Make life-oriented movies to change society: PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the filmmakers to produce life-oriented decent movies to keep the people away from wrongdoings and offenses in the society. “The life-oriented arts and cinemas attract the people much. The reason is that the people get the reflection of their own life from there. A cinema can change the life of a person or a society,” she said. The premier said this while distributing the National Film Awards 2021 to the 35 winners under different categories in recognition of their contributions to the film industry. The award giving ceremony was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city. Hasina said cinema and drama have an impact everywhere. “Cinema and drama can enrich the thoughts and spirits of the people and keep the people away from unjust and offense,” she said. In this context, she asked the artists and litterateurs to write life-oriented articles, dramas and literatures so that such movies can be produced to improve the society further. The PM said a number of good movies were produced in the recent days which have become of international standard and popular in the country. She said once there were dirty and imitated cinemas here. It needs to take the good things and avoid bad things, not imitating other movies. “We need some decent cinemas so that a person sitting with parents, brothers and sisters can watch it together,” she said. While making any movie, the filmmaker needs to consider what is good for society, she said. The premier stressed the need for production of good children’s films and conservation of old movies by making their digital versions. “We’re lagging behind in (production of) children's films. Good films need to be made for children. Those who make children's films need to be given good fund,” she said. She also put emphasis on raising the amount of government funds from Tk 25 lakh (for a full length film) and Tk 20 lakh (for a short film) to get quality movies. Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud presided over the event, while chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Hasanul Haq Inu and Information Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker spoke on the occasion. Read more: PM hands over Nat’l Film Awards to 35 recipients The award is considered to be one the most prestigious prizes given for films in Bangladesh. This year eminent artistes Doly Jahur and Ilias Kanchan jointly got the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for their contributions to the film industry. Matiya Banu Shuku’r "Lal Moroger Jhuti" and Rezwan Shahriar Sumit's "Nonajoler Kabbo" jointly bagged the best film award. 'Dhar', directed by Aka Reza Ghalib, received the best short film award, while 'Bodhobhumite Ekdin' directed by Kawsar Chowdhury got the best documentary award. Rezwan Shahriar Sumit was conferred with the 'Best Director' award for "Nonajoler Kabbo" film, while Siam Ahmed and Mir Sabbir Mahmud were jointly given the best actor award for leading role in film 'Mridha Bonam Mridha' and 'Raatjaga Fool’ respectively. Ajmeri Haque and Tasnova Tamanna jointly received the best actress award for the films 'Rehana Maryam Noor’ and 'Nona Joler Kabbo' respectively. Fazlur Rahman Babu got the best-supporting role award for the film ''Nona Joler Kabbo' while Shampa Reza bagged the best supporting actress award for the film 'Padma Puran'. Md Abdul Mannan (Joyraj) was awarded best actor for a negative role in the film 'Lal Moroger Jhuti'. Probhash Kumar Bhattacharya (Milon) got the award for comedy in the film 'Mridha Bonam Mridha.' Afia Tabassum (Afia Jahin Jayma) won the best child artiste award for the film 'Rehana Maroam Nur', while a special award in the children division went to Jannatul Mawa Jhilik for the film 'Ja Harie Jai'. Sujeyo Sham bagged the best music director's award for 'Joiboti Kannyar Mon' film. KM Abdullah Al Murtaza Muhin won the award in the best singer category for film 'Padma Puran', while the best singer female award went to Chandana Majumder (film 'Padma Puran'). The best lyricist award went to the late Gazi Mazharul Anwar for the song in 'Joiboti Kannyar Mon' film. Sujeyo Sham won the best composer award for the film 'Joiboti Kanyar Mon'. The best story writer award went to Rezwana Shahriar Sumit for the film 'Nona Joler Kabbo'. Pinky Akter received the special film award for her “Tungi Parar Miya Bhai’ film produced about the life of Father of the Nation Bangabandu Sheik Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his birth centenary. The other award winners are: Nurul Alam Atik (screenwriter), Towqir Ahmed (dialogue), Samir Ahmed (best editing), Shihab Nurun Nabi (best art direction), Syed Kashef Shahbazi, Sumon Kumar Sarkar and Mazharul Islam Razu (jointly for best cinematographer), Shaiba Talukder (sound designer), Idila Kasrin Farid (costume and design) and Md Farukh and Md Farhad Reza Milon jointly won the best makeup artists award.
