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Cover Story

Published Date: September 20, 2014
The Secret of Kona's Amazing Voice

The Secret of Kona's Amazing Voice

Most of the voiceovers you hear on television commercials or jingles in Bangladesh is most likely voiced by Dilshad Nahar Kona, the woman with an amazing voice. Kona's career in the media started at a very early age. She has done over a thousand live shows in Bangladesh and worked as a TV host and an MC throughout her career. What is the secret to your amazing voice? Why did you choose a career in singing? Since adolescence the people in my life used to come to me and pin their ears back while I sang and played the harmonium. After a certain stage once I had gained some knowledge about...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 20, 2014
A heartwarming voice…

A heartwarming voice…

I have known Kona for quite a long time. We're part of the same social circle and so we always got invited to the same place. As a result, I always had the chance to meet her and share a few words with her, but, before interviewing her for Star Showbiz, I had no clue what was in store. Because I didn't approach her for an interview till now, she had begun to think that I dislike her or her singing, which couldn't be the farthest thing from the truth. But, she never said anything about this to me; she waited till I called her and asked to profile...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Songs that keep us going

Songs that keep us going

There are certain artistes you remember for the classical, indeed traditional tones they brought to their music. There is always Kundan Lal Saigal to speak of. When you hear his voice, deep and profound, you know how rich music ought to be if it means to have permanence in our hearts and souls. Think here of jab dil hi toot gaya / hum jee ke kya karenge. It is a plaintive song, the words are simple and yet the pain is killing. When in the next few lines you hear  Saigal sing, ulfat ka dia hum ne / iss dil mein jalaya tha / ummeed ke phoolon se /...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 20, 2014
BECOMING A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN BANGLADESH

BECOMING A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN BANGLADESH

Continued from vol 02, issue 02 It was once published in newspapers, people might remember, that if crying children are placed in front of a television, they will stop crying. Many doctors suggested parents to follow this rule. Whatever the scientific explanation might be, simply the reason behind this can be the change of...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 20, 2014
WAHID ANAM

WAHID ANAM

Wahid Anam is a young drama director in our country who has made a place for himself in a very short time. It's truly surprising to see what he has achieved in only two and a half years. It's also surprising to know that Wahid didn't even study in this field of work...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: September 20, 2014
SHAHEEN SAMAD

SHAHEEN SAMAD

Shaheen Samad is one of the torch bearers of Nazrul Geeti in Bangladesh. She is known internationally for her contribution and works on Narzul Geeti. She is a former artiste of the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the station which inspired millions during the Liberation War in 1971. Being born to Shamsun Nahar Khatun...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

I FIND IT DISRESPECTFUL WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BUBBLY: PARINEETI Actress Parineeti Chopra, who is often known as one of the most bubbly actresses in Bollywood, says she finds the title 'Bubbly' very disrespectful. "When people call me bubbly, I find it very disrespectful. I have done four films and there was nothing similar...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

FINDING FANNY Director: Homi Adajania Writers:  Homi Adajania and Kersi Khambatta's Stars: Nasseruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Strength: Brilliant acting and direction Runtime: 93 minutes Rating: 4/5 Plot: The story revolves around five characters and is set in a village called Pokolim in Goa where life is slow and simple. Their needs are minimal and...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, an Algerian film director, producer, and screenwriter active mostly from the 60s to the 80s, is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Arabic cinema. He is most famous for his 1975 film Chronicles of the Years of Embers, which offers a personal vision of the Algerian revolution and traces...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

  Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya at The Big Apple Singer Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya, one of the greatest exponents of Rabindra Sangit, will be presenting at the first ever event dedicated to Tagore's music in New York City this coming June 6, 2015. World Music Institute, USA's leading presenter of music and dance from around the world, will be hosting the event. Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya studied at Shantiniketan, the school in West Bengal (India) that Tagore had set up at the turn of the 20th century. Herself a professor of music, Ms. Chowdhury has spent the last 35 years bringing ­Tagore's music and its message to the world through concert ­appearances and lectures...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

COVER STORY

Published Date: September 13, 2014
JEWEL AICH
MORE THAN A MAGICIAN

JEWEL AICH<br>MORE THAN A MAGICIAN

Whenever a Bangladeshi thinks of anything magical, I can bet the person who they think has something to do with it is Jewel Aich. As loved as he is for his art of magic, Jewel Aich is actually much more than a magician. He came from humble beginnings and made something of himself. He was the fifth of nine children in his family. Fascinated by magic from a young age, his obsession grew after a gypsy performed magic during a visit to Jewel's family home. Shortly thereafter, he encountered a circus performing in a nearby village. For the first time, he saw a magician cut the neck of his...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 13, 2014
I believe in magic!

