Kamar Ahmad Simon’s ‘Neel Mukut’ gets uncut censor certificate


Kamar Ahmad Simon’s new film 'Neel Mukut' gets uncut censor certificate. Recently, Kamar announced to release 'Neel Mukut' locally prior to any festival. Thus Kamar is very contented to have the censorship certificate. He speaks, 'Some films were in halt in Censor Board recently, thus I was a bit anxious. Thanks a lot to Bangladesh Censor Board for giving an uncut censorship certificate to 'Neel Mukut'."

Besides receiving Bangladesh's National Film Award, Kamar's first film 'Shunte ki Pao!'(Are You Listening!) received ten international awards including Cinema Du Reel's Grand Prix and Mumbai International Film Festival Golden Conch. The film was screened in almost fifty international festivals. Alongside producer Sara Afreen, Kamar has been busy with 'Shikolbaha' (Iron Stream) and 'Anyadin...' (Day After) since then. For the screenplay of much talked 'Shikolbaha', Kamar has already awarded with prestigious WCF from Berlin International Film Festival. 'Anyadin...' was honoured at Piazza Grande, one of the most prestigious stages of world cinema, as for the Best Project of Locarno Open Doors. For the same film, Kamar also received ARTE International Prize and got an invitation from La Atelier of Cannes, an exclusive programme that only screens auteur films that challenge the contemporary cinema language.

From that point of view, 'Neel Mukut' until now was nowhere in the discussion. Kamar adds, "I was in a flight of Europe either for 'Anyadin...' or 'Shikolbaha'. I heard a cry and kept thinking I followed the cry and most of the time spent writing some sequences about the cry. Then I started shooting in an unplanned way in between 'Anyadin...' and 'Shikolbaha'. Then a yearlong mating with it in between the two other projects and thus there you have the unplanned film... 'Neel Mukut'."

  • DhakaCourier
  • Issue 29
  • Vol 36
  • Kamar Ahmad Simon’s ‘Neel Mukut’ gets uncut censor certificate

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