Art & Culture

Shonibar Bikel wins awards at Moscow Film Fest

Cultural Correspondent Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s Shonibar Bikel won two independent jury awards at the 41st Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF). The film, which has not yet got censor certificate in the country, won Russian Federation of Film Critics Jury Prize and the Kommersant Prize, on Wednesday. Bangladesh Film Censor Board earlier banned the film’s release, […]

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Musical theatre presents stories of two women

Cultural Correspondent Stories and struggles, commitments and sacrifices, defeats and fights of two women living in different continents and periods were featured in Theatre Art Unit’s new musical SutaySutay Hannah O Shapla. The musical play, loosely following the traditional pala form, was premiered to the acclaim of the audience on Friday at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium […]

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IU students stage street play

Cultural Correspondent Students of Islamic University in Kushtia staged a street play titled, ‘Bichar Chai’, on IU campus on Saturday demanding justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who passed away on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit. Nusrat, a student of Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrassah, was set afire on April 6 […]

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Actor Saleh Ahmed dies at 83

Cultural Correspondent Noted actor Saleh Ahmed, who was popular among viewers for his memorable characters in several plays of Humayun Ahmed and films in the 1990s, passed away on Wednesday. He was 83. According to sources, the actor died while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka.. The veteran actor was suffering from various old-age […]

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Prachyanat stages Polythene House

Cultural Correspondent Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged Polythene House, a play on the plight and sufferings of the Rohingyas who have been living in Bangladesh after being forced to flee Myanmar, on Thursday at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Written by Azad AbulKalam and directed by Saiful Islam, the play was premiered and was […]

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Photography show relives Rana Plaza tragedy

Cultural Correspondent Bangladesh Garments SramikSanghati (BGSS) organises a photography show last week marking the sixth anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy. The show was held at the site where the building once stood. The event displayed seven photographs by renowned photographer Taslima Akhter, who captured the horrifying aftermath of collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza in […]

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Art can set us free: Noor

Cultural Correspondent Former cultural affairs minister Asduzzaman Noor has urged parents to motivate their children to explore art, culture and history, reports UNB. “We need to provide them (students) opportunities like this event where people can learn about their talents,” he said at the opening of a three-day art exhibition at Zainul Gallery of the […]

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‘ValobashiTomake’ released

Cultural Correspondent ‘Backbone the Band’ released music video of a song titled ‘ValobashiTomake’ recently which is their second work. The first video of this band was released on 1st March 2018 with Band music express. However, vocal EistiakMonsur (Nion), keyboardist Mahedi Hasan (Jibon), guitarist Shafiq Ahmed (Suzon) bass guitarist Sanjit and drummer Saadat Hossain (Bipu) […]