure number by the band only the most hardcore of fans have heard before. The song is part of the film “Amra Ekta Cinema Banabo” that has been in the making for the better part of a decade.

April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

We must break free from existing system

The failure to implement communist ideologies in the societal system has shaped the course of this subcontinent for the worse, Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University Serajul Islam Choudhury observed yesterday.

April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

“Operation Jackpot” coming to the big screen

Giasuddin Selim took nine years between his first film and second, but it appears his fans will not have to wait that long for his next.

April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

“I don't like to chop time like potato fries”

Akram Khan's debut film “Ghasphul” released in 2015 to largely positive reviews, but it is with his second feature “Khancha” that he really gained attention. The film was Bangladesh's entry to the 90th Academy Awards in the foreign language category, and won best film, best director and best actor (for Azad Abul Kalam) at the 20th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards. The director recently sat down with The Daily Star for a candid conversation about his filmmaking philosophy, influences and more.

April 17, 2018
April 17, 2018

Jaya Ahsan transfixes in first “Debi” teaser

“Debi”, the upcoming Anam Biswas film bringing Humayun Ahmed's iconic fictional character Misir Ali to the big screen for the first