Once upon a time watching newly released movie with the family members was an integral part of celebrating every festival in Bangladesh. The mass audiences waited for months to see the performances of their favourite film stars on the silver screen.
Back then talented helmers used to come up with their quality works. Be it with the story, script, appearances of the star actors or the songs, Bangla films were the main attraction for the mass people during any kind of festival. Unfortunately due to different reasons including copy films, obscene scenes, reduction in the number of cinema halls and poor environment of the movie theatre, rise of satellite channels and overall downfall in the quality, the trend of watching movie during festival time has faced a great halt. But it seems that the Bangla film industry is on the way to make a comeback. A large portion of movie goers who once stopped visiting cinema halls are going to enjoy movie again. Film directors are also making movies considering the taste of the cultured audiences. So the stereotypical idea about Bangla movie has almost disappeared. Veteran actors are returning with fabulous performance and newcomers are trying hard to make their way. In such a situation some classy films will be screened in different movie theatres on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh this year. What can be a better option other than spending some quality time with the family members in the cinema halls? If you are planning to watch a movie on the first day of Bangla New Year, we can provide you initial ideas about the newly released movies.
Ekti Cinemar Golpo
Putting all speculations to rest, the much-talked-about film ‘Ekti Cinemar Golpo’ is all set to hit the cinemas on April 13. Veteran actor Alamgir is making a comeback as a director after 17 years with this film. The movie produced by Icon Entertainment will be released in 40 cinema halls of the country. Alamgir and Champa will share screen in the film after a 32-year-break, along with new generation’s actor Arifin Shuvo and acclaimed Indian actress Rituparna Sengupta. Among others Syed Hasan Imam, Sadek Bachchu, Wahida Mallik Jolly, Saberi Alam, Bobby and Jaki Alamgir have played different roles in the film. Besides directing the movie Alamgir has written the story, screenplay and dialogue of the movie. Internationally-acclaimed singer Runa Laila is making her debut as a music director with this film.
Starring beautiful actress Eamin Haque Bobby the first superhero film of the country ‘Bizli’ will be screened in 80-100 cinema halls of Bangladesh. The film was released in Nilphamari’s Janata Cinema Hall on March 30 for technical reason to confirm its large scale release on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh. The audience will see a superwoman through the title character of the film. Newbie actor Ranveer from Kolkata will pair up with Bobby in the movie. Audience will find Taliganj actress Satabdi Roy in the main negative role in ‘Bizli’. Besides, Ilias Kanchan, Dilara Zaman, Ahmed Rubel, Misha Sowdagar and Shimul Khan have acted in different roles of the cinema. Iftekhar Chowdhury directed this big budget film produced by Bobstar Films.
‘Swapnajaal’, the joint venture film produced by Bangladesh’s Bengal Creations and India’s Bengal Barta and directed by acclaimed helmer Giasuddin Selim, has been released on April 6. Starring Porimoni, Yash Rohan, Misha Sowdagar, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahana Shumi, Shahidul Alam Sacchu, Iresh Zaker, Shahed Ali, Farhana Mithu, Shilpi Sarkar Opu and Ahsanul Haque Minu, the film has been dominating the movie theatres since its release. Set in the 1990s in the suburbs of Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal, ‘Swapnajaal’ is billed as a love story between two young souls. It was one of the most awaited films of the year.
A few other films, namely ‘Matir Projar Deshe’, ‘Pashan’, ‘Poloke Poloke Tomake Chai’, have also been released in the last couple of weeks targeting Pahela Baishakh. People can also watch these movies along with their family members on the day of Pahela Baishakh.