• Saturday, August 02, 2014

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The unparalleled duo Nazrul-Abbasuddin

The unparalleled duo Nazrul-Abbasuddin

Eid-ul-Fitr is never complete for the Bangali Muslims without Kazi Nazrul Islam's wonderful song O mon Ramjaner oi rojar sheshey elo khushir Eid. The appropriate lyrics and the sweet jovial tune of the song absolutely fit the merriment of the occasion. The importance of the song is that it was the first Islamic...

Meghmallar - set for release

Meghmallar - set for release

Full-length feature film “Meghmallar” based on short story “Raincoat” by Akhtaruzzaman...

Hariye Jabar Din- on Channel i

Hariye Jabar Din- on Channel i

Single-episode TV play “Hariye Jabar Din” will go on air on...

Six films to watch in August

Six films to watch in August

Two Days, One Night Marion Cotillard stars as a woman struggling...

Nitya Upahar's monsoon collection on display

Nitya Upahar's monsoon collection on display

Hailing the monsoon and marking Eid-ul-fitr, Gallery Nitya Upahar has organised “Borsha Utshab” at the third floor of Aziz Super Market, Shahbagh, Dhaka. The festival showcases attire with a focus on saris and T-shirts at the gallery themed on the monsoon, Eid and contemporary concepts. Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury with several poets including Muhammad...

Bhalobasha Oto-por- on Ekushey TV

Bhalobasha Oto-por- on Ekushey TV

Eid tele-film “BHalobasha Oto-por” will air on Ekushey TV today at 4:05pm. Written by Rudro Mahfuz and directed by Sakhawat Hossain Manik, the tele-film casts Apurbo and Tarin, among others. The plot surrounds Ifti, an executive at an insurance company, who is a strong believer in luck. He buys lottery tickets and participates...

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Shraddha injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2

Shraddha injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2

Promising Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor is preparing for her next film “ABCD 2” and has apparently injured herself while making a risky dance move. The actress is training hard for this film in which she plays a dancer. While learning a difficult move -- a split -- for one of the sequences, Shraddha injured...

IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

One of the biggest highlights of James McAvoy's career was starring with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in “Wanted”, an action film where he portrayed Wesley Gibson, a young American slacker who learns he is heir to a legacy of assassins. When McAvoy screen-tested for the role, he was initially rejected because the...

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Published Date: August 1, 2014
Gouripur House needs urgent attention

Gouripur House needs urgent attention

Located on the banks of Old Brahmaputra River at Jubilee Road in the district town, the quaint two-storey100-year-old Gouripur House continues to attract attention. Unfortunately, the ground floor of the house is now used only for the disbursement of allowances by Sonali Bank Principal Office. The wooden second floor is used as the 'guest...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Mohammad Rafi: The humble great artiste

Mohammad Rafi: The humble great artiste

It is hard to forget Mohammad Rafi. There was the supreme artiste in him. More specifically, there was the voice of God in him, in his renditions of songs. You get a taste of it in the Bahadur Shah Zafar ghazal, na kisi ki aankh ka noor huun / na kisi ke dil...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Working with Saif not a priority -- Kareena

Working with Saif not a priority -- Kareena

When real life couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan teamed up on the screen, their chemistry failed to entice audiences. Now, they are not interested in doing a project together. In fact, working with Saif doesn't top Kareena's priority list. When asked why they are not seen on the screen, Kareena said:...

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Published Date: August 1, 2014
No bar on music behind bars

No bar on music behind bars

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales has been reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr. Prisoners had been unable to play the instruments outside supervised sessions since rules were changed last November. Bragg, Marr, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Elbow's Guy Garvey were...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Selim Al Deen's 65th birth anniversary

Selim Al Deen's 65th birth anniversary

Theatre troupe Swapnadal is set to celebrate the 65th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen with a five-day festival starting  August 16. The tentative agenda of the festival includes a discussion on his life and works, seminar and workshop on his artistic thoughts, award-giving ceremony, presentation of music and choreography, and staging...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
The contest has opened doors for me -- Remi

The contest has opened doors for me -- Remi

Rokya Rashid Remi recently won the Best Stylish Hair of the Campus 2014, at a competition arranged by Parachute in a city hotel. A student of Mymensingh Mominunnesa Government College, Remi received Taka 3 lakh as a prize. Now Remi dreams of entering the glamorous showbiz world. The Daily Star recently interviewed the elated...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
I always try to be original…

I always try to be original…

Joy Shahriar is a musician who gained popularity among youth with his first solo album “Shotti Bolchi” in 2009. Entering the music industry in 2006 with his band Nirjhor, Joy is now a busy singer, composer and songwriter. Excerpts from a recent conversation with The Daily Star: Tell us about your recent work. Joy: I have...