I believe in magic!

When I was little, I first had the chance to see Jewel Aich as a magician on TV in a program hosted by Abdullah Abu Sayeed. I was so little and gullible at the time, that I was mesmerized by Jewel Aich's magic. In my mind, he didn't even seem human; he seemed to be so much more. His demeanour, his unnerving intelligence and his trademark smile made me feel like he knew answers to things I didn't even have the questions to. The magic was quite basic, but for a boy my age who is yet to see the world, it was something so alien that it gave...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: September 13, 2014
Summers that have gone by

Summers that have gone by

As you age, you realize how much things are fast receding into the past. You love old songs, love to hum them. So when people younger than you ask you to sing something from these present times, you are at a loss. And why is that? Because you feel songs these days do not have the kind of depth that permeated music of the 1950s and 1960s. Think of Mukesh's dil jalta hai to jalne de or Saigal's babul mora. Where do you get such lyrics, indeed such singers? In an era that places much stress on turning people into celebrities rather than into artistes, it is only proper that...

  

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 13, 2014
THE GROWTH OF CHANNELS ON THE AIR

THE GROWTH OF CHANNELS ON THE AIR

Continued from vol 02, issue 02 Teamwork is the secret to the success of any television program. The way that outsiders had involved themselves with television, television employees also utilized all their time and effort into improving the quality of television. During the Pakistani reign, there were a lot of changes made to television,...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CHOYONIKA CHOWDHURY

CHOYONIKA CHOWDHURY

Choyonika Chowdhury is a script writer and director working in the Bangladeshi media for over a decade now. This year, two of her dramas were invited at the Toronto Book Fair 2014, held in August. Star Showbiz caught up with her recently to learn more about her work. 1. Congratulations on being invited to the Toronto Book Fair 2014 in Canada! What did it feel like when you received the invitation? I am grateful to the almighty. I felt honored and it is an achievement for me. The two dramas that were selected were 'Choloman Chobi' and 'Alochaya'. 'Choloman Chobi' is written by Arun Chowdhury and Mahfuz Ahmed appeared in it....

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CHRIS PRATT WENT FROM FATBOY TO A 'GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY' IN 6 MONTHS!

CHRIS PRATT WENT FROM FATBOY TO A 'GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY' IN 6 MONTHS!

Sometimes "getting into character" means a certain level of body modification. Whether it's slimming down, bulking up, or something more painful, Hollywood's finest will go the distance. Anna Faris' husband practically looked like a different person even six months before filming for The Guardians of the Galaxy. "Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work," the 35-year-old actor told Men's Fitness. Pratt's workouts included P90X, running, swimming, boxing, and kickboxing, and he even completed a triathlon. With the help of a personal trainer and nutritionist, the actor increased his caloric intake to 4,000 calories a day and drank tons of water. "I was peeing all...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
WINNERS AND LOSERS OF AUGUST 2014

WINNERS AND LOSERS OF AUGUST 2014

Thanks to strong performances from Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the box-office shook off a horrific July to set a new August record. Those two behemoths led moviegoers to theaters in at a record pace, resulting in a total of $1.02 billion—a whopping 10 percent above last August's all-time level. Surprisingly, August wound up being the second biggest month of the Summer, ahead of May and July and a bit behind June. That's very unusual—August is typically the lowest-grossing month of the Summer by a large margin. Total domestic box office during the Summer was $4.06 billion, which is down 15 percent from last year...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CONSTANT VIGILANCE

CONSTANT VIGILANCE

In a world where information is more and more open every day and it is alarmingly easy to obtain information on individuals, how should we protect ourselves from nosy hackers whose sole purpose of existence is to profit from human curiosity and perversion? Last week, private pictures of over 100 celebrities, mostly females and with many containing nudity, were posted to an image board website known as 4chan. The event has been dubbed 'The Fappening'. The intimate photos were then rapidly circulated around the web through social and photo sharing websites, including Reddit, Imgur and Tumblr. It is believed that these pictures were acquired through an exploit of iCloud, a...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

