Suchitra Sen Film Festival opens

November 29, 2010

The second Suchitra Sen Film Festival began in Pabna, hometown of the screen legend, last Friday amidst festivity. Seasoned filmmaker Amjad Hossain inaugurated the eight-day festival at the Town Hall (Mukto Moncho) premises.
“One of the few true screen legends in the sub-continent, Suchitra Sen had made immeasurable contribution to Bangla cinema,” chief guest Amjad Hossain said at the inauguration of the festival.
Md. Saidul Haque, convener of Suchitra Sen Smriti Shangrakkhan Parishad, chaired the inauguration programme.
Deputy Commissioner of Pabna, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, was the special guest. His speech highlighted the life and works of the screen legend. Among others, Managing Director of Universal Group and Roopkotha Cinema Hall, Sohani Hossain; secretary of the festival organising committee, Dr. Ram Dulal Bhowmik; cultural activists Zakir Hossain and Gopal Shannal spoke on the occasion.
Coordinator of the festival, Pradip Shannal Gopal said that they have selected the films “Path-e Holo Deri”, “Indrani”, “Bipasha”, “Komol-Lota”, “Devdas” (Hindi), “Rajlakkhi-Shrikanta” and “Alo-Amar-Alo” for the festival this year.
Secretary of the festival organising committee, Dr. Ram Dulal Bhowmik said that the Pabna is the home district of Suchitra Sen, and the festival has attracted people of the district and beyond.
“Suchitra’s ancestral home in Pabna town has been unjustly occupied for years. We urge the authorities to restore this historic site and set up a museum here to keep the memories of Suchitra alive,” Bhowmik said.


Courtesy of The Daily Star

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