Farhana Mili in Monpura
Farhana Mili in Monpura
Chanchal Chowdhury -Interview
Interview- Chanchal
Farhana Mili in Commercial
Farhana Mili in Commercial
Interview- Fazlur R. Babu
Interview-Fazlur R.Babu

Making of
Chanchal-Babu Duet Album
Director- Gias Uddin Selim
Director- Gias Uddin Selim
Monpura Posters
Interview- Mili
...it was on the set of 'Ramizer Aaina', when director Shihab Sahin introduced me with Gias Uddin Selim

Monpura Worldwide Release Interview- Gias Uddin Selim
Monpura- The Story Monpura Trailer
View all Comments. Monpura- Under Piracy Threat
Production Cost-Tk 20 Million Monpura- Public Opinion
Monpura-All Time Blockbuster? Krishnokoli Awarded for Monpura
Movie Preview- Monpura
Afjal Hossain(Actor)
People, who have left Bangla cinema, might get an opportunity to get their way back to cinema hall due to Monpura...more

Cast and Crew of Monpura

Overview Monpura.Blogspot.Com- Poll
Director: Gias Uddin Selim
Writer: Gias Uddin Selim
Release Date: 13th February
Genre: Romance/Musical
Monpura in FaceBook

Krishnokoli On Top 5 for Monpura Songs

One Week Away From a Blockbuster
Jao pakhi
Sonar Moina Pakhi
Age Jodi Jantam
Nithua Pathare
Fazlur Rahman Babu
Jao Pakhi Balo Tare
Chandona MajumderImage not
Nithua Pathare
Chanchal Chowdhury

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monpura in Facebook

Monpura, has made a huge hype among the youngsters of Bangladesh. And its presence in FaceBook also proves the fact. There are a number of Groups about the movie.

1.Monpura- Hope for Bangla Film.


are the two major groups with members around 3000 and 6500 respectively(till 19th February).

Monpura Groups in Facebook

Facebook is extremely popular in Bangladesh. According to alexa.com, people from Bangladesh visit Facebook more than Google, the leading search engine. Isn't it quite surprising? It also proves how popular Facebook is as far as social networking is concerned. Almost every youngster having an access to internet has got an account in Facebook. And due to Monpura songs, which is been accepted tremendously, the movie has created a craze among the young section of people. And the creation of so many groups in Facebook also reveals the fact.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Aranyak Natyadal and 'Monpura'

Is it coincidental that all the three lead male actors of 'Monpura' have come from 'Aranyak Natyadal'? Perhaps not. Beside being from 'Aranyak Natyadal', they posses another similarity. All of the three-Chanchal Chowdhury, Fazlur Rahman Babu and Mamunur Rashid are very powerful actors.

Chanchal chowdhury in 'Monpura'

Chanchal chowdhury had the fascination for acting since his childhood. But his dream came true in 1996 when he joined 'Aranyak Natyadal'. He showed his brilliant performance in plays like Prakritojoner Kotha, Joyjoyonti, Ora Kodom Ali, Mayur Singhason, Songkranti, Rarang and Che-er Cycle. He resonates the slogan of 'Aranyak Natyadal'-'Theatre is not merely an entertainment tool but an active agent for social change'.

Fazlur Rahman Babu in 'Monpura'

Fazlur Rahman Babu came from Faridpur in 1983 and joined 'Aranyak Natyadal'. Till then, he has performed in every production of Aranyak, except some of the first shows of Shankranti.

Mamunur Rashid in 'Monpura'

And there is Mamunur Rashid. Well this man has become synonymous to 'Aranyak Natyadal'. His performance in 'Mayur Singhason' or Direction of 'Rarang' are good enough to cement his position in Bangla theater’s history.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thrilling victory of ICL BANGLADESH xi against INDIA xi

ICL Bangladesh xi, previously known as 'Dhaka warriors' have won a thriller against ICL india xi.This was one of the most competitive match in ICL season2.

