Celebrated filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered in three commemorative programmes in the capital on Monday marking their seventh death anniversary.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Moviyana Film Society jointly organised Tareque Masud memorial lecture on Tareque-Mishuk Memorial Premises adjacent to Shamsunnahar Hall of Dhaka University.
At the same venue, Federation of Film Societies, Bangladesh organised a separate programme where friends and family members of Tarque and Mishuk, and film personalities recalled their memories on the late filmmaker Tareque and cinematographer Mishuk, who died along with three others in a road accident on August 13, 2011.
The closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on films made by Tarque Masud and Catherine Masud, organised by Moviyana Film Society in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, was held on Monday at the academy.
In the memorial lecture titled Deshbhager Chalachitra: Parjalachana O Bisleshan, filmmaker Akran Khan discussed on films made on the partition of 1947.
He analysed films like Nimai Ghosh’s Chhinamul, Ritwik Ghatak’s Kamal Gandhar, Meghe Dhaka Tara and Subarna Rekha, Rajen Tarafdar’s Palangka, Tanvir Mokammel’s Chitra Nadir Parey and Simanta Rekha.
Khan gave observations that most films on the partition were melodramatic depiction of sufferings of the people who had to leave birthplaces after the partition.
Film critic Fahmidul Haq, filmmaker Prasun Rahman, film activist Belayet Hossain Mamun were present as speakers at the lecture, presided over by Tareque’s widow Catherine Masud.
In the commemorative programme organised by Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, filmmakers Nasiruddin Yousuff and Morshedul Islam, artist Dhali Al Mamun, Tarque’s widow Catherine Masud and Mishuk’s widow Manjuli Kazi spoke on Tareque and Mishuk.
Besides pointing out their contributions to the local films, they raised voices on road safety issue. The programme ended through lighting candles in memory of Tareque, Mishuk and others who died in road accidents.
The closing ceremony of the three-day workshop on films made by Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud held at the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy early in the morning.
Film critic Fahmidul Haq, filmmaker Nurul Alam Atiq, Prasun Rahman and film activist Belayet Hossain Mamun conducted different sessions at the workshop.
Our Manikganj correspondent reported that a human chain was formed in the district town on Monday demanding road safety by deferent social organisations marking death anniversary of Tareque and Mishuk.
On August 13, 2011, Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier, their film production crew Wasim and Jamaland and the microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman died in a fatal road crash on the Dhaka-Aricha highway while returning to Dhaka following filming of Kagojer Phul form a location in Manikganj.
Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud, painter Dhali Al Mamun, artist Dilara Begum Jolly and production staff Saidul Islam were injured in the accident.
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