DHAKA: The film ‘Antardhan’ not only tells the sad saga of the once mighty river Padma, it also upholds the grim situation of the other rivers as well as the water-bodies of the country, speakers said on the occasion of the posters and promotional materials release of the above mentioned film.
The posters and promotional materials of national award-winning filmmaker Syed Ohiduzzaman Diamond’s latest film ‘Antardhan’ were released on the bank of river Padma in Pakshi Saturday afternoon.
Eminent novelist Hasan Azizul Haque released the materials as chief guest under the Hardinge Bridge in Pakshi.
He was accompanied by the director and other crew members and local dignities.
Hasan Azizul Haque expressed his grievance terming the present condition of the Padma as a skeleton of the river.
He said that he felt sad for releasing the promotional materials standing on the skeleton of the Padma.
‘Antardhan’ (Disappearance) is based on the lifestyle of the people by the once mighty river Padma. It presents the story of a fisherman family, which was maintained by the resources from the river.
The film, which stars Ferdous, Nipun, Ohida Sabrina, Tanay, Rekha Chowdhury and Rabiul Alam, among others, shows that with the passes of time the rivers shrinks and like many other fishermen Moyej becomes unemployed.
‘I have made the film from my conscious aiming to uphold the current grim situation of the rivers in the country,’ Syed Ohiduzzaman Diamond told banglanews24.com over telephone.
He added, ‘We have something to say to the people of the next generations’.
The director, who received the National Film Awards as the ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Scriptwriter’ for his second film ‘Gangajatra’ in 2009, thinks that the ‘Antardhan’ will raise questions to the people concerning a drop of water.
The next promotional programme will be held in Sylhet on June 13.
The director will announce the promotional programme in Dhaka soon.
Diamond has so far made 40 television dramas and telefilms and three full length feature films.
His video works uphold the lives of minor ethnic and professional groups, including, Santal, Oraon, Dom, Chamar, weavers, blacksmiths, fishermen, bede and sex-workers.
His debut film ‘Nacholer Rani’ was based on the historic Santal revolution led by Ila Mitra in Nachol.
‘I hope my latest film would be able to draw the attention of the audience and would raise questions about water crisis which is now a global issue,’ Diamond expressed his hope regarding ‘Antardhan’.
The film is expected to be released in July.
BDST: 2210 HRS, JUN 9, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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