Wednesday, 1 August 2018


- Manoj Kulkarni

Bangladeshi renowned Filmmaker Abu Sayeed!

Today is birthday of renowned Bangladeshi Filmmaker friend Abu Sayeed!

Pretty Shabnur & Doly Johur in Abu Sayeed's film 'Nirontor' (2006).
One of the leading filmmakers of independent cinema in Bangladesh..
Abu Sayeed made his first short film in 1987 on sensitive subject.. 'Aborton' which got national award there! 

Then he continued making short film and in 1997 turned to television for financial stability! After three years he returned to big screen and in 2000 directed his first feature film 'Kittonkhola' which also won national award!
Abu Sayeed directing a film with camera!

And his second film 'Shankhonad' (2004)..
I saw in 'Asian Film Festival' here and had good interaction with him in it! Since then I have been watching his films and meeting him in our film festivals!

In 2006 I saw his film 'Nirontor' in our 'International Film Festival of India' (IFFI) at Goa. This film focused on the struggle of woman and beautiful actress Shabnur acted nicely in it! This film won 'Special Jury Award' in our 'IFFI'. And it was Bangladesh's entry for 'Oscar's best foreign language film'!

From 2007 he started writing & producing films with 'Banshi' & then 'Rupantar' (2008) under his banner 'Aangik Communications'.
I think his cinematic treatment mainly concentrate on emotions of society!
Mamunul Haque & Tanvin Sweety in Abu Sayeed's film 'Banshi' (2007).

He made two short films and six full-length feature films. He received six national awards there and four international awards!

Wishing all the best to him!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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