In the last over ICL Bangladesh needed 11 runs which was scored by sharier nafis in just 3 balls. He scored 4 runs in the very first ball in courtesy of miss field. but in the very next ball he simply smashed the ball over long off for 6 runs. so ICL bangladesh needed only one run for last 4 balls. and Sharier Nafis just finished things off in the very next ball.

Sharier Nafis(70 of 54 balls)- ICL Bangladesh

After Alok Kapali , Sharier nafis won a match for ICL Bangladesh single handedly. It seems as if ICL bangladesh is now grooming as a real side. now there are match winners and players who can support them.

Gias uddin selim- Lyricist of 'Monpura'

One of the most popular TV play maker of Bangladesh, Gias uddin Seilm usually writes the script of his plays. So in his first movie he is also the scriptwriter. But the element of surprise comes from somewhere else. Gias uddin selim is the lyricist of one of the songs of Monpura. The song has already achieved a huge success even before the release of the movie.

Lyrics of 'sonai hay hayre'
সোনাই হায় হায়রে (মনপুরা)
কথা: গিয়াস উদ্দিন সেলিম
সুর : সংগ্রহ
কণ্ঠ : ফজলুর রহমান বাবু

কেহ লইলো আতর লোবান
কেহ লইলো জল
কেহ লইলো বরই পাতা
কেহ লইলো পরীরে
সোনাই হায় হায়রে
সোনাই হায় হায়রে ।।

ফুল কান্দে পাখি কান্দে
কান্দে গাঙের পাড়
কান্দিয়া কান্দিয়া সোনাই
হইলো জারে জার ।।

বাবায় দিলো কন্যারে কাঁধ
শ্বশুর দিলো মাটি
বৃষ্টি পড়ে টাপুর টুপুর
মাটি ছুঁয়ে খাঁটি
সোনাই হায় হায়রে
সোনাই হায় হায়রে ।।

Lyrics of Monpura Songs

Gias uddin selim is known for TV plays of different taste. He started with 'Biprotip'- which was a story of unknown world for TV play directors. It was about teenage problems. It instantly achieved huge popularity across the country. After that he made a number of TV plays focusing on health issue, Psychological problem and many different topics.

But in the movie Monpura, Rather looking for a different topic, he relied on the most used topic in sub continental movie- love. why he walked in the much used path?

Love stories will never lose their appeal, hence for my debut film I wanted to depict one.”- explained Gias uddin Selim.

well the topic may not be different from other movies. But the story? there is a story of love in every humans' life but are the stories same? definitely not. so you can surely find a new story out of a 'common' topic. if you consider Giash uddin selim's previous work as a TV play director, then it wont be a bad idea to spend some two and half hours for Monpura.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More Posters of Monpura

Some shots of the movie 'Monpura' which is expected to get release very soon. These pictures are from 'Monpura' movie set and published in courtesy of Facebook.

Fazlur rahman babu(R), Chanchal chowdhury and Farhana Mili

Farhana Mili in Monpura

Farhana Mili-Daughter of a Boatman

Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili in Monpura

Thursday, November 20, 2008

‘Jao Pakhi Balo Tare’

Chandona Mojumder, a singer of wonderful voice quality and perfect emotion, has got the attention with 'Jao Pakhi Balo Tare'- a song from the movie Monpura. The song is composed by Krishnokoli islam. As she sang that song in a 'Adda' in IFA, one of her friends, Gias Uddin Selim( director of Monpura) picked that song for Monpura.

But Chandona performed that song even without knowing its destination. She just sang it like many other songs she did. "Just after two times, the song was ok'd. If I had knew that the song will be there in a movie like 'Monpura' I might have tried to do better"- said Chandona with her artistic desire for perfection. And we all know that her 'Not so Good' performance in 'Jao pakhi' was good enough to create a bizarre across the nation. A nation addicted to Hindi songs , is now looking for songs of its own.

