Priyanka Chowdhury

Karagar: The blurred line between fact and fiction

The long-awaited “Karagar Part-1” has finally been released on Hoichoi. The show, while not an instant homerun, can be likened to a slow game of poker. Layers upon layers of fiction, blended with facts, makes “Karagar” a witty commentary on the slippery nature of truth. As the audience starts to believe where the story is going, Syed Ahmed Shawki turns the table on his audience, bluffing them with a royal flush.

Analysing South Asian history through films

Critical reading of South Asian history has been majorly subjected to individual narratives. Lack of comparative studies have resulted in ignorance for neighbours and a forgotten history of self.

Be an artist with ‘Cartoon Cartoon’

Prominent cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, in association with A2i HD Media and Cartoon People, a community of Bangladeshi cartoonists and visual storytellers, has launched a show titled, “Cartoon Cartoon”. It airs on BTV, and is awaiting release on Duronto Television.

Filmmaking for a global audience

Throughout the last two decades in Bangladesh, there has been a shift in storytelling on screen. Most notably, directors made films that not only initiated conversations in the country, but also made strides on global platforms.

Breaking through concepts

“Those who come to Pathshala strive for more than just a comfortable living.

Nurul Alam Atique opens up about ‘Lal Moroger Jhuti’

Throughout the past two decades, director Nurul Alam Atique has created a unique style of storytelling, involving intimate human concepts. “Lal Moroger Jhuti” presents a narrative that explores the collective memory of the masses during 1971. Atique shares his thoughts on his second feature film with The Daily Star.

Documenting birth of a nation

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) inaugurated a solo exhibition titled, "Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning" at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

I gained 6 kilos to portray Rustom: Shohel Mondol

Shohel Mondol is an actor who passionately showcases his talent on the stage and screen. In Hoichoi’s “Boli”, directed by Shankha Dasgupta, he plays the protagonist, Rustom. In a heart-to-heart conversation, Shohel spoke about his journey of becoming the character, his love for new challenges, and more.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Karagar: The blurred line between fact and fiction

The long-awaited “Karagar Part-1” has finally been released on Hoichoi. The show, while not an instant homerun, can be likened to a slow game of poker. Layers upon layers of fiction, blended with facts, makes “Karagar” a witty commentary on the slippery nature of truth. As the audience starts to believe where the story is going, Syed Ahmed Shawki turns the table on his audience, bluffing them with a royal flush.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Analysing South Asian history through films

Critical reading of South Asian history has been majorly subjected to individual narratives. Lack of comparative studies have resulted in ignorance for neighbours and a forgotten history of self.

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

Be an artist with ‘Cartoon Cartoon’

Prominent cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, in association with A2i HD Media and Cartoon People, a community of Bangladeshi cartoonists and visual storytellers, has launched a show titled, “Cartoon Cartoon”. It airs on BTV, and is awaiting release on Duronto Television.

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

Filmmaking for a global audience

Throughout the last two decades in Bangladesh, there has been a shift in storytelling on screen. Most notably, directors made films that not only initiated conversations in the country, but also made strides on global platforms.

December 26, 2021
December 26, 2021

Breaking through concepts

“Those who come to Pathshala strive for more than just a comfortable living.

December 11, 2021
December 11, 2021

Nurul Alam Atique opens up about ‘Lal Moroger Jhuti’

Throughout the past two decades, director Nurul Alam Atique has created a unique style of storytelling, involving intimate human concepts. “Lal Moroger Jhuti” presents a narrative that explores the collective memory of the masses during 1971. Atique shares his thoughts on his second feature film with The Daily Star.

December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021

Documenting birth of a nation

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) inaugurated a solo exhibition titled, "Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning" at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

I gained 6 kilos to portray Rustom: Shohel Mondol

Shohel Mondol is an actor who passionately showcases his talent on the stage and screen. In Hoichoi’s “Boli”, directed by Shankha Dasgupta, he plays the protagonist, Rustom. In a heart-to-heart conversation, Shohel spoke about his journey of becoming the character, his love for new challenges, and more.

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

An artist through an artist’s eyes

In 1971, at the age of 17, Mamun photographed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 3, 1971. “I didn’t know he’d make the call for independence on March 7, but I happened to have witnessed and captured the moment,” he recalled. Ever since, Mamun grew a passion to capture portraits of famous personalities through his lenses. He captured portraits of more than 8,000 famous personalities till date.

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

A promising star of the stage

Talented theatre actress and dancer Umma Habiba delivered a brilliant performance in “Marx in Soho”, a recent play by prominent theatre troupe BotTola, in association with Jatrik.