Bangabandhu biopic ‘Mujib’ drops its only song ahead of release
The much-anticipated biographical film "Mujib: The Making of a Nation," portraying the life of Bangladesh's founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has recently unveiled its first and only song, "Ochin Majhi." With the film set to hit local theatres on October 13, both the trailer and now the song has gained immense attention from audiences and critics alike.
The release of "Ochin Majhi" has stirred a wave of praise and excitement surrounding the film. Audiences have been quick to laud not only the song's captivating lyrics, melodious tune, and exceptional vocals but also its visually stunning presentation, which appears to surpass the impact of the trailer. The song has sparked discussions and anticipation ahead of the movie's release, earning accolades from those within the music industry.
The music for "Ochin Majhi" is composed by Shantanu Moitra, with lyrics penned by Zahid Akbar and vocals provided by Rathijit Bhattacharjee. The lyrics originated from Dhaka and the final song was produced in Mumbai studios. The song's emotional resonance is further amplified by the presence of Arifin Shuvoo, who portrays Bangabandhu in various scenes, piquing the interest of audiences and generating excitement for the full-length feature.
Lyricist Zahid Akbar shared his thoughts, saying, "It is indeed a great feeling. The song has been released. As a Bangladeshi, this is a matter of immense pride for me because I had the privilege of writing for the biopic of Bangabandhu. I am deeply thankful to everyone involved in this project."
Directed by renowned Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, "Mujib" features Arifin Shuvoo in the lead role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The film boasts a stellar cast, with Nusrat Imrose Tisha portraying Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Nusrat Faria as Sheikh Hasina, Riyaz Ahmed as Tajuddin Ahmed, and Zayed Khan as Tikka Khan, amongst others.
Additionally, the film includes a talented ensemble of actors, including Dilara Zaman, Chanchal Chowdhury, Siyam Ahmed, Khairul Alam Sabuj, Ferdous Ahmed, Dighi, Raeesul Islam Asad, Gazi Rakayet, and many more, portraying various pivotal characters.
The film earned an uncut certificate from the censor board members after they watched it on July 31. Produced with 60 percent of the budget from Bangladesh and 40 percent from India, the "Mujib" biopic commenced shooting at Mumbai's Film City on January 22, 2021, and concluded its production in Bangladesh on December 18, 2021.
As the release date draws near, anticipation continues to build for "Mujib: The Making of a Nation," with "Ochin Majhi" paving the way for a captivating cinematic experience that will celebrate the legacy of Bangladesh's founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.