Video streaming platform Bongo has released the Bangla dubbed version of romance-fantasy film "Beauty and the Beast." In the French-German co-production, Léa Seydoux performed as Beauty and Vincent Cassel as the Beast. Christophe Gans directs the film. The film first premiered in France on February 12, 2014, and was later released in Berlin, Germany, on February 14 that year. Beauty and the Beast originates from the original Grimm fairytale of Beauty and the Beast, which is taken from classic French folktales. The story starts when a widowed merchant shipwrecks on the sea and becomes bankrupt. He has to move countryside from the lavishing city with his six children. Despite this sudden change, nobody except the merchant's younger daughter Belle seems happy. Read: Bongo brings 'Harsh Times' as 'Bondhu Amar' Friday One day the merchant gets the news that one of his ships safely reached the shore. With a surge of happiness, he asked his children what they wanted as a return gift. When everyone has a choice on their list, Belle only wishes to bring her father back safely with a rose for her. With luck, the merchant takes refuge in a magical castle with a broken heart because he had to pay his debt with the ship's findings. But in the magical castle, all merchants' wishes came true until he took the liberty to take a mystical rose for her dear daughter Belle against the permission of the castle owner, The Beast. The merchant now needs to live with the Beast in his castle. Learning his father's fate, Belle took her father's place and went to the magical castle alone. The film earned $49.1 million internationally. In Japan, it topped the box office on its release, making it the first non-English-language foreign film to top the Japanese box office since Red Cliff II in 2009 and the first French film to top the Japanese box office since Mathieu Kassovitz's The Crimson Rivers in 2001.
With the release of three much-anticipated films (Poran, Din - The Day and Psycho) on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha this year, multiplex and single screen owners are enthralled to observe the audience response of the moviegoers after two devastating business years. Although several hall owners are not satisfied with the absence of Dhallywood megastar Shakib Khan’s new films which always brought profit in the previous years, many are surprised to see the line of the audience for the tickets of the three mentioned films. Among the releases, Raihan Rafi-directed film ‘Poran’ which is based on the infamous Rifat murder case from Barguna in 2019, has been leading the race in terms of audience response and ticket sales. On Friday, this correspondent visited several branches of Star Cineplex in the city and observed the crisis of tickets for the Eid films. Interested moviegoers pilled up in front of the ticket counters to grab the tickets for the same-day shows, however, failed to manage due to the crisis. Even the cast and crews of these films are not getting the tickets, which is a rare scenario in the industry. Many audiences have been looking for the next-day schedules, to be entertained with these Eid releases. Read:Three films to enthral moviegoers on Eid-ul-Adha “This is utterly surprising and at the same time a very much satisfactory scenario that our audiences are showing this much interest to watch our Bangladeshi films,” Star Cineplex Media and Marketing Department's Senior Manager Mesbah Uddin Ahmed told UNB. He informed UNB that due to audience demand, Star Cineplex had to increase the shows of ‘Poran’ which previously had less number of screens. Ananta Jalil’s ‘Din - The Day’ is also getting good responses, he said. The cast and crew members of these three films are also moving from one district to another in order to promote their films, namely ‘Poran’ and ‘Psycho’. These two films are getting very good responses in the first week, while ‘Din - The Day’ also is getting a dominant response across 115 screens all over Bangladesh, which secured the highest screens amongst these three films. “After the massive loss we suffered due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, these incredible crowd responses are again making us hopeful. These films are boosting the industry and we hope that the filmmakers will continue the practice of better filmmaking so that the audience response remains positive, not only for the festive occasions but throughout the years,” Mesbah told UNB.