Lyrics of 'Jao Pakhi Balo Tare'
যাও পাখি বলো তারে (মনপুরা)
কণ্ঠ: চন্দনা মজুমদার ও কৃষ্ণকলি

সোনারও পালঙ্কের ঘরে
লিখে রেখে ছিলেম দ্বারে
যাও পাখি বলো তারে
সে যেন ভোলে না মোরে
সুখে থেক, ভালো থেক
মনে রেখ এ আমারে ।।

বুকের ভেতর নোনা ব্যাথা
চোখে আমার ঝরে কথা
এপার ওপার তোলপার একা

মেঘের ওপর আকাশ ওড়ে
নদীর ওপার পাখির বাসা
মনে বন্ধুবড়ো আশা ।।

যাও পাখি যারে উড়ে
তারে কয়ো আমার হয়ে
চোখ জ্বলে যায় দেখব তারে
মন চলে যায় অদূর দূরে
যাও পাখি বলো তারে
সে যেন ভোলে না মোরে
সুখে থেক, ভালো থেক
মনে রেখ এ আমারে ।।

Chaondona Mojumder's debut album was released from 'Concord Records'. " But it failed to get the attention due to lack of publicity"-Chandona said. Her album 'Vober Haat' was released on last summer in the banner of 'Bengal Foundation'.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

'I want to perform in one movie every year'-Chanchal Chowdhury

Chanchal Chowdhury, the protagonist of Monpura has said that he wants to perform in one movie every year. The busy actor is having the busiest time due to the eve of coming Eid-ul-azha. A number of TV plays of this popular actor are going on air. In a recent interview he talked about his Upcoming TV plays,Movie and future plan.

'Now there are some 6 TV plays going on air'-said Chanchal Chowdhury. who is also working on TV plays directed by popular director Salah uddin lavlu(Vober haat). but Chanchal is more busy due to the upcoming eid. 'There are some 12 TV plays I’m working on for the Eid-ul-Azha'- Chanchal said. He often found in charecters of simple village people. He believes that the life of village is simple and it expresses what life actually is. And that’s why he is more comfortable in such charecters.

Chanchal Chowdhury-'Sonai' in Monpura

He is also getting a number of proposal of TV commercial. 'But the products, banner and scripts are not up to the mark'-Chanchal said. so you may not find Chanchal shortly in TV commercial. But he really wants to perform in Movies in regular interval. After debut film 'Rup-kathar Galpo', he has acted in Gias Uddin Selim's 'Monpura'. 'Monpura is going to be released very soon. And I want to perform in one movie every year'-The protagonist of 'Monpura' said.

The songs of the movie 'Monpura' have already released and made a revolution in Bangla movie songs. After a long time people of all classes and ages are humming the songs of a Bangla movie. This huge success of Monpura audio album has inspired Chanchal Chowdhury and Fazlur Rahman Babu( Nithua Pathare) to go for their first duet audio album. The album will be released after Eid-ul-azha in the banner of 'Laser Vision'.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Farhana Mili in 'Onuvuteer Network'

Farhana Mili, the young actress of 'Monpura', has come up with a new look in a commercial of a leading mobile operator, recently. Farhana mili started her career in showbiz with modeling and later acted on different TV plays. But 'Monpura' is the biggest project in her short career. The trailer of 'Monpura' has already released and farhana made a good impression there. the young actress has the ability of acting and she also possesses the pretty look which may not guarantee her position in industry but definitely works in favor of her.

The recent commercial of Banglalink, titling 'Onuvuteer Network' is directed by celebrity director Amitav Reza. in the commercial, farhana mili is the sister of a little boy who just don’t want to lose her sister due to marriage. The emotion of a little boy is been pictured very nicely. Farhana also shines with her natural acting.

Farhana Mili in Monpura

Farhana Mili in Monpura

click for Farhana Mili Photo Gallery

Farhana mili seems to be the upcoming star in showbiz. Not very often, actress from small screen, becomes the star of big screen. but in case of farhana, it seems to be the inevitable case. If Monpura can secure the success of a hit movie, then you might find farhana as one of the biggest stars of big screen.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Arnob- The music director of 'Monpura'

Shayan chowdhury Arnob(also known as Ornob) needs no introduction to the music lovers of this soil. He has achieved enormous popularity in recent years with his songs( Most of which are of his own composition) among the people of all age, specially youngsters. Youngsters are most often blamed for not listening to the music with low beats or less instruments. But in recent time there has been a revolution in Bangla songs specially in band songs. People are getting more adopted with Bangla songs with less instruments and more melody(Mousumi Bhoumic, Krishnokoli). And Arnob is a successful singer (and composer) of this genre.