Top 10 Netflix Originals Shows, Movies Coming in March 2023
Netflix is in a league of its own when it comes to streaming platforms. Often considered the pioneer of streaming services, Netflix strongly holds the title of the most subscribed platform across the world. While there has been a drop in viewership recently, Netflix is determined to bring quality content across genres for its viewers. On that note, here’s a list of 10 of the best original TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2023. 10 Netflix Original TV Series and Films Releasing on March 2023 MH370: The Plane That Disappeared – 8th March The first on our list is a docuseries based on the infamous disappearance of the Malaysian flight MH370 back in 2014. The British docuseries is produced by Harry Hewland and directed by Louise Malkinson for Raw TV. Netflix acquired the global distribution rights for the series. The series will debut as a three-part story with the first part to releasing on 8th March. The docu-series will take an extensive dive into the disappearance of all the passengers onboard, subsequent global search operations, and possible reasons for the disappearance. Read More: Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Movies in March 2023 Faraway – 8th March The next on our list is a German rom-com movie titled Faraway. The film has been directed by Vanessa Jopp and written by Jane Ainscough and Alex Kendall. It stars Naomi Krauss in the lead role. The movie revolves around Zeynip (Naomi) as she struggles to find the meaning of life in an unhappy marriage and overworked life. One day she finds out that her mother has left her a small cottage in Croatia as her last will. Tired from life Zeynip decides to escape everything and move to find out more about the will. What follows and who she meets there forms the basic story of the movie. Luther: The Fallen Sun – 10th March One of the most anticipated crime thrillers for this year is the Idris Elba starrer Luther: The Fallen Sun. It’s a continuation of the famous TV series of the same name. Idris Elba reprises his role as John Luther, a brilliant yet disgraced and jailed detective. As the cyber psychopath terrorizes London, Luther decides to take the matter into his own hands. Read More: ‘Murir Tin’: Coke Studio Bangla launches season 2 with nod to local dialects The movie adaptation of the series has been done by Neil Cross who is also the writer of the original TV series with direction from Jamie Payne. The movie stars Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo in supporting roles. Outlast – 10th March Unscripted reality shows have become hugely popular in recent times and Netflix seems to be privy to them. Outlast is a Netflix original survival reality show where 16 participants will have to survive wild Alaska for a chance to win 1 million dollars. The catch? They’ll have to work as part of a team. The 8-episode series will drop on Netflix on 10th March. Read More: Bangla Natoks to Watch on Valentine’s Day 2023 Ikebukuro West Gate Park – 15th March Ikebukuro West Gate Park follows the story of Makoto, a 20-year-old delinquent who frequently gets into trouble for his over-the-top curiosity and unruly nature. Makoto is assisted by a group of his best buddies. How this group of delinquents navigates life and how they unravel deeper mysteries makes up the basic premise of the anime. The first season of the anime has already been completed back in 2020 by Kobo Animations. Netflix has acquired the global distribution right of the series.
10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023: Unleash the Craze of Movie Mania
As 2023 begins, the countdown has begun for the release of the year's most awaited movies. As the popularity of movies has been established long ago, movie lovers can’t wait to experience the surprises. There is a lot of hype about possible villains for the new installments, and possible twists on old stories. There is endless discussion about whether the upcoming movies will be able to do justice to their old selves, or whether they will be able to start a new craze. This article lists the most anticipated movies of 2023 out of the shouts. 10 Most Awaited Films Releasing in 2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp- Quantumania | February 17, 2023 Marvel is going to start the year 2023 with this movie. This 31st movie of MCU will make its name as the first movie of phase five of MCU. Directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jeff Loveness, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their roles as Scott Lang and Hope Pym, respectively. In this third installment of Ant-Man, Scott-hope and their family will be brought to the Quantum Realm where they will encounter Kang the Conqueror, the infamous supervillain from Marvel Comics. Read More: Indian Movie RRR’s Success at Golden Globe 2023 John Wick Chapter IV | March 24, 2023 John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, continues to pull audiences even after three consecutive editions. Written by Michael Finch and Shay Hatten and directed by Chad Stahelski, this neo-noir action film will once again feature some breathless fighting sequences. Before gaining his freedom, Wick must face a new enemy that threatens to turn his old friend into an enemy. Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer confirmed the production of the 5th movie alongside the shooting of this fourth installment. Guardians of the Galaxy (Volume 3) | May 5, 2023 James Gunn is going to appear again in the guardians of the galaxy to give Marvel fans a new surprise. This sequel to 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will mark the 32nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Star Lord's old team will be seen this time going to war with Marvel's new character Adam Warlock played by Will Poulter. However, the bad news for Gunn fans is that this will be his last Guardians film. Read More: 2022 Highest Grossing Movies Worldwide. Fast X | May 19, 2023 Those who love to see all their favorite stars together have been following up on the Fast and Furious franchise since its inception. Via Fast X, this action franchise, written by Justin Lin, is entering its tenth year. This time, however, Louis Leterrier is directing and Dan Mazzeu contributed to the screenplay along with Lin. Vin Diesel’s character Dominique Toretto's old team and Charlize Theron as villain remain unchanged. But Jason Momoa and Brie Larson will appear with surprises in new roles. More good news – February 2024 is already targeted for the release of the eleventh movie. Spider-Man- Across the SpiderVerse | June 2, 2023 This co-production of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation is going to be a great treat for Spider-Man fans. Here, the audience will see an unprecedented world of a different dimension called Spider-Verse, where Miles' adventure will be accompanied by Spider-Force. This sequel of the 2018 animated film marks the directorial debut of Joaquim dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson. They will be accompanied by Kemp Powers. In addition to Shameek Moore as the main character Miles, other voiceover artists include Hailee Steinfeld, Zach Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Oscar Isaac. Read More: 5 Best Movies of Mel Gibson.
