The Crazy Lover

Hand painted movie banners from Bangladesh

Crazy Lover. 12′ x 8′. Enamel paint on canvas. Hand painted by Sitesh Kumar Sur and team. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Bangla movies have always been popular and going to the cinema was until recently, one of the most popular forms of entertainment. High drama, plenty of song and dance and rags to riches stories were amongst the favourites and film stars were idolized. The advent of video has destroyed the industry and many cinema halls are empty and being converted into shopping malls. But people still remember the oldies and the film stars of old are still popular. Some have successfully entered politics. Continue reading “The Crazy Lover”