Bangladeshi films to be showcased in India

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 15:35 PM IST

New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind initiative by the International Federation of Film Societies, a package of eight films representing the "new wave of Bangladeshi cinema" will be showcased across India and other parts of the world in the coming months.

The package comprising Morshedul Islam`s `Chaka` (Wheel), Tanvir Mokammel`s `Chitra Nadir Parey` (On the banks of river Chitra), Golam Rabbani Biplob`s `Swapnadanay`(On the wings of a dream), Abu Sayeed`s `Opekkha`(The Wait), Enamul Karim Nirjhar`s `Aha`, Toukir Ahmed`s `Joyjatra` (Journey of Triumph), Murad Parvez`s `Chandragrahan` (Lunar Eclipse) and Mustafa Sarowar Faroqui`s `Third Person Singular Number`, will be screened in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Secretary of Asian zone of the Federation, Premednra Majumdar said the first screening of the eight films began at Kolkata`s Max Mueller Bhavan on May 23 and will be followed by repeat shows at Salt Lake Cultural Centre in that city from May 26 to May 29.

"We have decided to take the eight films to a wider audience by arranging their screening in three other cities of West Bengal as also in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad and dates and venues are being finalized," Majumdar said.

After the screenings in India, the films will travel to different parts of the world and the countries and dates are being worked out, he added.

Majumdar said it was for the first time that the works of the top directors of Bangladesh`s "new wave" cinema are being brought together and shown in a single event in India and other countries.

PTI