Video streaming platform Bongo will release Christian Bale's "Harsh Times" dubbed in Bangla as "Bondhu Amar" Friday. Christian Bale (Jim) plays the role of a Gulf War veteran, and he believes it is his sworn duty to protect Americans by policing the streets of Los Angeles. His dreams are shattered when he is rejected by the Los Angeles Police Department. Read: Three films to enthral moviegoers on Eid-ul-Adha But, Jim is soon offered a position in the Department of Homeland Security, leading him to recruit his unemployed best friend Mike (Freddy Rodriquez). The story revolves around how they fight against a lurking crime. Bongo already released comedy film "The Good Girl" dubbed in Bangla as "Nishidhdho Prem.'' Here, Jennifer Anniston portrays the role of a depressed woman who lives with her husband in a small local town in Texas. Out of boredom, she starts an affair.
The Eid celebration brings extra excitement to the moviegoers, who expect to experience a different type of amusement through new movies across the years. Although producers keep their bird's eye vision on releasing new Eid films, the 2022 Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated with three new films. This year's Eid movies have intrigued both optimism and frustration among the audiences and the hall-owners, due to the absence of the Dhallywood Superstar Shakib Khan’s new movie. Other superstars, including Arifin Shuvoo and Siam Ahmed, do not have any new films for this Eid. That being said, superstar Ananta Jalil has cashed in the spotlight for this Eid, coming after eight-year-long hiatus with his big-budget and one of the most anticipated films in recent times 'Din The Day,' set to be released on Eid day. Also read: Siam to make debut in Tollywood alongside Prosenjit Chatterjee Alongside the Bangladesh-Iran joint production, two other films - Anonno Mamun directed ‘Psycho’ starring Roshan-Puja Cherry, and Raihan Rafi directed much-hyped ‘Poran’ starring Bidya Sinha Mim, Yash Rohan and Sariful Razz, which is allegedly based on the infamous Rifat-Minni story that shook the nation to its core - are set to be enthralling the Eid moviegoers. 'Din The Day,' directed by Iranian producer Murtaza Otash Jamjam, is leading the promotional race for the last couple of days among these three films. With actor and producer Ananta Jalil and Barsha in the lead roles, 'Day the Day' has been made at a cost of more than 100 Crore Tk as a joint production of Bangladesh and Iran.Regarding his much-anticipated release, Ananta said, ‘Our beloved audiences have been waiting for this movie for such a long time. I promise - at the end of the day, everyone will like the film and remember the experience.” Also read: "Ratsasan aka Noropishach" starring Vishnu Vishal & Amala Paul set to give goosebumpsThe film has been shot in several places including Bangladesh, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. From the first day of Eid-ul-Adha, the film will run across 115 screens all over Bangladesh, according to Ananta Jalil. On Eid-ul-Fitr, Puja Cherry’s two blockbuster films ‘Shaan’ starring Siam Ahmed and ‘Golui’ with Shakib Khan amazed the moviegoers. With Roshan being her co-star in Anonno Mamun directed film 'Psycho,' Puja and the rest of the team believe that the audience will love the movie, produced by RBS Entertainment and Celebrity Productions. Based on the infamous Rifat murder case in Bogra, ‘Poran’ is the other much-hyped movie of this Eid, directed by Raihan Rafi. With an ensemble cast featuring Shariful Razz, Bidya Sinha Mim and Yash Rohan in the lead roles, the team is highly optimistic about the release after being stuck for the past two years due to COVID-19.Besides these three films, Shakib Khan’s 'Golui' and 'Bidrohi', which were released on Eid-ul-Fitr, are set to be released in more than 20 theatres this Eid as well, for the fans who missed the opportunity to watch these films on Eid-ul-Fitr.
