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Swarup Shondhan will premiere today

Update : 01 Apr 2014, 07:44 PM

On the occasion of National Film Day, an interesting documentary titled Swarup Shondhan - Quest for Self will be premiered today at the auditorium of National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 4pm.

To promote and protect the legacy of Bangladeshi films, the documentary is made by Mohammad Shazzad Hossain and Arafatul Kabir Rizve. It focuses on the history of film in Bangladesh, the rich cultural heritage, evolution of language and the social change process.

About the documentary director Mohammad Shazzad Hossain said: “To find out the history of Bangladeshi films and to protect its legacy, we have made this documentary. It’s a textual study of films and different genres introduced in different phases of time.”

“It will help mass people to understand about Bangladeshi films and its history, especially those who are researching on films. Future film makers will also able to take help from this documentary. This is an information bank of our cine-industry,” he added.

The documentary features exclusive discussions and interviews of renowned Bangladeshi film makers about film history and contextual study. Subhash Dutta, Amzad Hossain,  Chashi Nazrul Islam, Nasir Uddin Yusuf, Tanvir Mokammel , Morshedul islam, Nargis Akter, Kazi Hayat and many more film personalities interviewed for the documentary.

The documentary is featuring eight songs. The songs Raifel Jokhon Camera, Obiram Srome R Foshole, Koto Gunijon Cinema Banalo, Kotha Theke Jay and three more are written and composed by Arafatul Kabir and Bhagirath Malo. The music directors of Shorup Shondhan are Didarul Karim and Robins Chowdhury, while Bhagirath Malo lends his voice in all of the songs.

Directors of the documentary are very hopeful about the project as they are considering the well researched documentary to be a reference for aspiring filmmakers and researchers. 

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