Haldaa to participate in 3 int’l film fests

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 19:21, Jul 23,2018


A still from Haldaa

Tauquir Ahmed’s fifth feature Haldaa, which won four awards participating at the recently held SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka, will take part in three more international film festivals in this year.

It will participate at the competition section of the 11th edition of The Goddess on the Throne, an annual film festival organised in Kosovo, which is scheduled to begin this year on August 31.

Haldaa will take part in the main completion section of the Kazan International Film Festival of Muslim Cinema, scheduled to continue from September 4-10 in Russia.

In October, it will compete at the 21st edition of the Religion Today Film Festival set to continue from September 4-11 in Italy.

Tauquir said he is happy at the success of the film at home and abroad. ‘It’s encouraging me to move forward in my future projects as the film representing the culture of the country is getting recognitions abroad,’ Taquir said.

In July, Haldaa took part in the 15th Rainbow Film Festival held in London and Bangladeshi Film Festival held in Seoul, he said.

Released in 2017, Haldaa-featuring Zahid Hasan, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Mosharraf Karim, Fazlur Rahman Babu and Dilara Zaman in lead roles- got critical and commercial acclaim at home and abroad.

Tauquir said he was making his sixth feature titled ‘Phagun Hawa’ glorifying the language movement.

The film will feature Indian actor Yashpal Sharma and local actors Siam Ahmed, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Rawnak Hasan, Saju Khadem, Farooque Ahmed and others in the lead roles.

In fact, this year has turned out to be a year of celebrations for Tauquir as a filmmaker. His fourth feature Oggyatonama (2016) won three awards, including the best film, best story and best villain (Shahiduzzaman Selim) in the recently announced national film award.

The film released in 2016 also got 12 awards participating at international film festivals at home and abroad. Oggyatonama was screened in 30 countries across the globe.

‘My successes in film projects are encouraging me to pay more attention to filmmaking,’ Tauquir said.

Actor-director Tauquir Ahmed earlier made Daruchinir Dwip (2007), Rupkathar Galpo (2006) and liberation war film Joyjatra (2004).

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