“Dhaka Attack” director Dipankar Dipon has announced his next film on Wednesday at Dhaka's Bishwo Shahitto Kendro auditorium. According to the director, the film, titled “Do or Die,” is going to be the first Bangladeshi airborne action film.
The film will chronicle the “Operation Kilo Flight,” code name for the Mukti Bahini combat aviation formation, assembled by some brave Bangladeshi fighter pilots during the Liberation War in 1971. After the war it formed the core of the nascent Bangladesh Air Force.
The film will be produced by Three Wheelers Limited and Main Square Corporation.
“Do or Die” will revolve around the gutsy story of Flight Lt. Shamsul Alam (Bir Uttam), who flew the DHC-3 Otter plane, during a breathtaking mission- with co-pilot F.L. Akram. Dipon informed these in the presence of Flight Lt. Shamsul Alam (Bir Uttam), the hero of the real life story.
“Many of us are barely informed about 'Operation Kilo Flight,' which is of paramount importance for our history. The story of Shamsul Alam, one of the brave fighters in the operation, has encouraged me to make the film,” Dipon said tagging the film as “a hard one” to make.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu launched the concept poster of the film in the announcement ceremony.
The director plans to cast several prominent artists from both Bangladesh and India in this project. The film's production will commence from this year's November. “Do or Die” will be filmed in various locations of Bangladesh and India.
Three Wheelers Limited is eyeing on 2019 to release the film.