Shayan Chowdhury Arnob

Arnob is the nephew of another very prominent singer of Bangla songs- Tapon Chowdhury. But Arnob needs not that introduction to introduce himself, for sure. he has already made his own brand. There have been much talk about Bangla band songs and the addiction of youngsters to it. Very often band songs were labeled with 'Rough and Tough' musicians who had alleged relation with drug. There were efforts to prove drug as a complementary(!) element of music.

After that there is been a silent revolution in Bangla band songs. Tahsan, Arnob, Habib- all the singers of new generation have made a new brand of Bangla band songs. And now, Arnob, a singer from Shantinicatan- is one of the most popular band singer in Bangladesh. Youngsters are often blamed for not listening Tagore songs which simply seems depressing to most of them. But now they also hear songs of low beats, less instruments (Monpura songs) and melodious ones more than ever. Arnob- the music director of ‘Monpura’ has really proved that our young listeners have really changed dramatically and also, in the positive direction.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Release of Monpura- Delayed again?

The release of Monpura seems to be postponed once again. The long waited movie was expected to get release at the end of this year. But now it seems not to be the case. There is no sign of release or promotional from the producer 'Mashranga Production'.

Chanchal chowdhury and Farhana Mili in Monpura

The shooting of Monpura started on June 2007 and finished successfully by February, 2008. Then it was expected to get release on April, 2008. But for some reason it was not released then. The first exhibition of this movie was held on august,2008- which was only for invited guests. so the making and post production tasks are already finished. then it was very expected to get release on Eid-ul-Fitr. Many people was actually looking for the theaters where they can see the movie. But unfortunately, wasn't able to find that.

After that, it was almost certain that the movie will be released on or before Eid-ul-Azha. But there is no sign of release of Monpura before Eid-Ul-Azha and industry insiders said that there are some 9 movies in queue for release on Eid-ul-Azha and Monpura in not on that list.

Though Monpura has made an unbelievable hype before release but its distribution was always been questionable. Even the official website of Monpura- www.monpura.com was not maintained the way it should have been. It is been unavailable for around 2 months( till 13th November, 2008). The distribution policy of 'Monpura' reminds us the fact that- 'its more difficult to meet the hype rather that creating it'. If Monpura fail to keep the promise that it has shown through its wonderful songs and attractive trailers then it would be really unfortunate for Bangla movie.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chanchal-Babu audio duet album

After the huge audio success of Monpura, chanchal chowdhury and Fazlur Rahman Babu have decided to work on an audio album. Both of the actors have come from theater(Aranyak Natyadal) and have the experience of singing on stage as a part of the stage show. For the first time, they have sung for a movie in Monpura and it simply created wonder. 'Nithua Pathare' sung by Fazlur rahman babu has become the brand for Monpura. The same song (Nithua Pathare) which was sung by Krishnokoli and chanchal chowdhury in the same film has also made its mark. And the success of their respective songs inspired them for working on their debut album.

Chanchal Chowdhury and Fazlur Rahman Babu

The audio duet of chanchal and Babu is going to be on the basis of folk songs. The essence of Monpura Songs might be found on the new album of Chanchal and Babu. But as the both actors are busy with their TV play acting, so it might take a while to release their debut album. " We are really busy with our TV plays due to the eve of coming eid. so hopefully we will be able to work on our duet after the eid-ul-azha"- said chanchal chowdhury. All the preparation of this album has been completed. The album will be released on the banner of 'Laser Vision'.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wallpaper Monpura 13

'Change We Need'?

will Monpura bring the 'Change We Need'? will it bring the middle class to cinema hall once again?

