Who will do all this? Kabori's son has studied film making and was ready to reply, "I will complete the work. This is my responsibility. This movie was my mother's dream and I have to take it to the people."
Kabori had a lot of dreams for this son. It was her inspiration and encouragement that led him to study film making. He had wanted to make a full length film with his mother. He says on a note of regret, "We had so many dreams, so many plans. I had thought when these dark corona days were over and things were back to normal, we would gradually fulfill all our wishes. I had planned to make a full length movie with my mother. My mother wanted to act in my first film. She was the one who inspired me to study film making. I will always regret not being able to make a movie with her. Now I will have to begin with the film left unfinished by my mother."
Shaker Chisty has spoken to the actors, technicians and all involved in the movie. He had a meeting with his mother's main assistant director Anisuzzaman Shameem. They will soon fix a time and date and take up shooting.
This movie is being made on government grant. Son Shaker said, "Ammu had been saying that a large sum of the movie's money was still with the ministry. Before she was admitted to hospital, she was supposed to collect the money and complete the remaining work on the film. So before we resume, I have to deal with these matters too."
Kabori was suffering from coronavirus and passed away on 17 April, leaving behind unfinished work, unfinished dreams. The 'mishti meye' (sweet girl) of the silver screen had always been actively involved in cinema, whether in front of the camera or behind it.
* This report appeared in the print and online editions of Prothom Alo and has been rewritten for the English edition by Ayesha Kabir