Dallywood's megastar Shakib Khan is all set to make his mark as the lead actor in the Pan-Indian film 'Dard' alongside popular Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan. The Pan-Indian film is being directed by Dhallywood's renowned filmmaker-distributor Anonno Mamun, the director of Shakib's successful film 'Nabab LLB' and also known for bringing Bollywood blockbusters 'Pathan' and 'Jawan' in theatres recently for the moviegoers in Bangladesh. The film will be made in four languages - Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam, and the shooting is scheduled to start from October 27. A press conference was held at a Mumbai restaurant on Wednesday night, joined by the lead actors, director and other associates of the film. 'Dard' will also showcase other Bangladeshi and Indian actors including Jessia Islam, Rajesh Sharma, Rahul Dev and Paayel Sarkar. The film is being jointly produced by Shakib's own production house SK Movies, alongside One World Movies, Bangladesh's Action Cut Entertainment, and Kibria Films.
As a new month is approaching, fans of South Indian movies are waiting to watch a variety of films from the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries. Like every month, in November 2023, the action, music, and drama are set to hit the screens. Now, get ready to be entranced, as this sneak peek unveils the 12 most anticipated South Indian movies releasing in November 2023. Top 12 Most Hyped South Indian Films Coming This November Maa Oori Polimera 2 | Telugu | November 2, 2023 Maa Oori Polimera, the enigmatic thriller that enthralled audiences back in 2021, is set to return with a highly anticipated sequel. The original film was steeped in mysticism, superstitions, and a series of perplexing deaths. This second part promises to venture even deeper into the world of ancient superstitions and sorcery. This time, the story follows a police officer who delves into the connection between a string of gruesome murders in Mahabubnagar and the domain of black magic. Accompanied by an archaeologist, they set out to unravel the mysteries surrounding the village temple. Read more: After death threats, Shah Rukh to get beefed up security Key cast members, including Satyam Rajesh, Kamakshi Bhaskarla, Getup Srinu, Baladitya, Chilam Sheenu, and Ravi Vermal, reprise their roles in this sequel. Dr. Anil Viswanath, who also directed the movie, penned the screenplay and dialogues. Adding an eerie and atmospheric dimension to the storyline, the music is composed by Gnani. Cinematography is handled by Kushedar Ramesh Reddy, while Sree Vara takes on the role of the editor. The film's producer is Gowr Kriesna under Shree Krishna Creations. Aadikeshava | Telugu | November 10, 2023 Directed by debutant director Srikanth N Reddy, Aadikeshava features a musical score by G V Prakash Kumar and cinematography by Dudly. Bankrolled by Sithara Entertainments, the cinema will be brought to life on the edit table by National Award-winning editor Navin Nooli. Aadikeshava will uncover the world of Rudra, portrayed by Panja Vaisshnav Tej, as he fearlessly takes on goons at a Shiva temple. With Sreeleela in the lead female role, Joju George and Aparna Das play supporting roles. Read more: Khufiya: All eyes on Badhon Mangalavaram | Telugu | November 17, 2023 Acclaimed director Ajay Bhupathi, known for hits like 'RX 100' and 'Maha Samudram,' is ready to captivate audiences again with Mangalavaram. This highly anticipated film features the talented Payal Rajput in the lead role. What sets this film apart is its versions in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Described as a rustic action thriller, the cinema offers a unique rural backdrop for the storyline. Mangalavaram boasts an ensemble cast, including Payal Rajput, Shree Tej, Chaitanya Krishna, Ajay Ghosh, and Laxman. The cinematography is done by Dasarathi Shivendra, with music composed by B. Ajanish Loknath. Editing by Madhav Kumar Gullapally ensures a seamless flow of the story. Read more: English Language Netflix