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Sajal strives harder

Popular actor Sajal will perform in two Eid special teleplays to be aired on two channels today. He is paired with popular actor Opi Karim in Deyaler Oparey Achhey Akash which will be aired at 8:10 on Banglavision. He will also perform a lead role in Jodi Dako Phirey Asbo which will be aired at 3:05pm on Baishakhi TV. In […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Dhaka University produces Al Deen’s Chaka

The theatre department of Dhaka University will premiere Selim Al Deen’s popular play Chaka to celebrate Deen’s 64th birth anniversary on August 18 at the Natmondol of Dhaka University. Two other shows of the production will be staged on August 19 and 20 at the same venue. This is for the first time that the department is producing a play […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Sci-fi thriller Elysium tops US box-office

Science-fiction thriller, Elysium, took top spot in the North American box-office this weekend, beating out competition from raunchy Jennifer Aniston comedy, We’re The Millers, estimates showed Sunday, reports Hindustan Times. Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Elysium, is set in a dystopian future where the poor have been left to inhabit a ruined Earth while the rich live on a […]

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A peer recalls Tareque Masud on his death anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of the death of internationally acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud, who died on August 13, 2011 in a read accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway while returning home from a shooting spot. New Age spoke to his contemporary Tanvir Mokammel who shared his memories of the deceased filmmaker. How long have you known Tareque Masud? I know […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Remembering the cinematographer

Today is the second death anniversary of Mishuk Munier, a versatile talent and an internationally acclaimed cinematographer and media specialist. Munier died along with filmmaker Tareque Masud and three crew members of Masud’s shooting unit while returning home from Manikganj on August 13 in 2011. He was an acclaimed photographer, an award-winning cinematographer, a teacher of Journalism and a pioneer […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Chirkutt performs today

Popular pop band Chirkutt will perform in the Eid special phono love concert on Channel 9 at 11:40pm today as part of its weeklong schedule of the Eid festival on different TV channels. In these concerts the band has planned to give focus on its latest album titled Jadur Shohor. ‘In this year’s Eid programmes, we focused on the songs […]

August 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

It’s challenging to make people laugh

Popular actor Mir Sabbir will be seen in two Eid special drama serials to be aired today on two channels. The fourth episode of the comedy series Jamai Ador will be aired on Banglavision at 11:10pm while the fourth episode of another comedy series directed by him titled day Barishaila Pola Koti Taka Tola will be aired at 10:30pm on […]

August 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Mehazabien Chowdhury acts in 20 Eid teleplays

Model turned actor Mehazabien Chowdhury has worked in 20 teleplays and tele-films to be aired on different channels during the Eid festival. She is one of those top actors who have worked in most numbers of Eid plays. She, however, claims that acting in so many plays will not hamper the quality of works as she had almost three months […]

August 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Every character is my dream role

Popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury claims that the viewers will like all the characters he has enacted in the Eid teleplays as he takes every character so seriously as if he was playing his dream roles. The perfectionist Chanchal further claims he had not compromised with the quality of his acting despite working in 15 teleplays along with his scheduled works […]

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Eid entertainment for children

It is a sad that most of the TV channels that air five to seven days’ special eid programmes did not chalk out adequate children specific Eid programmes in the previous years. The scenario is, however, changing for better in recent years. From the schedule of Eid special programmes, it is evident that almost all the TV channels, state run […]

August 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Sakib, Jalil fight to grab Eid market

Sakib Khan and Ananta Jalil will fight to grab the Eid film market as they did in the past years. Both the actors have played lead roles in big-budget films releasing this Eid. The Film Producers and Distributors Association has given clearance to four films including Badiul Alam Khokan’s My Name is Khan, PA Kajol’s Bhalobasa Ajkal, MA Jalil’s Nishartho […]

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EID ALBUMS: 70 audio, video albums released

Around 70 audio and video albums are scheduled to be released from different production houses during Eid-ul-Fitr. Already some albums have hit the market. This Eid, G-series is going to release the maximum number of albums that is 40 from all different genres-classic to rock, Tagore to modern. Pop/modern music and solo albums dominate the list of releases. G-series will […]

August 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Plays of Memory and Muktadhara

WHAT would he have been had he (Rabindranath) been born in the days of Kalidasa? He asked this question to himself in his poem ‘Sekal’ (The Days of Yore). Upon dwelling on this question, I look back to find the answer both in Kalidasa, one of the nine jewels of ancient King Vikramaditya court, and Rabindranath, and the space is […]

August 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Whose Tagore?

Being a lifelong Tagore aficionado, I was mildly shocked when Chhayanaut, the Bangladeshi bastion of Tagorean music, decided against allowing us the use of their auditorium, because our dance practice seemed to their authorities, to militate against Tagorean aesthetics. It set me thinking. Should there be only one interpretation of Tagore’s works? As Bengalis, we cannot deny that we have […]

August 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Indian serials are no threats

The popularity of Eid teleplays and tele-films indicate that viewers want to watch quality productions. Popular actor Zahid Hasan believes that if the standards of Eid teleplays are maintained throughout the year, people will not need to bother much about foreign programmes aired on satellite channels. ‘I don’t believe that the Indian drama serials aired on satellite channels are any […]

August 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Fahmida Nabi releases new album

Popular singer Fahmida Nabi has released her 12th solo album titled Ichhey Hoi targeting the Eid market. The singer hopes that the album, the teamwork of a group of talented musicians, will hit the market. Zulfiqar Russel has penned all the eight songs of the album, which have been composed by famous musician brothers Naquib Khan and Shahbaz Khan Pilu. […]

August 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

I prefer quality to quantity

Heartthrob actor Bidya Sinha Mim claims that she gives importance to quality over the number of plays she acted in. ‘I don’t take it as a credit to claim that I’ve performed in 30/40 teleplays in Eid but I like to claim that I’ve acted in some good plays which will delight the viewers during the Eid,’ Mim told New […]

August 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

I study much to enact a role

Popular actor Anisur Rahman Milan says that viewers will see him in every local channel all most every day during Eid. In fact, Milan passed a busy schedule during the past few months as he acted in many Eid teleplays and series plays along with his routine works. ‘I’ve acted in about 20 Eid teleplays directed by talented directors including […]

August 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Russia bans US rockers Bloodhound Gang

US rock group Bloodhound Gang has been banned from a Russian music festival after a band member stuffed the Russian flag into his underpants on stage, reports BBC. Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky described the band as ‘idiots’and said they were ‘packing their suitcases’. Bass player Jared Hasselhoff was seen in a video pushing the flag into the front of his […]

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Amitabh urges to stand united for Uttarakhand

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan associates himself with various public welfare causes, and in his latest effort has delivered a public service message sensitising and encouraging viewers to extend support for the daunting task of rebuilding flood-ravaged hill-state Uttarakhand, reports The Times of India. The narrative, a video message, is a call to all countrymen to stand united for Uttarakhand’s cause […]

August 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

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