Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated in the first week of November. Every year, during Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha, producers are involved in a hot and cold war to have their films released during these times, specially during Eid ul Fitr, perhaps because people are more busy tending to their animal sacrifices and so on.
This Eid ul Fitr, as usual, a number of films will be released. And as usual, producers want to have their films released because they known more than a normal capacity crowd will watch films during the festival. Even though it is still three months away many producers whose films have received censor certificates have applied for releasing their films in Eid. If this is the situation now one can well imagine what will be the situation during the month of Ramadan.
Scramble? People are expecting a stampede, actually. Among the films that have been applied for Eid release are Professor Nurul Alam's
"Parampriyo" (Dearest), Shahidul Islam Khokon's "Taka", Malek Afsari's "Jail Thekay Bolchhy" (Jailhouse Blues or Speaking from Prison or Voice from Goal or even Tero-shikhir Puthi), G. Sarkar's "Milon" (Union), Wakil Ahmed's "Kala Duniya" (Black World) and
Salahuddin Lablu's "Mollah Barhir Bou" (Bride Of The House Of Mollah). The other films that are also being prepared for Eid release are Uttam Akash's "Momotaj" and Shahadat
Hossain Liton's "Golapjaan". According to reports there are also others but they have not been named. The reason is these films have not yet been awarded their censor certificates which is why the producers are not revealing their names.
Why? Who knows. Some say that if the names are revealed before the censor gives them the certificates then someone might cast a spell on them and make them flop, you know, 'baan mara' and all that. Others say this is nonsense that the reason the names are not said beforehand is because if the films don't get the censor certificates some other producers may use the names for their own films. It is hard to believe people have so much faith in names. Do catchy names make or break a film?
Many scoff at this idea.
Shahadat Hossain Liton is the director of "Bharhatay Khoony" (Hired Assassin) and the film is based, we are told, on a social theme. The cast of "Bharhatay Khoony" includes Prabir
Mitra, Shakib Khan, Sahara, Omit Hasan, Afzal Sharif and Polly (she of the micro-mini attire, jiggling jewels and provocative actions). "Bharhatay Khoony" is produced and distributed by Shakkhar Chalachitra. The others involved with the film are, Cameraman: SD Babul; Editing: Humayun Kabir; Still
Photography: Shomej Uddin; Music: Ali Akram Shubho; Story: Abdullah Zahir Babu;
Dialogues: Mustafa Saud; The producer of the film Haresh Chandra Saha had said that in making the film the director amply demonstrated his mastery. Saha would know.
He also said that the fans would get pleasure from watching the film adding that because it has a very gripping story and there is a lot of excitement in it. Detractors say nothing earthshaking was heard about it after its release and run in the capital although outside Dhaka it may have a
different impact. But then detractors say just about any old thing to malign those they want to malign and I would take their pronouncements with a hunk of salt I would.
Finally, beautiful Ishita just smiles when you ask her about why she has put on weight and when she is going to reduce. Really, I wish those people would leave the girl alone.
Besides, it is really her business if she wants to look like Mayuri. — A Cine Viewer