‘Mujib’ receives uncut censor certificate
"Mujib: The Making of a Nation", the biopic of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has received permission from Bangladesh Film Censor Board to be released.
The highly-anticipated film, directed by eminent Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, is a joint production of Bangladesh and India.
The film, starring National Film Award-winning actor Arifin Shuvoo, received uncut censor clearance on July 31. Bangladesh Film Censor Board Vice Chairman Mohammad Saifullah confirmed the clearance to The Daily Star. Meanwhile, in India, the movie is under censor process, said the Ministry of Information.
Alongside Arifin Shuvoo as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the movie stars Nusrat Imrose Tisha as Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib; Nusraat Faria Mazhar as Sheikh Hasina; Riaz Ahmed as Tajuddin Ahmed, and Elina Shammi as Begum Khaleda Zia, among others.
In late January 2021, the first phase of the film began shooting at Dadasaheb Phalke Studio in Mumbai. Indian director Dayal Nihalani is working as an associate director in the movie. Screenplay written by Shama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari, the film features Nitish Roy as the art director in charge and Shyam Benegal's daughter Pia Benegal as the costume director.