Monday, September 25, 2023

Farooki says goodbye to TV plays

Renowned director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki said good bye to TV plays in an interview with New Age. He, however, claimed that he did not want to make any formal declaration that he would never make any TV plays in his life.
‘At present I’m only interested to concentrate on making movies, since it’s my only passion. And for my bread and butter I’ll make TV commercials,’ Farooki told New Age.
In fact, it is pre-planned decision by Farooki, who earned popularity making over 30 tele-films and serials in the past 12 years. Since he made his first tele-film Waiting Room in 1999, Farooki created a trend and a group of followers known as ‘Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Bhai Berather’.
He, however, took time to stick to the decision just to conclude the ongoing projects.
‘These days I don’t make TV productions. Even in this Eid, I’m not making any,’ said Farooki.
‘Based on my storyline, my younger brother Kibria Farooki has made a tele-film titled I Hate My Mother, which will be aired in a private TV channel in the Eid special programme. In fact, it’s a sequel of my first movie Bachelor,’ said Farooki.
According to Farooki, he made TV productions as an exercise to execute his ambition of making films.  Farooki, however, hoped to support his followers and peers providing ideas and supports for making TV plays. Farooki further informed that he was awfully busy making his next movie titled Television.
He refused to give details of the upcoming movie as according to him it is too earlier to say anything. However, he confirmed that three popular actors of the small screen Chanchal Chowdhury, Tisha and Mosharraf Karim will play the lead roles in the movie.
‘I cast artistes who fit in the particular characters. He or she can be professional, non professional, from small screen or big screen. The colour of the cat doesn’t matter as long as it can catch the mouse,’ said Farooki.
The movie is jointly produced by German producer Christoph Thoke, Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Star Cineplex. A few months back an agreement was signed between Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Christoph Thoke.
It should be mentioned that Television received the Asian Cinema Fund award for script development at the last Pusan Film Festival in Korea. It was also selected as an official project of Pusan Promotion Plan 2010 [recently renamed as Asian Project Market] and Film Bazaar India 2010. Farooki’s latest movie Third Person Singular Number participated in these festivals.
Television will be Farooki’s fourth feature film. According to the sources the film will highlight rural characters while his previous three movies Bachelor, Made in Bangladesh and Third Person Singular Number addressed different aspects of urban life.

-With New Age input

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