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2012-12-31-20-42-06-2.-anantoOnce a year, expatriates like me return home to spend some time with family and friends. We like to eat Bangla food, visit new places to see, suffer traffic jams and as it has been happening nowadays — go and watch an Ananta Jalil movie. I wasn’t aware of him much though I had heard of his “You pom Gana?” episode. I had not paid much attention but this time cousins, nephews and nieces all ganged up and I went to see “Nishartho Bhalobasa” (What is Love ?). It wasn’t just fun but was also a great learning and a rather unexpected one too. As we left the hall with my giggling battalion and headed to an ice cream parlour, I wondered if we were laughing at Ananta or his class and culture? Or is it a reaction partly based on the anxiety that traditional upper-class strongholds are crumbling and men like Ananta are emerging as social leaders as most of the conventional English medium students or those who study abroad are losing space as they go on to an anonymous life abroad or face competition from the Anantas of this world.

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I am saying this because apart from the outrageous scenes and dialogues, most laughter was evoked by his accent and manner of speaking the Queen’s English. Everyone I spoke to seems to find this very funny and that includes a number of people whose English is not particularly better. I saw a YouTube video which literally transliterates his accent on the clip and those who did it also distorted his voice and thus made fun of him. For someone who has spent nearly two decades abroad it came as a shock because nobody is allowed to make fun of accents in the West nowadays. If you did and were caught, you would be officially admonished and fined even. It’s ‘accentism’ — accent based discrimination — and those who study the matter put it as a close relatives of racism. So why are we being racist with Ananta Jalil?

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most welcome movie (16) (Copy)English language has become the great borderline of this society I realise and since many claim to know English, the new border is accent. The more you sound like a Westerner the better you are. In some ways, it’s the same with the new migrants in the West where parents, debarred from jobs due to their poor language skills, ensure that their kids speak English like a White man and often forget their mother language. It’s pushed by the desire to survive in a world which they can’t control and many of the parents are from a cultural base which rarely spoke in English while in Bangladesh. If that is about reversing language discrimination by the lesser class, it should be the same but in reverse when it comes to Ananta Jalil. He is not allowed into the club unless he speaks English like those who laugh at him.

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But it’s also something more. His cultural background is constructed in the hues of the villages or the districts and he came to Dhaka to work at his brother’s/cousins RMG factory. He has not followed the conventional path of a business executive and with his un-sophistication quite intact he has made it. He is not part of the crowd who go to the University, to the West to study. He has done those things but he is still an outsider, doesn’t belong to the so-called Dhaka crowd. Such a man shouldn’t succeed according to received wisdom. Yet he has arrived and made it big. People really don’t know what to do with him except to laugh and I felt a bit nervously. The upper-class don’t know him and it’s the devil they don’t know, the stranger at the door, knocking, knocking…

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Ananta Jalil has defended his accent on a BBC interview and after mentioning that he was right on pronouncing Ghana as Gana, he doesn’t think much of who thinks what. He is totally confident about his future and knows the critics are just that, critics. He essentially discards them. He knows he sits on a strong foundation and lots of money and a big crowd. What else does he need? Not much and making fun of his accent goes only so far. There is nothing stopping him. And none of us like that.

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Abnormaldehyde_1376197148_1-wisSo when we laugh at his movies, we don’t laugh at his accents, or the fact that how a man without a ‘posh’ education could arrive where he has, or that he doesn’t mingle with the ‘posh’, or follow a lifestyle that the ‘posh’ do but at the fact that he doesn’t give a damn about things that are ‘posh’ or care a tiny bit about the laughter aimed at him. We are unused to have those whom we exclude so obviously excluding us by ignoring us. He scares us because in the world that we constructed and hoped to limit access, Ananta Jalil has not only broken through, but also has thumbed his nose at us.

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I asked people around and they tell me that he is also popular amongst the rural audience who watch his movies not to laugh at him but enjoy his absurd histrionics, the special effects, the very absurdity that makes him a laughing stock in Dhaka and abroad. “He has Bollywoodised BD movies. In many ways, he resembles the Mumbai heroes. No Bangla hero has done that before. He has made his movies larger than life, an event that the audience don’t have to believe but enjoy. He has brought back many to the hall.”

So Ananta Jalil is an entrepreneur of our times. He should be respected for what he is which is much more than any of his silly critics. He is, to put it aptly a personification of the rise of the “Bangu”, as we are used to say. Loud, preposterous and successful, one hopes the future looks like him rather than those who look lost in both Dhaka and New York.

