Shakib Khan likely to dominate Eid box office

October 4, 2014

Shakib Khan likely to dominate Eid box officeLike previous few eids, this eid film market is most likely to be dominated by Shakib Khan with a surprising number of three films. In absence of any Ananta Jalil film, which put Shakib to a stiff test in last two eids, Shakib’s dominance in the box office is very plausible. It was reported in some newspapers and entertainment portals even a month back that for the first time in the last few years, Shakib Khan is going to be absent Read more

Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini to get TV premiere on Eid

October 1, 2014

Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini to get TV premiere on EidShakib Khan Joya Ahsan starrer Dhallywood blockbuster Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini is going to have television premiere on upcoming Eid-ul-Azha festival.
The film, which was released in 70 cinemas across the country during Eid-ul-Azha festival last year and was a commercial success, will be screened on private television channel ATN Bangla on the next day of Eid day at 10:30am. The star-studded big budget film also casts Razzak, Diti, Read more

Jazz Multimedia to distribute Farooki’s Piprabidya

October 1, 2014

Jazz Multimedia to distribute Farooki’s PiprabidyaMostafa Sarwar Farooki has already gained huge popularity as a filmmaker through his teleplays and super hit films like Bachelor and Television. Jazz Multimedia has also bloomed as one of the most prominent film producing companies in the country through producing some popular films like Agnee, Bhalobasar Rang, and others.
Farooki has recently shook hand with Read more

Bangladesh sends Jonakir Alo to Oscars

September 26, 2014

Bangladesh sends Jonakir Alo to OscarsKhalid Mahmud Mithu’s second feature film Jonakir Alo has been selected as Bangladesh’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category of 87th Oscars. The name of the selected film was revealed by the members of Oscars Selection Committee at a press conference at a restaurant in the capital on Thursday. Habibur Rahman Khan, noted filmmaker and chairman of the committee, made the declaration on behalf of the Read more

Jonakir Alo wins best director award

September 18, 2014

Brasov Int’l Film Fest
Jonakir Alo wins best director award
Jonakir Alo wins best director awardKhalid Mahmud Mithu’s second feature film Jonakir Alo won the best director award at the Brasov International Film Festival (BRIFF), held between September 12 and 14 in Romania. A production of Impress Telefilms, Jonakir Alo stars Gazi Rakayet, Bidya Sinha Saha Mim, Emon and Kalyan. The film revolves around a woman who dreams of working for children’s welfare, and is torn between adopting a child and her responsibility as Read more

Piprabidya to compete for international glory

September 17, 2014

Piprabidya to compete for international gloryMostafa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film Piprabidya has been selected for two international film festivals. The film has been chosen for the competition round of Asia Pacific Film Festival, which will take place at Brisbane, Australia in November this year. To note, Farooki’s last film Television won a grand jury award at the same festival back in 2013. The second international film festival that will feature Piprabidya is the Windows Read more

Salman Shah’s 17th death anniv today

September 6, 2014

Salman Shah’s 17th death anniv todayIt was not even 1500 days that Salman Shah (Shahriar Chowdhury Emon) worked in the country’s film industry. Beginning in 1993, Salman’s film career ended abruptly in September 6, 1996 with his untimely death.
But the three or so years of his film career is still regarded by thousands as the best romantic period of Dhallywood. Salman Shah acted in nearly 27 films, starting with Sohanur Rahman Sohan’d Keyamat Theke Keyamat. Read more

Love Station releases today

September 5, 2014

Love Station releases todayRomantic feature film Love Station is scheduled for release in cinemas all over the country today.
Directed by Shahdat Hossain Litan, the film casts Bappi Chowdhury and newcomer Misty Jannat, Alexander Bow, Maruf, Shahnur, Kazi Hayat, Rehana Jolly, Rasheda Chowdhury and others in different roles.
The story of the film has been Read more

English titles of Bangla films discouraged

August 17, 2014

Letter issued by information ministry to film bodies
English titles of Bangla films discouragedSweeping use of English titles in Dhallywood films has been discouraged by information ministry of the country in a written letter.
Signed by M Rabiul Islam, deputy secretary of the information ministry, and dated on August 06, the letter stipulates that use of ‘English titles in Bangla films do not go well with our culture, literature, tradition and history’. Copies of the letter have been sent to concerned Read more

Hero – The Superstar: Get high before watching

August 8, 2014

Hero – The Superstar- Get high before watchingLandmark movie, turning around the clichéd format of local films, maintaining an international standard – before the release of Hero, we heard a lot of things said about it. All good of course; though if you decide to watch it, then you are recommended to have a few shots of Vodka first. In a sane mind, it will be hard to watch the whole movie. It›s an agglomeration of several plots, presented in the typical incoherent way, devoid of any Read more