5 Best Movies of Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is one of the pioneers of bringing the new stream of female-led roles in Hindi cinema. Although her acting debut was in the 1995 sitcom Hum Panche, she made her mainstream film debut in 2003 with the Bengali cinema Bhalo Theko. Then in 2005, she started doing Hindi films through Parineeta. Along with it, the massive success of Lage Raho Munna Bhai in the following year bring her into the limelight. Since then she kept giving amazing movies one after another. Let's check out the top 5 movies of Vidya Balan, which made her who she is today. Bollywood Star Vidya Balan’s 5 Most Popular Movies Paa (2009) This film is inspired by the 1996 Hollywood movie Jack, directed by R. Balki. Amitabh Bachchan plays the title role in this drama film portraying a boy who looks like an old man. The mother has to go through many ironies due to her son's rare genetic condition. The whole story takes a more interesting turn when the boy infected with progeria learns that his father is a respectable man in the town. Abhishek Bachchan played the role of this father and Vidya Balan the mother. Although their relationship is father-son in real life, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan play opposite roles here. Read More: Superstar Salman Khan’s 5 Super Hit Movies The role of a single mother struggling with Progeria was quite challenging for Vidya. Initially, she felt a bit exaggerated about the character. Playing the mother of an actor as prestigious as Bachchan is a tough task, especially when he was 30 years older than her. Vidya won Star Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, and Filmfare Award for the first time in her life as Best Actress. Ishqiya (2010) Ishqiya is one of Vidya Balan's best works and it marks Abhishek Chaubey's directorial debut. Vidya's co-artists in this black comedy film were Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, and Salman Shahid. Balan's character here was completely different from her other simple heroine roles. She portrayed the character of a seductive and sly village widow from Uttar Pradesh brilliantly. For the part, she adapted to the local dialect, which included some slang words as well. Read More: Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Films in January 2023 Not only Vidya Balan unleashed a sensational actress lying within herself, but it was also established through this that she is far ahead of other Barbie doll heroines in mainstream cinema. This role let her bag many achievements. Most notable of these were the Big Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Female Film Actor, the Filmfare Awards for Best Actress at the Critics' Choice Awards, the Producers Guild Film and Screen Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Stardust Awards for best actress in Thriller or Action Role. Kahaani (2012) Kahaani is one of the films associated with Vidya Balan's name. Screenplay by Sujoy Ghosh and Advaita Kalar, this thriller film indulged to grow a captivating story. Here Balan was seen rummaging Kolkata for her missing husband despite being pregnant. Read More: 5 Best Movies of Hollywood Superstar Brad Pitt Popular Kolkata actor Parambrata Chatterjee and the one and only Nawazuddin Siddiqui in supporting roles made the whole movie impeccable. Apart from the screenplay, the cinematography of the film and the performances of the lead actors garnered much praise from critics.