James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as both the dying football player in the classic weeper “Brian’s Song” and the casino boss in “Las Vegas,” has died. He was 82. His manager Matt DelPiano said he died Wednesday. No cause was given and Caan’s family, who requests privacy, said that no further details would be released at this time. Al Pacino wrote in an emailed statement that, “Jimmy was my fictional brother and my lifelong friend. It’s hard to believe that he won’t be in the world anymore because he was so alive and daring. A great actor, a brilliant director and my dear friend. I loved him, gonna miss him.” Robert De Niro also wrote that he was, “very very sad to hear about Jimmy’s passing.” A football player at Michigan State University and a practical joker on production sets, Caan was a grinning, handsome performer with an athlete’s swagger and muscular build. He managed a long career despite drug problems, outbursts of temper and minor brushes with the law. Caan had been a favorite of Francis Ford Coppola since the 1960s, when Coppola cast him for the lead in “Rain People.” He was primed for a featured role in “The Godfather” as Sonny, the No. 1 enforcer and eldest son of Mafia boss Vito Corleone. Sonny Corleone, a violent and reckless man who conducted many killings, met his own end in one of the most jarring movie scenes in history. Racing to find his sister’s husband, Corleone stops at a toll booth that he discovers is unnervingly empty of customers. Before he can escape he is cut down by a seemingly endless fusillade of machine-gun fire. For decades after, he once said, strangers would approach him on the street and jokingly warn him to stay clear of toll roads. Caan bonded with Brando, Robert Duvall and other cast members and made it a point to get everyone laughing during an otherwise tense production, sometimes dropping his pants and “mooning” a fellow actor or crew member. Despite Coppola’s fears he had made a flop, the 1972 release was an enormous critical and commercial success and brought supporting actor Oscar nominations for Caan, Duvall and Pacino. Caan was already a star on television, breaking through in the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” an emotional drama about Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo, who had died of cancer the year before at age 26. It was among the most popular and wrenching TV movies in history and Caan and co-star Billy Dee Williams, who played Piccolo’s teammate and best friend Gale Sayers, were nominated for best actor Emmys. Read: Shock, grief, and gratitude after untimely death of Boseman After “Brian’s Song” and “The Godfather,” he was one of Hollywood’s busiest actors, appearing in “Hide in Plain Sight” (which he also directed), “Funny Lady” (opposite Barbra Streisand), “The Killer Elite” and Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” among others. He also made a brief appearance in a flashback sequence in “The Godfather, Part II.” But by the early 1980s he began to sour on films, though Michael Mann’s 1981 neo-noir heist film “Thief,” in which he played a professional safecracker looking for a way out, is among his most admired films. Mann said “Jimmy was not just a great actor with total commitment and a venturesome spirit, but he had a vitality in the core of his being that drove everything from his art and friendship to athletics and very good times.” Caan had begun to struggle with drug use and was devastated by the 1981 leukemia death of his sister, Barbara, who until then had been a guiding force in his career. For much of the 1980s he made no films, telling people he preferred to coach his son Scott’s Little League games. Scott Caan also grew up to be an actor. “The fun of it was taken away,” he told an interviewer in 1981. “I’ve done pictures where I’d rather do time. I just walked out of a picture at Paramount. I said you haven’t got enough money to make me go to work every day with a director I don’t like.” Short on cash, Caan was hired by Coppola for the leading role in the 1987 film “Gardens of Stone.” The movie, about life at Arlington National Cemetery, proved too grim for most audiences, but it renewed Caan’s acting career. He returned to full-fledged stardom opposite Kathy Bates in “Misery” in 1990. In the film, based on Stephen King’s novel, Caan is an author taken captive by an obsessed fan who breaks his ankles to keep him from leaving. Bates won an Oscar for the role. Read: Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of ‘Network,’ dies at 83 Once again in demand, Caan starred in “For the Boys” with Bette Midler in 1991 as part of a song-and-dance team entertaining U.S. soldiers