Today is the 62nd birth anniversary of late eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud, whose contribution to local filmdom is immense and multifarious.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust has prepared a two-volume book featuring Masud’s interviews and thoughts on Bangla films marking the day. The book, titled ‘Chalachitra Katha: Baktrita O Sakkhatkar’, will be launched soon through a programme.
‘The two-volume book will contain Tareque Masud’s speeches and interviews. We hope to launch the book very soon,’ said Aftab Hossain, communication coordinator of Tareque Masud Memorial Trust.
The upcoming book, compiled and edited by Catherine Masud, Prasun Rahman, Belayat Hossain Mamun and Aftab Hossain, will contain around 30 speeches and interviews of Tareque on different issues of Bangla films.
Earlier two books titled ‘Chalachitra Jatra’ and ‘Chalachitra Lekha’, compiled by Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, featuring Tareque Masud’s writings on films and screenplays of his films, were published in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Besides, Google will pay tribute to the late filmmaker on his 62nd birthday with a commemorative Google Doodle that will appear globally on the Google home page.
‘It is a great honour to have Tareque Masud’s legacy recognised by Google. Tareque was a visionary and a pioneer of Bangladeshi cinema, an inspiring figure for young people in his own country and beyond. Although he made films for the people of Bangladesh, his films also spoke to the world through their universal themes of tolerance, compassion and justice,’ said Catherine Masud.
Born on December 6 in 1956 in Faridpur, Tareque Masud got involved with the film society movement in the late 1970s.
He made his first film Adam Surat, a documentary on the legendary artist SM Sultan, in 1989. Among his other major films are Matir Moyna, Runway, Ontorjatra and Muktir Gaan.
Tareque Masud died in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway on August 13, 2011, along with media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, popularly known as Mishuk Munier and their film production crews– Wasim and Jamal– and microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman.
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