'Pata Jhorar Din' rustling the scene
Director Redoan Rony won the National Film Award 2012 for Best Dialogue for his directorial debut film 'Chorabali', and that only seemed to be a stepping stone for him. Syed Hasan Imam and Eshita starrer, 'Pata Jhorar Din', is his latest telefilm which is based on a true story, and was aired on Channel i during Eid-ul-Adha, as a part of the Chabial team's Bhai Brother Express project. It garnered much appreciation from the viewers for its unique yet correlative style of storytelling. In a recent interview with The Daily Star, the director sheds light on his experiences.
How long have you been a filmmaker?
I used to work with Sarwar bhai (Mostofa Sarwar Farooki) since 2002, but my very own first venture was aired in 2006.
How many projects do you have under your belt so far?
I have two feature films, Chorabali and Ice Cream. Apart from that, I worked for the TV serials Housefull, FnF and more than fifty other TV productions.
Coming to Chabial and the Bhai Brother Express project, were there any challenges, given the fact that there were so many minds collaborating with the initiative?
The best part about our collaboration is that we tried to be there for each other as we are all part of the same school of thought. Whenever we work together, we listen to each other's stories and express our individual views mutually.
Is there any aspect of the industry that you reckon need improvement or change?
That would definitely have to be quality content. The momentum at which our industry is excelling with all the trendy streaming and on-demand services, good content is crucial to survive the competition. We, as makers, need to understand the market better and then proceed, or else our local heroes may remain unsung.
Last but not the least, 'Pata Jhorar Din' is a stellar display of your spontaneous talent, which has managed to enthrall the audience beyond their expectations. How did you come about the script and how was the experience?
Thank you very much and I am immensely glad that it resonated with the viewers. It is a simple story that actually happened to someone I know. Life seems so fine until one tragic incident can turn it into a total chaos. Pata Jhorar Din also focuses on the strong family ties that we maintain with devotion, despite all the disputes. As for the experience, it was fantastic! The actors Syed Hasan Imam, Rumana Rashid Eshita, Moushumi Hamid and others were truly dedicated and supportive.