Originals Coming in October 2023 Jigarthanda DoubleX | Tamil | November 10, 2023 Also known as Jigarthanda 2, this action comedy film is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film is produced by Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Alankar Pandian, and S. Kathiresan. A seqel to the 2014 hit Jigarthanda, it stars Raghava Lawrence and S. J. Suryah in lead roles. The plot centers around a filmmaker who collaborates with a dreaded gangster to make a western movies. Santhosh Narayanan has contributed for the soundtrack and background score. The cinematography and editing are handled by S. Thirunavukkarasu and Shafique Mohamed Ali respectively. This film will also be released in Telugu and Hindi versions. Read more: Bongo BD to release South Indian comedy movie 'F2: Fun and Frustration' with Bengali version this week Japan | Tamil | November 12, 2023 This crime comedy-thriller film was written and directed by Raju Murugan. Produced by S. R. Prabhu under Dream Warrior Pictures, the cinema stars Karthi and Anu Emmanuel in lead roles. Apart from Tamil, this film’s dubbed versions in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada are also scheduled for release. Japan, a notorious maestro of theft, orchestrates the heist of jewels valued at ₹200 crore from an upscale jewelry store. Thus, it set the stage for a high-stakes cat-and-mouse pursuit by the relentless police force. G. V. Prakash Kumar is the music composer, with Ravi Varman handling the cinematography and Philomin Raj taking on the editing. Read more: Top 12 Most Anticipated South Indian Films Releasing in October 2023 Dhruva Natchathiram | Tamil | November 24, 2023 Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam is an action spy film made under the direction of Gautham Vasudev Menon. The film features Vikram, Ritu Varma, Vinayakan, R. Parthiban, Simran, and Radhika Sarathkumar in prominent roles. The movie's music is composed by Harris Jayaraj, with editing by Praveen Antony. The cinematography section was jointly looked after by Manoj Paramahamsa, Jomon T. John, and Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran. The story revolves around a New York City-based undercover operative and his team on a secret mission to find their missing team leader. Read more: Bongo BD presents heartwarming love story of two nameless tourists in "Hello Stranger"
Dhallywood’s acclaimed actress Aruna Biswas is all set to debut as a film director with her maiden film ‘Ashomvob’, set to be released in theatres across the country this October. Featuring an ensemble cast of notable actors including Jyotsna Biswas (Aruna Biswas' mother), Abul Hayat, Sohana Saba, Shahed Sharif Khan, Shatabdi Wadud, Gazi Abdun Noor and others, ‘Ashomvob’ puts the spotlight on ‘Jatrapala’, the glorious traditional medium of entertainment in Bengal. Read: Legal notice seeks ban on screening of 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' In addition, the plot of the government-granted film also revolves around the everyday lives of the rural community and the 1971 Liberation War. Initially set to be released on October 21, the film is now scheduled to be released on October 27, according to the film’s lead actress Sohana Saba. As per media reports, the decision was made due to the countrywide screening of the Arifin Shuvoo starrer Shyam Benegal film ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ which is currently running successfully across the theatres. Read: Khufiya: All eyes on Badhon “Our great Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s life is brilliantly portrayed in the film and we want our moviegoers to watch the movie, thus we are delaying our film ‘Ashomvob’ a bit - however, it will be in theatres very soon, and we want to release the film in maximum theatres,” the actress-turned-filmmaker said in a recent interview. Songs featured in this film are written by late eminent lyricist Gazi Mazharul Anwar, and it also features the iconic song ‘Moder Gorob Moder Asha’, penned by Atul Prasad Sen.
