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BSA stage Hamlet

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As a part of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s year-long program to pay tribute to William Shakespeare, his epic Hamlet was staged at the academy’s main auditorium on Thursday ev ening. This was the n fourth show of the hamlet as translated by poet Syed Shamsul Haq 
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s own production Hamlet was was directed by Mancha Sarathi Ataur Rahman , while Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, was an adviser to the production. Thandu Raihan designed the lights on stage.
In the Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Denmark has a long-standing feud with neighboring Norway, which culminated when King Hamlet slew King Fortinbras of Norway in a battle years ago.
The story proceeds with the ghost walking on a dark winter night in the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark. Discovered first by a pair of watchmen, then by the scholar Horatio, the ghost resembles the recently deceased King Hamlet, whose brother Claudius has inherited the throne and married the king’s widow, Queen Gertrude. 
When Horatio and the watchmen bring Prince Hamlet, the son of Gertrude and the dead king, to see the ghost, it speaks to him, declaring ominously that it is indeed his father’s spirit, and that he was murdered by none other than Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who usurped his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.
Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, because he is contemplative and thoughtful by nature, he delays, entering into a deep melancholy and even apparent madness.
However in the adaptation of Syed Shamsul Haq’s Hamlet, the play only focuses on revenge. The part of Fortinbras after Hamlet’s death does not appear in the scene. The adaptation uses some poems of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibananda Das with a song of Tagore. These poems and songs create a new dimension of Hamlet.
Hamlet is basically a revenge story and the tragic aftermaths that results from getting mad by such thirst for vengeance. As the king of medieval Denmark is killed his brother Claudius takes up the throne marrying the queen, his brother’s bride. This irks the young prince Hamlet into believing that the present king and queen are behind his father’s murder.

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As a part of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s year-long program to pay tribute to William Shakespeare, his epic Hamlet was staged at the academy’s main auditorium on Thursday ev ening. This was the n fourth show of the hamlet as translated by poet Syed Shamsul Haq 
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s own production Hamlet was was directed by Mancha Sarathi Ataur Rahman , while Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, was an adviser to the production. Thandu Raihan designed the lights on stage.
In the Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Denmark has a long-standing feud with neighboring Norway, which culminated when King Hamlet slew King Fortinbras of Norway in a battle years ago.
The story proceeds with the ghost walking on a dark winter night in the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark. Discovered first by a pair of watchmen, then by the scholar Horatio, the ghost resembles the recently deceased King Hamlet, whose brother Claudius has inherited the throne and married the king’s widow, Queen Gertrude. 
When Horatio and the watchmen bring Prince Hamlet, the son of Gertrude and the dead king, to see the ghost, it speaks to him, declaring ominously that it is indeed his father’s spirit, and that he was murdered by none other than Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who usurped his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.
Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, because he is contemplative and thoughtful by nature, he delays, entering into a deep melancholy and even apparent madness.
However in the adaptation of Syed Shamsul Haq’s Hamlet, the play only focuses on revenge. The part of Fortinbras after Hamlet’s death does not appear in the scene. The adaptation uses some poems of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibananda Das with a song of Tagore. These poems and songs create a new dimension of Hamlet.
Hamlet is basically a revenge story and the tragic aftermaths that results from getting mad by such thirst for vengeance. As the king of medieval Denmark is killed his brother Claudius takes up the throne marrying the queen, his brother’s bride. This irks the young prince Hamlet into believing that the present king and queen are behind his father’s murder.

