Shooting of Nasiruddin Yousuff’s “Guerrilla” underway | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 22, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 22, 2010

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Shooting of Nasiruddin Yousuff’s “Guerrilla” underway


Left-Right: Ferdous (centre) and Joya Ahsan (left) in Parbatipur.
Painters giving train compartments a makeover for the movie.Photo: STAR

Preparations are on in full swing in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur for the shooting of “Guerrilla,” a movie highlighting the Liberation War. The film crew and cast had visited different areas of Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur, including the railway station.
On a visit to Parbatipur, local painters were seen giving the final touches to some compartments so that they resembled a train from that period.
Actors Ferdous and Joya Ahsan, director of the film along with others, were on the site.
Noted media personality Nasiruddin Yousuff is making the film based on Syed Shamsul Haq's novel “Nishiddho Loban.” Yousuff, also a Freedom Fighter, will use his 1971 experiences to make the film.
The movie is being shot in several locations of Dhaka, its suburbs and Rangpur.
The movie was supposed to be made long ago in 1998 but the work couldn't begin due to several reasons, the filmmaker informed at the launching ceremony of the film, held recently at Tejgaon Channel i office.
The film will highlight the atrocities and the crimes committed against humanity by the Pakistani army and their collaborators during 1971, and will play a role in raising awareness on the trial of the war criminals.
“Guerrilla,” a joint production by Impress Telefilm Limited and Arial Creative Space, follows a young Bangladeshi woman Bilkis (played by Joya Ahsan) who helps the freedom fighters in Dhaka with medicines, information and organising operations; she even plays a role in smuggling spools recorded by Altaf Mahmud, to the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra radio station. As the story progresses, Bilkis is forced to flee to Rangpur but gets caught by the Pakistani occupation forces.
Other cast members include ATM Shamsuzzaman, Pijush Bandyopadhyay, Raisul Islam Asad, Shompa Reza, Ahmed Rubel, Gazi Rakayet and Shotabdi Wadud.
Esha Yousuf (daughter of Nasiruddin Yousuff), managing director of Arial Creative Space, is the producer of the film. Esha thanked Impress Telefilm Limited for its assistance.
The script for the movie has been jointly developed by Yousuff and Ebadur Rahman. Animesh Aich is the production designer, Shimul Yousuf is the costume designer consultant and music director and Nurul Alam Atik is the chief assistant director of the film.

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