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, February 23, 2009

Monpura Worldwide Release- In Progress

After a wonderful first week in the box office, Monpura is going even stronger across the country in second week. And that’s why the question of worldwide release of this Bangla Movie is been discussed recently. There are so many non residents Bangladeshi across the globe and they are waiting to see this movie eagerly. In www.Monpura.Blogpot.Com and other sites, we have seen such question in plenty.

Very often we see that most of the Hindi movies release simultaneously in India and overseas (Especially, in USA & UK). Then why we won’t release Monpura in USA and UK? "Look, This is not been the case for any bangle movie in recent time and that’s why we are not totally concerned about the procedure of overseas release"- Explained Shahed Ali, One of the Makers of Monpura. "You know that, Hindi Movie has come to this stage after some 30/35 years and we are only at the beginning". So will not Monpura release in USA or UK? "Well, we are definitely looking for the procedure. And not only in USA or UK, we want to release this movie in Dubai, Malaysia, Canada and Japan as well "- Said the optimistic Shahed.

'Will Monpura bring a revolution or it will be rested in peace'- we asked this question before the release of the movie. Monpura is certainly not been rested in peace. Now, how much its impact would be on Bangla commercial film- that would be the question up next?

Friday, February 20, 2009

One Week Away From a 'Blockbuster'

After a wonderful week in Box Office, Monpura is only one week away from securing a 'Blockbuster Hit'. Normally Movies having such an opening week in Box Office, are called 'Blockbuster' Immediately. But taking the number of theaters in count, we have to say that it will take another week to call Monpura a Blockbuster.

Monpura- One Week Away From a Blockbuster Hit

Initially, Monpura was released in only 4 theaters of Dhaka and Rajshahi. In contrary, another successful commercial movie of that week 'Mia Barir Chakor'- was released in 40 Theaters across the nation. But in the next week, Monpura was released in Chittagong, Mymensingh, Bogra, Rongpur and Sirajgong. So Monpura needs a consecutive success in second week to call it a nationwide Blockbuster. And Monpura has all the potential to do so. A movie Pictured on Rural Panorama got a huge audience from the urban people in first week. So as it will reach the small towns or villages, it is expected to get an even greater response.

There have been some commercially successful movies in recent time which had its audiences in theaters like 'Star Cineplex' or 'Bolaka'. These movies were only acceptable to a certain class (Urban people) or certain age group (Specially Youngsters). But we hardly had any movies in the last decade from our film industry, which was accepted by people irrespective of Class and age. Will Monpura fill that blank space?

Just one week away from the answer.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monpura- Pirated by Fourth Week?

How long it will take for Monpura to be pirated? There is no doubt that this is the most appealing movie for the pirates in recent time. So they will definitely leave no stone unturned to find a copy of Monpura.

Farhana Mili & Chanchal Chowdhury- in Monpura

And there is immense interest among people about the movie. In different forums people are asking for the movie even long before the release. In 'Amarnatok.Com', we have found that, a number of people are asking for the movie and the Admin of that site has told them that he is yet to get the pirated copy of the movie. As soon as he get that he will upload it for a free download! (How pretty).

In the first week Monpura was released in Dhaka and Rajshahi. It was only released in a few accredited theaters and the authority was very careful. But very soon the movie will be released in Chittagong, Mymensing, Bogra, Rongpur and Sirajgong. So it is evident that in order to reach to people the movie will also be distributed in theaters with less accreditation. And that is something the pirates are looking for. But as the authority is very careful about these issues so they might not be able to pirate the movie instantly. Perhaps it will be the third week when they will succeed. Because, by the third week, the number of 'print' will increase and authority will have less attention for every 'print'. These prints will also reach at the far ends of the country. So most probably, it is the third week when the movie will get pirated. And to reach the market it may take a few days more. Perhaps, the pirated copies will grab the market from fourth week.

Well, if Monpura can get even that three consecutive weeks, still it will be considered very lucky. There are movies which were pirated immediately after release.

