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.
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.
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.
Prominent theatre troupe BotTola, in association with Jatrik, presented their play, “Marx in Soho” at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mohila Samity in Bailey Road, Dhaka, recently. The whimsical play by Howard Zinn has been translated into Bangla by writer Javed Hussen. The production is helmed by actor and director Naila Azad.
Celebrated director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s “Munshigiri”, starring Chanchal Chowdhury, releases on Chorki at 8 pm tonight. The Chorki original film also features Purnima and Shabnam Faria in pivotal roles. Based on the novel "Mriterao Kotha Bole" by Shibarata Barman, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury brings a first of its kind detective story of Bangladesh with his debut web film.
The 24th edition of National Art Exhibition is currently underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Dhaka. Along with the competition zone, this year, BSA introduced a curated section in Gallery 6 of Jatiya Chitrashala, for the first time. Curators Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Kamruzzaman Shadhin, Joydeb Roaja, and Zihan Karim are involved in the project.