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

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hello, Mr. Gias Uddin Selim

Has the peak hour gone? If so, then how much it will cause the final outcome of Monpura?

Normally we see that the release of a movie is scheduled after two months of the release of the music album. It helps in many ways. It gives the audio album enough time to show its full potential before release of the movie. But most importantly, it creates a great interest among people about the movie. That’s why music plays such a vital role in sub continental movie. 'Super hit' or even 'semi-hit' music album also promises a substantial economic success for the movie.

But, what about Monpura? A movie with super hit music album, immense interest among people, everyone is asking where they can find the movie and the bottom line is, the movie will fail to prove the potential it promised. It was the second half of October when the whole nation was humming the songs of Monpura. It couldn't have a better time to release the movie. And there was not a single announcement about the release of the movie.

Mr. Gias Uddin Selim, we don’t know whether it’s you or your production house, who is responsible for this. But we just feel that this irresponsible attitude is going to hurt the final outcome of your long dreamed movie in a great way. Perhaps, somehow, we the mass people had started to dream of a successful commercial Bangla film that will make a huge impact on Bangla movie making. But like many other dreams, this one may also remain as a dream to be realized.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

About monpura.com

At last, Monpura's official website has launched, recently. After some three months of the release of music its official website has finally found its place on internet. The site has got a professional look. But it lacks in content. Actually there is yet to put any content. The whole site is 'Under Construction'.

We have stated before that there are some serious problems in the distribution policy of Monpura. We are yet to know the actual date of release of the movie. The official website www.monpura.com was completely unavailable over last three months. And now when it is there on the web, there is almost no content on the site. Every link finds its way to 'under construction' page. Perhaps, the makers of monpura have taken the marketing of the movie too lightly.

It seems as if the makers of Monpura have taken it for granted that people will find this movie for their own interest. Even the biggest movies of Hollywood need some severe campaign to reach to people. But the present status of Monpura is very similar to an orphan who might have many potentials but just don’t have anybody to take care of.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monpura- Coming Soon...

The long waited movie Monpura is going to be released after National Election 2008. The release of the movie was postponed a number of times. The movie lovers who were waiting for the debut film of Gias Uddin Selim, got deceived a few times whether the movie was released or not. But this time the director has confirmed that Monpura will be released after National Election.

It must be said that the distribution policy of Monpura has simply failed to meet the hype which was created by its wonderful songs. There was no certain announcement about the release of the movie. Many people thought that it was another ‘Telefilm’ or ‘Natok’ that has already aired without much attention from the crowed. So the distribution policy of Monpura was just not suitable for a movie with so much promise.

But this time it seems to be the right decision. As there were some 9 movies in queue for eid-ul-azha, so it would not have a right decision to participate in the rat race when it is your debut film. And now the country is in the highway of national election. So the release of Monpura will come after the national election. But in order to create some eagerness among the viewers, the particular date of release should be announced right now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

After Monpura, its 'Matir Sure'

After the huge audio success of Monpura, the singers behind the success have come up with another folk album. All the singers of Monpura- krishnokoli islam,Chandona Mojumder, Fazlur rahman babu are present in the album. They are well supported by other singers. The album has released on this eid-ul-azha. The name of this album is 'Matir Sure'. It has been released on the banner of ‘Fahim Music’.

The audio success of monpura is been so phenomenal that it has triggered a new trend in our audio industry. People are looking for the folk songs more than ever. The nation, which is often blamed for grasping foreign culture more than its own, is now looking for its root on own music. Perhaps, this is the biggest success of 'Monpura'.

'Matir sure' has already released. Another album by the singers of monpura will release soon. That will be a duet of Chanchal Chowdhury and Fazlur rahman babu. It will be released on the banner of 'Laser Vision'.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Movie preview- Monpura

Monpura- A heart breaking movie
Afjal Hossain
( Actor, director, painter)

A movie 'Monpura' is been made. It’s made by gias uddin selim and pictured by Kamrul hasan khoshru. The making and picturization created wonder in every moment during the show. People usually get speechless when he found himself in front of a great beauty. And now I’m in a similar condition. But how long he can keep speechless? Very soon words come in an even greater flow. And there are so many modern tools like phone, SMS, email to express the emotion. But still I feel that, nothing can be better than letter to express the emotion.

Dear Giasuddin Selim,

Say, I don’t know you. Also don’t know much about you. Say, I have seen Monpura on a sudden. What my reaction would be?

From a long since, you have made your own brand of direction and script writing in small screen. Now-a-days, anybody can be TV play director if he wishes. But you belong to the elite minority who has got the will as well as ability. You are very few in number, but still exist and that’s why still we can talk about the standard of TV play. I only know you that much.

Farhana Mili in Monpura

But there are so many viewers in this country who know you better than I do. And all these thinking are coming after watching Monpura. You have shown your magic in small screen. But how much you will be able to do in big screen, that was in question. There might not have been any question if I had known you better.

Millions of applause for you. There was jaw dropping arrangement in Monpura. Wondered and speechless-I was both. Those who have seen Monpura or even heard the songs of Monpura- had the same experience. People, who have left Bangla cinema and cinema hall both, might get an opportunity to get their way back to cinema hall due to Monpura. Congratulations selim, for not thinking of 'kith and kin' during selecting performer. Congratulations for making the movie for mass not for your own aspirations.

Monpura has made me so optimistic. Though there are hundreds of obstacles, still people like you, are trying to make movies the way it should be- irrespective of what the trend is going on the market.

Selim, its not only ‘feeling good’ after watching a movie. So many things have come in my mind after watching the movie. Here, how many people think of film? So when a filmmaker dreams, there are so many obstacles to face to bring the dream to reality. He has to bear all the worries. He has to collect the money even taking the risk of getting bankrupt. But even after that, do we respect the person behind all these hard work? After doing all these, the film maker has to urge in this fashion 'Please, come to watch my movie. I’m begging of you.'

Selim, you must have dreamt of Monpura for a long time. After dreaming it comes to the realization. The combination of your dream and picturization of Kamrul hasan khoshru is just not all about 'feeling good' but feeling envious of you. And when 'feeling good' touches that limit, is there any way of not being envious? Monpura has achieved that respect that instead of addressing 'Tumi'(‘you'- to address someone intimate in Bengali), in this letter I addressed you 'Apni'(also 'you'- to address someone honored in Bengali). People normally come to 'tumi' from 'Apni'. Then this is an exception, breaking the trend.

Monpura is a heart breaking movie that truly touches the heart. May Allah give you the courage, strength and ability to make 10 more movies.

Yours Truly,
Afjal Hossain
24th August 2008, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

Translated from Bengali.
Courtesy : The daily Prothom-alo, 'Anando', 4th september, 2008.