Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has unveiled the poster for his upcoming biographical feature Mujib – The Making of a Nation. Under an audio-visual co-production agreement between the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, this is an India-Bangladesh co-production on the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh.
Mujibur was born into a prestigious Muslim family. Growing up in a religious and harmonious atmosphere, he was very kind to the poor and was empathetic towards them.
Directed by legendary filmmaker Shri Shyam Benegal, the film was shot extensively in India and Bangladesh, adhering to all health guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The film ended in December 2021.
Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Mujibur fought against the disparity and deprivation between West Pakistan and East Pakistan and against Pakistani military rule. Imprisoned for about 11 years between 1947 and 1971, he strived and achieved an independent and sovereign state of Bangladesh, that’s why Mujib is known as the father of the nation of Bangladesh and ‘BANGABANDHU’.
Bangladeshi actor Arifin Shuvoo who plays the role of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman said: “Fascinated to play the role of Mujib, it’s a dream come true, I’m honored to be part of this iconic project and to be directed by the legend himself, Shyam Benegal ji, there are no words to express how important this feature film is for me and my nation I felt the warmth and great hospitality during the production of the film in India I hope I justified the role and the audience will connect with me and love the way he does for Bangabandhu.
Director Shyam Benegal said, “I am happy to be working on this feature film, it has always been a fruitful association working with NFDC since its inception and now collaborating with BFDC has been a joyful experience. Mujib – The Making of a Nation remains a very moving film for me. Bringing Bangabandhu’s towering life to reel is a difficult task, we have portrayed his character in an uncompromising manner. Mujib, remained a great friend of India, we hope the poster will connect with the audience.
The film also stars Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Chanchal Chowdhury, Nusraat Faria in key roles.
The film is written by Atul Tiwari and Shama Zaidi. The executive producer of the film is Satish Sharma, action direction is done by Sham Kaushal, editor is Aseem Sinha, associate director of the film is Dayal Nihalani, costume designer is Pia Benegal.
Production designer is Nitish Roy, music is composed by Shantanu Moitra, cinematographer is Akashdeep, choreography is Masum Babul, art director is Vishnu Nishad. The film is cast by Shyam Rawat and Baharuddin Khelon.
Summary of news:
- Shyam Benegal unveils the first trailer for Mujib: The Making of a Nation, a biopic about Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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