Top 10 Hollywood Movies Released in 2021
With the epidemic of Covid-19 becoming somewhat milder, the Hollywood frenzy has returned to normal by mid-2021. Popular franchises, as well as movies with original stories, have taken place on the silver screen. At the lockdown, housebound movie-lovers desperately countdown to see the faces of their favorite stars on the full-length film. At the beginning of the year, let's take a look at the best Hollywood movies of 2021. Top 10 Hollywood Movies released in 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home | December 17, 2021 IMDb: 8.8/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (Audience Score) The Marvel movie means mesmerizing scenes of breathless action and VFX (high visual effects). This 27th movie of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has also carried on with that. Tom Holland, the youngest Peter Parker, has appeared in a solo Spiderman movie for the third time under the direction of John Watts. As always, Chris McKenna and Eric Somers set the screenplay for this timeless character of Stan Lee. Spiderman's previous characters are also featured here as the context of the story this time is about the multidimensional world. As a result, this highest-grossing movie of 2021 features stars like Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Andrew Garfield, and Toby Maguire. Read Best Winter Movies to Get the Fun of Shivering in the Cold Dune | October 21, 2021 IMDb: 8.1/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 90% (Audience Score) Popular rising stars like Timothy Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and Jason Momoa are seen together in this American epic science fiction movie. Denis Villeneuve directed it based on the first half of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, which had already been adapted twice. John Spyhats And Eric Roth worked with him on the screenplay. The second version of the movie with the second half will come in October 2023. The story is about a child of an aristocratic family getting involved in a battle on a terrifying desert planet to protect the galaxy's most precious element. Zack Snyder’s Justice League | March 18, 2021 IMDb: 8.1/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (Audience Score) DC studio, the worthy rival of Marvel, was not far behind this time as well. This movie is basically a more refined and more detailed version of the 2017 Justice League movie by Jack Snyder, the inaugural filmmaker of DCEU (DC Extended Universe). As before, it had Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gale Gadget, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller in their respective roles. In addition to hitting the box office, this director's cut of DCU's fifth movie has received a very positive response worldwide, even surpassing the original movie. Read Best New Year Movies of all time to start afresh in 2022
Best New Year Movies of all time to start afresh in 2022
The holiday season is here and the festivity has unleashed its best charm. Standing on the shore of the ending year, the whole year's reckonings thistle on our minds and, the New Year's ecstasy claims a pleasant spark. That’s why the new year movies matter. The fantabulous visualization of the story of relationships and getting life-changing decisions can give a jump start. The article features the most amazing New Year theme-based movies that shower best wishes for a happy beginning. Greatest New Year’s Eve Movies to Stream to Ring in 2022 The Holiday | 2006 | 6.9/10 (IMDb) Iris, an English woman, and Amanda, a California woman are very worried about their love life. Iris moved to California and Amanda moved to a beautiful English village to settle down. All they hope is to change their bad luck for good. This movie, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, is full of humor. Bruce A. Block co-produced the film with Meyers. The movie stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. The producing organizations were Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Relativity Media. Read Best Travel Movies of All Time: Call of Irresistible Wanderlust About Time | 2013 | 7.8/10 (IMDb) The ability to time-travel is truly amazing, and if it can bring the most beloved person in life, the power becomes priceless. But each power comes with a much greater price in return, and that's what happened to 21-year-old Tim Lake. Richard Curtis worked in both the story writing and the direction of this British film. The movie stars Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, and Bill Nighy. Produced by Translax and Working Title Films. New Year’s Eve | 2011 | 5.7/10 (IMDb) The story of this movie revolves around the events of the lives of three couples that took place on the most anticipated moment of New Year's Eve. Read Best Environmental Films By Far: Explicit Projections to the Colossal Degradation of Nature This is the second movie in a romantic comedy trilogy directed by Gary Marshall. The first is Valentine's Day (2010) and the third is Mother's Day (2016) The cast includes Halle Berry, the famous American rockstar John Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Catherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, and Leah Mitchell, among others. Production companies were New Line Cinema, Rice Films, Karz Entertainment. When Harry Met Sally | 1989 | 7.6/10 (IMDb) Harry and Sally, known through mutual friends, drive from Chicago to New York together. During this journey, they had some interesting debates on friendship and physical intimacy, which affected them when they met again ten years later.
Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies for Weekend Movie Mania
After carrying on with the boring rate-race through the week, spending time with heart-racing feelings gets in line to enjoy the weekend. When it comes to heart-pounding experiences, watching South Indian thriller movies is the appetite of the mind. In fact, Movie lovers in white-collar need to be fresh at the office after the weekend. Thanks to the South Indian thriller Movies, they fuel the Bollywood industry for good. Let’s explore some of the best thriller films in the south Indian region. Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies Drishyam 2 | 2021 | Malayalam | IMDb: 8.6/10 This is a sequel to the 2013 film Drishyam where Georgekutty was struggling to make his name clear from the suspicion for missing Varun Pravakar, the son of the Police Inspector General. This time the Georgekutty family deals with the post-trauma of the murder of Varun. Antony Perumbavoor produced both films directed and written by Jeethu Joseph. Ansiba Hassan, Meena, Mohanlal, and Esther Anil star in the film. Its Telugu version is also being filmed. Read Puneeth Rajkumar: A Popular Benevolent Short-Lived Actor in the Kannada Film Industry Kaithi | 2019 | Tamil | IMDb: 8.5/10 Inspired by Hollywood film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Kaithi tells a story of a prisoner, who has just been released, getting involved in some deadly conflicts on his way to meet his daughter. Karthi and Narain played the lead role in the movie directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film has Telugu and Hind versions as well. There were no playback songs in this movie except background music. Kaithi was awarded in South Indian International Movie Awards as the best film- Tamil. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya | 2019 | Telugu | IMDb: 8.4/10 Swaroop RSJ directed this humor genre film with his own created story. The comedy film follows a detective facing dangerous phenomena just after taking over the case of a corpse found near a rail line. Naveen Polishetty contributed to the screenplay along with RSJ. He even played the lead role with co-artist Shruti Sharma in the film. It was the first film direction of Swaroop and he got Zee Cine Awards Telugu for the work. Read Apan Thikana: A Great Approach by RJ Kebria to Reunite the Lost Family Members Evaru | 2019 | Telugu | IMDb: 8.2/10 A corrupted police officer gets himself engaged with the close case of a woman who murdered her rapist. Evaru was filmed based on this story under the screenplay and direction of Venkat Ramji. This Cinema mainly is the Telugu version of the popular Spanish film ‘Invisible Guest’ (2016). Naveen Chandra, Adivi Sesh, Murali Sharma, and Regina Cassandra starred in the film. This PVP Cinema production has remarkable suspense elements that make it a fair adaptation of the original. Kavaludaari | 2019 | Kannada | IMDb: 8/10 Crossroads is another title of this neo-noir film written and directed by Hemanth Rao. A traffic police officer takes seriously the human bones found near a construction project and goes an extra limit to solve a 40-year old mystery. Suman Ranganathan, Rishi, Anant Nag, Roshni Prakash, Sulile Kumar, and Achyuth Kumar star in this PRK Productions film. Kavaludaari won the best film in Kannada Cinema in Bengaluru International Film Festival 2020. The film has versions in Tamil and Telugu. Read Greatest War Movies of All-times: Be the Witness of the Historical Warfares lucifer | 2019 | Malayalam | IMDb: 7.5/10 This blockbuster Cinema was the first directorial work of the South Indian actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. After the death of a political Godfather, an unknown but mysterious person emerges out of five candidates to be the most eligible successor. The film, screenplays by Murali Gopy, features Mohanlal as the main character. Prithviraj himself also stars in the Cinema. This film is planned to make a trilogy whereas this first installment becomes the highest-grossing Malayalam movie till now. Ratsasan | 2018 | Tamil | IMDb: 8.4/10 This psychological thriller movie, directed and written by Ram Kumar, is also known as ‘Demon’. The story of the film advances with a passionate filmmaker becoming a cop and ending up running after a vicious serial killer. Amala Paul, Vishnu Vishal, Saravanan, Kaali Venkat, Ramdoss, and Vinodhini Vaidyanathan star in the movie. Ratsasan has Telugu and Hindi remakes as well. This Cinema became the best thriller in the Oniros Film Awards. Read Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever: The Catalysts of Unleashing the Boundless Imagination KGF Chapter I | 2018 | Kannada | IMDb: 8.3/10 This action film by Prashanth Neel was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam languages. The film is all about turning an underprivileged poor soul into a Mumbai gangster and his using the power for revolution. The film stars Srinidhi Shetty, Yash, Ananth Nag, and Achyuth Kumar. This commercially successful movie was awarded as the best film in National Film Awards, SIIMA Awards, and Filmfare Awards South. KGF Chapter II is expected to be released on April 22, 2022. Vikram Vedha | 2017 | Tamil | IMDb: 8.3/10 This neo-noir movie presents an unorthodox perception of good and evil. One of the two main characters is Vikram; the cop, and the listener. And the other one is Vedha; the gangster and the storyteller. Madhavan played the Vikram and Vijay Sethupathi stars as Vedha. The movie based on popular Indian