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Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier remembered

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Noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered on their sixth death anniversary through diverse programmes at different venues in the capital on Sunday.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Moviyana Film Society jointly organised a commemorative programme at the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The programme featured screening of Tareque Mashud’s acclaimed documentary on artist SM Sultan titled ‘Adom Surot’, in which Mishuk Munier worked as a cinematographer.
The programme also included Tareque Masud Memorial Lecture  and  screening of Phera, a documentary on Tareque Masud made by Prasun Rahman. 
Thespian Ramendu Majumder, Nasiruddin Yousuff, filmmaker Morshedul Islam, artist Dhali-Al-Mamoon,   friends and family members of Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, among others, were present on the occasion.
The programme commenced with screening of Adom Surot. Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier took seven years to complete the documentary, which depicts how rural Bengal influenced Sultan’s unique artworks.
Next the documentary Phera, which features Tareque Masud’s journey as a filmmaker, was screened at the venue.
The programme included a memorial lecture titled ‘Tareque Masud-er Chalachitra: Tareque Masud Path O Punarpath’ by Prasun Rahman, who spoke on Tareque Masud’s films.  He narrated how Masud portrayed diverse themes like identity, religion, humanity and others in his films.
Besides, a day-long art camp in memory of Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier was held on Dhaka University campus. At the programme,  participants expressed their concerns and thoughts on road safety issues.
A human chain was  also organised at Ghior Upazila of Manikganj where Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier and three others were killed in a tragic road accident while returning to Dhaka after visiting a filming location on August 13, 2011.

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Noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered on their sixth death anniversary through diverse programmes at different venues in the capital on Sunday.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Moviyana Film Society jointly organised a commemorative programme at the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The programme featured screening of Tareque Mashud’s acclaimed documentary on artist SM Sultan titled ‘Adom Surot’, in which Mishuk Munier worked as a cinematographer.
The programme also included Tareque Masud Memorial Lecture  and  screening of Phera, a documentary on Tareque Masud made by Prasun Rahman. 
Thespian Ramendu Majumder, Nasiruddin Yousuff, filmmaker Morshedul Islam, artist Dhali-Al-Mamoon,   friends and family members of Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, among others, were present on the occasion.
The programme commenced with screening of Adom Surot. Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier took seven years to complete the documentary, which depicts how rural Bengal influenced Sultan’s unique artworks.
Next the documentary Phera, which features Tareque Masud’s journey as a filmmaker, was screened at the venue.
The programme included a memorial lecture titled ‘Tareque Masud-er Chalachitra: Tareque Masud Path O Punarpath’ by Prasun Rahman, who spoke on Tareque Masud’s films.  He narrated how Masud portrayed diverse themes like identity, religion, humanity and others in his films.
Besides, a day-long art camp in memory of Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier was held on Dhaka University campus. At the programme,  participants expressed their concerns and thoughts on road safety issues.
A human chain was  also organised at Ghior Upazila of Manikganj where Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier and three others were killed in a tragic road accident while returning to Dhaka after visiting a filming location on August 13, 2011.

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Chanchal, Mili pair up for Eid teleplay

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Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili in a still from Happy Family.
Popular actors Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili, who gained much popularity among film lovers for their acting in Giasuddin Selim directed film Monpura (2009), has paired up for an Eid special teleplay titled ‘Happy Family’.  The  movie  will be aired on private  TV channel GTV.
Written by Brindaban Das and directed by Dipu Hazra, Happy Family revolves around the everyday life of a typical rural family. Chanchal plays the character of Kashem, while Mili plays his wife Bhanumoti in the teleplay.
Fazlul Rahman Babu and Shahnaz Belly, among others, have also acted in the teleplay.
Actor Chanchal Chowdhury hopes the audience will find Happy Family entertaining. ‘I hope the audience will enjoy the teleplay,’ said Chanchal.
‘Acting in the teleplay was a challenging experience for me as I had to speak in the local dialect of Pabna during shooting. Everyone was very helpful and I have really enjoyed working in the teleplay,’ said Mili.

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Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili in a still from Happy Family.
Popular actors Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili, who gained much popularity among film lovers for their acting in Giasuddin Selim directed film Monpura (2009), has paired up for an Eid special teleplay titled ‘Happy Family’.  The  movie  will be aired on private  TV channel GTV.
Written by Brindaban Das and directed by Dipu Hazra, Happy Family revolves around the everyday life of a typical rural family. Chanchal plays the character of Kashem, while Mili plays his wife Bhanumoti in the teleplay.
Fazlul Rahman Babu and Shahnaz Belly, among others, have also acted in the teleplay.
Actor Chanchal Chowdhury hopes the audience will find Happy Family entertaining. ‘I hope the audience will enjoy the teleplay,’ said Chanchal.
‘Acting in the teleplay was a challenging experience for me as I had to speak in the local dialect of Pabna during shooting. Everyone was very helpful and I have really enjoyed working in the teleplay,’ said Mili.