A moment from years ago keeps replaying in Martin Scorsese 's mind. When Akira Kurosawa was given an honorary Academy Award in 1990, the then 80-year-old Japanese filmmaker of "Seven Samurai" and "Ikiru," in his brief, humble speech, said he hadn't yet grasped the full essence of cinema. It struck Scorsese, then in post-production on "Goodfellas," as a curious thing for such a master filmmaker to say. It wasn't until Scorsese also turned 80 that he began to comprehend Kurosawa's words. Even now, Scorsese says he's just realizing the possibilities of cinema. Also read: Group exhibition of late great Kalidas and his brothers begins on artist's 4th death anniversary "I've lived long enough to be his age and I think I understand now," Scorsese said in a recent interview. "Because there is no limit. The limit is in yourself. These are just tools, the lights and the camera and that stuff. How much further can you explore who you are?" Scorsese's lifelong exploration has seemingly only grown deeper and more self-examining with time. In recent years, his films have swelled in scale and ambition as he's plumbed the nature of faith ( "Silence" ) and loss ( "The Irishman" ). His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon," about the systematic killing of Osage Nation members for their oil-rich land in the 1920s, is in many ways far outside Scorsese's own experience. But as a story of trust and betrayal — the film is centered on the loving yet treacherous relationship between Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), a member of a larger Osage family, and Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio), a WWI veteran who comes to work for his corrupt uncle (Robert De Niro) — it's a profoundly personal film that maps some of the themes of Scorsese's gangster films onto American history. Also read: Asiatic EXP joins hands with AB Kitchen to promote Ayub Bachchu’s songs More than the back-room dealings of "Casino," the bloody rampages of "Gangs of New York" or the financial swindling of "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Killers of the Flower Moon" is the story of a crime wave. It's a disturbingly insidious one, where greed and violence infiltrate the most intimate relationships — a genocide in the home. All of which, to Scorsese, harkens back to the tough guys and the weak-willed go-alongs he witnessed in his childhood growing up on Elizabeth Street in New York. "That's been my whole life, dealing with who we are," says Scorsese. "I found that this story lent itself to that exploration further." "Killers of the Flower Moon," a $200-million, 206-minute epic produced by Apple that's in theaters Friday, is an audacious big swing by Scorsese to continue his kind of ambitious, personal filmmaking on the largest scale at a time when such grand, big-screen statements are a rarity. Scorsese considers "Killers of the Flower Moon" "an internal spectacle." The Oklahoma-set film, adapted from David Grann's 2017 bestseller, might be called his first Western. But while developing Grann's book, which chronicles the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, Scorsese came to the realization that centering the film on federal investigator Tom White was a familiar a type of Western. "I realized: 'You don't do that. Your Westerns are the Westerns you saw in the late '40s and early '50s, that's it. Peckinpah finished that. 'Wild Bunch,' that's the end. Now they're different," he says. "It represented a certain time in who we were as a nation and a certain time in the world – and the end of the studio system. It was a genre. That folklore is gone." Scorsese, after conversations with Leonardo DiCaprio, pivoted to the story of Ernest and Mollie and a perspective closer to Osage Nation. Consultations with the tribe continued and expanded to include accurately capturing language, traditional clothing and customs. Also read: On big screen, moviegoers find new way to appreciate Bangabandhu in Shyam Benegal's biopic "It's historical that Indigenous Peoples can tell their story at this level. That's never happened before as far as I know," says Geoffrey Standing Bear, Principal Chief of Osage Nation. "It took somebody who could know that we've been betrayed for hundreds of years. He wrote a story about betrayal of trust." "Killers of the Flower Moon" for Scorsese grew out of a period of reflection and reevaluation during the pandemic. COVID-19, he says, was "a gamechanger." For a filmmaker whose time is so intensely scheduled, the break was in some ways a relief, and it allowed him a chance to reconsider what he wants to dedicate himself to. For him, preparing a film is a meditative process. "I don't use a computer because I tried a couple times and I got very distracted. I get distracted as it is," Scorsese says. "I've got films, I've got books, I've got people. I've only begun this year to read emails. Emails, they scare me. It says 'CC' and there are a thousand names. Who are these people?" Scorsese is laughing when he says this, surely aware that he's playing up his image as a member of the old guard. (A moment later he adds that voicemail "is interesting to do at times.") Yet he's also keen enough with technology to digitally de-age De Niro and make cameos in his daughter Francesca's TikTok videos. Scorsese has for years been the preeminent conscience of cinema, passionately arguing for the place of personal filmmaking in an era of moviegoing where films can be devalued as "content," theater screens are monopolized by Marvel and big-screen vision can be shrunk down on streaming platforms. "I'm trying to keep alive the sense that cinema is an artform," Scorsese says. "The next generation may not see it that way because as children and younger people, they're exposed to films that are wonderful entertainment, beautifully made, but are purely diversionary. I think cinema can enrich your life." Also read: I have done my best to portray Bangabandhu on silver screen: Arifin Shuvoo "As I'm leaving, I'm trying to say: Remember, this can really be something beautiful in your life." That mission includes spearheading extensive restoration work with the Film Foundation along with a regular output of documentaries in between features. Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker are currently producing a documentary on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cinema, he says, may be the preeminent 20th century artform, but something else will belong to the 21st century. Now, Scorsese says, "the visual image could be done by anything by anybody anytime anywhere." "The possibilities are infinite on all levels. And that's exciting," Scorsese says. "But at the same time, the more choices, the more difficult it is." The pressure of time is weighing more heavily on Scorsese, too. He has, he's said, maybe two more feature films left in him. Currently in the mix are an adaptation of Grann's latest book, the 18th century shipwreck tale "The Wager, " and an adaptation of Marilynne Robinson's "Home." "He's uncompromising. He just does what he feels he really wants to look into," says Rodrigo Prieto, Scorsese's cinematographer on "Flower Moon," as well as his last three feature films. "You can feel that it's a personal exploration of his own psyche," adds Prieto. "In doing that, he allows growth for everybody, in a way, to really look into these characters who might be doing things we might find very objectionable. I can't think of many other filmmakers who attempt at such a level of empathy and understanding." Also read: Khufiya: All eyes on Badhon Yet Scorsese says he often feels like he's in a race to accomplish what he can with the time he has left. Increasingly, he's prioritizing what's worth it. Some things are easier for him to give up. "Would I like to do more? Yeah. Would I like to go to everybody's parties and dinner parties and things? Yeah, but you know what? I think I know enough people," Scorsese says with a laugh. "Would I like to go see the ancient Greek ruins? Yes. Go back to Sicily? Yes. Go back to Naples again? Yes. North Africa? Yes. But I don't have to." Time for Scorsese may be waning but curiosity is as abundant as ever. Recent reading for him includes a new translation of Alessandro Manzoni's "The Betrothed." Some old favorites he can't help but keep revisiting. "Out of the Past" — a movie he first saw as 6-year-old — he watched again a few weeks ago. ("Whenever it's on, I have to stop and watch it.") Vittorio De Sica's "Golden Naples" was another recent rewatch. "If I'm curious about something, I think I'll find a way – if I hold out, if I hold up – to try to make something about it on film," he says. "My curiosity is still there." So too is his continued astonishment at cinema and its capacity to transfix. Sometimes, Scorsese can hardly believe it. The other day he watched the Val Lewton-produced 1945 horror film "The Isle of the Dead," with Boris Karloff. Also read: Top 12 Most Anticipated South Indian Films Releasing in October 2023 "Really? How many more times am I going to see that?" Scorsese says, laughing at himself. "It's their looks and their faces and the way (Karloff) moves. When I first saw it as a child, a young teenager, I was terrified by the film and the silences of it. The sense of contamination. I still get stuck on it."
A legal notice has been served to ban the screening of 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation', the biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. BNP's legal affairs secretary and secretary general of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum (BJAF) Barrister Kaiser Kamal sent the notice on Thursday claiming that two scenes of the film presented distorted and defamatory information about former president Major General Ziaur Rahman. Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bangladesh Film Exhibitors Association, the film's producer Shyam Benegal, and seven others have been made respondents. Also read: All eyes on ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ The respondents have been asked to omit the aforementioned parts from the film and seek an apology before the nation. Failure to do so will result in legal action against them, the notice reads. Regarding the notice, Barrister Kaiser Kamal said, "There is distorted and defamatory information about former president Major General Ziaur Rahman in two scenes of the film, which humiliates Ziaur Rahman and his family in front of the society." Also read: “You can see tears in my eyes”: 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' brings celebrities to tears The film, jointly produced by the government of Bangladesh and India, was released last Friday at 153 theatres across the country. Crafted by renowned Bollywood filmmaker Shyam Benegal, the biographical film portrays the life of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dhallywood’s popular actor Arifin Shuvoo portrays the title character of Bangabandhu in this film, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the lifelong better half of the Father of the Nation. The shooting of this biopic started on January 22, 2021 in Mumbai Film City and ended in Bangladesh on December 18, 2021. The film is slated to release in India on October 27. Also read: I have done my best to portray Bangabandhu on silver screen: Arifin Shuvoo
Actor and Journalist Ahmed Sabbir Romeo-directed musical film 'Jiban Chakra' is going to be released on this year's Durga Puja. Journalist Biplab Biswas has given his voice in this musical film. Romeo, Shanto, Priyanka, Nazneen, Maqbul Hossain and Masud played various roles in the musical film. Read: “You can see tears in my eyes”: 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' brings celebrities to tears Editing and Color grading was done by Akterul Alam Tinu, DOP Masud and Faisal Hossain Sony. Make-up artist was Abdur Rahim. This musical film will be released on October 20 on Priyanka Vision's official YouTube channel. Read: I have done my best to portray Bangabandhu on silver screen: Arifin Shuvoo Recently, the shooting of this musical film has been completed at different locations in Bogura.
