Chashi Nazrul’s 4th death anniv today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 11,2019

 
 

Chashi Nazrul Islam

The 4th death anniversary of late prominent filmmaker Chashi Nazrul Islam will be observed today.
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.
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. 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 died on January 11, 2015 at the age of 73 after suffering from liver cancer at the Labaid Hospital in Dhaka.

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