The three-day film screening of a few Bangla classic films began on Wednesday, giving the public a great chance to acquaint or re-visit ‘old is gold’ kind of movies.
Bangladesh Film Archive, Chalachitra Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have jointly organised the programme marking the National Film Day.
The festival began on Wednesday at the National Art Plaza auditorium of Shilpakala Academy.
Film-lovers have been given a rare chance to watch the first Bangla talkie’ film- Mukh O Mukhosh- on the beginning day of film screening. Scripted and directed by Abdul Jabbar Khan, Mukh O Mukhosh was released in 1956 to usher in a new horizon for Bangla films.
Based on Abdul Jabbar Khan’s play Dakaat (Dacoit), this more-than-half-a-century ago film still enthralled the audience at the auditorium who are more or less accustomed to watching Hollywood-Bollywood films.
Another 1960 classic of Bangla film-Fateh Lohani’s Achhia- was also screened at the auditorium in the evening of the beginning day. A ‘romance-based rural-tragedy’, this film also entertained the audience to a great extent.
Muhammad Sohag, a BBA student at Sidhhesary University College, said, ‘Though I am a Hollywood movie-lover, I enjoyed watching both the films. These are original Bangla films.’
Another young guy Tanvir said, ‘I am happy to watch the first Bangla talkie movie-Mukh O Mukhosh, it’s a good experience for me.’
Beside these two on the begining day, two more films-Jahir Rayhan’s 1963 film Kancher Deyal and Soovas Dutt’s 1964 film Sutarang- were screened on Thursday.
Today three films will be screened- Morshedul Islam’s 1984 film Agami, Harunur Rashid’s 1976 film Megher Onek Rong and Alamgir Kabir’s 1977 film Simana Periye.
Fakrul Alam, film investigator of Bangladesh Film Archive, told New Age, ‘We selected seven films to acquaint the visitors with the chronological development of Bangladeshi films’.
The film screening will end today.
-With New Age input