    SHAHID KAPOOR AND ALIA BHATT TO BECOME INSOMNIACS Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will play characters suffering from insomnia in Vikas Bahl's 'Shaandaar'. According to reports, Shahid and Alia's character in the film are quirky. The couple apparently meets during a wedding and their common problem helps them bond. Filmmaker Vikas Bahl and his team of writers reportedly did a lot of research on insomnia and also presented some study material to the two lead actors so that they could get familiar with the problem and its nuances. 'Shandaar' is being touted as India's biggest destination film. The shooting for the flick began just a few days ago in...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

MARY KOM Directors: Omung Kumar Writers:  Saiwyn Qadras, Ramendra Vasishth, Bijou Thaangjam Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Zachary Coffin, Darshan Kumaar Runtime: 122 minutes Strength: Acting, story Weakness:  Overdone melodrama Rating: 3.5/5 Plot: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream. Review: `Mary Kom` is a tribute to the living legend...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 13, 2014
JACQUES DEMY

JACQUES DEMY

Jacques Demy, a prominent French filmmaker of the French New Wave, stands out from his peers through his visual and sound design, camera work, and music which incorporate deeply emotional storytelling. Common elements in his features include storybook romance, fate and coincidence, and doomed love. These elements are sometimes further united by the intersecting lives of characters in the films. Some of his best works are further embellished by some of the greatest stars of French cinema, such as Anouk Aimee, Catherine Deneuve, and Jeanne Moreau. Born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchateau, France, Demy spent his childhood in Nantes where he studied fine arts and directed animated and live-action...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 13, 2014
Farah Ruma won the Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic twice!

Farah Ruma won the Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic twice!

Actress Farah Ruma was not only the winner of the 1997 Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic as decided by the judges, but was also the winner of the audience poll that was taken after the judges had made their decision!

Published Date: September 13, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

Cover Story

Published Date: September 6, 2014
FARAH RUMA
THE CLOCK STOPPER

FARAH RUMA<br>THE CLOCK STOPPER

Farah Ruma's career in the media started from a very early age. Along the line, she has had the privilege of working on television with prominent actors like Humayun Faridi, Zahid Hassan, Touqir Ahmed, Mahfuz Ahmed, Apurbo, Iresh Zaker and many others. She has worked with acclaimed directors like Afzal Hossain, Ferdous Hossain Rana, and Giasuddin Selim, just to name a few. Ruma is as glamorous today as she was decades ago when she first came to the limelight and people who know Ruma for a long time ask her the same question every time, “How did you manage to stop the clock?” People say that “friends” within the media...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 6, 2014
Breaking out of the typecast

Breaking out of the typecast

As a child artist, she started off as a dancer on television, but Farah Ruma eventually turned into an actor. Back in 1997, she was one of the finalists in Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic, and her career in show business was launched like other finalists at the contest. As glamorous today as she was back in the early 2000s, she found herself being cast in typical roles of heroines on television. And over time, she has been typecast into exactly that kind of role. This is interesting because either the audience prefers to see Ruma that way, or she prefers to accept the offers that further enforce her presence in the...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 6, 2014
DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSITION

DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSITION

Continued from vol 02, issue 03 Seeing the boom in the interest and viewership of the program, the show “Maati O Maanush” was rescheduled for 8 PM. A stroke of bad luck ended Shykh Seraj's role as presenter for “Maati O Maanush”. The show kept going, but the viewership kept dropping week by week, as a result of which it was brought back to its original 6 P.M. timeslot. Besides the employees of Bangladesh Television, there were other important personalities who were also involved and are known for the strength in their influence. These people didn't exactly work for the television, but they have given up a lot of things...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
ANJAN DUTT TO PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN 'MONBAKSHO'

ANJAN DUTT TO PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN 'MONBAKSHO'

The Indian musician singer Anjan Dutt plays the lead role as Nirjhar Chowdhury in the movie Monbaksho. He says the movie is poetic as well as modern and it has depth in its plot. This is the first time for Anjan Dutt to work in a Bangladeshi film; he also sang in the...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 6, 2014
SHIHAB SHAHEEN