But, what about our government and administration? Will they allow to keep running all these without any measure?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

After capital its coming nationwide

After a wonderful opening in the first week, Monpura might be released on other cities very soon. According to Monpura source, the movie will be released on Chittagong in the 2nd week. The director, Gias Uddin Selim has already declared his plan to release the movie nationwide.

Chanchal & Mili in Monpura

After a long time, a commercial Bangla movie has dragged the viewers to cinema hall irrespective of class and age. There are very few Bangla movies in the last decade that was able to do so. If there is no influence of piracy, then this movie is certainly heading towards a super or even blockbuster hit.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Worried of Video Piracy"

Just before the release of Monpura, Director Gias Uddin Selim has expressed his worries about video piracy. The movie has already faced the audio piracy through internet. Now, on the eve of its release on theaters it’s facing an even greater threat of video piracy.

Gias uddin selim- Director of Monpura

"I’m worried about video piracy. It was not that big problem during the caretaker government. But as soon as the political government has taken charge, they have become active. Even they have already asked me for bribe"- Said the worried director about his debut film.

The songs of Monpura have made a huge hype about the movie. Almost all of the songs have achieved popularity. So Monpura has to meet the hype to satisfy the audience. ”I think, the movie will satisfy the audience. Watching the movie they will not be bored. They will love this movie and come in numbers in theaters"- Said Gias Uddin Selim with confidence.

"I have made this movie for mass. There are directors who will work for awards from home and abroad. They make movie for a definite class. I don’t want to be one of them. When I made this movie, awards were not my concern. And Monpura is a totally commercial movie. Those who have watched this movie also told me the same."- He added.

There is a plan to release the movie with even bigger arrangement in future. But this was not possible due to piracy threat this time. He dreams of making another movie after this. "In 2010 I will make another movie. In the interval I will work on a TV serial."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monpura- Revolution or Rest in Peace?

Within a few hours Monpura will be released and it has to face a real tough competition. Well, competition is an integral part of success. But is it a fair competition in this case?

Chanchal Chaowdhury & Farhana Mili in Monpura

There is audience for Bangla traditional movie and this stream has its own 'Film Stars'. The regular audience goes to theaters at the end of week to see the films of their stars. But in case of Monpura, it has no 'Regular Audience'. Neither it has the Star cast that can drive the audience to theaters. Yes, Gias Uddin Selim, Chanchal Chowdhury, Fazlur Rahman Babu or Mamunur Rashid has got their audience in small screen. But the audience of small screen are not likely to come in numbers in theaters at present. So instead of driving the audience into theater it has to create the audience first.

If Monpura can secure a success, it might become a turning point for Bangla movie. Besides promoting Bangla commercial movie it will create a class of audience for good Bangla movie. In turn, it may bring those days of 60's and 70's back in Bangla film industry.

Will it bring revolution or simply be released and forgotten thereafter- we will get the answer in few hours.

Krishnokoli on top 5 for Monpura songs

Krishnokoli has been selected for the final round of Prestigious 'Meril-Prothom alo' award for her songs in Monpura. The music album of the film was released last year and it was one of the most successful audio albums of 2008.

Krishnokoli has performed in two songs of Monpura- 'Jao pakhi balo tare' and 'Nithua Pathare'. Among these two 'Jao Pakhi Balo tare' is been written by her. Its’ tune is also from Krishnokoli. Both of the songs were immensely popular. Though 'Nithua Pathare' was more popular in the voice of Fazlur Rahman Babu and 'Jao Pakhi' was popular in the voice of Krishnokoli and Chandona Mojumder. And the later song has perhaps gained her the nomination for 'Meril- Prothom Alo' award.

Among all the 5 nominees, Krishnokoli is the only singer who has been selected for a Bangla Movie song. Not a long before, Bangla movie songs have experienced its worst time due do obscene lyrics and lack of quality tune. Hopefully we have crossed that part of time and from here on we can expect some real good music from our film industry.