Bangladeshi screenwriter and filmmaker Monjurul Islam Megh has been included as a member of an international jury of the Roshani International Short Film Festival (RISFF) 2020.
The festival will be held in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
Festival director Tushar Throrat invited Manjurul Islam Megh to join the Roshani International Short Film Festival as an International jury member.
The festival director said that 170 short films from different countries will Competition in the festival. Manjurul Islam Megh has been congratulated by festival organizing authority. He has also published the information through his personal website.
It may be mentioned that Manjurul Islam Megh has participated in several international film festivals as a jury member, delegate and curator.
Monjurul Islam Megh is now busy witrh his upcoming feature film BILDAKINI. This film is story based on Nuruddin Jahangir’s novel of the same name.
Cameron Diaz says she found "peace in her soul" after walking away from her Hollywood career two years ago.
"I got a peace in my soul, because I finally was taking care of myself," Diaz told Gwyneth Paltrow on the fellow actress's health podcast, reports BBC.
The Charlie’s Angels star had previously confirmed her retirement from acting in 2018 but has not ruled out of making a comeback.
"It's a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won't understand it, I know you understand it, but it's so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there," the 47-year-old actor said.
She said there’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you're really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there.
"I stopped and really looked at my life," she said. "When you're making a movie, they own you. You're there for 12 hours a day for months on end, you have no time for anything else.
"I really needed to know that I could take care of myself, that I knew how to be an adult."
Diaz married 41-year-old Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in 2015 and the couple had their first child, daughter Raddix, in December 2019.
Bollywood actor Abhishekh Bachchan has also been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, soon after his father Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan tested positive for the virus.
In his verified twitter account, Abhishek posted - “Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you."
Both father and son were tested positive for the disease at hospital on Saturday night.
Abhishek made his acting debut in 2000 with J. P. Dutta's war film 'Refugee'. His first commercial successes came with the 2004 action films 'Dhoom' and 'Run'.
He went on to earn critical appreciation for his performances in the dramas 'Yuva' (2004), 'Sarkar' (2005) and 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' (2006), later of which won him three consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2007, he portrayed a character loosely based on Dhirubhai Ambani in Mani Ratnam's drama film 'Guru', which earned him critical acclaim and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Along with his three Filmfare Awards, Abhishek won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for producing the comedy-drama 'Paa' (2009), which had his father Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Abhishek has been married to popular actress and former Miss Universe Aishwarya Rai since 2007, with whom he has a daughter.
Produced by Anushka Sharma owned Clean Slate Films, the movie Bulbbul has been directed by Anvita Dutt. This movie is streaming on Netflix since 24th June 2020. The storyline of Bulbbul centers on ancient folklore of witch or demon-woman (Chudail) who resuscitates after succumbing to an unnatural death. Though the concept of witch carrying inverted legs mostly refers to the evil spirit in the supernatural horror stories, the director gives it a feminist twist in the movie Bulbbul.
The movie represents the story of a Jamindar family who used to live in a massive palace (haveli) at Bengal under the Indian Sub-continent during the 19th century. The story starts with the title character Bulbbul, who gets married to Indranil – an aged royal man. Before marriage, the child Bulbbul used to climb trees and pluck mangos like a free spirit. Being unconscious about the true meaning of marriage or husband, the child bride Bulbbul gets inclined to her similar-aged brother-in-law Satya.
Indronil’s mentally challenged twin brother Mahendra and his wife Binodini are other significant characters of the story. The innocent friendship of Satya and Bulbbul creates jealousy in the minds of Indranil and Binodini who are secretly involved in promiscuous relationships. The story turns to a new spin when Satya is sent to London for study purposes by the big brother Jamindar Indronil whose real intention is to break up the attachment between Satya and Bulbbul.
When Satya returns to his village after several years, he discovers the changed and grown-up Bulbbul. Satya gets surprised how Bulbbul has left her naive personality far behind. In the meantime, mysterious serial murders have occurred in that village, where all the victims are males who used to abuse their own wives. The superstitious villagers suspect the witch for murder allegations. Finding it difficult to believe the story of a witch, Satya starts the investigation in his own way. Initially, he becomes suspicious of Dr. Sudip – another dominant male character – who has a friendly relation with Bulbbul.
The story advances when an unfortunate violence incidence happens in the life of Bulbbul. Though horrifying to watch, this brutality has led the film to its climax. Dr. Sudip enters the life of Bulbbul as a doctor. Though he is a true well-wisher of Bulbbul, complying with the traditions and norms of the society he chooses to limit their relationship within a boundary.
The movie Bulbbul speaks for feminism in a novel style. The director has showcased the plight of rural women who silently endure domestic violence. The storyline depicts how Bulbbul and her sister-in-law Binodini get tortured by the male members of their family. Instead of being sympathetic to each other’s distress, those two female roles had a bumpy relationship that spots light over the disorganized distressed women of the society. While Bulbbul chooses to take revenge against the violence against her and some other tormented women of the village, Binodini decides to suppress her feelings; they acted like two ends of the same sword.
This movie is starred by Tripti Dimri as Bulbbul, who is the lifeline of the story. Her captivating, bashful, inviting, and mystifying smile along with strong performance is truly commendable. Rahul Bose proves his talent once again playing double roles as Mahendra and Indranil. The veteran Bengali actress Paoli Dam played the role of Binodini with great proficiency. The powerful presence of Parambrata Chattopadhyay as Dr. Sudip enriches the film. And, Avinash Tiwary as Satya complements the story quite well. The whole cast has done a wonderful job of making the film vigorous and enjoyable.
From beginning to end, the movie Bulbbul charms the audiences with a rich setting, regal costumes, enormous palace, and mysterious forest. This film combines classic pre-Renaissance Bengal and local horror gothic. Amit Trivedi’s beguiling lull music made the scenes more thrilling. What is more? The gripping effect of the deep crimson palette nicely signifies the bloody goings-on, which will amuse the fans of horror stories.
Thanks to the director and dialogue-writer Anvita Dutt, for successfully presenting an intricate, suspenseful, but magnificent story in a period of one hour and 34 minutes. The visually fascinating, and charismatic screenplay has made this movie a must-see for your next movie night.
A three-day long online film festival ‘Antorjal’ will begin at Sylhet Agriculture University from Wednesday.
Earlier, Agriculture University Chalachitra Sangsad, organizers of the event, collected short films until May 31, among them 12 selected short films will be exhibited in the festival.
Film director Shamim Akhtar and Moktadir Ibne Salam will be judges at the festival, said Iftekhar Ahmed, president of Chalachitra Sangsad of Sylhet Agriculture University.