folklore Vikram-Beetal was directed and written by Pushkar–Gayathri. The film won an Edison Award, two Techofes Awards, four Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South. Read Greatest Thriller Movies of All Times: Suspense that can mess with your mind Theeran Adhigaram Ondru | 2017 | Tamil | IMDb: 8.3/10 Another title of this movie, based on Operation Bawaria, is Braveman. Tamil Nadu Police suppressed the organized dacoity, and murder from 1995 to 2006 by the notorious gang of lorry drivers of the Bawaria community. The film stars Karthi, Abhimanyu Singh, and Rakul Preet Singh under the direction of H. Vinoth. This movie was also released in the dubbed Telugu version. The film won two Edison awards, a Techofes award, an Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award, and a Filmfare Awards South. Takeaways Besides fulfilling the traditional demands of music lover Indians, these South Indian thriller movies come up with some pulse-raising suspense. With the attachment of movie technology, South Indian filmmakers have already started to unleash their creativity in full stream. The local audience is getting mesmerized to experience the special effects with better cinematography in the domestic film industry. Not to mention the amazing film stories in South India, the region is rich in great tales. Read Greatest Animated Films Ever: The Animation movies that will never lose charm
Best Western Films of All Times: The Opera of Cowboys and Gunfighters on Nomadic Wilderness
The western movies are the carriers of the evolving civilization and culture of the movie world. One has to be amazed to see these cinematography works of the lives of people devastated by war, thinking how horrible their normal life was at that time! The feature is prepared this time by the list of such best western movies that have been famous in different counties worldwide. Let's get to know about them. Top 10 Greatest Western Films Ever Made in Movie Industry The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | 1966 | Italian Western IMDb: 8.8/10 In the screenplay of Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and the direction of Sergio Leone, this is the most influential film in the western film reign. The story follows three fortune hunters who end up pointing their guns at each other over the buried gold after the death of its owner. Popular actor and director Clint Eastwood won the ‘Audience Award’ as ‘Best Actor’ at the 1966 Faro Island Film Festival for starring in the movie. The film won the ‘OFTA film hall of fame’ award in 2016. Read Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana to make Bollywood debut soon? Django Unchained | 2012 | American Western IMDb: 8.4/10 This revolutionary film features a story of a slave who strives to rescue his wife with the help of a dentist-cum-bounty hunter from mandingo fights –a brutal game of wrestling to death. The movie was made by giving a tribute to the Italian film Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci. The renowned crime genre filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has done both of the writing and directing the film starred by Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Tarantino and Waltz won Oscar for Best original screenplay writer and best supporting actor respectively. Read Best Travel Movies of All Time: Call of Irresistible Wanderlust Sholay | 1975 | Indian Western IMDb: 8.2/10 This is a furious and dramatic tale of two jail inmates who take the proposal of a former police officer to bring the most ruthless bandit alive. Ramesh Sippy directed this film in the screenplay of Salim Javed and under the production of his father G. P. Sippy. Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Dharmendra, and Sanjeev Kumar were in the prime movie casts. Amjad Khan, Dwarka Divecha, and Ram Yadekar won Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction respectively. Read Holey Artisan Victim Faraaz's Heroism is Now on the Silver Screen The New Land | 1972 | Swedish Western IMDb: 8/10 The main idea was brought from two novels by Vilhelm Moberg – The Settlers(1956) and The Last Letter Home(1959). The film portrays the struggling endeavor of a Swedish immigrant family for starting over in America. Bengt Forslund and this film's director Jan Troell contributed to the screenplay of the movie. The movie stars Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, and Eddie Axberg. This drama film received the Oscar nomination and won the Golden Globe award for best foreign-language film. Read Best Environmental Films By Far: Explicit Projections to the Colossal Degradation of Nature White Sun of the Desert | 1970 | Russian Western IMDb: 7.8/10 This action movie is about a Red Army soldier who has to guard the harem of a guerrilla leader despite the end of the Russian Civil War. The movie is shown to astronauts for a positive vibe before most of the space missions. Valentin Yezhov and Rustam Ibragimbekov wrote the screenplay of the film under the direction of Vladimir Motyl. Anatoly Kuznetsov and Pavel Luspekayev played the major characters in the movie. President Boris Yeltsin awarded this movie the state prize in 1998. Read Greatest War Movies of All-times: Be the Witness of the Historical Warfares A Place in the World | 1992 | Argentine Western IMDb: 7.8/10 This philosophical movie depicts a simple living in the Argentine wilderness through some debates among idealistic family members. With a political plot, this film creates a western attitude free