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Samia R. Karim is a professor of politics and policy. She writes from Australia.

75 Responses to “Ananta Jalil: The Bangu also rises”

  1. Lunatic

    Mmmmmm. As someone who is dying to see a revolution, be it cinema or society, I place Ananta at the same level as the ‘gonojagoron’. I disagree that we’re laughing at his accent, but at the bad acting, the ridiculous scenes and the overall kitsch flood. He reaches into his chest and pulls out a CGI heart where explosions take place, a bullet passes through and other animated things. Its a scene that is apparently meant to be emotional! I am laughing at Ananta at that point.

    As for accents, before we had ‘English Medium’ education, we had people who could normally speak the language very well, as I see in people from my father’s generation. At some point we lost that (how? why?)and these specialized schools took on a role to fill that vacuum. Ananta came on TV and claimed to be very highly “ezucated”which should form doubts in everyone’s minds. Is he the one trying to reach out to the English Medium/Private University kids? Its often reiterated that he is a successful businessman, and he has succeeded here too. I don’t agree that he is the savior of cinema, as it were. If India had Satyajit Ray who later inspired many a great filmmakers, we should just hold our breath waiting for our ‘Ray’ to come. Ananta’s accidental comedies, should be treated just as that, without lifting him up to some pedestal.

  2. Syeed Milky

    Ananta is showing the way of the future. Now people will follow him whether we like it or not. Good luck, Ananta.

  3. Rita Alam

    I enjoyed the article – it was a good read and I think fairly objective but I have to say I found reading the comments more fun and actually enlightening.

    There seems to be a lot of defensive people here and I suspect most of them are from the ‘English medium’ schools of Dhaka. I myself studied abroad for most of my life and am fluent in English, fairly fluent in Bengali and I know what it feels like to be laughed at when you pronounce something wrong and people laugh at you as was in the case of my Bengali. It takes a lot of confidence to stand up and face these people and go ahead with your life. whatever language issues Ananta might have, we need to recognise him for his entrepreneurship and his courage in making his way in Dhallywood. I am sure as Ananta progresses, he will groom himself to speak or he might not speak better English since it sells….

  4. Mehboob Sadiq

    There is absolutely no doubt that he is the most significant cultural figure after Tagore because he has touched everyone and involved them in what they see or feel. Only Tagore has done this. It doesn’t matter if he speaks incorrect English or Bangla with an accent of his own, he is Bangladesh. Ananta jalil is the first person to bring everyone into the same cultural pot and shown that the emerging cultural mix is what he represents.

    Don’t laugh too hard. This is how your children will speak.

    Joy Ananta.

  5. BlueCockroach

    Well, I’ve never been to any AJ movie till date but I respect him for his contributions to BD Cinema. I do laugh @his accent/pronunciations but we all must remember AJ has not took any sole agency to enrich us in English language proficiency. Count it as a pure entertainment..

  6. Anon

    Here is my two penny, I think Ananta is a good looking guy with some other qualities. However, as he is representing our country, our culture and our society, he should learn some English and also learn Bengali pronunciation. And He should stop saying grammatically incorrect English. Different accents can be acceptable, but if you cannot pronounce it correctly and whatever you are saying is not grammatically correct then you should not say it on media.

    • Hypocrisy Much?

      Dear person in glass house, that should be two pennIES and IN media.

      • Hypocrisy Less

        You may not know the meaning of “he is my two penny”, anyway, you don’t say “two takas” or “two pounds”, do you? Another thing, that should be “in A glass house”.

      • Anon

        I think you actually live in a glass house. Your “two pennIES” and “IN media” – both are grammatically incorrect. You should say – Two Dollar, Two Pound, Two Taka, On Media, On TV, On Radio. Don’t follow Ananta, if you listen to him too much then you will forget whatever you have learnt.

  7. Biplob

    I must not do that repeatedly what I am not good at, unless I make myself deserve to be at that place. Ananta should have not acted and he should not until he become a deserving one.

  8. Daniel

    I have been seeing so many people going mad at Ananta. Maybe attacking/hurting sober men is a modern attitude. It’s okay that Ananta has many problems as a performer, no doubt. Also people love mockery and there’s nothing wrong about it unless you mock someone as a human. But to me attacking a poor man like ananta is nothing but cowardice. Because, it’s always too easy to turn a poor animal, but it takes guts to fight a tiger.

