: Mumbai, October 25, 2023
“Mujib: The Making Of A Nation”, a film directed by the legendary Shyam Benegal and co-produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) of India and Bangladesh Film Development Corporation, was screened at the National Museum of Indian Cinema premises in Mumbai today. The film was screened both in the original Bangla and also in Hindi, in the presence of the Director Shyam Benegal, Lead Actor Arifin Shuvoo, cast and crew of the film, noted film personalities and industry people amongst others. The Joint Secretary (Films) and MD, NFDC, Shri Prithul Kumar was also present on the occasion. The legendary Director received a standing ovation from all, including noted film industry personailities at the end of today’s screening.
The much-anticipated biographical epic delves into the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the towering political figure instrumental in the birth of Bangladesh.
The film is being hailed for its poignant story and technical brilliance. While the film primarily encapsulates the pivotal role of Sheikh Mujib in the struggle for Bangladesh’s independence, it seamlessly weaves together the narrative of his profound commitment to his family. The film’s narrative brilliantly captures the moments of joy, love, and warmth within Sheikh Mujib’s family, juxtaposed against the backdrop of a nation’s turbulent journey towards independence, making it a heart-warming human drama.
Speaking on the occasion, Shyam Benegal said that, “Clearly I enjoyed making the film”. He also said, “It was a honour for me that Bangladesh PM and Mujib’s daughter liked the film”. The film was released theatrically on October 13, 2023 in Bangladesh and received a roaring response breaking all box office records of the country. It will be released by Panorama Studios International in India and overseas on coming Friday (October 27, 2023).
The actors in the lead roles Arifin Shuvoo & Nusrat Imrose Tisha, for the love of the nation & the emotion named Mujib, have worked for free & have taken only 1 Bangladeshi Taka (0.011 USD) as a token amount. Mr Arifin Shuvoo’s has played the role of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his life’s journey from early days to the Making of a Nation has been depicted in the film. Ms. Nusrat Imrose Tisha, plays the role of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa (Renu), the better half of Mujib, the film showcases her family, struggles, strength & her role in Mujib’s success as one of the greatest leaders in the World.
The Co-production Agreement for the film “Bangabandhu” was signed on 14th January, 2020 between two Executive Producers – NFDC and Film Development Corporation (FDC), Bangladesh. The Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Govt. of India and the Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Govt. of Bangladesh are producers of the film. The total budget of the film was over USD 10 million (INR 75 Crores) shared in the ratio of 40:60 by India and Bangladesh respectively. The film is a tribute to the great leader on his birth centennial and to mark the 50 years of Bangladesh’s formation.