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  • | April 12th, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla

    Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla

    For the first time ever, the two thespians will be seen sharing screen space in the National Award-winning filmmaker’s forthcoming movie
    The relatively less experienced filmmaker of our times, (mind you: not less talented) Sujoy Ghosh has managed to achieve what other experienced and established directors could only wish for. After winning Click here to read more

  • | August 4th, 2011

    Bollywood returns to Bangladesh after 39 years

    Bollywood returns to Bangladesh after 39 years

    Films like Sholay, DDLJ, Dhoom:2, Wanted and 3 Idiots will be screened in theatres 

    It’s official. After being exiled for 39 long years, Indian films are all set to release in Bangladesh. It’s no secret that Bollywood films are immensely popular across the border in Pakistan and Nepal, and Tamil films in Sri Lanka. However, thanks to protectionist measures by the Bangladesh government against films by their more prolific and richer neighbours, Indian films have long been banned there. The rationale behind the ban that came into effect in 1972 after India won independence for them from Pakistan was to protect the fledgling Bangladeshi film industry. In theory, it was not a bad idea. Pakistan had banned Indian films for the same reason and its industry flourished for a while but soon gave up the ghost. Click here to read more