The 3rd anniversary of death of late prominent filmmaker Chashi Nazrul Islam, who made the first movie on liberation war, will be observed today.
Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) will observe the occasion through a day-long programme comprising special prayers and discussion.
Chashi Nazrul Islam left a lasting impression on the country’s film industry. He directed 22 films in total and was awarded the National Film Award for Best Director twice in 1986 and 1997. He also received Ekushey Padak in 1994 for his contribution to country’s film industry.
He began his career working with the radio and television productions in the ‘60s. Subsequently, he tried his hand at filmmaking.
He worked as an assistant under Fateh Lohani before joining the liberation war in 1971. He also worked as an assistant director in the film Dui Digonto, which was directed by Obaidur Rahman. After the independence, Chashi Nazrul started to direct films.
Chashi Nazrul Islam is widely known for directing the country’s first feature film on the liberation war Ora Egaro Jon. Produced in 1972, the movie narrates the story of 11 valiant freedom fighters and their struggles against the Pakistani occupation forces. He directed six movies on the liberation war. After Ora Egaro Jon he directed liberation war-based films like Shangram, Kamalpurer Juddho, Hangor Nadi Grenade, Megher Pore Megh and Drubhatara.
His others films include Chandranath, Shuvoda, Devdas, Shilpy, Miya Bhai, Hason Raja and others.
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