India aiding Bangladesh set up film city, to launch joint film together | Goa News

Panaji: Mohammad Imran, high commissioner of Bangladesh to India, on Sunday said that single screen theatres are declining in his home country at a pace and that quality films and those on diverse content are a need of the hour in Bangladesh. Imran said that India is helping Bangladesh in establishing a film city and he hoped that this effort will help uplift the content of films in his country.
The high commissioner of Bangladesh was speaking after opening the Country Focus section at the 51st International Film Festival of India (Iffi), being hosted in Goa. Bangladesh is the country of focus at this year’s festival.
Imran said he is happy Bangladesh is the Country of focus at Iffi as it shows the healthy diplomatic ties between the two friendly nations.
“We are happy that a joint film by India and Bangladesh will be launched soon on the father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The effort was taken up earlier too, but it did not take off. I am glad that a new filmmaker has been chosen to take the project forward and we are looking forward to it,” Imran said.
Four films from Bangladesh are being shown at Iffi under the Country Focus section.
The section opened with the film by Bangladesh’s veteran filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel. ‘Rupsa Nodir Banke’ or ‘Quiet Flows the River Rupsa’, is a fictional biopic based on the life of a left wing leader.
“We are happy that Bangladesh is the country of focus this year in IFFI and we would like to thank the organisers immensely for that. It’s a befitting year, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of liberation of Bangladesh as well as the diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh,” said Mokammel.
The Country of Focus is a special segment that recognises a country’s cinematic excellence and contributions.
Speaking of the influence of Indian filmmakers like Satyajit Ray on the filmmakers from Bangladesh, Mokammel said, “People like Ray come once in an age. If one follows his method of working, they will never make any mistake as each shot would be well designed. But, unfortunately these days it’s not a fashion to follow Ray’s kind of film making.”

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