Rakshanda Rahman Misha

Filmmakers and Star Cineplex clash over industry priorities, who said what?

Earlier on May 3, two movies hit the screens– "Shyama Kabya", directed by Badrul Anam Saud, and "Deadbody", directed by Mohammad Iqbal. Both directors have accused Star Cineplex of favouring foreign films over Bangla cinema.

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Keeping up with the Dewans

Composed by Pritom Hasan and penned by Khaleque Dewan, “Ma Lo Ma” beautifully blends original and modern influences, leading to its viral success shortly after its release.

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Ritu Raj blends tradition and panache

Recently, the singer released his track “Poro Choitali Shajhe” from his album “Raj”, a project that had been a dream for both him and his elder brother, Prithwi Raj. Unfortunately, Prithwi's untimely passing in 2019 momentarily halted their work. 

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Tashfee on conjuring ‘Aaj Tumi Nei’

In an interview with the Daily Star, the songstress delves into the inspiration behind her composition and sheds light on the creative process behind the beautiful music video.

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Ananta-Barsha’s unconditional love

The atmosphere at The Daily Star office brightened as the couple complimented each other's attire for the photo shoot, blending Western and Eastern styles. While Barsha opted for a Pakistani suit in blue and red, Ananta Jalil, the dashing action star, looked striking in a white suit and brown-golden Gucci shirt and grey pants.

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VFX-inspired series ‘Blackstone’ pays tribute to Manna

This VFX-driven series pays homage to Dhallywood's beloved actor, Manna, in its first episode.

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Ctg to the Oscars: Amir Hamja's journey behind the lens on the global stage

The 96th Academy Awards marked a momentous occasion for our country, with Bangladeshi-origin filmmaker Nazrin Choudhury securing her first Oscar nomination for her debut film “Red, White, and Blue.” Additionally, a Bangladeshi photographer, affiliated with the New York Times, captured some of the biggest moments of the Oscars.

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The ‘bad guy’ emerges as ‘hero’

Recently, he shed his ‘greyish demeanour’ to penetrate into the role of a love-torn groom in Zahid Pritom’s “Buk Poketer Golpo”. The actor shared an interesting story as to how his own phobia was incorporated into the hyper-linked web-film.

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February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

Striking looks, melodious voice

After the massive success of "Baje Shobhab", Reehan Rasul has consistently delivered super hit tracks. From the enchanting melodies of "Rupkothar Jogote" to the heart-warming "Gaa Chuye Bolo", the artiste has solidified his presence in the world of showbiz. Most recently, his song "Shesh Chiti", featured in Mizanur Rahman Aryan’s short film "Booking", has generated buzz on social media.

February 7, 2024
February 7, 2024

Oscar nominee Nazrin Choudhury is proud of her Bangladeshi roots

The 96th Academy Awards has recently announced this year's nominees for the Best Live Action Short Film. The entire crew of ‘Red, White and Blue’ waited in anticipation to hear their film’s name. When it finally happened, Nazrin Choudhury, the film’s director, was overwhelmed with emotion. She, along with her daughters, burst into tears. She thanked everyone who supported her, and the very next day, Bangladeshi newspapers prominently featured headlines about Nazrin Choudhury, the Bangladeshi-origin British-American screenwriter, who secured her first Oscar nomination with her directorial debut film.

January 26, 2024
January 26, 2024

An evening of untold stories and reflections with Sharmila Tagore

Tripods, cameras, and an empty sofa awaited in anticipation at the Samson H Lounge at Dhaka Club for the arrival of an icon who has time and again broken conventional norms, working in iconic movies to leave an everlasting imprint in audiences' hearts. The room, once bustling with activity, hushed into silence as the legendary actress made her entrance.

January 20, 2024
January 20, 2024

Films galore: 22nd DIFF opens for all, graced by Sharmila Tagore

“Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society” – with this slogan the curtains rose on the 22nd Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) at the Bangladesh National Museum today. The quintessential Bengali beauty and legendary actress Sharmila Tagore graced the stage as a special guest. Audiences and the media eagerly awaited the moment when the renowned actress would share her insights on stage.

January 19, 2024
January 19, 2024

‘Oshomoy’ is a timely reality check on our society

“Oshomoy” marks Kajal Arefin Ome's debut in the realm of web-films, adding a new dimension to his already impressive portfolio, which includes widely acclaimed content like "Bachelor Point" and "Hotel Relax," earning him a substantial fan following. While the director is renowned for producing predominantly commercial content, “Oshomoy” serves as a testament to his ability to surpass the expectations of his critics.

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

Shamol Mawla soldiers on with a plethora of roles

From portraying a mute character in “Silence” to embodying a repentant figure in “Virus,” Shamol Mawla has left a lasting impression with his diverse roles and versatility throughout the last year. Wrapping up the year, he graced the Deepto Play web-series “Hridmajhare,” taking on the role of a doctor. The on-screen chemistry between Shamol and co-stars Aisha Khan and Nazia Haque Orsha has been much loved by the audience. In a candid interview with The Daily Star, the actor talked about his favourite projects and dubbing for Korean dramas, amongst other work.

January 7, 2024
January 7, 2024

‘Death’s Game’: Exploration of redemption in depths of despair

The Korean drama "Death’s Game" arrived at a time when many adults are grappling with depression and contemplating taking their own lives. We are so consumed by our own miseries that we often overlook the suffering we impose on our loved ones when we succumb to death.

December 22, 2023
December 22, 2023

Chitrangada: A story of women’s individuality

Rabindranath’s Chitrangada has mostly been adapted in dance-drama form, but theater troupe Swapnadal was adamant on narrating the mythological princess of the Kingdom of Manipur into a modern day ‘jatrabala’ styled drama for the audiences. Their unique adaptation of ‘Chitrangada’ caught the eyes of Asia’s largest theatre festival, as they are all set to perform at 25th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Delhi on February.

December 16, 2023
December 16, 2023

Roger Gwynn: The British photographer who fell in love with Bangladesh

Roger Gwynn immortalized some of the most awe-inspiring images of the Birmingham protest against Pakistani brutality and genocide in Bangladesh in 1971. Additionally, he had the opportunity to meet the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 1972 at the Claridges Hotel in London. He again came back to Bangladesh after the Independence to help reform the country after the disastrous Cyclone in 1974.

December 15, 2023
December 15, 2023

Bringing ‘Manush’ to Bangladesh was a challenge: Sanjoy Somadder

Sanjoy Somadder's debut Indian film, “Manush”, premiered in Kolkata on November 24. Although there were plans to release the movie in Bangladesh on the same day, complications arose, leading to a temporary halt on the release. Originally slated for distribution in Bangladesh by Jazz Multimedia, the rights were eventually transferred to Anonno Mamun and his production company.

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