  9. Prodip

    Hey, why do you make it as a big deal ? Look, Ananta is a genius entertainer. I never watched his movie but I saw his one recent AD modelling. It makes no sense to be a upper cast in just speaking English, look your behind there are person laughing at you who fueled his life energy on your fluency in English , he even might not be able to speak in his own standard Bangla . ha

    • Abir

      Please make some sense I have no idea what you are talking about!!!! You sound like Jalil!

  10. Abir

    to lady who wrote this article, please stop, words are strong and effect people in many ways, what you are promoting in your article is harmful. Just think you who can write so well in English and have no doubt worked hard to become so, and if some half-ass buffoon comes along and write article which makes no sense and people start to praise it, how would you feel? Or if some white guy started to speak in Bangla in the same way Jalil does and all other “Western” folk starts to laugh make it in to a comedy routine. No language should suffer so. I am a Bangali and I have worked hard to learn both Bangla and English ever since I was a child and have finally become proficient in both and I find Jalil disgusting and disrespectful to of my languages. He is not to be praised but dragged through the mud for his insolence.

    • Dibbendu

      Agree with Abir, to the writer Samia R Karim, we have no reason to buy AJ’s nonsense type of dialogue deliveries. I mean just relook of what we are getting in the name of entertainment? is there any subject you find in his movies which could eventually lead our vulnerable audience to learn something good? Even I am not that good in English and I am still trying to learn it at professional level so that I can cope up with the overseas people and represent Bangladesh strongly. I neither have watched a full movie of AJ, but surely found his expensive special effects promising & new to Dhallywood arena. But Samia do you find anything better except those special effects which could easily be made thru putting a lot of money? I have no allergy of AJ being so rich, but our kids needs to have good Bengali movies with good message while they are getting flooded with hindi movies/serials. I must say that our kids are helpless having such cheap movies/drama being made, there is no healthy fun, climax, action & finally dialogue which we cherish most. You are writing from Australia and the fragile confusing situation we have here within young generation is far to be apprehended. Finally I wish AJ not only fix all his language problem but also deliver good sensible dialogue and get shiny like his special effects. Samia, i like the way of writing but do watch our golden movies made earlier and throw a message what to be done henceforth based on current movie review. We want one ‘3 Idiots’ to be made here someday by some director/actor (ya do wish! dont think we cant!) and not watching garbage all the time in the name of entertainment.

  11. Nimmi

    Like the article very much! its true that you never deny the opinions, values, of maximum people. How many people in Bangladesh passed from english medium and how many people properly speak in english?

    Ananta is trying to give us something. I enjoyed his only one movie Nissartha Valobasha. I liked the print, songs (though some of the singers are Indian)and places. And what is best in his movie that there is no vulgar (from sexual side) scene in this movie! even looked at the dress-up! yes i missed the main two characters’ acting. but, though, i enjoyed the whole movie!

    i wish one day we will enjoy some better movie. but we have to start some where. Directors of Monpura, Shankhanil Karagar, Joy Jatra tried and now Ananta is trying – a different way. a way which try to give us good film print, good songs, and no vulgar scenes!

    lets see who win?

  12. Nasmin

    I appreciate what he is doing for bangladeshi cinema…. But I would rather see him as a producer not as an actor not even the writer… He should understand why his movie’s are hitting on top of the chart. But if he likes to make mockery out of himself that’s different…. As a commoner I would watch ananta’s movie for his ridiculous dialogues and actions but on the other hand I would go to see chorabali , monpura or guerrilla for actually wanting to see a MOVIE…. This man needs guidance and a proper jolt to get rid of his ego. And yes I respect the fact that he physically went and supported the shahbagh movement and I also respect that he has decided to spend his money to bring a change in the cinema … And in the long run i am sure he will know what is the right thing to do…

  13. Zahid

    Dear Readers and bdnews24.com,

    I posted the message twice. It was only supposed to be a separate comment not a reply to Mr. Rana’s post.

    I apologize.

    I must have been too busy laughing at Mr. Jalil’s accent when I hit submit!

    • ahsan tariq

      Hahahhahahahha.. Zahid, you are as funny as Ananta Jalil… You were so scared by him that you pushed the wrong button.. Nisshartho kanpa kanpi (what is the Nervous?)

  14. Zahid

    Dear Professor Karim,

    Clearly you’ve missed the point. Let’s start from the top shall we?

    The Anantas of the world are competition for everyone, education has nothing to do it. He’s as much competition for a PhD as he is for a fellow Ananta.

