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Singers to pay tribute to Manna Dey today

Different singers of the country will present recently demised legendary singer Manna Dey’s evergreen songs in phono-live concerts and live musical programme today. Sumon Chowdhury and Alak Sen will render Manna Dey’s songs at the special phono-live programme titled Icchey Gaaner Dupur to be aired at 2:30pm on Maasranga TV. Besides presenting selected songs, the duo will cover Dey’s numbers […]

November 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

No new film releases as Eid hype continues

The producers have not released any new film this week as the four Eid films have been making good business at the cinemas across the country. Only one English film, Riddick, will be released today at a studio of the Star Cineplex in Bashundhara Shopping Mall. The Hollywood hit Riddick, featuring Vin Diesel and Jordi Mollah, is the sequel of […]

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Radcliffe cast as Sebastian Coe in Olympic film

Daniel Radcliffe is to play Sebastian Coe in a film drama about his rivalry with fellow Olympian Steve Ovett, reports BBC online. The project, entitled Gold, will see the Harry Potter star reunite with director James Watkins, with whom he worked on 2012’s The Woman in Black. Written by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies, the film tells of […]

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Anil Kapoor to act in Mr. India 2

Best known for the 1987 pathbreaking sci-fi superhero film ‘Mr. India’, actor-producer Anil Kapoor Wednesday confirmed his presence in the cult movie’s sequel, reports India Today. ‘How can there be a ‘Mr. India’ sequel without me? Of course, I will be in it and will start work on it very soon,” Anil told mediapersons while speaking about his debut television […]

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Azizul Hakim directs drama serial

Azizul Hakim is directing a drama serial named Nijgrihe Parobashi, which Banglavision started to broadcast from last Sunday. In addition, the seasoned actor nowadays is busy with acting in different drama serials. Nijgrihe Parobashi, written by Hakim’s wife Zinat Hakim, features sweet and bitter experiences of a newly married girl at her in-law’s place. Actors like Dolly Zuhur, Tanvin Sweety, […]

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Kamar Ahmad Simon shares his Sydney tour

Kamar Ahmad Simon attended the Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2013 in Sydney along with selected filmmakers from around the world who shared their hands-on experience in filmmaking. He also took a ‘master class’ on October 06 in which he shared his experience of making film in Bangladesh. The architect turned director Simon has attained popularity in the international film circuit […]

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Bollywood box office grim after six flops in a week

As many as six films released last Friday, but none of them could excite the viewers at the box office, reports Hindustan Times. Mickey Virus, which marked the debut of actors Manish Paul and Elli Avram in Bollywood, was the most talked about movie among those that released Oct 25. But the buzz wasn’t sufficient to make the audiences catch […]

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Udichi artistes present popular songs

Forty-five artistes of different branches of Udichi Shilpigoshthi in chorus presented the signature tune of the organisation, Arshir samne eka eka, at the 45th founding anniversary programme at TSC of Dhaka University on Tuesday. Udichi Shilpigoshthi singers also performed the popular songs, they rendered on different occasions, such as Amra manusher joyogaan gai, Hushiyar, Dhor dhor dhor rajakar dhor and […]

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Dutch museums identify looted art

Dutch museums have identified 139 pieces of art amongst their collections which may have been forcibly taken from Jewish owners, reports BBC online. They include a painting by Matisse and many others by Dutch artists, including impressionist Isaac Israels. The findings are the result of a four-year search, looking at art acquired by more than 400 institutions between 1933 and […]

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Eid albums fail to attract much audience

Only a few out of the 70 audio and video albums released in a week during the Eid-ul-Azha could make profit, said sources at the production houses of the country. The production houses admitted that their strategy of releasing huge number of albums to resurrect the slumped trade audio market had actually failed. They further admitted that only a few […]

October 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Petricca shares his views on Asian films

The internationally acclaimed screenwriter and the executive vice dean of the American Film Institute Joe Petricca is now in Dhaka to teach the technique of screenplay writing. This is for the second time that Patricca has arrived in Dhaka to conduct a workshop that began on Tuesday at the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Petricca is credited with writing scripts for […]

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Banglavision pays tribute to Manna Dey

Popular singers Badshah Bulbul and Moutushi will sing songs of Manna Dey in a tributary phonolive studio concert to be aired today at 11:25pm on Banglavision. In the programme titled Music Club, the singers will present popular numbers of the late music icon Manna Dey. Besides, they will share their experiences with the recently demised Dey. Audience can also call […]

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Bad Grandpa trumps at US box office

Johnny Knoxville’s raunchy comedy Bad Grandpa has ended Gravity’s three-week run at the top of the US box office reports BBC. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, about an 86-year-old and his eight-year-old grandson, opened with $32m (£19.7m). Gravity, which starrs Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as astronauts adrift in space took $20.3m (£12.5m) It was followed by Tom Hanks’ hostage drama […]

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Aamir Khan gets US award

Aamir Khan has been felicitated with a prestigious US award in recognition of his successful effort to create debate on country’s pressing social problems through his popular TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, reports India Today. The 47-year-old Bollywood star was presented with the Inaugural America Abroad Media Award along with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Center on Non-violent Conflict […]

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Shahartoli releases 2nd album

Shahartoli came to discussion after releasing a song on Felani tragedy that made the people protest against such barbaric border killings by Border Security Force of India. In fact, most of the songs of its debut album, Borabor, released by the band in 2011 were social message oriented. The band, which has also developed a distinctive music style, has recently […]

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Delicate prints depict various issues

Sixteen artists deal with various issues in their delicate wood engraving works known as xylography in a group exhibition on display at the Gallery Cosmos 2 in Mohakhali. The 10-day exhibition features 44 wood engraving prints done by the participants of a printmaking workshop conducted by artist professor Amirul Momanin Chowdhury organised by the gallery at Cosmos Atelier 71 Printmaking […]

October 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Rubel busy in serials

Ahmed Rubel, who has achieved popularity through playing diverse characters both in films and teleplays, is nowadays busy acting in drama serials on small screen. Rubel told New Age in an interview that he was acting in Jewel Mahmud’s family drama serial Badhu Keno Mon Bojhonona as well as in Golam Muktadir Shan’s serial Lota Kombol. Rubel has acted in […]

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Two poets receive Jibanananda award  

Two poets were awarded with Jibanananda Purushkar 2013 in a commemorative programme organised marking the 59th death anniversary of Jibanananda Das on Friday in Barisal, the birth place of the poet. Renowned poet Asad Chowdhury, who is also from Barisal, handed over the prizes to the late poet Khondakar Ashraf Hossain and Shantanu Kaisar for his prose works. Shimul Tasnim […]

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Rock singer Lou Reed dies

US singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. Known for tracks including Perfect Day and Walk on the Wild Side, Reed was considered one of the most influential singers and songwriters in rock. The Velvet Underground became renowned for their fusion of art and music and for collaborating with Andy Warhol. According […]

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Bangladeshi Asif out of Bigg Boss 7

Asif Azim, who made entry in Bigg Boss 7 right in the second week, tried his best to survive in the house but as we say Bigg Boss is not everyone’s cup of tea, the Bangladeshi model got evicted on Saturday, reports The Times of India. Asif, who is a Bangladeshi model, considers that not being from the Indian society […]

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