Mujib, a biopic about Bangladesh’s founder, will premiere in Cannes in 2022
The Mujib film, co-produced by India and Bangladesh, depicts the life of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of Bangladesh.
On the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival in France, India and Bangladesh jointly released the trailer for their co-production film Mujib – the Making of a Nation on Thursday.
The film, co-produced by India and Bangladesh, depicts the life of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of Bangladesh. Shyam Benegal directed the film, which was extensively shot in India and Bangladesh.
The trailer, released by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur and his Bangladesh counterpart Hasan Mahmud, shows glimpses of Bangabandhu, who was a man of indomitable energy and great admiration.
The actors in the lead roles, Arifin Shuvoo and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, play Rahman and his wife, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa, for the love of the nation (Renu). The film depicts Fazilatunnesa’s struggles, strength, and role in Rahman’s success.
“We have witnessed an epic trailer, of a historic leader (Mujib), it was with the energising efforts of all the cast & crew from India & Bangladesh, including the governments of both nations that this film was possible despite the pandemic,” Thakur said.
Thakur stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina proposed co-producing the film about Bangabandhu.
Mahmud said Shyam Benegal’s biopic portrays Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s life and legacy accurately.
“It was a fantastic journey working on this film because I got to work with artists and technicians from both countries,” Benegal said in a video message.
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