    Accusing people of “accentism” is stretching it a bit here, may I suggest you find a DVD of Russell Peters, he’s from your “West”, and watch it. At least Google him if you can’t get a hold of the DVD.

    The English language has always been a dividing factor in former British colonies. This is not a new phenomenon brought to the limelight by our Mr. Jalil.

    Mr. Jalil’s background has nothing to do with the “upper class” not knowing him. Given the quality of Bangladeshi movies (not talking about television dramas or plays here) how many film actors mingle with the upper class anyway?

    Mr. Jalil does not scare anybody. Why would he? He isn’t the only unconventional success story in this country and since when have we been afraid of successful people? We as a population roll out the red carpet for successful people whenever we can and we do not discriminate on the methods used to achieve that success.

    In pure commercial terms, Mr. Jalil’s accent has opened up a section of the market to him which was previously inaccessible. Most of the people who laugh at him actually buy tickets to go see him. Ka-ching! More money for him.

    I can only pray that your vision is skewed or maybe you’re looking at Bangladesh through some sort of a telescope from Australia. If you actually hope that Mr. Jalil is our future, then it’s very disappointing.

    I’m afraid only Mr. Jalil’s antics can mitigate my disappointment in this article. Time to go on Youtube.

    And yes, I’ll be laughing at his accent!

    • Mehboob Sadiq

      Poor Zahid. Hit you where it hurts did it? Some misinformation and misinterpretation.

      – You never got Russel Peters? I am a Canadian of BD origin and so we know him well. He uses accents to get back at whites. He has said so in many interviews how he was a victim of racism and accentism and developed his style on the very matters that victimized him. The Whites come to listen to him for the same reason that White people went to see Black comedians in the US. Guilt complex and that has been studied to death. If you don’t know the issue then stop being a Bangu and do hujjati.

      – Villagers don’t laugh at him but city dudes do. And western English medium kids laugh the most. It confirms their sense of superiority. Do you get it that laughter and identity is closely related. Makes you feel that he doesn’t know what makes you special, your accent and your ‘sophistication”.

      – Ananta probably represents a class factor in the entertainment world where several forces at play. Most people either switch to Indian channels or the Western ones. But rural people and the poor don’t. It’s this division that is important. Both may watch him but not for the same reason. You are laughing at his accent but people who don’t know English don’t. Have you got that point ?

      Thanks for sharing the funny?

      • Abir

        “- Villagers don’t laugh at him but city dudes do. And western English medium kids laugh the most. It confirms their sense of superiority. Do you get it that laughter and identity is closely related. Makes you feel that he doesn’t know what makes you special, your accent and your ’sophistication”.”

        What you said is BULL SHIT. Villagers does not understand what he is doing and English medium student laugh at the fact that people actually find it funny. We are able to comprehend what he is doing, he making a path so many may follow and at the end destroy whatever face we have to the outside world. Just think about this comment section filled with “Jalil-enlish”.

      • Yousuf

        Mr. Mehboob,

        I am afraid, your words need severe rephrasing!! When you see and explain events from a single lens, you will be ended with such a biased and poor observation. Hence, try to accommodate and respect others’ viewpoint and most importantly do not make derogatory comments about your fellow citizens; does not matter whether he is from rural/urban/upper/lower segment of the society.

        Ananta makes me laugh, on what ground, none of anyone’s business. I feel good after watching his movie/ interview; but if it helps, simply because he got balls to do things; which unfortunately i do not have. And to be honest, neither do you.

        Cheeres!!!

      • Zahid

        Nice of you to mention that you’re Canadian because heaven forbid, without mentioning it, maybe we’d think you are another Bangu as well!

        What part of my post made you think I haven’t seen Russell Peters my dear Canadian? You’ll surely have noticed the large contingent of Asians in his audience, surely if they can laugh at themselves, I (a non-Canadian, non-Western) can laugh at our very own Bangu Mr. Jalil?

        How do you know the villagers don’t laugh at him? And since when did English medium kids become “western”, aren’t we generalizing a bit too much here? What about the Bangla medium kids who laugh at Mr. Jalil as well?

        The rural people don’t switch to Indian channels?! Where are you from? Oh yes, you already told us. Canada. Maybe you’re looking at Bangladesh through a telescope as well.

  15. Rana

    Ananto jalil’s movies are full of discrepancies. If you love someone, she lives inside your heart. However when Ananta tore his heart out, there was Ananta’s face inscribed on it instead of Barsha’s. What a mockery of Romance! Ananta has made the expression of his love for Barsha a joke!