SHIHAB SHAHEEN

Shihab Shaheen is a director who started his career in 2001 with the drama “Bhalobashi Tai”. He was a scriptwriter and a theatre worker in his college days, and now he is on his way to make his first full feature film. 1.    Why have you moved from television to films? Since I was a...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: September 6, 2014
WAHIDA MOLLICK JOLLY

WAHIDA MOLLICK JOLLY

The name Wahida Mollick Jolly is indistinguishable from the theatre in Bangladesh. As a theatre actor and activist, she participated in numerous stage performances and television dramas. She also appeared on the big screen in a few movies. She established a theatre group called 'Drishwakabbo' in 1990 with a view to spreading professional theatre in Bangladesh but that initiative was not sustainable. Wahida's family taught her the value of culture and the arts from a young age. Her elder sister Sharmili Ahmed is renowned for her acting; her father was a theatre-loving man and her mother used to play the Setar. Being a 'golden voice', as Momtazuddin Ahmed used...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

LIAM NEESON wants to play Ra's al Ghul in Arrow Ra's Al Ghul will officially be the main villain for Arrow Season 3, but as of yet, casting for the character has not been announced. While I'll always know him as Qui-Gon, Liam Neeson's performance as Ra's al Ghul was one of the best things in Nolan's Batman Begins. In a recent interview with MTV News, Neeson revealed that he would love to play the character again, “I would [play the character], in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so.” When asked what kind of advice he'd give someone else taking on the role, he offered...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

MALEFICENT Director: Robert Stromberg Writers:  Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley Runtime: 97 minutes Strength: Special effects, acting and cinematography Weakness: Predictable story and plot Rating: 3.5/5 Plot: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 6, 2014
Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc

Meet the godfather of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, director of Breathless and many other motion pictures. Godard was one of the central figures of the New Wave of French filmmaking in the 1960s. He has had an unimaginable effect on modern cinema that refuses to fade away. Like his contemporaries François Truffaut and Eric...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 6, 2014
ASTONISHING PAST JOBS OF MOVIE STARS

ASTONISHING PAST JOBS OF MOVIE STARS

Johnny Depp sold ballpoint pens over the phone Before Nicholas Cage told him to give acting a spin, Johnny Depp was working as ballpoint-pen salesman to support his then-wife Lori Anne Allison. The sword proved mightier than the pen as Depp made his debut being sliced'n'diced in "Nightmare On Elm Street" and going galactic as "Edward Scissorhands." Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's for three years Before she became a Hollywood heartthrob, Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's for a good three years. "I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day," she said in an interview. Despite her lackluster job performance, McAdams describes McDonald's as a great place...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

Cover Story

Published Date: August 30, 2014
WATCH OUT FOR ZAKIA BARI MAMO

WATCH OUT FOR ZAKIA BARI MAMO

Zakia Bari Mamo, a Bangladeshi model turned actress, won the Lux Channel i Superstar in 2006. As a result she was cast as a lead role in the film “Daruchini Dwip” in 2006, for which she won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2007. She has recently resumed appearing in movies after quite a long break. Her second mainstream FDC film in which she co-starred with Anisur Rahman Milon and Zayed Khan, is “Prem Korbo Tomar Shathe”, directed by Raqibul Alam Raqib. The film will be released right after Eid al-Adha this year. Immediately after completing the film she was offered to be cast in her upcoming...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: August 30, 2014
Mamo's Comeback to the Silver Screen

Mamo's Comeback to the Silver Screen

Zakia Bari Mamo was discovered by Lux in 2006 through their famed beauty contest. There are many media personalities in Bangladesh who were discovered by Lux, and I must say they are doing well. But, not every one of Lux's superstars is memorable, or they couldn't continue on the path of stardom which Lux launched them onto. This is surprising to me, because the grandeur and scale with which Lux promotes their superstars is really something else. But, even then, some of them were not as successful. Perhaps the selection process is not as rigorous or challenging as it should be to ensure that the brightest and most highly...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: August 30, 2014
Romance in Nazrul

Romance in Nazrul

The Rebel Poet died in this month of August close to thirty years ago. If you remember, an equal number of years in his life were lost to the malady that affected his health. There is, therefore, little question of the vast region of literature and music he would have covered if his...