Bangla cinema has experienced its golden era in 60's and 70's when we had directors like Johir Raihan, Khan Ata and others who really made movies that represent us the most. and in west Bengal, that was also the greatest time in film industry. Satyajit roy, Uttam Kumar, Suchitra sen, Shoumitra chaterjee, Chabi biswas, Robi Ghosh- all the perfect artist of this media, spell bounded the audience for decades. That was the period when the songs of bangla movie was enormously popular. Hemanta Mukhapadhya was the ultimate choice for any film, casting Uttam kumar. the combination of this two simply guaranteed success.

But as it is said, ‘Those Days are Gone'-is the right phrase for bangla cinema. now the middle class(Who are the majority) is hardly aware of bangla movie. the condition is almost the same in Bangladesh and west bengal.

Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili in Monpura

After a long time a bangla movie has made the hype before release that you can expect from a blockbuster hit movie. if Monpura can keep the promise that it has shown through its trailer and songs, then it just might bring a revolution in this sector. There have been some significant works in this arena for last ten years. Morshedul Islam( Chaka), Tareq Masud( Matir Moyna), Humayun Ahmed( Srabon Megher Dine), Abu sayed( KirtonKhola) and other talented directors have made some significant contribution in bangla movie. But we are yet to see the large scale commercial success from a Bangla movie of this genre. And if Monpura can fill that gap then it just might invoke the much needed change that we are looking for. it will creat huge interest among the audience on bangla movie. Investors will feel safe to invest their money on good Bangla Movie. And the upcoming generation in film industry will find the right situation to produce some real good movie, that will truly represent our culture and turn bangla movie into a good form of entertainment.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Momotaj- Folk Queen of Bengal

Momotaj, the Folk queen of Bengal, has once again got the spotlight on her with the song 'Age Jodi Jantam Re Bondhu' of the movie 'Monpura'. The song is also a part of the reason of the huge audio success of Monpura.

Momotaj, the most popular singer of Bangla folk song, started her career in 1992 with the audio album 'Momotaj Bicched super'. Gradually, she has become the most popular singer of her genre. the number of her released album is unbelievable- 700!
it only shows how popular she is among the mass. she is definitely heading towards Guinness book record of highest album released by a singer.

Momotaj-folk queen of Bengal

Momotaj, Daughter of Madhu Boyati, took her earlier lesson to Matal Razzak Dewan- 'Guru'-as she recons. in her early days she had to face a lots of difficulties. Even after the success of her first album she signed for second album only for Tk 2000 and a condition of repay that money if the album fail to succeed.

In her long career, she has achieved a huge success in all aspects. she has a huge popularity in home and abroad. But the credit of introducing this fabulous singer to Urban people, is definitely due to Hanif sanket-the popular anchor of 'Ittade'. In these 16 years in audio industry, the most successful albums of Momotaj are Return Ticket, Ashol Boithoki, Bhaab Boithoki, Murshider Talim and Ronger Bazar and so on.

Momotaj, the singer from singair, Manikgonj- did a lot of charitable work in her own area including eye hospital and another hospital for child care.

See also
Download Monpura songs
Monpura Photo gallery
Lyrics of Monpura songs
Fazlur Rahman Babu in Monpura
Krishnokoli- singer of Monpura
Gias uddin selim- Director of Monpura

External link:
Daily Prothom Alo- 6th october, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gias uddin selim photo gallery

Gias uddin selim, one of the most popular director of TV play, is coming up with his debut film 'Monpura'. This movie needs no introduction as the music( which is magical in every way) has already done the job. A nation is humming with the wonderful songs of the movie. though the release of this long waited movie has been postponed for several times, still, it is the most awaited movie for the millions of movie lovers.

Here we present some of pictures of this talented director from the set of Monpura.

Gias uddin selim- in the set of Monpura

Gias uddin selim

Gias uddin selim- Director of Monpura

See also
Story of Monpura
Monpura Photo gallery
Farhana mili photo gallery
Chanchal Chowdhury photo gallery
Lyrics of Monpura songs
Fazlur Rahman Babu in Monpura
Krishnokoli- singer of Monpura

Photo courtesy: Facebook