Ashutosh Sujan, a well-known media figure who is most recognized for his work in television dramas and commercials, is set to enthrall moviegoers with his directorial debut in the government-granted movie “Deshantor,” scheduled to hit theatres on November 11.
The movie, based on the same-titled novel by Ekushey Padak-winning poet-novelist and his father-in-law Nirmalendu Goon, sheds light on the partition period in the Indian subcontinent starring an ensemble cast including Ahmed Rubel, Moushumi, Mamunur Rashid, Shubhashis Bhowmik, Momena Chowdhury, Yash Rohan, Rodela Tapur and others.
In an interview with UNB, director Ashutosh said that ‘Deshantor’ portrays a different storyline regarding partition and patriotism, and offers a unique approach to storytelling based on the same topic.
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“Typically in the periodic films, what we see is the tale of a community fleeing a nation that has experienced significant violence of any historic riot or similar circumstances. ‘Deshantor’ is offering a different approach to that notion. In this film, we narrated a story of staying in the motherland, out of sheer patriotism and love.”
“Making a film based on a novel in our country is quite a challenge,” Ashutosh Sujan told UNB. “During the process, we experienced a lot of ups and downs; however, we made sure to provide the best of our combined efforts. I hope our audience will also understand our efforts while watching the film in theatres.”
Produced by Bay of Bengal films, ‘Deshantor’ is distributed by Jaaz Multimedia. The trailer of the film was released on Jaaz’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page on October 31, garnering critical acclaim from audiences for its interesting plot and excellent colour grading.
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A song, titled “Amar Shwapner Haatey Haatkora” was released on November 3 on the aforementioned channel and page. The song is composed by Emon Chowdhury and sung by Ashutosh Sujan and Obonti Dev Shiti.
Popular filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, also a close acquaintance and maestro of Sujan in Farooki’s production house Chabial, praised the song on his Facebook. Reminiscing the song, Farooki wrote: “Sujan sang this song for countless days in our Chabial house. A lot of our beautiful memories are intertwined with this track.”
Prior to the movie’s November 11 release, a press conference will be organized on November 9. More information on the film will be revealed at the press conference, Ashutosh informed.
Source: United News of Bangladesh