  

INT'L FILM

Published Date: August 30, 2014
XAVIER DOLAN

XAVIER DOLAN

There is a good chance that you may not have heard of Xavier Dolan, probably because most people are concerned with Hollywood filmmakers such as James Cameron and John Woo. But, there are hoards of critically acclaimed directors who are not a part of Hollywood, and Xavier stands out amongst them. Through his...

COSMOS

Published Date: August 30, 2014
A SPACETIME ODYSSEY

A SPACETIME ODYSSEY

Every child has faced one relentless question about their future, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Those of that looked up and could think of nothing more extraordinary than exploring the little balls that light up the infinite darkness of the sky, said “When I grow up, I'm going...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: August 30, 2014
HUGH JACKMAN

HUGH JACKMAN

Before he became the shredded, jacked up star of stage and screen you know today, Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher trying to get young boys at England's Uppingham School to climb that damn rope and quit flicking their towels at each other in the locker room. As fate would have it, one...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: August 30, 2014
SHARMILA BANERJEE

SHARMILA BANERJEE

After graduating from Management Studies from the University of Dhaka, Sharmila Banerjee won a scholarship on Dance at Shantiniketon back in 1978. Banerjee was very passionate about dance and her first duet was at the age of four. Her ability to sing was an added quality, not one she chose to do professionally....

Published Date: August 30, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

AGENTS OF SHIELD Enlists Adrianne Palicki G.I.Joe star Adrianne Palicki has been tapped to guest-star as Marvel superspy Bobbi Morse. Best known to comic book fans as Mockingbird, Palicki's character will appear in the fifth episode of the Marvel procedural with the potential to return; the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team. Palicki joins a rapidly growing roster of guest stars heading to Agents of SHIELD's second run. She joins Kyle MacLachlan as Skye's (Chloe Bennet) father; Lucy Lawless as SHIELD veteran Isabelle Hartly; Reed Diamond as Hydra villain Daniel Whitehall (aka Kraken); Nick Blood as a mercenary...

Published Date: August 30, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Director: Matt Reeves Writers:  Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell Runtime: 130 minutes Strength: Story, screenplay, acting, special effects and cinematography Weakness: Minor difficulty in understanding some of the ape's speech Rating: 4/5 Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the...

Published Date: August 30, 2014
TRIVIA AND QUIZ

TRIVIA AND QUIZ

 

Published Date: August 30, 2014
MOVIES AT THE BOX OFFICE

MOVIES AT THE BOX OFFICE

 

Cover Story

Published Date: August 23, 2014
BIJORI STILL FRESH ON TV

BIJORI STILL FRESH ON TV

Bijori Barkatullah has been an actress, singer, dancer and model of Bangladeshi media for over two decades. She started acting with the drama, “Shukher Chharpotro”, directed by her father Mohammad Barkatullah in 1988. Star Showbiz recently caught up with her for an interview. How long have you been acting and what experiences have you gained on the road? It's been pretty long. I've been acting seriously since 1993, almost 21 years now, and basically I am a dancer. It has really been a long journey I must say. I have been dancing, singing and acting since my school and college days, and then in 1993 I did a drama on BTV....

  

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: August 23, 2014
THE BEST of BIJORI

THE BEST of BIJORI

Bijori came to the limelight and caught people's attention through Humayun Ahmed's drama series 'Kothao Keo Nei'. For a new actor to enter a cast of established performers such as Subarna Mustafa, Khairul Alam Shobuj and others, and to play a role that affects every other character and causes a major plot twist,...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Our movies, our stars

Our movies, our stars

The actor Manna died some years ago. He was not an artiste in the mould of Razzaque or Azim or Rahman or Bulbul Ahmed or Farook. But popularity was nevertheless his, a particular reason being his determined opposition to obscenity or everything that militated against morality in movies. There was decency in his...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Maati O Manush

Maati O Manush

Continued from vol 02, issue 02 Since the beginning of Bangladesh television, there have been many attempts at creating developing program for the masses, with the singular objective of pleasing the viewers. However, the sad truth is that despite the effort, the general masses aren't really that interested in developing programs. The one program...