from violence. Alberto Lecchi, Kathy Saavedra, and this film's director Adolfo Aristarain co-wrote the screenplay of the movie. The film stars Federico Luppi, Cecilia Roth, and Jose Sacristan. This movie won Goya Award as Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, and Silver Condor Awards in Eight categories at Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards. Read Greatest Business Movies for Entrepreneurs: Inspiration to Start Something New Aferim! | 2015 | Romanian Western IMDb: 7.6/10 An estate owner hires a policeman to capture his slave who had an affair with his wife. Based on such a story, Aferim! was made in the screenplay of Florin Lazarescu and this film's director Radu Jude. Teodor Corban, Victor Rebengiuc, Mihaela Sirbu, and Alexandru Dabija were in the main casts of this comedy film. The movie won Silver Berlin Bear award at Berlin International Film Festival for Best Direction and Tiantian Award at Beijing International Film Festival for Best Cinematography. Read Best Olympic Movies of All Time: The Greatest Films Enlightening the Kingdom of Olympians Lemonade Joe | 1964 | Czechoslovakian Western IMDb: 7.5/10 Oldrich Lipsky co-wrote the screenplay of this film with Jiri Brdecka, the director of the movie, based on his own stage play and novel with the same name. This western parody depicts a funny business rivalry between Lemonade and Whiskey based on a small town full of rural characters. The musical comedy movie, also titled by the Horse Opera, stars Karel Fiala, Rudolf Deyl, Milos Kopecky. Lipsky won the Silver Seashell award at the 1964 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Read Greatest Biographical Movies Ever Made in History The Tracker | 2002 | Australian Western IMDb: 7.4/10 A brilliant native tracker joins on a quest of a group of three white men including the follower, the veteran, and the fanatic to capture the murderer of a white woman. The film, written and directed by Rolf de Heer, ends up in an amazing twist with such a story. Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, and David Gulpilil star in this historical film. Gulpilil won the Australian Film Institute Award, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, and Inside Film Award as Best Actor. Read Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever: The Catalysts of Unleashing the Boundless Imagination The Good, the Bad, the Weird | 2008 | South Korean Western IMDb: 7.3/10 The story of this film centers on Manchurian wilderness where three hidden treasure hunters get involved in conflict with Japanese forces and Chinese dacoits while fighting each other. This film actually is a remade version of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(1966). The action-comedy film starred by Jung Woo-sung, Song Kang-ho, and Lee Byung-Hun is written by Kim Min-suk and the film's director Kim Jee-Woon. Jee-Woon Kim won Blue Dragon Award, Cine21 Movie Award, and Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Award as Best Director. Read Best Sports Movies of All-times: Where the Cinephilia Meets the Sports Mania Bottom Line The best ever Western films about the nomadic life of the civil war-torn bounty hunters still stun moviegoers today. The combination of the characters' emotions with the artistic visuals of that time has influenced many 21st century movies. As a result, Western films are appearing in new forms in front of the new movie-loving generation.
Looking back at Zahir Raihan, the legend
Thursday marks the 86th birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker and freedom fighter Zahir Raihan, best remembered for capturing the 1971 Liberation War on celluloid. Born as Mohammad Zahirullah on August 19, 1935, in Majupur village of the then Feni mahakuma in Noakhali district, Raihan initially studied at Calcutta Alia Madrasah in India, where his father was a professor. After the Partition of India in 1947, his family moved back to his ancestral village in Feni. Three years later, he successfully completed matriculation from Amirabad High School. And that year only, he started working as a journalist for Juger Alo. Read:Remembering Zahir Raihan Although he joined medical college after completing his intermediate examination from Dhaka College in 1953, Raihan eventually dropped out. However, he later obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bangla from Dhaka University in 1958. After Juger Alo, he had worked with many other newspapers, namely Khapchhara, Jantrik, and Cinema. He also served as the editor of Probaho in 1956. His first collection of short stories ‘Suryagrahan’ was published in 1955. He was also one of the publishers of English Weekly Express. Raihan went back to Calcutta (now Kolkata) and joined Pramatesh Burua Memorial Photography School in 1952 to learn photography. His career in the film industry began with the film ‘Jago Huye Savera’ in 1957, where he worked as an assistant director. As the assistant director, he had also worked with director Salahuddin in the film ‘Je Nodi Morupothay’ and Ehtesham in ‘Ei Desh Tomar Amar’. His first directorial venture ‘Kokhono Asheni’ was released in 1961. After that, Raihan successfully launched two of his revolutionary attempts as a director in 1964 by making the movie ‘Sangam’, Pakistan’s first-ever coloured film, and ‘Bahana’, Pakistan’s first cinemascope Urdu film. He was gradually becoming more and more successful during that time as a director with back-to-back hits such as ‘Sonar Kajol’ (1962, jointly directed with Kolim