‘Mujib Bhai’: A glimpse into Bangabandhu's diary
The premiere of "Mujib Bhai", an animated short-film by the ICT division of Bangladesh took place at Shimanto Sambhar Cineplex, Dhanmondi on June 23. The film is based on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's autobiography, "Unfinished Memoirs".
Directed by Chandan K Barman and Sohel Mohammad Rana, the screenplay has been written by Adnan Adib Khan. The story and screenplay were edited by Ajoy Dasgupta. The ICT division produced the film with Zeenat Farzana, Arif Mohammad, and MD Shofiul Alam as the team producers. Additionally, Tanmoy Ahmed was the research lead, Mustafa Muhammad Hossain acted as the project advisor, and Bayzid Khan Rahul was the executive producer.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Honourable State Minister, ICT division was present at the premiere of "Mujib Bhai", along with the whole ICT team that provided endless hours of labour for the film.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak expressed his gratitude to the ICT division. He said that this film is an effort to deliver the story and essence of our Liberation War to the younger generation, who can, in future, carry on this legacy. He added that there are hardly any films that are produced to cater to our children. The State Minister of ICT also pointed out that this special screening was strategically chosen to be held on June 23 –the same date as the Battle of Plassey in 1757, when Bengal lost its independence to the British. June 23 is also the date when the Awami Muslim League was formed in 1949, while Bangladesh was still under Pakistani rule.
The animation for "Mujib Bhai" has been developed by Technomagic Private Ltd, in association with Hypertag Ltd. The animation quality of the film is like a ray of hope for Bangladesh and the effort can be seen in the outcome.
The film has summarized the father of the nation's incessant endeavour to free his people from oppression, even at the cost of staying in prison, away from his beloved wife, his family. The music, the dubbing, the sound effects, the detailed facial expressions etc. make the film stand out.
Moreover, we can see and understand the historic events that occurred, leading up to our independence.
"Mujib Bhai" will be available in various cineplexes, OTT platforms, and TV channels.