Book on Tareque Masud to launch on his birthday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:46, Jul 03,2018


Tareque Masud

A two-volume book featuring late eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud’s interviews and thoughts on Bangla films will be launched on his birthday.

The book, which has been tentatively titled ‘Chalachitra Katha: Baktrita O Sakkhatkar’, will be published by Tareque Masud Memorial Trust.

‘The two-volume book will contain Tareque Masud’s speeches and interviews. The first volume of the book is ready for publication. We hope to publish the book on Tareque Masud’s birthday on December 6,’ 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 publishing books on Tareque Masud, the trust organises Tareque Masud film festival and confers Tareque Masud Young Filmmakers Award regularly.

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.

Filmmaker Tareque Masud, media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, popularly known as Mishuk Munier and their film production crews– Wasim and Jamal– and microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman died in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway at a Manikganj location on August 13, in 2011.

Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud, painter Dhali Al Mamun, his wife Dilara Zaman Jolly and film production staff Saidul Islam were seriously injured in the accident.

The team was on its way to meet the Manikganj deputy commissioner for permission to shoot for Tareque’s latest project titled ‘Kagojer Phool’ after visiting a spot at Saljana village under Shibalaya upazila.


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