‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ premieres at TIFF
The Biopic titled "Mujib: The Making of a Nation", directed by renowned Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, made its debut at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 13. The film celebrates the life and legacy of Bangabandhu.
The film, depicting the life and political odyssey of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation, resonated deeply with the audience, filling the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox hall to capacity during the screening.
In a statement, Director Shyam Benegal expressed his delight at unveiling the film at this prestigious festival, "I'm sure the story of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his journey to create the Nation of Bangladesh will echo with people and communities across the
globe. It has been an honour to be able to tell this inspiring story of the making of a nation."
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, who was present during the screening, shared his thoughts, "I'm brimming with emotions at this screening of 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation', the biopic on our Bangabandhu - under whose leadership we achieved our independence. I'm grateful to the teams from both countries for portraying his journey, his unfathomable love, and his supreme sacrifice for the country and its people."
He also mentioned that this cinematic endeavour will portray the narrative of Bangabandhu's sacrificial journey in constructing the nation of Bangladesh, a story meant for the global audience.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada Dr Khalilur Rahman, emphasised in a post-premiere interview that the screening of the Biopic, "Mujib: The Making of a Nation" at the TIFF, significantly strengthens efforts for the deportation of Nur Chowdhury, the heinous killer of Bangabandhu, to Bangladesh to implement the verdict.
Lead actor Arifin Shuvoo, who portrayed the iconic role of Bangabandhu, said, "It is an honour to play Bangabandhu in this magnificent biopic and to be here to see the response myself. May Mujib continue to touch our hearts and inspire the world as he always did."
Actor Nusraat Faria, who was also present at the screening, shared about playing the character of Sheikh Hasina, Bangabandhu's daughter and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh: "The film has truly come out so well, and seeing the love and support it is getting is truly fulfilling."
Under the Audio-Visual Co-Production Agreement between India and Bangladesh, "Mujib: The Making of a Nation" was crafted with meticulous detail, capturing the essence of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's life and his role in shaping the destiny of Bangladesh.
The screening of "Mujib: The Making of a Nation" at the prestigious TIFF is a testament to the enduring legacy of Mujibur Rahman and his immeasurable contributions to the world.