Hawa

I never played such a role before and I won’t do it again: Ferdous

Mahmud Didar's much-awaited film, "Beauty Circus”, has brought together two of the silver screen’s most renowned artistes—Jaya Ahsan and Ferdous. The movie highlights the lost culture of the circus and showcases the life of people who work in circuses.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Bangladesh nominates 'Hawa' for Oscars

Mejbaur Rahman Sumon directorial film "Hawa" has been selected for nomination into the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 95th Academy Awards, by the Oscar Committee Bangladesh.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

I never played such a role before and I won’t do it again: Ferdous

Mahmud Didar's much-awaited film, "Beauty Circus”, has brought together two of the silver screen’s most renowned artistes—Jaya Ahsan and Ferdous. The movie highlights the lost culture of the circus and showcases the life of people who work in circuses.

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

Why ‘Hawa’ reminded me of Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’

The song “Shada Shada Kala Kala” seems almost like a visual rendition of “the merry minstrelsy” that breaks out in front of the bride as red as a rose.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

What to read if you liked watching ‘Hawa’

The film is a deep dive into Bangladesh’s rivers and the fishermen who hold up the country’s underbelly, along with the revelry, the mythologies that run across the folk culture of majhis and Bede communities. 

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

The film industry’s unforeseen revival

Recently, the trailer for Raihan Rafi’s “Damal” was released, much to the delight of cinema-goers who have been enjoying a steady stream of quality projects.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Director of 'Hawa' sued by Wildlife Crime Control Unit

Previously, on August 11, a four-member team from the Wildlife Crime Control Unit went to watch "Hawa" at the Bashundhara City branch of Star Cineplex in Dhaka. After watching the film, the representatives had stated that the Wildlife Conservation and Security Act of 2012 was violated due to the scene featuring a captivated shalik. 

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

Hawa: The wind that will take us a long way

"Hawa", the first film by director Mesbaur Rahman Sumon, has breathed new life to Bangla cinema. The film has been widely praised by the audience.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

Hawa sari, t-shirts and merchandise: secret behind the fascination

If you are thinking that Hawa, the Chanchal Chowdhury and Nazifa Tushi starrer is simply facing the first few days of success, that is usual of any good movie, then you are simply clueless. The movie written and directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon is facing an implausible triumph, one that is only synonymous with blockbuster hits. Fans had gone wild even before the movie was released. They were wearing the Hawa sari, and Hawa T-shirts, carrying the Hawa merchandise and even humming to the famous ‘Shada-Kala’ tune while boarding a rickshaw. It’s as if the film had created a cult following, who were hung up on setting the records straight for once: that Bangladeshi movies could generate a buzz similar to any of their global counterpart.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

‘Hawa’ breaks Madhumita Cinema Hall record

Mejbaur Rahman Sumon's directorial debut "Hawa" is breaking records all across the country. The power of “Hawa” was also felt in some of Dhaka’s most iconic theatres such as Madhumita Cinema Hall—where, for the first time ever, the three opening shows of the movie were houseful. 

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

'Hawa' is an unmatched commitment to filmmaking

The most impeccable features are its cinematography, production design and colour grading.