Bangladesh Film Festival in Hyderabad

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Marking the International Mother Language Day, Bangladesh Film Festival has been commenced in Hyderabad, India on February 21. In association with Hyderabad Film Club, the organiser of the festival is the Federation of Film Societies of India. Four Bangladeshi films namely ‘Fagun Haway’, directed by Tauquir Ahmed; ‘Komola Rocket’, directed by Noor Imran Mithu; omnibus film ‘Eti, Tomari Dhaka’ and ‘Alpha’, directed by Nasiruddin Yousuff, are going to be screened at this years’ festival. All the four films are produced by ‘Impress Telefilms Ltd.’

‘Fagun Hawai’ is about the setting of a remote rural area during the Language Movement. Two youngsters played by Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Siam Ahmed get entangled in the new socio-political scenario during the movement and start getting involved in it. Other actors of the film are Bollywood star Yashpal Sharma, Faruk Ahmed, Abul Hayat, Afroza Banu, Shazu Khadem and more. The film is based on Tito Rahman's literary work named 'Bou Kotha Kow.'

‘Komola Rocket’ takes inspiration from two stories 'Moulik' and 'Cyprus' written by Shahaduzzaman. The screenplay of the film has been written by both Mithu and Shahaduzzaman. Key actors of the film are Tauquir Ahmed, Mosharraf Karim, Joyraj and others. The film presents a picture that represents contemporary post-modern Bangladesh by means of a steamer filled with passengers.

 ‘Alpha’ is about an artist who struggles to adapt with mechanical urban life in a third-world country and resolve his inner conflicts. The lead roles have been played by newcomer Alamgir Kabir and Doyel Mash. ATM Shamsuzzaman is also in the team with Hira Chowdhury, Ishrat Nishat, Mostafiz-Nur-Imran and Bhaskar Rasha. Most of the actors have performed on stages.

Bangladesh Film Festival will be continued till February 24.

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