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Films on Bangabandhu premiered

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Three narrative films on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was premiered on February 16 at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city. The films were screened one after another from 5pm in the presence of former Commerce Minister Tofayel Ahmed; Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq; founding Vice Chancellor of East-West University and former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Mohammed Farashuddin. The name of the films are "Pochattorer Lalu," "Pochattorer Diary" and "Shedin Sraboner Megh Chhilo." All the three films will be aired on different private satellite channels on August 15. The films have been based on the narrative collection penned by Shahid Rahman.

The first and last of the trilogy feature devoted fighters of Bangabandhu, who died to save the honour of the National Leader. In Pochattorer Lalu, a boy aged 10 gets inspired by the 7 March Speech. He also gets motivated to actively join the war when it starts after hearing in-depth stories from a Bengali commander in his village, Ichhapur. However as he along with the commander and a local school master named Harichh move out to protest against the cruel death of Bangabadhu with his family in 1975, all three are captured and brought to death by torture. In Sraboner Megh Chhilo a higher-secondary passed youth leaves his wedding night to seek justice for the death of the National Leader but never returns home.

Pochattorer Diary chronicles the days which were spent by conspirators to hatch murderous plans against Bangabadhu while relating to one failed attempt before the August 15 Massacre. The film also sheds light on a silent procession brought out by University of Dhaka students against the massacre and the brutal crackdown on it.

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