‘Rupsa Nadir Banke’ to participate in Goa int’l film fest

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:36, Nov 22,2020


A still from Rupsha Nadir Banke.

Ekushey Padak-winning filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel-directed upcoming government grant-winning film ‘Rupsha Nadir Banke’ is going to participate in the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

The festival will be held from January 16 to January 24 following a hybrid format.

When contacted, Tanvir Mokammel said, ‘This is the first time “Rupsa Nodir Banke’’ is going to be screened in a festival. Myself and the cast and crew of the film are excited as the film will be showcased in the World Panorama section of the festival where mostly exceptional films from prominent directors are screened.’

The film focuses on, and glorifies to an extent, how leftist politicians nurtured the country’s culture, society and politics. The theme revolves around a fictitious leftist politician named Manob Mukherjee, who was abducted and killed by Razakars during the liberation war in 1971. Besides liberation war, the film portrays different historical movements like Swadeshi movement of the early twentieth century, Tebhaga movement in the late 40s and other progressive movements that lent momentum to the politics in this region.

The two-hour film has been shot by cinematographer Mahfuzur Rahman Khan and Mohadeb Shi edited the footage of the film. Rana Masud, Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo and Sagir Mostafa are the assistant directors of the film.

Three actors namely Tousif Sadman Turja, Zahid Hasan Shovon and Khairul Alam Sabuj have portrayed different stages of Manob Mukherjee’s life in the two-hour film.

Naziba Bashar plays the female lead in the film. Seasoned actors Ramnedu Majumdar, Chitralekha Guha and Jhuna Chowdhury have played different roles.

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