Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Being a woman is just such a war, forever: Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated artiste, has recently opened up about the relentless challenges she faces as a woman, particularly as a young woman in the public eye.

A new thriller arrives in ‘Shyama Kabya’, stars hopeful

The much-anticipated psychological thriller, Badrul Anam Saud’s “Shyama Kabya” is set to release in the theaters of Bangladesh on November 24.

Tisha and Farooki’s daughter debuts in ‘Autobigraphy’s’ song ‘Jochonar Phool’

The song, titled “Jochonar Phool”, is written by Chirkutt frontline Sharmin Sultana Sumi and she jointly tuned and composed it with the songwriter and Chirkutt member Pavel Areen. The latter also produced the song. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki himself released the song on Wednesday through his Facebook profile.

Sharmila Tagore calls on PM

A delegation of artistes led by eminent Indian film actress Sharmila Tagore today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Gono Bhaban residence in Dhaka this afternoon marking the Dhaka International Film Festival

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I aspire to become an actor for whom directors will eagerly line up: Ashna Habib Bhabna

Ashna Habib Bhabna, a popular actress, is gearing up for the grand releases of two of her films, “Japito Jibon”, directed by Habibul Islam Habib, and “Daam Para”, directed by Shuddhyaman Chaitan. The actress, known for captivating television audiences, hasn't worked in TV dramas for over three years, fully immersing herself in her movie roles.

Offbeat / You did not know these Bengali adaptations of popular films existed

In a world where Hollywood's gloss and grandeur dominate the silver screen, there lies a cinematic treasure trove in Bangladesh that dances to its own beat. Far from the well-trodden paths of blockbuster narratives, Bangladeshi filmmakers have embraced the art of adaptation with a twist so unique it could only be born in the cultural kaleidoscope of South Asia. From singing superheroes to dancing apes, here's a whimsical journey through the Bangladeshi film industry's most audacious, hilarious, and unapologetically tacky takes on popular pop-culture icons.

I am called ‘Dhallywood Queen’ because of Shakib Khan: Apu Biswas

Apu Biswas, who is acclaimed for her portrayals in the silver screen, recently said that as Shakib Khan is called the king of Bengali mainstream cinema, as his co-star,she is too referred to as ‘Dhallywood Queen’.

‘Mike’ bags Best Feature Film Award at Singapore

The movie, financed by the Bangladesh government, is built around the premise of commemorating Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s March 7 speech and was released on August 11.

‘Neel Joler Kabbyo’ trailer to release this week

After the immense success of the web-film "Redrum", the Afran Nisho and Mehazabien Chowdhury duo were not seen in any OTT content together. They will however come together for this web-film by Shihab Shaheen.

Offbeat / So, a Barbenheimer movie is really happenning

It seems that the cinematic world is poised for an unprecedented mash-up, as details emerge about 'Barbenheimer,' an upcoming B-movie that cheekily capitalises on the dual releases of 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer.' Touted with the tongue-in-cheek tagline 'D-Cup, A-Bomb,' the film promises a comedic twist on what happens when a doll scientist has a nuclear chip on her shoulder.

Former gang leader charged with Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder

A former gang leader was charged Friday with the 1996 murder of rap legend Tupac Shakur, whose shooting death rocked the music world and exposed the violent underbelly of the popular gangsta rap genre

Here’s how to find your Spotify Wrapped

As the year draws to a close, Spotify Wrapped has become a much-anticipated annual tradition for music enthusiasts. This feature of Spotify compiles a comprehensive summary of your musical journey throughout the year, presented in vibrant and engaging graphics. From top songs to unique listening habits, Spotify Wrapped offers users an insightful reflection of their year in music.

Music and the space it creates for literature

I cannot, for the life of me, definitively describe what makes music. Growing up in a family where music of any form was not typically paid any reverence, my exposure to it was tunnelled into mainstream pop songs for the longest time.

A K Rahul bids farewell to band Trainwreck after 11 Years

Guitarist, drummer, and music composer A K Rahul has officially said goodbye to the band, Trainwreck after an incredible 11-year musical journey. Rahul took to Facebook to share this significant decision with his fans and followers.

‘Salman Shah was way ahead of his time’

Salman Shah was not only a beloved actor, but also a style icon. Today is the 27th death anniversary of the superstar. He passed away on September 6, 1996, leaving behind legions of fans. In his brief acting career, he starred in 27 films, most of which were blockbuster hits. Popular leading ladies of the current Bangladeshi film industry spoke to The Daily Star about films of Salman Shah they would have liked to star in.

'No intention to insult': BTS star RM addresses 'Bad Religion' controversy

Yesterday, BTS leader RM went live on Weverse to explain his stance on the "Bad Religion" controversy. Earlier this month, the popular rapper shared Frank Ocean's song, "Bad Religion", on his Instagram Stories. 

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor dies aged 56

Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1990s, has died at the age of 56

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

Riverdale can be anytime, anywhere

Sweet, colourful, and funny, Archie comics were one of the only graphic narratives available for people who weren’t interested in superheroes and really gritty, edgy comics like Batman.

Bangladeshi singer Shwapnil Shojib awarded ‘Best Rabindra Sangeet Artiste’ at Ananda Mela LA

With a deep understanding of Rabindranath's message, Shwapnil's melodious voice has managed to spread the charm of Rabindra Sangeet, not only in the hearts of Bangladeshi music lovers, but also to fans around the world.

Scrounging revelations out of music

I don't remember at what point in life I learned to recognize the fallacy behind the not-like-other-girls phenomenon and discarded it for an all-encompassing love for female friendship and solidarity, in acceptance of femininity in all its forms. But I do know that Taylor Swift played a significant role in it.

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