3d ago| TV & Film

Glad to be a part of history: Bubly

Bubly and Symon Sadik are acting as leads in Raju Raj directorial film ‘Chador’. They have been shooting for the past 14 days, in different locations in Dhaka.

'Bangladesh is divided along cultural fault lines', Professor Mohammad Azam discusses at Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation

The culture and traditions of the country have been colonised. Thoughts which originate in Kolkata are being accepted in Dhaka’s society without due consideration. 

6d ago| TV & Film

Alia stuns as Keya in first look for ‘Heart of Stone’

The first look for the upcoming Hollywood action thriller, “Heart of Stone”, featuring Alia Bhatt and Gal Gadot was unveiled by Netflix today. The video was revealed at Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event, which was streamed on Netflix’s YouTube channel.

2w ago| TV & Film

Tasnia Farin’s ‘Nishwas’ to release today on Chorki

The Raihan Rafi directorial web-film “Nishwas”, starring Tasnia Farin as its lead, is going to start streaming from 8:00 PM today. This Chorki thriller will also feature Safa Kabir, Sayed Zaman Shawon, Rashed Mamun Apu, Neel Hurerzahan, and veteran actor Dilara Zaman.

The Little Mermaid: Has Disney sanitised our expectations from fairytales?

Thanks to 2023's The Little Mermaid, Black and brown girls can finally see themselves as princesses in a film where the protagonist's skin colour is not as instrumental to the story as the princesses' heritage was in Aladdin, Mulan, and The Princess and the Frog.

2w ago| TV & Film

An ode to Jean-Luc Godard, vanguard of New Wave cinema

The pioneer of the French New Wave and one of the most brilliant directors of the 20th century, the great Jean-Luc Godard is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. His contribution to cinema can be felt throughout cinematic history, and beyond.

3w ago| Life & Living

Chanchal Chowdhury on his fame, acting, and projects

Chanchal Chowdhury's stellar performance in Taqdeer shows just how magnificent he can be in convincing the audience about his character. The result is a thoroughly gripping web series on the OTT platform, Hoichoi. This performance earned him the Best Actor (male) award in the popular category, in the Blender's Choice-The Daily Star OTT & Digital Content Awards 2021. 

3w ago| TV & Film

I was trembling with fear on my first scene with Tabu: Badhan

Azmeri Haque Badhan became more of a household name and a creative force to be reckoned with, after Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s directorial debut film “Rehana Maryam Noor”. The movie is the first Bangladeshi film in history to be officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival, in the Un Certain Regard section.

3w ago| Theatre & Arts

Bangladeshi artworks exhibited in Nepal

Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with the Siddhartha Art Gallery, is organising an art exhibition in Nepal as part of the celebration of 50 years of Nepal-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.

3w ago| TV & Film

Trailer for Tasnia Farin starrer ‘Nishwas’ out

The official trailer for the web-film, “Nishwas”, which is directed by Raihan Rafi, has been released today. Previously, the director impressed audiences with his film, “Poran”. Chorki released the trailer for “Nishwas” through their official Facebook page.

3w ago| Middle East

Gulf states ask Netflix to remove "offensive" contents

Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian.

South Asia Speaks creative writing mentorship open for applications

The free, year-long fellowship for creative writers from South Asia, is accepting applications until September 30, 2022. 

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Glad to be a part of history: Bubly

Bubly and Symon Sadik are acting as leads in Raju Raj directorial film ‘Chador’. They have been shooting for the past 14 days, in different locations in Dhaka.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

'Bangladesh is divided along cultural fault lines', Professor Mohammad Azam discusses at Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation

The culture and traditions of the country have been colonised. Thoughts which originate in Kolkata are being accepted in Dhaka’s society without due consideration. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Alia stuns as Keya in first look for ‘Heart of Stone’

The first look for the upcoming Hollywood action thriller, “Heart of Stone”, featuring Alia Bhatt and Gal Gadot was unveiled by Netflix today. The video was revealed at Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event, which was streamed on Netflix’s YouTube channel.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

‘Nil Chhaya’ reconjures ghosts of Bengal’s Indigo Revolution

‘Nil Chhaya' connects the Indigo Revolt to the oppressions faced by present day garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall trilogy, no more

Hilary Mantel, British author of the Tudor series of books known as the Wolf Hall trilogy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, Reuters reports. The twice Booker Prize-winning author was 70. 

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Of diverse princesses and demigods: Is racebending in fantasy adaptations enough?

Progress is underway, but some studios are still hiding behind the curtain of racebending as if it will solve all of the problems of race innate to cinema itself. Nonetheless, all of it matters—Ariel and Annabeth being portrayed by young Black women—because what we read and watch feeds our imagination.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022
September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

20 to get Shilpakala Padak

A total of 18 cultural luminaries and two cultural organisations will be awarded the Shilpakala Padak, for the years of 2019 and 2020, in recognition of their notable contributions to different creative arenas -- such as vocal music, instrumental music, dance, film, fine art, dramatics, recitation, folk culture and photography.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

SHOUTxDS Books presents ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ — Episode 1

The poems ranged from mental health issues to individual freedom of expression and every musing in between.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

R Kelly found guilty on multiple counts in sexual abuse trial

R&B singer R Kelly was found guilty on Wednesday on multiple charges of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him but not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal.