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‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ awaits release

In an attempt to scan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina journey associated with the genesis of Bangladesh, Piplu traversed the unexplored bits and pieces of her powerful, yet graceful life. Her history might be a known one, but the filmmaker, as he termed, 'has scrutinized her noble and complex backstory back and forth via time and space, tracking back from the ‘70s, in the political and historical spectrum of the subcontinent; in a way that has yet not been experienced through visceral film-making.'

Update : 28 Sep 2018, 09:08 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during shooting at Ganabhaban Terrace | Courtesy

“Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale”, a docu-drama based on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s life, is scheduled to be released worldwide after an extensive 5-year-long collaboration, between Centre for Research and Information(CRI) and Applebox Films’ founder and director Rezaur Rahman Khan Piplu, who directed this feature reports UNB.

The 70-minute docu-drama was produced by CRI with Sadik Ahmed as the cinematographer, Navnita Sen as editor, and Debojyoti Mishra as music director.

The filmmaker describes the biography based documentary as “a riveting story of a daughter out of a tragic backdrop; the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

The initial conversation about the project started with quite an open-minded brief where the core idea was to present a captivating biography in the space of a documentary.

However, the director has finally created a tale with “layered and independent interpretation” of her thrills, anecdotes, tragedy and trauma. “Dramatically, yet honestly” he portrays these chronicles along with the image of Hasina- the daughter, the human.

The maker explained the process as “organically progressing with the uncanny and unusual sides” of one of the most iconic figures of our time.

In the film Sheikh Hasina has been depicted as a person who actually connects most with the history and inception of Bangladesh. 

In an attempt to scan her journey associated with the genesis of Bangladesh, Piplu traversed the unexplored bits and pieces of her powerful, yet graceful life. Her history might be a known one, but the film-maker, as he termed, “has scrutinized her noble and complex back story back and forth via time and space, tracking back from the ‘70s, in the political and historical spectrum of the subcontinent; in a way that has yet not been experienced through visceral film-making.”

The film-maker’s intention throughout the process was to convey the story in an authentic manner, unmarred by any influence.

Instead what he created is a tale that has got, according to him, “immense appeal for a wider audience relating to Bangladesh sitting at home or abroad.”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during shooting at the library of Ganabhaban | Courtesy

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