On Friday, October 13, the much-anticipated biography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation, will be released in theaters around the country.
The film, directed by master filmmaker Shyam Benegal, will be released in all of India on October 27. It is a joint Bangladesh-Indian production, with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Bangladesh and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India serving as the producers and the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Limited, India serving as the executive producers.
The official theatrical trailer of the highly-anticipated film was released on Sunday at the film’s Bangladesh distributor Jaaz Multimedia and India’s NFDC YouTube channels.
The 1:48-minute trailer on NFDC is in Hindi, while the 1:47-minute clip on Jaaz Multimedia is dubbed in Bengali. On July 31 of this year, the movie gained an uncensored certification from both censor boards.
Arifin Shuvoo, a well-known performer in Dhallywood, plays the titular role in this movie, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha portrays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the lifetime better half of the Father of the Nation.
Sheikh Hasina, the current Bangladeshi Prime Minister, will be portrayed by actress Nusraat Faria, who has already achieved success in both the Bangladeshi and West Bengali cinema industries.
In addition to these well-known actors, the movie also includes Prarthana Dighi, Tauquir Ahmed, Chanchal Chowdhury, and others in various roles. The entire trailer displays some of the most stirring and majestic scenes from Bangabandhu’s heroic journey toward the country’s independence.
Music of the film is produced by acclaimed Indian music director Shantanu Moitra, and theBengali dialogues are penned by Sadhana Ahmed, Gias Uddin Selim, Shihab Shaheen and Anam Biswas from Bangladesh.
Back in May 2022, an exclusive trailer of the film was premiered on the third day of the 75th edition of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival’s Marche du Film section in Paris, France. Shooting of the film started in Mumbai, India in January 2021 and concluded in December of the same year.