Tauquir Ahmed is a successful actor and director for both television and cinema. Under his direction, the film “Joyjatra”, based on the Liberation War, earned him immense fame. As the nation celebrates the 43rd Victory Day, the talented artiste spoke to The Daily Star, about his expectation and disappointments about the day.
After 43 years of the country's liberation war, what do you consider our as biggest achievements?
Tauquir Ahmed: Independence itself is the greatest achievement for us. The significant progress in the arts, culture and literature are the outcome of the country's freedom.
And what are your major disappointments?
Tauquir Ahmed: Society could have been more organised. Valuable time has been lost but it is yet to happen. Definitely, good governance is the need of the hour.
Who inspired you to make “Joyjatra”?
Tauquir Ahmed: Every artiste has held the spirit of the Liberation War within them. The same goes for me, and that is why I made the film. For me, “Joyjatra” is the image of the Liberation War in my mind.
What message did you want to convey through “Joyjatra”?
Tauquir Ahmed: The movie was made for those who sacrificed their lives for the country's freedom. The Liberation War is the result of ordinary people's aspirations, and that which I wanted to show with “Joyjatra”.
Do you have plans to follow up with another film on the Liberation War?
Tauquir Ahmed: No, but I plan to make a film on the language movement next year.