Sharafi), ‘Kancher Deyal’ (1963), ‘Behula’ (1966), ‘Anowara’ (1966) and ‘Agun Niye Khela’ (1967). Read:Remembering natyacharya Selim Al Deen Through his movies, he had launched several prominent artistes, most notably Nayak Raj Razzak and Babita, and worked frequently with prominent actor-directors Amzad Hossain and Khan Ataur Rahman. As the nation's political situation was getting chaotic more than ever during the time, Raihan was continuously feeling the zeal to break every shackle imposed by then Pakistani rulers. He actively participated in the 1952 Language Movement and 1969’s Mass Uprising. At that time, Raihan felt the urgency of making a film based on both of these remarkable movements, and thus made his legendary film ‘Jeebon Theke Neya’ in 1970, considered an example of ‘National Cinema’, using discrete local traditions to build a representation of the Bangladeshi national identity. The classic is considered a milestone in Bangladeshi cinema. During the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, Raihan began creating English documentary films on the subject, including ‘Let There Be Light’, which he could not finish because of the break out of the war. After the historic 25th March of 1971, he went to Calcutta and made his acclaimed documentary ‘Stop Genocide’, highlighting the massacre orchestrated by the Pakistani Army. There he also showed his film ‘Jeebon Theke Neya’, which was highly acclaimed by legendary filmmakers, including Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha. Despite his financial hardships at the time, he donated all the proceeds from the Calcutta event to the Freedom Fighters Trust. In his short-spanned career as a writer, Raihan was successful in narrating some of the most prolific and true-to-life stories ever published in Bangladeshi literature, through his books -- Shesh Bikeler Meye, Arek Phalgun, Trishna, Borof Gola Nodi and most notably, Hajar Bochhor Dhore. Read: Rock legend Ayub Bachchu’s 59th birth anniversary Monday Raihan had been married twice, to Sumita Devi in 1961 and Shuchonda in 1968, both popular film actresses. With Sumita, he had two sons named Bipul Raihan and Anol Raihan. With Shuchonda, he also had two sons named Opu Raihan and Topu Raihan. On January 30, 1972, Raihan went missing while attempting to locate his brother, Shahidullah Kaiser, a well-known writer who was abducted and killed by the Pakistani Army and its local collaborators. Raihan is believed to have been killed by armed Bihari collaborators and the Pakistani Army hiding who had opened fire on them while they were travelling towards Mirpur in Dhaka. For his excellence in filmmaking as a valiant patriot, Raihan was posthumously awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award (1972), Ekushey Padak (1977), Independence Day Award (1992) and Bangladesh National Film Awards (2005).
HC issues rule on depiction of smoking in movies, theatre
The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the ineffectiveness of the authorities concerned in preventing scenes depicting smoking in movies and plays, should not be declared illegal. The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil issued the rule following a writ petition. It also asked the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to them for implementing the Narcotics Control Act. Also read: Polluting canal: HC issues contempt of court rule against 5 govt officials Secretaries to the Public Health and Family Planning, Law, Home, Information and Bangladesh Film Censor Board Chairman have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in four weeks. Advocate Maniruzzaman Linkon stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Tushar Kanti Roy represented the state. On February 3, Bangladesh Cancer Society, Anti drug organisation ‘Prattyasha’ and Population Development Organisation (PDO) filed a petition seeking ban on use of smoking and showing smoking scenes in movies and plays. “There is a law on using drugs and tobacco but it is ineffective,” said Advocate Maniruzzaman. On March 11, 2020, a legal notice was sent to the Secretaries to the Public Health and Family Planning, Law, Home, Information and Bangladesh Film Censor Board Chairman seeking implementation of the law. But no response came from the respondent, he said. Also read: HC issues rule on ethics code for news media According to the writ, Bangladesh has signed the ‘Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’ (FCTC) in an effort to discourage people from smoking and tobacco during the 56th conference of World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2003. To make the issue a success, the government enacted a law on Smoking and Using of Tobacco Products (Control) Act, 2005. According to the law, smoking in public places is an offence and there is a provision to fine Tk 300 to those who are found smoking in public places or public transport. As per the section 5 (1) of the law, Prohibition of advertisement of tobacco products. -(1) No person shall-display advertisement on tobacco products in cinema hall or government and non-government radio and television channel, and shall not make any exhibition of photographs audible or made audible :print or publish or make published any advertisement in any books, magazines, handbills, bill-board, newspaper or printed papers published in Bangladesh; and distribute or supply to public any leaflet, handbill or documents containing the name of brand of tobacco product, colour, logo, trade mark, sign, symbol or advertisement.