Hometown’s homage to screen legend
The second Suchitra Sen Film Festival in Pabna begins from Friday, November 26. Suchitra Sen Smriti Shangrakhhan Parishad (SSSSP) is the organiser of the festival, which will showcase the legendary screen diva's popular films in her hometown, Pabna. The eight-day film festival is to be held at Pabna Town Hall premises.
Renowned film actor Razzak will inaugurate the festival, while veteran film director Amjad Hossain will speak as chief guest at the inauguration of the festival.
Film actors Sohel Rana, Ujjal and Diti are also expected to be present at the inauguration, said Mohammad Saidul Haque, convener of SSSSP, Pabna, and also the head of the festival committee, at a press conference held at the Pabna Press Club.
The first Suchitra Sen Film Festival was arranged in 2009 jointly by the Pabna district administration and SSSSP. This year however, Smriti Parishad will organise the festival while the district administration will assist the event.
“The audience is highly appreciative of Suchitra Sen's films which have made her a screen legend. Seeing the overwhelming response from the audience last time, we decided to hold the festival for the second time,” Haque told The Daily Star.
Eight films of Suchitra will be screened at the festival: “Path-e Holo Deri”, “Indrani”, “Bipasha”, “Komol-Lota”, “Shurjo Torun”, “Devdas” (Hindi), “Rajlakkhi-Srikanta” and “Alo-Amar-Alo”, said Pradip Shannal Gopal, festival coordinator.
This instalment of the festival has a day set aside for women viewers only, Dr. Ram Dulal Bhoumik, member secretary of the festival organising committee, told The Daily Star. The day will also focus on the anti-harassment campaign, he said.