    • Zahid

      Dear Professor Karim,

      Clearly you’ve missed the point. Let’s start from the top shall we?

      The Anantas of the world are competition for everyone, education has nothing to do it. He’s as much competition for a PhD as he is for a fellow Ananta.

      Accusing people of “accentism” is stretching it a bit here, may I suggest you find a DVD of Russell Peters, he’s from your “West”, and watch it. At least Google him if you can’t get a hold of the DVD.

      The English language has always been a dividing factor in former British colonies. This is not a new phenomenon brought to the limelight by our Mr. Jalil.

      Mr. Jalil’s background has nothing to do with the “upper class” not knowing him. Given the quality of Bangladeshi movies (not talking about television dramas or plays here) how many film actors mingle with the upper class anyway?

      Mr. Jalil does not scare anybody. Why would he? He isn’t the only unconventional success story in this country and since when have we been afraid of successful people? We as a population roll out the red carpet for successful people whenever we can and we do not discriminate on the methods used to achieve that success.

      In pure commercial terms, Mr. Jalil’s accent has opened up a section of the market to him which was previously inaccessible. Most of the people who laugh at him actually buy tickets to go see him. Ka-ching! More money for him.

      I can only pray that your vision is skewed or maybe you’re looking at Bangladesh through some sort of a telescope from Australia. If you actually hope that Mr. Jalil is our future, then it’s very disappointing.

      I’m afraid only Mr. Jalil’s antics can mitigate my disappointment in this article. Time to go on Youtube.

      And yes, I’ll be laughing at his accent!

  16. afsan chy

    My reading of the article is that its not about Ananta Jalil but those who laugh at him. The author’s point seems to be that no matter how silly he sounds, he has made it here and is doing better than those who live in the West physically or mentally, and make fun of things Bangu. I think AJ has a lot of problems but has achieved much more -like -bringing crowds back to halls. The laughter is actually an urban issue and I think to the rural viewers he is a very serious character. My cousin who is in the marketing business also confirmed this.

    So he is our Rajnikant as several have said ? I like that.

  17. mizan

    Ananta Jalil is a burning example of our current society. Look at the politicians , rich business men they are all like him. The real intellect and moral are sweeped away by this stawlwartswith big mouth and small brain.

  18. Kazi Helal Uddin

    Can we seriously call Ananta the future entrepreneur of our time? Really?

  19. Manzur Ul Hoque

    It’s good that Ananta Jalil is bringing the middle class back to the cinema theater. But this shouldn’t and must not stop here. We need more actors with more versatility. We just can’t fixate upon one Ananta and remain content. Bollywood has Rajani Kant, but it also has Amitabh Bachhan, Shahrukh, Amir, Ranbir, Nana Patekar and more.

  20. Badiul

    Why do you think that not giving a damn is a good thing. I think Ananta Jalil is an arrogant person and that’s no quality.

  21. Mamunur Rashid Sonnet

    I think he is an embarrassment and he should realize that and do something about it.

  22. viva

    I don’t know what you guys think but he is such a funny thing. Pure entertainment is what it is…

  23. abbas

    Ananta Jalil is the funniest actor ever. and that could have been a huge quality had he been acting in a comedy movie. but he isn’t. his are serious ones, at least that’s what they are supposed to be. so the audience is actually laughing at him, instead of appreciating his acting. And that cannot be considered a feat.

  24. Ehsan

    হাসি পেলে হাসবোনা!!!! এতো বড় বিপদ। he makes me laugh, so I laugh. I would rather use my critical thoughts for a more worthy matters. আপাতত একটু হেসে নেই 😀 😀 : D

  25. Titu

    Let’s not be too critical of Ananta Jalil. He is just doing his job. providing entertainment.

  26. www

    I am all for entertainment, but Ananta Jalil too is no Amitabh Bachhan. And we have to understand that. While we can sure have Ananta Jalil in the industry we also need to try to produce our own superstar of different type and movies of different genre.

  27. Adnan Bakir

    এই লেখা টা বাংলায় অনুবাদ হওয়া উচিত

  28. bulbul

    Can you please ask the critics to shut up! where were they when our film industry was almost on the brink of ruin by disgustingly vulgar movies full violence! We have to give Ananta Jalil credit for what he has done so far. He has brought the middle class back in the movie theater and that’s no small feat.

  29. Ehsan Ali Chowdhury

    yes what is this accent among the youngsters! and seriously what’s wrong with the parents feeling all proud to see their children talking in English! Of course learning english is important. but let’s not neglect our mother tongue for that.

