Tareque Masud remembered

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People from different walks of life in Manikganj remembered renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud and journalist Mishuk Munier with respect and love on their 11 death anniversary yesterday (August 13, 2022).

Wreaths were placed this morning at the memorial built in their memory at Joka area of Ghior upazila of Manikganj on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. A human chain and a tree plantation programme were also held marking the day.

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Tareque Masud’s death anniversary today

Tareque Masud’s death anniversary todaySeveral cultural organizations will observe today the fourth death anniversary of Tareque Masud, one of the pioneers of the new wave of filmmaking in Bangladesh in the 1990s, who died this day in 2011 in a road accident along with his four colleagues including the renowned cinematographer Mishuk Munier.
Masud’s feature-length film Runway and short Narosundor will be screened at the festival. One of the most significant

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Fellow film activists recall Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier

Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh in association with Bangladesh Short Film Forum and Bangladesh Documentary Council arranged a daylong memorial programme on August 20 for the recently deceased filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer-journalist Mishuk Munier. The programme was held at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library in Dhaka. Screening of Masud’s films

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Deaths that made no headlines

As the nation mourns the killing of acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud and
media personality Mishuk Munier in August 13 road crash, it appears that three others who also lost their lives with them are going into oblivion.
People know little about the dreams of Jamal, Mustafiz and Wasim crushed in the

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6th South Asian Film Festival to pay tribute to Tareque Masud

The 6th edition of the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) to be held in Panaji, Goa, from September 15 to 18, will pay tribute to Bangladeshi director Tareque Masud, who died in road accident, and late Bollywood veteran Shammi Kapoor.
Four films from Bangladesh will be screened at the Festival — “Meherjaan” by Rubaiyat Hossain, “Abujh Bou” by Nargis Akhter, “Doob Shatar” by Nurul Alam Atiq and “Goheen-e Shobdo” by

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“Kagojer Phool was to be the prequel to Matir Moina”

— Jayanta Chattopadhyay
Actor-reciter Jayanta Chattopadhyay has known Tareque Masud closely, and worked with him, for nearly three decades. Starting with voice-over for “Adam Surat” (a documentary on artist SM Sultan — one of Masud’s earliest works), Chattopadhyay acted in “Matir Moina”, “Ontorjatra” and “Runway”. The actor was cast in “Kagojer Phool” which was to be Masud’s next film. Chattopadhyay is clearly one of the few who can provide an

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Memorial programmes for Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier and Mridulkanti Chakrobarty

Cultural organisations in Dhaka are holding programmes to pay tribute to the recently deceased filmmaker Tareque Masud, cinematographer and CEO of ATN News Mishuk Munier and folk researcher Dr. Mridulkanti Chakrobarty.
Production house Gadhar Paal will hold a memorial programme and film screening for Masud and Munier. The programme will be held this evening at 7pm at the Gadhar Paal Mukto Mancho

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Probe body finds faults in road

The investigation committee for Saturday’s road crash, which killed filmmaker Tareque Masud and media personality Mishuk Munier, found that the poorly maintained Dhaka-Aricha highway was too narrow at the spot and had incorrect road markings.
The total road width at the spot should have been 10.3 metres, standard for a straight

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Tareque Masud laid to rest

A dream unfulfilled
He had a dream. Or many dreams, to be precise. One of them was to make some epic films. According to his own words before his death, his journey to make a history in Bangla films would start with the making of Kagojer Phool (paper flower).
But the dreamer, the creator of The Clay Bird (Matir Moina), was finally laid to rest in the clay

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Mishuk laid to rest

Family, friends try in vain to get over the loss
Spending much of the last three days weeping by himself, Ahmed Munier Bhashan became numb yesterday.
The 60-year-old seasoned UN peacekeeper has lost a brother, a younger one, in a tragic road accident on Saturday.
“I couldn’t even bear to read the news…his face was everywhere,” Bhashan murmured, almost

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Bus driver arrested

He blames microbus driver
The driver of the bus that killed five persons, including filmmaker Tareque Masud and media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, in Manikganj on Saturday was arrested yesterday from Gangni upazila of Meherpur.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) of Police from Dhaka in cooperation with Meherpur DB picked up bus driver Jamir Uddin, 50, from Chougachha village around 12:30am and brought him to Dhaka in the

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A survivor’s tale

Monis narrates how the accident happened
“I was unconscious for a moment,” said Monis Rafique. “I woke up and tried to remember what actually happened,” he added. Monis survived completely unharmed the Manikganj road tragedy that killed journalist Mishuk Munier and film maker Tareque Masud. He is the assistant director of Tareque’s next film “Kagojer phool” and also a documentary film maker

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Of anger, agony

Stunned at the tragic deaths of Tareque Masud and Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, eminent citizens remind everyone that Saturday’s car crash is one of thousands of accidents that turn the country’s road network into virtual death traps.
They blame the government for stomaching this “road terrorism” that “murders” thousands every year

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Mourners bid bye in tears

The Central Shaheed Minar premises turned into a grieving ground yesterday with hundreds of mourners pouring in to pay their last respects to Tareque Masud and Ashfaque Munier Mishuk.
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Tareque and ATN News chief executive officer Mishuk were killed along with three others in a road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Saturday. They were on their way

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Punishment to culprits demanded

Tareque, Mishuk’s Death
Punishment to culprits demanded
Condolences continued to pour in yesterday on the sudden demise of eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud and Chief Executive Officer of ATN News Ashfaque Munier, popularly known as Mishuk Munier, and three others in a road accident on Saturday.
Different organisations and noted personalities in separate statements said one thing is common:

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Tareque Masud . . . history’s storyteller

We grieve… , Tribute
Tareque Masud . . . history’s storyteller
Syed Badrul Ahsan
You could not help being arrested by Tareque Masud’s gaze. There was always a shine to the eyes, and it came with that perpetual smile which could only draw people to him. There was every reason for him to be aloof, to stay away from the madding crowd. In a social ambience where we somehow expect celebrities to confine themselves to the other side of the fence, to bask in their glory, Tareque Masud refused to be a

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Film industry in grave shock

Cultural arena in the country deeply shocked at the death of renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud, who was among six killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj on Saturday morning while returning Dhaka from the shooting spot of his upcoming movie titled Kagojer Phool. A huge vacuum has been created in the film industry at his sudden death, observed leading actors, directors, film society activists and

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Patriotism personified

To refer to them as patriots would be an oversimplification of their identities. Yet patriots they have been, of the most passionate kind, expressing love for the country through their artistic endeavours.
The partnership of Tareque and Catherine Masud as filmmakers and life partners has always been the subject of admiration and perhaps a little envy too. While Tareque began to realise his dream of

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Fate puts a full stop

On the very first day Tareque and Catherine Masud brought their only son Nishad to Bangladesh six months after his birth in the US, they put him on a patch of muddy ground beside their house.
They wanted the baby to start his life in this country with a feel of the soil.
The couple, whose life revolved around filmmaking, had the baby 21 years after their marriage. They

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