Documentary of Hasina’s life to be released on 16 Nov

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

Speakers talk about docu-drama, Hasina: A Daughter`s Tale, at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Ahmed Dipto'Hasina: A Daughter's Tale', a 70-minute docu-drama on the eldest child of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be released in movie houses across the country on 16 November.

The premier of the movie will be held at Star Cineplex on 15 November.

Initially, the movie will be screened at Star Cineplex, Blockbusters Cinemas, Modhumita Cinema Hall in Dhaka and Silver Screen in Chattogram.

Bangabandhu’s grandchild Radwan Mujib Siddiq and state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu produced the docu-drama, directed by Piplu Khan of Apple Box Films, while music by Debojyoti Mishra.

Edited by Navnita Sen, the cinematography of the movie was done by Sadik Ahmed.

Speaking at a press conference, organised by Centre for Research and Information (CRI) at the capital’s Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, film’s director Piplu Khan said he was an incidental choice for the project.

"I wanted to bring something new and interesting with this project where there was no structure except some ideas and concept paper," he said.

Piplu mentioned that the rise of a very normal person attracted him while doing this docu-drama.

"This project was not done to focus on the philosophy of Sheikh Hasina. There is no burden or fat in this film, there's nothing fictional here. This film is very light ... it was done to focus on the incidents that took place in her life," he said.

Piplu said the movie focused on the life of Sheikh Hasina, not the prime minister, before and after of the 15 August 1975.

"This is not my responsibility to glorify Sheikh Hasina, this is just a poetic humanistic story of Sheikh Hasina," the director said.

Piplu said he was very much attracted by the simplicity of Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, the two survivors of the 15 August carnage.

"Anyone, including the diehard critic of Sheikh Hasina, can watch this film and I'm sure will find something new," he said.

Responding to a question, CRI executive director Sabbir Bin Shams said the film will gradually be released in other movie houses of the country and digitally, too.

"We'll take it outside the country," he said.

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