during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. The following year he played a tongue-in-cheek version of Sonny Corleone in the comedy “Honeymoon in Vegas,” tricking Nicolas Cage into betting his girlfriend, Sarah Jessica Parker, in a high-stakes poker game so he can spirit her away and try to persuade her to marry him. Other later films included “Flesh and Bone,” “Bottle Rocket” and “Mickey Blue Eyes.” He introduced himself to a new generation playing Walter, the workaholic, stone-faced father of Buddy’s Will Ferrell in “Elf.” Adam Sandler, who acted with him in “Bulletproof” and “That’s My Boy” tweeted that he, “Loved him very much. Always wanted to be like him. So happy I got to know him. Never ever stopped laughing when I was around that man. His movies were best of the best.” Caan didn’t take a starring role in a TV series until 2003 but his first effort, “Las Vegas,” was an immediate hit. When the series debuted, he was a casino surveillance chief dealing with cheaters and competitors of the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino. His character rose to become boss of the Montecito but remained the tough guy who had learned judo in an undercover division of the U.S. government. Caan left the show during the fourth season and it was later canceled. Born March 26, 1939, in New York City, Caan was the son of a kosher meat wholesaler. He was a star athlete and class president at Rhodes High School and, after attending Michigan State and Hofstra University, he studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater under Sanford Meisner. Following a brief stage career, he moved to Hollywood. He made his movie debut in a brief uncredited role in 1963 in Billy Wilder’s “Irma La Douce,” then landed a role as young thug who terrorizes Olivia de Havilland in “Lady in a Cage.” He also appeared opposite John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in the 1966 Western “El Dorado” and Harrison Ford in the 1968 Western “Journey to Shiloh.” Married and divorced four times, Caan had a daughter, Tara, and sons Scott, Alexander, James and Jacob.
Have you heard of Jack the Ripper, England's infamous serial killer who ran on a killing spree overnight? Then you may have heard of Russia's serial killer No.1, the "Siberian Ripper" too. Bongo's movie of the month is "Ratsasan" aka Bangla Dubbed "Noropishach" - a South Indian blockbuster psychodrama thriller from 2018 starring Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul and based on a true serial killer story, said a media release. Don't miss this movie of the week coming this Friday July 8, 2022; if you are a fan of the scary, thrill & chill, and shivers down your spine! Awestruck for all dark film fans 100% guaranteed! The story is about passionate film director Arun Kumar. Constant rejections in his attempt to pursue a career in filmmaking, and his family constraints, force Arun to let go of his dream and take up a job as a police sub-inspector. While adjusting to his new job role, the city becomes agitated by the news of a brutal serial killer targeting young high school girls. Using his skills as a screenwriter and putting himself in the killer's mind, Arun links the clues that direct him to the mass murderer. However, the inspector in charge, Lakkhi, doesn't believe in Arun’s unorthodox methods and profiler skills. But when the police unit is struck by personal loss caused by the serial killer, the police chief Kamol desperately appoints Arun to find the criminal. The storyline for the dark psycho thriller, directed by Ram Kumar, was developed over four years. A lot of research on serial killers was implemented into the plot. Read: 10 Best Upcoming Bengali Movies in Eid-ul-Adha 2022 Especially the story of the Russian "Siberian Ripper" Alexander Nikolayevich Spesivtsev who brutally killed more than 15 children inspired Kumar to realize "Ratsasan aka Noropishach". The film starring Amala Paul and Vishnu Vishal was released on 5 October 2018. It received critical acclaim from the audience, and became a big commercial success. Besides the thrill, the movie also offers obligatory romance. The Heroine is Amala Paul who plays the character of Bithi, a teacher which Arun is smitten by. The music by Ghibran is notable too. The romantic parts are nicely blended while the spooky, almost wall-to-wall score actually amps up the tension and lends an edge-of-the-seat vibe to the story. About this movie of the month, Bongo's Head of Licensing and Distribution, Karoline Hoeppner, said, "Our movie Ratsasan (Bangla dubbed "Noropishach") is not for the faint- hearted." The director doesn’t hold back when it comes to violence and the music and editing emphasizes the violence even more.