Ananta Jalil film reigns Dhaka box office

August 4, 2014

Ananta Jalil film reigns Dhaka box officeEid holidays rarely translate as a relaxing, carefree time for movie stars in this part of the world. To the movie stars, the window of Eid holidays presents one of the biggest business opportunities, and good business in filmdom means war at the box office. It was well anticipated from before that this Eid was going to be an intense duel between superstar Ananta Jalil and Dhallywood’s king Shakib Khan, and it has turned out just as it was expected. Read more

Jalil, Shakib head to head for Box Office dominance

July 27, 2014

Jalil, Shakib head to head for Box Office dominanceIt seems the filmdom of the country, known as Dhallywood, is acute with the rivalry of two ‘superstars’- MA Jalil Ananta and Shakib Khan. Both the actors dominated last year’s Eid-ul-Fitr. Jalil’s Nishshartha Bhalobasa (What is Love) and Shakib’s Purna Doirgha Prem Kahini did remarkably good business, and, by doing so, made the contemporary actors archrivals.
This Eid-ul-Fitr, the scene is Read more

Honeymoon awaiting release on Eid

July 23, 2014

Honeymoon awaiting release on EidMuch talked about romantic film Honeymoon will be released during upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival in movie theatres across the country.
Directed by Shafiuddin Shafi, Honeymoon is an action romantic film starring Bappi, Mahi, Syed Hasan Imam and Ahmed Sharif.
The film has been produced by Jazz Multimedia.
Director Shafi said, ‘The film has Read more

Most Welcome 2 to release during Eid-ul-Fitr

June 15, 2014

Most Welcome 2 to release during Eid-ul-FitrMA Jalil Ananta’s much hyped film Most Welcome 2 is aiming a worldwide release during upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
Produced and directed by Ananta Jalil himself, the film unsurprisingly will star him in the lead role. The film also stars other actors like Jalil’s wife Barsha, Champa, Sohel Rana and Misha Soudagar. But that’s not all! The movie has a special appearance by Bollywood Read more

Festival on films of golden age to begin tomorrow 

May 14, 2014

Festival on films of golden age to begin tomorrowA three-day film festival featuring discussion sessions and screening of films of the ‘golden age’ will begin tomorrow at the National Theatre Hall of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Bangladesh Film Archive and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will jointly organise the festival to celebrate 30 decades of the founding
of Bangladesh Film Archive. Read more

Daring Lover: love, spice and some vice

May 9, 2014

Daring Lover- love, spice and some viceStanding in front of Almas and Dinar, two most prominent movie halls in Chittagong, I had to make a choice between Daring Lover and Jongoler Tarzan. While the former played at major theatres in Dhaka, the latter took me by surprise. Never heard that such a film was being released! Jongoler Tarzan, the name is self-explanatory and the rather risqué poster suggested that this was one of ‘those’ films that are Read more

Boishommo, 2 other films hit screen today

March 21, 2014

Boishommo, 2 other films hit screen todayDirector Adam Dawla’s debut film Boishommo and Raju Chowdhury’s Toke Bhalobastei Hobe and Ek Number Asami are going to hit
the cinemas today across the country.
While Raju Chowdhury’s films are usually the commercial Dhallywood types, Dawla’s Boishommo is a film with a difference.
The two-hour feature film Boishommo Read more

Riaz-Purnima on silver screen

February 28, 2014

Riaz-Purnima on silver screenAfter overcoming many hurdles, the film ‘Lobhe Paap Paape Mrittu’ by Riaz-Purnima has been released in the theatres. Through this film, the popular pair of one time has come on screen after a long time. The film has been premiered in 30 theatres on the occasion of valentines. It will released in 40 other theatres by this week, informed the Sohanur Rahman Sohan, the director of the film. Sohan said, ‘I started the working for Read more

Shooting of ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ begins

February 28, 2014

Shooting of ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ beginsThe shooting for Rafique Shikdar’s film ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ began on 17th February. The shooting for the film took place in TSC of Dhaka University, Jia Hall, Chobir Haat and Boi Mela.
The actors of the film are model-actor Nirob and newcomer Tanha. The film is being produced under the banner of DholeshwariFilms.
Tanha said, ‘As it is my first Read more

Mahi-Bappi pairs up once again!

February 28, 2014

Mahi-Bappi pairs up once againPopular star couple of the time Bappi-Mahi has signed a new film. The name of the film is ‘Court Marriage’. The film will be directed by Salahuddin Lavlu.
The film is being produced under the banner of Jazz Multimedia. The story and screenplay of the film has been doneby Abdullah Zahir Babu. Music production by Emon Shaha. The shooting for the film will start by the first week of June, after the inauguration of the film in Read more

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