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Film on Salman Shah in the pipeline
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A feature film on late Salman Shah, a popular Dhallywood star,  is in the pipeline. Filmmaker Ananya Mamun registered the film titled ‘Amader Salman Shah’ with Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association on Sunday.
The film will focus on Salman Shah’s acting career and his journey towards stardom, said Mamun, who further added that the upcoming film will neither portray Salman Shah’s behind the screen personal life nor explore the untimely death of the popular film star.
Salman Shah’s death back in 1997 gave rise to controversy as many including the late actor’s close relatives accused a number of Salman’s in-laws including his wife and others of murdering the film star, whose body was found hanging from ceiling fan in his bedroom.
The controversy surrounding Salman Shah’s death resurfaced recently after one of his in-laws Ruby Sultana confessed in an online video that Salman Shah didn’t kill himself, he was murdered.
The  film Amader Salman Shah will pay tribute to the late film star, whose popularity in the 1990s was soaring, said Mamun,  adding  that a new actor will be featured as Salman Shah in the upcoming film.

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A feature film on late Salman Shah, a popular Dhallywood star,  is in the pipeline. Filmmaker Ananya Mamun registered the film titled ‘Amader Salman Shah’ with Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association on Sunday.
The film will focus on Salman Shah’s acting career and his journey towards stardom, said Mamun, who further added that the upcoming film will neither portray Salman Shah’s behind the screen personal life nor explore the untimely death of the popular film star.
Salman Shah’s death back in 1997 gave rise to controversy as many including the late actor’s close relatives accused a number of Salman’s in-laws including his wife and others of murdering the film star, whose body was found hanging from ceiling fan in his bedroom.
The controversy surrounding Salman Shah’s death resurfaced recently after one of his in-laws Ruby Sultana confessed in an online video that Salman Shah didn’t kill himself, he was murdered.
The  film Amader Salman Shah will pay tribute to the late film star, whose popularity in the 1990s was soaring, said Mamun,  adding  that a new actor will be featured as Salman Shah in the upcoming film.

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Short film being made on Jasimuddin’s Kabar

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Filmmaker Rashid Polash is making a 15-minute short film based on Palli Kabi Jasimuddin’s acclaimed poem Kabar.
The short film titled ‘Kabar’ casts Tariq Anam Khan, Shimul Khan, Nowsaba and Champa, among others, in lead roles. 
Pallikabi Jasimuddin’s poem Kabar is one of the most popular Bangla poems, which narrates the story of an elderly man who has witnessed tragic deaths of his near and dear ones  whom  he put  into Kabor 
Film- maker  Rashid Polash said  “My short film is an attempt to visually depict Jasimuddin’s Kabar, which narrates an elderly man’s tragic story,’ The film is now at its post-production stage, Polash said.
The premiere show of Kabar will be held at Central Public Library after Eid-ul-Azha.

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Filmmaker Rashid Polash is making a 15-minute short film based on Palli Kabi Jasimuddin’s acclaimed poem Kabar.
The short film titled ‘Kabar’ casts Tariq Anam Khan, Shimul Khan, Nowsaba and Champa, among others, in lead roles. 
Pallikabi Jasimuddin’s poem Kabar is one of the most popular Bangla poems, which narrates the story of an elderly man who has witnessed tragic deaths of his near and dear ones  whom  he put  into Kabor 
Film- maker  Rashid Polash said  “My short film is an attempt to visually depict Jasimuddin’s Kabar, which narrates an elderly man’s tragic story,’ The film is now at its post-production stage, Polash said.
The premiere show of Kabar will be held at Central Public Library after Eid-ul-Azha.

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