  30. Toimur

    এই নায়ক সাধারণ মধ্যবিত্ত কে হল এ ফিরিয়ে এনেছে। যে যাই বলুক, এর গুরুত্ত কিন্তু অনেক।

  31. Rahim

    Bhai cinema holo binodoner jonyo. Ananta r cheye boro binodon ar apatoto dekhi na. shei dik diye ei nayok obhshoi shofol.

  32. OR

    If Rajnikant is considered a superhero in India with a thousand times ridiculousness in his movies, then why can’t Ananta Jalil be considered an actor. Rajnikant is considered a demi god in South India, and here, we laugh at Ananta Jalil. Pathetic.

  33. OR

    i completely agree with the writer. Ananta Jalil is far better than the movies we have had recently…like baba keno chakor, kalia, etc.

    • Akash

      Are out of your mind saying this jokers film better than *baba kano chakor* really your seeing to much garbage film and lost the taste of good films….last if he*jalil stops acting and become just producer, our film industry will surely devolop in a good note,,,, and my suggestion to you ‘or’ would please stop watching garbage movie for your own good….and i am a bangla medium student…so english-bangla medium student all thinks his acting is really bad no worse

  34. Shakhawat

    You have made some really interesting observations, which all demand some attention. Sad but true that ‘speaking and writing good English’ has become a indicator of good education in our country. However, I would like to differ from you in some aspects while appreciating AJ.

    1. You only highlighted his English skill whereas his Bangla also needs desperate improvement.
    2. I find the rise of AJ based on only monetary power problematic since it takes away from the value based society that is ideal. It gives a wrong signal!
    3. Brushing aside criticism may seem a sign of confidence (and sometimes one needs to do that), but if you have seen any of AJ’s interviews, you would find him extremely arrogant, a characteristic that we do not want to encourage.
    4. I don’t think AJ is here to stay. The very reasons for which his movies are a hit now would become the reasons why he would fall. After all, how many times can people laugh at the same joke!
    5. Patronizing AJ’s movies is like a tight slap on those who take this form of creativity as a passion driven profession and are continuously trying to improve the sector. A person can be illiterate but s/he must have the talent.

    Having said all that, I do agree and would give it to AJ for pumping money into the sector, bringing the mass back to the theaters, and for highlighting the decay of our society.

    • M. Sakhawat Husain

      Dear Brother,

      Thank you for your wise observation on the article. I was really tempted to write a few pointers about this article. I then saw your reply that covered most of what I wanted to say. I come from a totally Bangla medium environment and my opinion is that we must give every effort to speak any language as correctly as possible. The money which Mr. AJ spins around can somewhat be used to learn and correct his language related issues. He may also spend some of his millions of Taka to set up a proper International Standard Language School and Cinematography Institute for his betterment and of the whole nation. If he does that, people would truly respect him the way he would like them to and remember him gratefully for his positive contribution to Bangla Cinema or any language for that matter. Thank you once again.

  35. russel

    He is really trying and proving himself! But why people laugh about him as a matter of derision?? I don’t get it.

  36. Quazi Ahmed Hussain

    I fully agree with this article on Ananta. The critics are simply jealous of his unprecedented success.

    He’s redefining BD film industry and is here to stay. Trash can is the appropriate destiny for negative criticism.

    Bravo Jalil, the huge majority is with you. March ahead.

    • Abir

      Are you out of your mind? Do you want the future to be like Ananta Jalil, he made it big no doubt, but how will it be like if our children started to follow this person? From appearances to his weird way of saying words in broken English? His story is no doubt inspiring to say the least but it happens only once, do your see what our movies convey,what messages it sends? If our media of entertainment is filled with this kind of people, what will happen to us and our future? We laugh because we find him funny and that’s it. He should made himself better and should have showed everyone that “I who was not born in ‘posh’ can be everything I want to be and you can do it too”. All he is doing is selling himself, and ugly truth is we like it, we like the way he says things and what he puts on-screen.

  37. Farid Majidi

    The next film he will make is The Revenge of the Bangu. Or should make.
    A nation gets the movie stars it deserves.

  38. Prokash

    Ananta Jalil is not a person- he represents the entire nation, from PM to all politicians, bureaucrats to office peon. We all are like Ananta Jalil. “I am right no matter what other says”. We are the most greedy, dishonest, inhuman people. Religion, culture and family has a contribution to this pathetic outcomes.

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