Dhallywood heartthrob Siam Ahmed is going to make his debut in Kolkata alongside veteran Indian actor Prosenjit Chatterjee for Sayantan Ghosal’s new film, which is yet to be titled. The film will center around the theme of family relationships, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Srabanti and Ayoshi in the lead roles. It is learned that the shooting of the movie will start in London in August, which will be produced by Shadow Films and Roadshow Films. Regarding his involvement in the project, Siam Ahmed told UNB, "It is not allowed to tell details about the story yet; the director will eventually let everyone know. The least I can say is that this is a movie with a family story, which highlighted the stories of two generations. Audiences from both Kolkata and Bangladesh will be able to relate to the film.” Also Read: 10 Best Upcoming Bengali Movies in Eid-ul-Adha 2022 "Everyone in the team has been talking to the producer about the movie for the last year and a half," Siam said. “Although we had a tough time selecting the story, in the end we found a story which everyone liked.” Earlier this year, Siam also signed a contract to act in a Bollywood movie called 'In the Ring' (Story of a Burqa Boxer) alongside Indian actress Mithila Palkar, known for Netflix’s ‘Little Things.’ The film will be directed by Alka Raghuram, an American filmmaker of Indian descent.
The season of Eid brings a carnival of surprises to the world of entertainment. From the cinema halls to the OTT (Over the Top) platforms, the audiences look forward to having the experience of the incredible combination of screenplay, action, and climax. Filmmakers also keep announcing the release of films as a result of their hard work over the years. This article features some much-awaited Bengali movies for the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha 2022. Top 10 Bengali movies set to release in Eid-ul-Azha 2022 Ontoratta / Shakib-Darshana Like other festivals, Dhaliwood King Shakib Khan is appearing in front of his audience with a dazzling look this time. The film is directed by Wazed Ali Sumon and produced by Sohani Hossain's Tarang Entertainment. Emerging star Darshana Banik will appear as the heroine opposite Shakib. Shahid Sharif Khan, Aruna Biswas, and Jhuna Chowdhury will be seen playing different roles here. Ferari Farhad has written the screenplay of the romantic-action film based on the story of Sohani Hossain. The film will show how a wealthy young man seeking for love falls into the dark world. Falling out of the circle, his life began to stir. The music has been composed by Lincoln Roy Chowdhury and Indradeep Dasgupta. Read 19 films get Tk 12.15 crore as grants Deen: The Day / Ananta-Barsha With a budget of hundreds of crores, the much-discussed and criticized movie titled “Deen: The Day” starring Ananta-Barsha duo is finally going to be released on the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The film was directed by Murtaza Atash Zamzam, an Iranian filmmaker. The screenplay was written by Chhatku Ahmed of Bangladesh. The movie highlights the issue that Bangladeshi migrants face various problems during immigration procedures. Ananta will be seen as a formidable police officer in an international organization. Bangladesh and Iran have jointly produced the movie with such a story and high visual effects. Ananta Jalil's Monsoon Films represented Bangladesh, while Farabi Cinema Foundation worked for Iran. Its teaser and trailer have already received a good response from the audience. Read Roni Bhowmik’s New Short Film ‘Chakrakar’ released by Vivo Shuklapakkha / Sunerah-Roshan It would be hard to imagine the ending of this movie by watching the beginning. A twist of suspense layered on the scene until the moment of the mystery unfolded. The director is none other than Vicky Jahed. This young revolutionary filmmaker is going to surprise the fans again in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The film stars Ziaul Roshan in the lead role. Sunerah Binte Kamal, the actress famous for No-Dorai (2019) has starred in this film. Khairul Bashar and Farooq Ahmed are also included among the cast of the web film awaiting release in Charki. Icon Man / Apurba-Fariha Ziaul Farooq Apurba, the best actor on the small screen will share the screen again with big-screen star Nusrat