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    Razzak’s 75th birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:20pm on January 22, 2017

    Today marks the 75th birth anniversary of Abdur Razzak, the country’s undisputed king of screens who still enjoys widespread respect and admiration despite living a relatively quiet life...

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    Palakar’s Narigan goes to Kolkata

    Culture Correspondent | Updated at 09:08pm on January 22, 2017

    Theatre troupe Palakar will stage Syed Shamsul Haq’s Narigan at a theatre festival in Kolkata on February 3. The festival will be organised by Kolkata-based troupe Nandiranga. The five-day event, titled ‘Nandiranga Natya Mela,’ will begin on February 1...

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    Fury as Polanski picked for film panel

    Culture Desk | Updated at 09:24pm on January 21, 2017

    France’s minister for women’s rights said it was a ‘shocking’ decision to appoint filmmaker Roman Polanski as head of the jury for the country’s equivalent of the Oscars....

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    Desh Natok’s new play premiered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:22pm on January 21, 2017

    Theatre troupe Desh Natok organised a premiere show of its 22nd production Surgaon at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday...

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    Rina Brown brings back memories of war

    Ziaul Hasan | Updated at 09:20pm on January 21, 2017

    Director Shameem Akhtar, known for her works Itihaas Kanya and Shilalipi, makes a comeback after 13 years with her latest release Rina Brown, a period drama that takes the audience back to the tumultuous days of the 1971 war of liberation...

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    Winter fair entertains city dwellers

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:19pm on January 21, 2017

    A daylong winter fair titled Raser Mela entertained the attendees with traditional performing arts and winter delicacies such as date juice, puffed rice and date molasses at the Bakultala of Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University on Friday...

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    Flautist Ustad Azizul Islam honoured

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:10pm on January 21, 2017

    A five-day programme honouring the contributions of eminent flautist Ustad Azizul Islam in music is underway at the Nalinikanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum...

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    Haq’s lyrical drama Champabati staged

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:47pm on January 20, 2017

    Poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq’s lyrical drama Champabati was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday...

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    Bangladesh-Tripura cultural fest underway

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:41pm on January 20, 2017

    A three-day cultural festival featuring performances by artistes from Bangladesh and the Indian state of Tripura is underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy...

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    15th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival ends

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:31pm on January 20, 2017

    Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi’s feature film Daughter won the Best Film Award in the main Asian Film Competition segment at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival, which ended on Friday...