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KG Mostafa the lyricist of “Tomare Legechhe Eto Je Bhalo”

KG Mostafa the lyricist of “Tomare Legechhe Eto Je Bhalo”

It was sometime in 1960, when film producer and director Ehtesham was busy in giving final touches to his ongoing Bangla film production “Rajdhanir Bukey”. As always, he preferred someone fresh for penning the lyrics for the main song of the film, where he was about to introduce the great Talat Mahmood for giving the playback voice during the artiste's short and personal visit to Dhaka at that time. Their time was very short and Ehtesham along with music director Robin Ghosh, another almost fresh but talented and charismatic composer and their friend cum associate Azim, who had not yet become popular as an actor in Dhaka movies, was...

Sanket's Eid TV play on ATN Bangla

Sanket's Eid TV play on ATN Bangla

Although Hanif Sanket is best-known for hosting popular magazine programme “Ittyadi”,...

The world's first 'Metalhead' President

The world's first 'Metalhead' President

Heavy metal music is often associated with angst, hostility, dark emotions...

Workshop for aspiring filmmakers held

Workshop for aspiring filmmakers held

A training programme on filmmaking, titled “Stop Not Film Banao” was...

Bollywood needs more older characters… Kamal Haasan

Bollywood needs more older characters… Kamal Haasan

Is Bollywood no land for older actors? That debate has been revived by veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who says writers usually don't script roles for older actors and suggests it's time they do so. “Writers do not write roles for older people … they always write for younger people so we all try to...

Abar Hawa Bodol on Desh TV

Abar Hawa Bodol on Desh TV

Seven-episode TV play “Abar Hawa Bodol” will air on Desh TV at 9 pm on Eid day. The play has been written and directed by Imraul Rafat. The story of the drama revolves around three couples, spending their holidays at a resort. The drama humorously depicts different incidents, which take place surrounding these couples. The...

ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS EID

ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS EID

Balaka Cineworld, Shyamoli Digital Cinema, Blockbuster Cinemas, Star Cineplex Most Welcome-2 Directed by: MA Jalil Ananta Starring: Ananta, Barsha, Misha Soudagar Star Cineplex          Blockbuster Cinemas                    

NOSTALGIA

Published Date: July 24, 2014
The passion of Uttam Kumar

The passion of Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar continues to exude the aura that defined him when he was alive. Thirty four years after his passing, there are the memories that speak of the man. He was part of our fathers' generation before becoming part of ours. It was his movies that our parents went to, especially if he...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Lalu Bhai in remembrance…

Lalu Bhai in remembrance…

Cultural activists here reminisced on AFM Abdul Ali Lalu, once a popular comedian of Bangla films, radio and television at a discussion at the Muslim Institute auditorium in Mymensingh town on Monday afternoon. Lalu Sangskritik Smriti Parishad organised the discussion, marking the 6th death anniversary of Abdul Ali Lalu, better known to a generation...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
The artistic world of Mahera Khaleque

The artistic world of Mahera Khaleque

Mahera Khaleque, a US-based Bangladeshi artist was a research artist in residency with Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her residency period spanned from June 24 to July 20. The residency ended with an open studio visit from July 19- 20, where she exhibited an installation at the Britto Space. The title of the...

FILM REVIEW

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Rom-com “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” makes no bones about its parallels with all time classic “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. Like “Dilwale..”, “Humpty Sharma..” boasts of an attractive young cast, the girl is engaged to marry a man who she has never met, she is immediately struck by a charmer she encounters, the two...

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Published Date: July 24, 2014
Shihoron on Desh TV

Shihoron on Desh TV

Single episode TV play “Shihoron” will go on air on Desh TV at 7:45 pm on the fourth day of Eid. Written by Sadat Russel, the drama has been directed by Shoaibur Rahman Russel. Plot: RJ Arnob hosts popular radio programme Shihoron, where the audience participates and tells their personal stories. One day a...

NEWS bytes

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Casablanca piano goes up for auction

Casablanca piano goes up for auction

The piano from Rick's Cafe in the classic romance film Casablanca will be auctioned at Bonhams this autumn. It is one of the most famous pianos in film, the one played by Sam in Rick's Cafe, triggering dewy-eyed reminiscence in Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The piano is expected to sell for a seven-figure...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Entertainment show Hashtey Nei Mana on BTV

Entertainment-based variety show “Hashtey Nei Mana” will be aired on BTV during this Eid. Compiled and hosted by Iqbal Khandakar, the show will be divided into three segments -- adda, outdoor play and performance of skits. Al Mansur, Tushar Khan, Kachi Khandakar and Shirin Bokul will take part in adda while stand-up comedian Naveed Mahbub, Mirakkel star Abu Hena Rony, actress Sashi and others will perform skits and  participate in an outdoor play.   The programme has been emceed following...

Published Date: July 23, 2014
In love with rock music

In love with rock music

Promising Chittagong- based band Chhuti began its journey in 2004. The band was founded by front-man and rhythm guitarist Sukanta Chanda who began his music career in 2000. In his teens, Sukanta attended a number of major concerts by noted bands of Bangladesh, held at the Chittagong and CHT regions. From then, he...