The much-anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' was released on Friday at 153 theatres across the country. The 2 hours 58 minutes film was screened at Bashundhara city’s Star Cineplex at 3pm and 7pm today. The first show ended at about 6 pm. The lead actor in the title character of ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’, Arifin Shuvoo, was also present at the show. Read: “You can see tears in my eyes”: 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' brings celebrities to tears Audiences were seen very enthusiastic about the film while buying the tickets. As soon as the show was over, the audience started coming out of the hall. Wearing the ‘Mujib coat’, a young man who came to enjoy the film on the silver screen expressed his excitement after the ending of the show. “We usually used to know the father of the nation through reading books. But this time I am introduced to a new Bangabandhu after watching him on the film screen.” Read: All eyes on ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ “I eagerly want to thank Arifin Shuvoo for portraying the character of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in such a real form. The other characters also played their role very well,” he said. Sheuly Akter came with her son to watch this movie in the very first show. While asked about her feelings about the movie after watching the film, she said, “I actually got more than I expected. A movie about Bangabandhu should be like this. I have brought my son to see our Father of our Nation on screen. Our new generation should watch the film.” “We watch a lot of foreign films where the statesmen of different countries are portrayed. This practice is not very common in our country's cinema. But this time the experience is different,” said a college student who came to the Bashundhara city’s Star Cineplex quickly to take the full pleasure of the film. “This movie says a lot. Not only the story, the film’s production also maintained international standards. And the most beautiful thing is to see Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in detail on the screen,” he added. The college student praised Arifin Shuvoo for his outstanding performance in the title character of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Read: Birth and death registration important for informed policymaking: LGRD minister On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the exclusive premiere show at National Film Archives in the capital and watched the film with the cast and crew members. Dhallywood’s popular actor Arifin Shuvoo portrays the title character of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in this film, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the lifelong better half of the Father of the Nation. Actress Nusraat Faria plays Bangabandhu’s elder daughter and reigning Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while the biopic also features popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury, Prarthana Dighi,.Fazlur Rahman Babu, Riaz, Tauquir Ahmed, Shahidul Alam Sacchu and others in different characters. Music of the film is produced by acclaimed Indian music director Shantanu Moitra, and theBengali dialogues are penned by Sadhana Ahmed, Gias Uddin Selim, Shihab Shaheen and Anam Biswas from Bangladesh. Shooting of the film started in Mumbai, India in January 2021 and concluded in December of the same year. The film received an uncensored certificate on July 31 of this year from both censor boards.
The much-anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' was released on Friday at 153 theatres across the country. Crafted by renowned Bollywood filmmaker Shyam Benegal, the biographical film portrays the life of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dhallywood’s popular actor Arifin Shuvoo portrays the title character of Bangabandhu in this film, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the lifelong better half of the Father of the Nation. All eyes on ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ The announcement of 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' has sparked significant discussions among the audience in this country, all eagerly awaiting the portrayal of the Father of the Nation on the silver screen. Now, with the film's release, both the general audience and the country's celebrities are brimming with excitement and enthusiasm. Celebrities have shared their thoughts with the media after watching the film. "You can see tears in my eyes. I am struggling to find any words to say after watching the climax of the movie. I strongly urge our generation to watch this movie," said actress Nipun Akter. I have done my best to portray Bangabandhu on silver screen: Arifin Shuvoo "Today, we, the members of the Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti (Bangladesh Film Artists' Association), feel fortunate to witness the release of such a remarkable film during our tenure. This signifies that we, too, can create films of this calibre. I am optimistic that Bangladeshi cinema will continue to flourish on the global stage," she said. Actress Nusraat Faria watched the film with her mother. She played the role of Bangabandhu’s elder daughter and current Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Dhallywood star said, "This is the first time I've watched a film alongside my mother, and I got very emotional. I've never experienced such sentiments when I've gone to the movies before." Popular singer Imran Mahmudul shared his thoughts after watching the film. "I was deeply moved after the final scene, and I learned a lot (about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman),” he said. “I believe everyone should watch this movie to gain a deeper understanding of Bangabandhu." Singer Kona expressed her thoughts, saying, "To be honest, while watching the movie, I felt that it exceeded my expectations. The film included a wide range of emotions, from joy to sorrow.” Khufiya: All eyes on Badhon “The background music was so great. As for the final scene, I was unable to contain my tears. That's all I'll say," she added. The biopic also features popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury, Prarthana Dighi,Fazlur Rahman Babu, Riaz, Tauquir Ahmed, Shahidul Alam Sacchu and others in different characters.
