Priyatamesu, a digital movie made in Bangladesh by Morshedul Islam, has been cleared by the film censor board, production house Laser Vision.
The premiere show of the film, based on a novel by Humayun Ahmed, will be held on November 6, the organisers told a press briefing recently held in the city.
Eminent film makers and directors including Badal Rahman, Enamul Karim Nirjhor, Golam Rabbany Biplob, Nurul Alam Atik and Taukir Ahmed spoke on the occasion.
Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association president Shawkat Jamil, Bangladesh Film Journalists’ Association president Rezanur Rahman and Laser Vision chairman AKM Arifur Rahman were present.
Mentioning the making of the country’s first digital film, Arifur Rahman said his organisation always tries to promote new concept and ideas in music, movie and television dramas.
Digital format reduces production cost and will help particularly those who cannot convince a producer, said Nurul Alam Atik whose digital movie ‘Dub Santar’ has been submitted for the censor board’s approval.
He hoped that ‘Priyatamesu’ will pave the way for the young directors.
Morshedul Islam said that the main problem of producing digital movies is that Star Cineplex is the only digital cinema hall in the country. ‘We are trying to convince the owner of the other cinema halls to initiate the digital projection,’ he added.
Source: The New Age, October 09, 2009