The 19th Amar Bhashar Chalachitra festival organised by Dhaka University Film Society ended on Thursday at Teachers-Students Centre of Dhaka University.
Films namely ‘Ashikkhito’ directed by Azizur Rahman, ‘Bangla’ directed by Shahidul Islam Khokon, ‘Ei Ghar Ei Shangshar’ directed by Malek Afsari, ‘No Dorai’ directed by Taneem Rahman Angshu and ‘Kathbirali’ directed by Niamul Mukta were screened on the last day of the five-day festival, which was held from February 9 to 13.
Besides, films namely ‘Ashani Sanket’ directed by Satyajit Ray, ‘Grihajuddha’ by Buddhadev Dasgupta, ‘Rupantar’ by Abu Sayeed, ‘Asha Jawar Majhey’ by Aditya Vikram Sengupta, ‘Alpha’ by Nasiruddin Yousuff, omnibus film ‘Iti tomari Dhaka’ and others were screened during the festival.
The fest featured a total of 22 films comprising 19 full length feature films and three short films.
DUFS handed over Hiralal Sen Award, which was bagged by ‘Alpha’, at the closing ceremony.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud was present at the closing ceremony as chief guest. Dhaka University vice-chancellor professor Akhtaruzzaman was also present at the programme.
Doyel Mash, who acted in ‘Alpha’, received the award on behalf of Nasiruddin Yousuff at the programme.
‘Alpha’ tells the story of a rickshaw painter who chooses to tackle the prevailing disharmony in the society in his own way.
Alamgir Kabir, Doyel Mash and ATM Shamsuzzaman played the lead roles in the film.
DUFS has been organising Amar Bhashar Chalachitra festival annually with the slogan ‘Sustha Chalachitra, Sustha Darshak’ since 2000 marking International Mother Language Day.
‘This year’s film festival received huge response from young film lovers. In this festival we screened 22 films, which were been selected from 65 films,’ Shuchmita Tithi, publicity secretary of Dhaka University Film Society, told New Age.
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