Films on the Liberation War

February is known as the month of love, but in Bangladesh a more important thing is celebrated—the love for the Bengali language.

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21st February has become an iconic event for Bengalis all over the world. It is more commonly referred to as Ekushey February or Ekushey, the day when all Bengalis dress in black and white, murmuring songs of lament.

There are many Bangla War movies include combat, survivor and escape stories, tales of sacrifice, studies of the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and explorations of the moral and human issues raised by war and Ekushey February. Lets have a quick look at some remarkable Liberation War and films based on the Ekushey February theme.

The first movie based on the Liberation War was made in India. Umaprasad Moitra wrote the script of the movie in Bangla and IS Johar developed the Hindi script in Bombay (now Mumbai) for the movie Joy Bangladesh. However, the Liberation War was not accurately portrayed in that movie and it was strongly opposed by the Bangladeshi side; as a result, the Indian government banned the film.

Ora Egaro Jon, directed by Chashi Nazrul Islam, is the first of its kind when it comes to feature films — on the Liberation War — made in Bangladesh.

Jibon Theke Neya, directed by Zahir Raihan, is considered a timeless classic. Inspired by events surrounding the mass uprising of 1969, the movie was released in 1970, but still falls under the category of movies that represent the true spirit of independence.

Arunodoyer Agnishakkhi Director and actor Subhash Dutta received great accolades for making this film . Bobita gained a large share of the limelight for her performance in the movie.

Abar Tora Manush Haw Khan Ataur Rahman directed , moved the audience with an accurate depiction of the reality in the war-ravaged country.

Shongram Chashi Nazrul Islam’s movie is based on the diary of Sector Commander Khaled Mosharraf. The movie was a major commercial success.

Humayun Ahmed made his directorial debut in 1994 with Aguner Poroshmoni, an instant hit. Several actors won national film awards for their performances in the movie. Later in 2004, Humayun Ahmed also made Shyamol Chhaya, following a group’s journey during the tumultuous period of the war.

Tauquir Ahmed’s war film Joyjatra, also depicting the boat journey of a group, was praised both in the country and in the international arena.

Tareque Masud’s Muktir Gaan remains one of the most successful documentations of the war.

Some other key movies on the Liberation War include Roktakto Bangla, Bagha Bangali, Ekattorer Jishu, Dhire Bohe Meghna,Hangor Nodi Grenade, Agami, Nodir Naam Modhumoti, Megher Onek Rong, Bangla Ma-er Damal Chhele, Alor Misil and Amar Bondhu Rashed.

News Source : Priyo