Tauquir Ahmed’s acclaimed film Oggatonama (The Unnamed) won the best screenplay award in the SAARC Film Festival 2017, which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 21 to 25 November.
Communication co-ordinator (Bangladesh) of SAARC Film Festival -2017 Monjurul Islam Megh shared the information quoting SAARC Film Festival official Mahinda Sundanaskara, also SAARC culture centre Sri-Lanka’s senior officer.
‘The award was announced on Saturday evening after the conclusion of the film festival, in which 16 films from eight countries participated’, said Monjurul Islam Megh.
Tauquir Ahmed received the award on Saturday evening from SAARC secretary-general and festival authority.
Besides Oggatonama, Zakir Hossain Raju’s Premi O Premi was also screened in the competition section of the festival and Morshedul Islam’s liberation war film Anil Bagchir Ekdin was screened in the Master section of the festival.
Oggatonama is Tauquir’s fourth directorial venture. The film highlights the challenges Bangladeshi migrant workers face in the Middle East. The film features Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Shahiduzzaman Selim, Shatabdi Wadud and Fazlur Rahman Babu in different roles.
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