Operation Jackpot

Actor Emon injured at shooting spot

Based on the naval-sector operated guerrilla operations during the Liberation War, the film also stars Ananta Jalil, Emon, Nirab, Roshan, Shipon, Sajnu Jon, Joy Chowdhury, Amit Hasan, Pallob, Ishtiaque Ahmed Rumel, Nipun, Nader Chowdhury, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Danny Sidak, Ilias Kanchan, Kazi Hayat, Omar Sani, and Misha Sawdagar among others.

‘I have no desire to become a politician’

It would not have been far-fetched to assume that a philanthropic figure like Ananta Jalil could potentially put forth his name in the game of politics, what with a plethora of far-reaching celebrities already putting their names in the hat. However, the “Kill Him” actor clarified his stance on this subject during a recent promotional event for his upcoming project “Operation Jackpot”.

Ananta Jalil to feature in two looks in this film

The production of the film "Operation Jackpot," with a budget of 23 crores, has been in progress at FDC for several days. The narrative revolves around the remarkable guerilla operation, titled ‘Operation Jackpot’, executed by the naval sector during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Several prominent stars from the country are actively involved in the project. Bangladeshi director Delwar Jahan Jhantu and Indian director Rajib Kumar, are jointly directing the film with funding from the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.

Always dreamt of working with Jhantu uncle: Ananta Jalil

In addition to Ananta Jalil, the film “Operation Jackpot” also features Ilias Kanchan, Kazi Hayat, Nipun, Rebeka, Misha Sawdagor, Amit Hasan, Roshan, Nirab, Aman Reza, Emon, Joy Chowdhury, Omar Sani, Shahidul Islam Sachchu, Don and Nader Chowdhury, among others.

Ananta Jalil's unprecedented transformation for 'Operation Jackpot'

Ananta Jalil, known for his varied on-screen and off-screen personas, has made a striking appearance that has turned heads within the film industry and amongst his audience.

Omar Sani to play Indian army officer in ‘Operation Jackpot’

In a significant cinematic endeavour under the guidance of Bangladesh's Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, "Operation Jackpot" is currently in production. This film features Omar Sani portraying the character of Major General Onkar Singh from the Indian Armed Forces. The commencement of shooting for "Operation Jackpot" began on December 29 at FDC.

Jhantu-Rajib set to direct 'Operation Jackpot'

Operation Jackpot stands as a significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh's Liberation War. The story of courage displayed in this guerrilla operation by the naval sector is on its way to being adapted for the silver screen. The cinematic depiction, titled “Operation Jackpot”, is set to be funded by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.

Victory Day specials across TV channels today

Today on Victory Day, marking the country's 53rd year of independence, both state-owned and private television channels will air special programmes underscoring the importance of the Liberation War and the subsequent independence of the country.

Ananta Jalil opens up on ‘Operation Jackpot’, will work with ‘Paglu’ director

Ananta Jalil told The Daily Star, "Discussions have been ongoing for quite some time regarding the movie, “Operation Jackpot”. Today, I have signed the agreement for this film. I hope it will turn out well. I look forward to seeing myself in a different light in this movie."

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

War in the waters: Looking back at Operation Jackpot, 1971

Operation Jackpot was the first—and allegedly best—campaign of naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971, a deadly blow against the Pakistani invasion forces carried out on August 16, 1971.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

High Court suspends production of ‘Operation Jackpot’

Originally, ‘Operation Jackpot’ was an initiative run by the Bengali naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971. Noted filmmaker Gias Uddin Selim, was initially responsible for making a film on the history of ‘Operation Jackpot’. However, somewhat controversially, the film’s tender was handed over to Kibria Films, without much explanation, who decided to take Delwar Jahan Jhantu as the director.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

This is an insult to us: Initial committee on ‘Operation Jackpot’

“Operation Jackpot”, the film with the budget of BDT 23,23,35,000, was initially finalised under the banner of Ashirbad Films. Primarily, it was supposed to be directed by National Film Award winning filmmaker, Gias Uddin Selim.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

I have been deprived: Gias Uddin Selim

‘Operation Jackpot’, run by the Bengali naval commandos during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, was able to make a huge mark within a short span of time in the war—by undertaking multiple operations. This was the first operation launched by the naval commandos on August 15, 1971.

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