Vol. 5 Num 608 Mon. February 13, 2006  

Golden jubilee celebration of Bangladeshi filmdom
Four movies screened on the first day

The TSC compound of Dhaka University campus is now in a festive mood, complete with banners and festoons. Besides Ekushey Book Fair and cultural programmes arranged by Shammilito Sanskritik Jote, Dhaka University Chalachitra Sangsad has arranged the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladeshi filmdom. Students in large numbers turned up to watch the box office hits of Bangladesh.

The celebration was titled Shustha Chalachitra Shustha Darshak. It began with the screening of Masiuddin Shakir's major cinematic work, Surja Dighal Bari on February 11 at the TSC Auditorium. Three other films, Durtta, Kittonkhola and Jibon Theke Neya were screened on the opening day, which was inaugurated by Professor SMA Faiz, the vice chancellor of Dhaka University. The special guests at the inauguration of the nine-day film festival were Amzad Hossain, Chashi Nazrul Islam and Masiuddin Shakir. The president of Dhaka University Teacher's Union who is also the moderator of Dhaka University Chalachitra Sangsad, Professor AAMS Arifin Siddiqui delivered the welcome speech in the discussion session.

Supported by the Information Ministry, the film society is screening 36 most popular movies in 36 mm format in the TSC Auditorium. Besides screening movies, a round table of two seminars 'History of 50 years in Bangladeshi cinema' and 'Current scenario of Bangladeshi cinema'are included in the golden jubilee celebration.

Hafizur Rahman Tito, the president of Dhaka University Chalachitra Sangsad said, "The history of Bangladeshi cinema began when Abdul Jabbar Khan made his ground breaking movie Mukh O Mukhosh in 1956. We are celebrating the golden jubilee in February, as the month has a great historical significance for our country."

(L-R)Rowshan Jamil, co-artiste and Dolly Anwar in a scene from the film Surjo Dighal Bari