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  • Fazlur Rahman Babu working on “Indubala 3”

    Fazlur Rahman Babu has been on a roll lately, particularly on the big screen, with films like “Swapnajaal”, “Gohin Baluchor” and “Haldaa”. It's easy to forget that the versatile artiste also has other talents besides his acting chops, but the veteran is gearing up to remind his fans.

  • Bangladesh to host FIAF Congress '21

    The decision was made on the fifth day of the latest 74th FIAF Congress in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday (April 26) when Bangladesh beat 46 votes to 37.

  • “Operation Jackpot” coming to the big screen

    Giasuddin Selim took nine years between his first film and second, but it appears his fans will not have to wait that long for his next.

  • “I don't like to chop time like potato fries”

    Akram Khan's debut film “Ghasphul” released in 2015 to largely positive reviews, but it is with his second feature “Khancha” that he really gained attention. The film was Bangladesh's entry to the 90th Academy Awards in the foreign language category, and won best film, best director and best actor (for Azad Abul Kalam) at the 20th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards. The director recently sat down with The Daily Star for a candid conversation about his filmmaking philosophy, influences and more.

  • “Poramon 2” to premiere at Cannes film market

    Upcoming Bangladeshi film “Poramon 2”, starring Siam Ahmed and Pujja Cherry, will have its premiere at the Marche du Film of the

  • Busy times ahead for Tama Mirza

    National Film Award-winning actor Tama Mirza has recently signed up for a new movie. Titled “Guptochor”, shooting is slated to

  • “Swapnajaal” winning its way back into theatres

    Giasuddin Selim's return to the big screen, “Swapnajaal” created a formidable splash when it released, albeit at a limited scale, on April

  • “The Post” releasing in Dhaka today

    Steven Spielberg's “The Post”, the '70s historical political drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the leading roles that got

  • Jaya Ahsan in Debi Film

    Jaya Ahsan transfixes in first “Debi” teaser

    “Debi”, the upcoming Anam Biswas film bringing Humayun Ahmed's iconic fictional character Misir Ali to the big screen for the first

  • “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo” releasing today

    Veteran actor-director Alamgir's latest big screen venture, “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo”, is set to release in theatres across the country today.

  • First look poster of “Debi” launched

    There has been considerable excitement surrounding a film called “Debi” ever since it was announced a little over a year ago, and for good reason. The first and foremost of them is who it's by and who it's about

  • Rituparna-Shuvo on Facebook Live at TDS today

    With the much-anticipated film “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo” ready to hit theatres this Friday, the two stars of the film – Rituparna Sengupta and Arifin Shuvo – are coming to a special Facebook Live chat show at the Daily Star.

  • Actress Rituparna Sengupta

    Rituparna in Dhaka to promote “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo”

    Rituparna Sengupta, one of Indian Bangla cinema's most familiar faces, recently made her return to Dhallywood, filming the Alamgir-directed “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo”. Now, ahead of the film's release on April 13, the actor is putting all her weight into promotions for it.

  • Swapnajaal Film Review

    Giasuddin Selim delivers on his promise

    There was considerable buzz surrounding “Swapnajaal” ever since it was announced, and that discussion only gathered pace as the film neared its release – from the choice of the central cast to the secrecy surrounding its plot details.

  • Faruk and Babita

    Stars react to winning National Film Award

    The biggest recognition in the country's cinema is the National Film Award, which was announced this past Thursday for films of 2016.

  • It's time to weave “Swapnajaal”

    Films that appeal to critics and the general audience alike are rare to come by, and that is true everywhere in the world. Nine years ago, “Monpura” broke that ground, appealing to film lovers across Bangladesh with runs as long as nine-months in theatres, as well as sweeping five National Awards.

  • Oggatonama

    ‘Oggatonama’ best film in Nat’l Film Award-2016

    “Oggatonama (The Unnamed)”, directed by Tauquir Ahmed, wins the best film award as the Information Ministry announces the names of winning artistes and film professionals in the National Film Award-2016 in 26 categories.

  • Team Members of Film Swapnajaal

    Swapnajaal Team On The Daily Star Facebook Live Today!

    Today's the day! The April edition of “Ask Me Anything”, The Daily Star's monthly Facebook Live show will feature not one, not two but three guests, building up the hype to the upcoming film “Swapnajaal”.

  • Swapnajaal Team Coming To The Daily Star Facebook Live

    The April edition of “Ask Me Anything”, The Daily Star's monthly Facebook Live show will feature not one, not two but three guests, building up the hype to the upcoming film “Swapnajaal”.

  • Pather Panchali

    Chris Nolan just saw “Pather Panchali” and he is amazed

    Christopher Nolan, undeniably one of the greatest filmmakers alive, has recently watched Satyajit Ray's “Pather Panchali”, and says he is willing to learn more about Indian cinema.

  • JAYA AHSAN learned actual circus tricks for a role

    Jaya Ahsan has gone from strength to strength as an actor, particularly in recent years, as her success transcended borders. One of the busiest actors in Indian Bangla cinema right now, Jaya's commitment to her craft has taken her places, including a circus.

  • “Amar Bondhu Rashed” inspires schoolchildren in Pabna

    “Amar Bondhu Rashed”, the Morshedul Islam-directed adolescent film set during the Liberation War, was screened at various educational institutes in Pabna over the last month, as part of Independence Day observances in the district.

  • 90th Oscars awarded film Shape of Water in Dhaka

    “Shape of Water” comes to Dhaka

    Guillermo del Toro's “The Shape of Water”, which was the big winner at this year's big winner at the Oscars – taking home Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best production Design – has finally landed on the big screen in Dhaka. Star Cineplex, the country's first multiplex theatre, just released the critically-acclaimed title starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer, along with two other recent big Hollywood films.

  • Swapnajaal set for April 6 release

    It's official: “Swapnajaal”, Giasuddin Selim's return to the big screen game nine years after the blockbuster “Monpura”, is all set to bow

  • ScarJo to star in Taika Waititi's “Jojo Rabbit”

    Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight's “Jojo Rabbit”, reports Variety.

  • Dhallywood Superstar Shakib Khan's YouTube Channel

    Shakib Khan enters the YouTube realm

    Shakib Khan, Dhallywood's undisputed superstar, is now entering a new arena of entertainment: the digital one.

  • Raisuddin Bhuiyan

    Hollywood film to revolve around Bangladeshi Rais Bhuiyan

    An upcoming big screen project centred on the aftermath of the infamous 9/11 attacks in the USA is set to follow Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a US immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants.

  • Amin Khan

    Amin Khan, Popy reunite onscreen

    Many years ago, viewers enjoyed the on-screen chemistry between popular film actors Popy and Amin Khan. While those films proved

  • Four Bangladeshi shorts at Cannes

    Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious event of world cinema, will feature four Bangladeshi short films at this year's edition, to be

  • “Dhono Dhanno Puspo Bhora” gets festival call-up

    “Dhono Dhanno Puspo Bhora” (English title “True False & A Revolution”), a documentary film on the historical Agartala case and the