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Nirjhar’s Nomuna ready for release

Stills from Enamul Karim Nirjhar’s upcoming film “Nomuna”.

Architect turned filmmaker Enamul Karim Nirjhar hit the jackpot with his debut feature film, "Aha!", in 2007. Apart from receiving wide acclaim at international festivals, the movie bagged four National Film Awards including best director and best editor. Nirjhar's second feature film, "Nomuna", is ready for release. The director made the announcement at an informal get-together at Voot in Dhanmondi on January 7.

One of the three films to receive grants awarded by the Ministry of Information last year, "Nomuna", features Dolby Digital Surround EX system which would add a new dimension to the cinematic experience as it creates a fuller, more realistic sound for increased dramatic effect in the theatre.

Apart from directing, Nirjhar has also written the story, script and songs for "Nomuna". As the director put it, his latest project is "more ambitious," and he has "tried to overcome limitations I encountered" in his last film.

Devjyoti Mishra, who did the soundtrack of "Aha!", is the music director of "Nomuna". Fahmida Nabi, Milan Mahmud, Mehreen, Shawjeeb, Waqil and Proma have recorded the songs. The soundtrack will be out prior to the release of the movie.

"Nomuna" (meaning example) follows an incident of a child being shot. Death of children, though appalling, have become a reality in a dystopian world. How does one react? How to react?

The film does not provide answers to any of these questions, but reflects a search within, a hunt for an example that is lost somewhere over the course of evolution.

The cast includes Kaffey Khan, Gulshan Ara Champa, Gazi Rakayet, Lutfur Rahman George, Shams Suman, Shahir Huda Rumi, Subhasish Bhowmik, Abdur Rashid, Iresh Zaker, Arefin Shubho, Saquiba, Runa Khan and others.

Shot in 35mm, the 107-minute long film has been completed in seven months. "Nomuna" has been produced by 9 Steps.

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