The shooting of the Bangabandhu Biopic film was scheduled to start on March 18, 2020, the day after the celebration of the first Mujib Centenary. The plan was halted by the pandemic Coronavirus. The filming of Bangabandhu started in Mumbai on January 21, 2021. For the film, the shooting in Bangladesh started on the first of November. The new release date is March 2022. Let's take a look at the details of Bangabandhu’s historical biopic.
Story of Bangabandhu throughout the screenplay
Apart from the significant political career of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, viewers will discover the beloved leader of millions of Bengalis as a child, a husband, and a father.
Screenwriters Shyama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari rely heavily on primary sources for research in writing the biopic. And this primary source was none other than the daughter of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.
Zaidi and Tiwari have artistically designed the screenplay with their best to highlight the entire life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Furthermore, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh has been cooperating with the screenwriters for a long time to serve every important moment thoroughly.
The making of ‘Bangabandhu’, a historical biopic
Eighty-six-year-old Indian director Shyam Benegal has been directing the biopic since its inception. Dedicated to the genre of biography, Shyam Benegal has previously worked on biographies of Subhas Bose, Gandhi, and Nehru.
By April 2021, Bangabandhu's personal and family part of the film was shooted in various places including Dadasaheb Film City in Mumbai. The shooting, which started in November, will focus on his political aspects.
Dayal Nihalani is co-directing the film, while Nitish Roy is taking care of the art direction. The costume is directed by Pia Benegal, daughter of Shyam Benegal. Akashdeep Pandey is acting as the cinematographer. Music is directed by Shantanu Maitra.