Faria. After the success of Shihab Shaheen’s Jodi Kintu Tobuo, these stars will work in the new television feature film “Icon Man” directed by Sanjay Somaddar. Read The King is Back: Upcoming Movies of Shahrukh Khan in 2022, 2023 There will be contemporary competition and various inconsistencies in the context. Unlike the first romantic-comedy film, this film will be a serious one of a completely different set where a combination of suspense and thrill can be found. The shooting of this film, produced by Alpha-Eye, was completed on June 22. Prem-Pritir Bondhon / Apu-Joy Actress Apu Biswas has teamed up with Joy Chowdhury, a young actor of the current generation. They have worked together before. However, this time they are appearing together as the protagonists in a full-length movie. The film is produced and directed by Solaiman Lebu. The production house is Upoma Kathachitra. Shooting of this film was started in May last year. The cast of the film is Misha Saudagar, Ashiq Chowdhury, Aman Reza, Tahmina Mau, Rezmin Setu, LR Khan Simanta, Haider Ali, Harun Kininger, and Jadu Azad. Read Epic Islamic Movies Ever Made in History Psycho / Puja-Roshan Psycho is going to be the seventh movie starring the popular star Puja Cheri, the rising young star. Here she will be seen in the role of a minister's daughter, who will be kidnapped. Ziaul Roshan will act opposite her. Roshan will be seen in double roles, one of which is a police officer and another one is a psycho in the movie. The character will be quite challenging for Roshan as a new actor. The crime genre movie is directed by Ananya Mamun. The film is produced by two filmmaking companies - RBS Entertainment and Celebrity Productions. Border / Sanju-Adhora Border is the story of the eventful lives of people in a border area of Bangladesh. The social life, politics, smuggling, drug aggression, and other illegal trade have come up here. The main idea of the film’s storyline was originated by the National Film Award-winning writer and journalist Sudipta Saeed Khan. Read Best Firefighter Movies Ever: Watch life-saving heroisms on silver screen Based on the story, Asad Zaman created the screenplay and dialogue of the movie. Saikat Nasir, the director of the movie, acted as the co-playwright with Zaman. Border's production house was “Maximum Entertainment”. Adhora Khan acted as the main character of the film. Here she plays the role of the daughter of an influential and honest leader of the village, who comes forward to help the villagers. Her co-stars are Sanju John, Ashish Khandaker, Rashed Mamun Apu, Sumon Farooq, Ruman Runi, Moumita Mau, Bilas Khan, and Harun Rashid. Read Greatest Natural Disaster Movies that Shook the World Poran / Mim-Raj The film, which was waiting to be released on Valentine's Day 2020, is finally coming to the theaters on Eid-ul-Adha two years after. This film with a love triangle is based on the sensational incident of 2019 Rifat-Minni-Nayan. Shahjahan Sourav co-wrote the screenplay with Rayhan Rafi who directed the film. Vidya Sinha Mim, Yash Rohan, Shariful Raj, and Rashed Mamun Apu will be seen playing the main characters in the film. Music was directed by Emon Chowdhury and Naved Parvez. The teaser song of the movie had a positive effect on the audience. The film is being released under the banner of Live Technologies. Pap-Punno - World TV premiere Like Monpura, Swapnajal, and Gunin, Gias Uddin Selim's Pap-Punno also gained a good reputation as soon as it was released. This is the last part of Selim's Love Trilogy, the first two of which were Monpura and Swapnajal. Read 10 Best South Indian Movies Releasing in July 2022 The movie was released in 20 theaters simultaneously on May 20 this year. Viewers will be able to watch this star-studded film produced and presented by Impress Telefilm on the TV screen this time. The film will be shown on Channel I on the second day of Eid from 10:15 am. Two currently busy actors Chanchal Chowdhury and Siam Ahmed starred in two important roles in the cinema. The film also stars Fazlur Rahman Babu, Afsana Mimi, Mamunur Rashid, Monir Khan Shimul, Gausul Alam Shaon, Farzana Chumki, and Shahnaz Sumi. Live / Simon-Mahi Shooting of this movie started in January 2021 under Bhuighar Production House. Under the direction of Live Team Chief Shamim Ahmed Rony, the shooting was completed within