The much-anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' is all set to have the nationwide theatrical release Friday. The 2 hr 58 minutes film is set to be screened at 153 theatres across the country. Marking the grand release of the much-anticipated biopic, cinema halls and multiplexes across the country is eagerly awaiting to welcome the moviegoers. Also read: Much-awaited ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ to be released on October 13 Audiences are also showcasing their enthusiastic responses about the film over the social media platforms, and also showing up to the ticket counters at the thetres for advance tickets. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the exclusive premiere show at National Film Archives in the capital and watched the film with the cast and crew members. Dhallywood’s popular actor Arifin Shuvoo portrays the title character of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in this film, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the lifelong better half of the Father of the Nation. Also read: "Mujib: The Making of a Nation" premieres at Toronto International Film Festival Actress Nusraat Faria plays Bangabandhu’s elder daughter and reigning Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while the biopic also features popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury, Prarthana Dighi,.Fazlur Rahman Babu, Riaz, Tauquir Ahmed, Shahidul Alam Sacchu and others in different characters. Music of the film is produced by acclaimed Indian music director Shantanu Moitra, and theBengali dialogues are penned by Sadhana Ahmed, Gias Uddin Selim, Shihab Shaheen and Anam Biswas from Bangladesh. Shooting of the film started in Mumbai, India in January 2021 and concluded in December of the same year. The film received an uncensored certificate on July 31 of this year from both of the censor boards. Also read: 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation' will remain as a document of history: Hasan Mahmud
Dhallywood superstar Arifin Shuvoo, who is the title character of ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ - the much-anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said that he had done everything possible from his end to portray Bangabandhu in this film. “Shyam Benegal is one of the legendary Bollywood filmmakers who made this biopic. I was chosen to play the character of Bangabandhu which is the highest possible accolade for my career, and I have done my best to do justice to my character,” he said. Emphasizing on how much this film means to him, Shuvoo said, “Even if I was called to give a passing shot or called to be a spot boy for this movie, I would happily accept the duties because this film is that special to me. The people who constantly saw Bangabandhu closely in this drawing room, bedroom - his daughters - lauded our efforts and liked this film, and that is a great honour for us.” A press meet was organized by the film’s distributor Jaaz Multimedia at the Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon in the capital on Tuesday night, where Shuvoo and his other co-actors in the film including Chanchal Chowdhury, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Prarthana Fardin Dighi and Dibya Joyti, who played as younger Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, were present along with Jaaz Multimedia Chairman Abdul Aziz. Read: ZEE5 releases Arifin Shuvoo-Chanchal Chowdhury starrer web-series Contract Addressing the mixed anticipation of mass audiences regarding the film, Shuvoo said, “Biopic is not meant to be a one hundred percent carbon copy of the character but a close depiction of the reality. Sir Ben Kingsley portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in the film ‘Gandhi’ but that too was a close depiction, and that is the motif of biopics.” “When the person is Bangabandhu, it is impossible to showcase his majestic character on screen - but I want to assure our audiences to have patience and watch the film because I have also tried my best to play my character properly,” Shuvoo said at the event. Veteran actor Fazlur Rahman Babu played the character of Khandaker Mostak in the film, and regarding Shuvoo’s acting, he said, “I can assure our audiences that Shuvoo and the rest of the artistes have really brought out their best in this film.” Popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury said, “In this film, I played the middle-aged version of Bangabandhu's father Sheikh Lutfur Rahman. Even though my shooting was done in 20 days in Mumbai, I saw how dedicatedly everyone worked on this film and I believe the audiences will like this much-anticipated biopic of our Father of the Nation.” Read: Bongo BD to release South Indian comedy movie 'F2: Fun and Frustration' with Bengali version this week