10-day reminisce prog ends at Shilpakala

Chashi Nazrul Islam, Abdullah Al Mamun recalled on concluding day

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 06,2019


Ramendu Majumdar speaks at a commemorative programme on Abdullah Al Mamun at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. — Ali Hossain Mintu

The 10-day reminisce programme by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy titled ‘Smriti Shatta Bhabishyat’ ended on Thursday.
The concluding day of the event featured commemorative programmes on filmmaker Chashi Nazrul Islam and theatre personality Abdullah Al Mamun at the Studio Theatre Hall of BSA.
Bidhan Ribeiro presented the keynote paper at the commemorative programme on Chashi Nazrul Islam.
‘Chashi Nazrul Islam directed the first liberation war film and he had a signature style to present stories,’ said Bidhan Ribeiro.
Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar and Sujata Azim were present as discussants at the programme, presided over by C B Zaman.
Chashi Nazrul Islam is most famous for his film Ora Egaro Jon (1972), the first ever liberation war-based Bangla feature film made in the country. For his contribution in the film industry he was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1994. He received National Film Award for Best Director two times, in 1986 and 1997.
Tanvir Ahmed presented the keynote paper at the commemorative programme on Abdullah Al Mamun.
‘He was a versatile man with contributions to theatre, film, television and more,’ said Tanvir Ahmed.
Israfil Shahin and Golam Sarowar were present as discussants at the programme, presided over by honorary president of International Theatre Institute Ramendu Majumdar.
Abdullah Al Mamun wrote his first stage play, Niyotir Parihas, in 1950. In his journey of over five decades Mamun wrote 25 dramas and seven novels.
He was a founder member of leading theatre troupe Theatre.
As a teleplay director Mamun produced plays and series like Songsoptok, Pathar Somoy, Jibon Chhobi and Baba. He made his debut as a filmmaker in 1972 through Angikar. He also directed critically acclaimed films like Sareng Bou, Dui Jiban and Sakhi Tumi Kar.
Abdullah Al Mamun won many awards, including the prestigious Ekushey Padak, National Film Award and Bangla Academy Award.
The programme ended with a show of Abdullah Al Mamun’s play Mike Master by a Dhaka University-based theatre troupe.
Besides, Chashi Nazrul Islam’s film Ora Egaro Jon was screened at the International Digital Cultural Archive of the academy.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy paid tribute to 45 late eminent poets, writers, musicians and artistes through the ten-day reminiscence programme, which began on June 24.
The event featured discussions highlighting contributions of eminent writers and artistes including Munier Chowdhury, Sachin Dev Burman, Altaf Mahmud, Ustad Alauddin Khan, Abdul Alim, Radharaman Dutt, Bulbul Chowdhury, Ramesh Shil, Abbasuddin, Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen, Dwijendralal Roy, Zahir Raihan, Tareque Masud, Alamgir Kabir, Shahidullah Kaiser, Soovas Dutt and others at two venues of the academy namely Music and Dance Centre and Studio Theatre Hall.
Besides, the event also featured cultural performances, theatre shows and film screenings.

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