“Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale”: intimate portrait of PM awaits release


Staff Reporter :

“Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale”, a docu-drama based on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s life, is going  to be released soon worldwide after an extensive 5-year-long collaboration between AL think-tank Centre for Research and Information(CRI) and Applebox Films’ founder & director Rejaur Rahman Khan Piplu.

Directed by Rejaur Rahman Khan Piplu , the 70-minute docu-drama was produced by CRI while Sadik Ahmed acted as cinematographer, Navnita Sen as Editor and Debojyoti Mishra as music director.

The filmmaker describes the biography based documentary as “a riveting story of a daughter out of a tragic backdrop, the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.

The initial conversation started with quite an open-minded brief where the core idea was to present a captivating biography in the space of a documentary.

However, the director has finally created a tale with his “layered and independent interpretation” of her thrills, anecdotes, tragedy and trauma. “Dramatically, yet honestly” he portrays these chronicles along with Hasina- the daughter, the human.

The maker explained the process as “organically progressing with the uncanny and unusual sides” of one of the most iconic figures of our time.

Here Sheikh Hasina has been depicted as a persona who actually connects the most with the history and inceptions of Bangladesh. The filmmaker’s intention throughout the process was to convey the story in an authentic manner, unmarred by any influence.

Instead what he created is a tale that has got, according to him, “immense appeal for a wider audience relating to Bangladesh sitting at home or abroad”.unb


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