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12:00 AM, January 12, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 12, 2010

Homage to filmmaker Shibli Sadik


He was one of the most successful filmmakers of contemporary Bangladeshi film industry. The 1980s and early '90s were marked with his blockbusters including "Tin Konya", "Bheja Chokh" and "Neetibaan". Filmmaker Shibli Sadik passed away on January 7 at Central Hospital in the city due to several age related ailments. He was 69. Sadik left a son and a daughter.
Apart from film direction, Sadik was also a successful cinematographer and scriptwriter. "Nolok", "Reshmi Churi", "Jibon Niye Jua", "Bideshini" and "Shit Bashanto" are his other notable films.
Born on January 9, 1941 in Rajshahi, Sadik was a student of Fine Arts, though he did not complete his studies due to his passion for films. He made his debut through the documentary "Bashatbari". He was the assistant director of the film "Talash". Sadik's first feature film was "Bala". He and Syed Awal jointly directed the film.
The accomplished film personality also served at several important organisational roles. Sadik was the former general secretary as well as the president of Bangladesh Chalachchitra Parichalak Shamiti. He was also a member of Bangladesh Film Censor Board.
Sadik was concerned about the future of the country's film industry. He involved himself with different film related activities. He was the president of a film production house called "Kutir-e-Chalochchitro". The goal of the house is to generate public interest in films through active participation by young filmmakers.
Another objective of the house is to uphold the accurate history of the Liberation War and Sadik appreciated the enthusiasm of young filmmakers to do so. He actively worked with them in this purpose.

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