Acclaimed director Tanvir Mokammel is all set to wrap up his upcoming full-length feature film Rupsha Nodir Bankey in the next couple of months. The movie, funded by the Bangladesh government, is slated for release this December in Bangladesh.
Rupsha Nodir Bankey traces the journey of a leftist leader in India under British rule during the anti-British Swadeshi movement, the 1947 Partition, the Tebhaga movement, creation of Pakistan, killing of political prisoners in Rajshahi jail, till the Liberation War and eventually the birth of Bangladesh.
“There are only a few sequences left to be shot for the film, in Dhaka central jail or Feni jail, as soon as authorities permit,” Tanvir told The Daily Star.
The director also said that just like his previous seven feature films, the script for Rupsha Nodir Bankey has been written by him. “As an auteur filmmaker, it is very important for me to visualise the scenes. So, I myself always write my own scripts,” he pointed out.
Stage and TV actor Zahid Hossain Shovon plays the central role of the communist leader, at a young age, in majority of the film, followed by Khairul Alam Sobuj, as the character becomes old.
Among other members of the cast are Naziba Basher, Ramendu Majumder, Ataur Rahman, Chittralekha Guha, Jhuna Chowdhury, Afzal Kabir, Rajib Salehin, Masum Basher and child artist Turjo in the role of the communist leader as a young boy.
The cinematographer of the film is Mahfuzur Rahman Khan, while Mahadeb Shi is the editor. The music has been composed by Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo, and Uttam Guha serves as the art director and chief assistant director.