‘Humans have overcome greater challenges before’

Tanvir Mokammel tells New Age

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:08, Apr 02,2020


Tanvir Mokammel

Tanvir Mokammel is a firm believer in human capacity to thrive in the wake of extremely averse situation. He urged people to stay at home, practice hygiene and stay positive to win against the coronavirus scourge.

‘Human race has overcome greater challenges before and I am sure we will overcome this pandemic too. Stay positive,’ Tanvir Mokammel told New Age.

The filmmaker, who is staying at home like everyone else, is spending his days reading books and watching films which he had previously missed out.

‘Like everyone else I am also homebound now. My time is mostly spent in reading books which I never got time to read or watching some quality films which I missed out,’ added Tanvir Mokammel.

Mokammel stressed the importance of practicing social distancing in order to win the battle against coronavirus.

‘I advise all not to get panicked, stay at home, maintain the required distance and follow the health rules,’ mentioned Mokammel, who has been keeping in touch with the near and dear ones over telephone and internet.

‘It is important to stay in touch with your family and friends over telephone and internet which I myself am doing vigorously in this critical time,’ he uttered.

The filmmaker is looking forward to the release of his upcoming film ‘Rupsha Nodir Banke’. The film’s premiere, scheduled to be held on March 26, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Rupsha Nodir Banke’ won a government grant. The film revolves around a fictitious leftist politician named Manob Mukherjee, who is abducted and killed by Razakars during the liberation war in 1971.

A trailer for the film was released recently.

The film stars Zahid Hossain Shovon, Khairul Alam Sabuj, Naziba Basher, Ramnedu Majumdar, Ataur Rahman, Chitralekha Guha and others.

‘Unfortunately the film’s premiere on March 26 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are waiting for the situation to improve. Let us hope for the best,’ pointed out Tanvir Mokammel.

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