a year, and the editing was begun. Selim Khan produced the film under the banner of his Shapla Media. Read WaterAid Bangladesh launches film ‘Kohinoor’ on life, plights of women waste workers Simon Sadik, National Film Award winner for Best Actor, will be seen in the role of a singer in this movie. The strange poster of the film has given a very different impression to the viewers, which was absent in the poster of Mahir's previous films. After getting the censor clearance, the promotion of the film is going on now. It is time to see whether the movie can win the hearts of movie lovers. Bottom line These Bengali movies set to be released in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha 2022 will undoubtedly increase the joy of Eid. However, due to the lack of big-budget and aspiring superstar movies, the cinema hall authorities are worried. The movies released last Eid-ul-Fitr were able to bring the lost vibe back to the theaters of Bangladesh after overcoming the impact of the Corona epidemic. The Bengali cinephiles will have to wait till Eid-ul-Azha to see if these cinemas can continue that status. Read Bongo brings South Indian film 'Kadaikutty Singam' as 'Bagher Baccha'
Video streaming platform Bongo has brought South Indian actor Karthi's film "Kadaikutty Singham," dubbed in Bangla as "Bagher Baccha." The film is produced by his brother and South superstar Suriya. It is about values that are very close to their heart: the Indian joint family. Bagher Baccha's is the story of the youngest son Gunasingam (Karthi) of a family, who despite being the son of the landlord, still works as a farmer. He is proud of his profession. Read: WaterAid Bangladesh launches film ‘Kohinoor’ on life, plights of women waste workers Gunasingam is also a popular cow cart racer. His life revolves around his large family and relatives who he loves very much. But when Gunasingam falls in love with village beauty Kannu Inniaala (Sayeesha Saigal) and decides to marry her instead of one of his nieces, his family is very disappointed. Gunasingam's once carefree life is now very troublesome. Directed by Pandiraj, Bagher Baccha stars fine actors and actresses including Sathyaraj, Soori, Sayyeshaa, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Arthana Binu Ponvannan, Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrashekar, Sriman, Soundararajan, Yuvarani, Mounika, Ilavarasu, and Maarimuthu. In 2019, the main protagonist of the film, Karthi, was nominated for best Tamil actor at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA). Pandiraj was nominated in SIIMA as the best director in the Tamil film Industry. Soori won SIIMA award as the best Tamil comedian. Priya was nominated as the best supporting actress at the South Filmfare Awards.
WaterAid with support of Who Gives A Crap, a recognized toilet paper brand in Australia, has launched a film on the story of a sanitation worker aimed at showcasing health hazards and challenges faced by women waste workers in day to day lives. Kohinoor, film a fictional character with lead protagonist by Zakia Bari Mamo reveals the difficulties and sheer will power to overcome barriers for reaching her dreams. Read:‘Turongomi’ to join world’s largest dance parades in Korea Filmed in Mautail Landfills, it shares experiences through compelling cinematography on the lack of facilities for marginalized communities like sanitation and waste workers. The purpose of the film is to raise mass awareness for citizens of Bangladesh and create social awareness towards respecting the profession of waste and sanitation workers, said a press release on Thursday . Mamo as ‘Kohinoor’ depicts the story of a waste worker who is a single mother, faces upheavals in life while trying to make a better future for her daughter. The film has been directed by Kamrul Hasan and ideated by WaterAid team. The 40-minute feature film has already attracted attention in social media for Mamo’s acting and the key messages the film is delivering to all. Read:Azmeer Hossain's 'The Beckoning Horizon' goes on at Edge Gallery The film focused on different pertinent issues related to the life of a woman in most vulnerable set up and social taboos that need collective action. Anyone can watch the film by visiting the WaterAid Bangladesh YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWu_tc4l6NU