The new documentary on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman titled “Kolkatai Bangabandhu (Bangabandhu in Kolkata)” will depict his life in Kolkata and describe how his each step was driven by big dream and enormous courage, says its director and renowned filmmaker Goutam Ghose on Friday.
In a media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he said Kolkata played a very important role in Bangabandhu’s political life and he will try his best while making the documentary as there are some emotions attached to it.
“There had been many writings but less work on audiovisual. I think The Unfinished Memoirs and books compiled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are authentic and I made my script for the documentary based on their remarks,” said the Indian filmmaker, adding that “there must be a cinematic element and I tried on that front.”
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam also spoke at the media briefing.
Sharing personal experience, Momen hoped that it will be a very good documentary and unique one and all required support will be extended for a good production.
Shahriar said film director Goutam Ghose will visit different places in Dhaka and Tungipara in the next one week and will do the necessary shooting work for the production of this documentary. He also has an interview with the Prime Minister.
“We hope that by the end of the shooting period in Bangladesh and the rest of the work in Kolkata, we will be able to release the documentary by next June,” he said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 19 March 2022 at the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata to make the documentary.