‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India

Culture Desk
Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including the documentary titled ‘Hasina: A Daughters Tale’, which is a Biopic of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘Hasina: a Daughter’s Tale’ was released on November 16, 2018. Directed by Rezaur Rahman Khan Piplu, the movie is a joint production of Center for Research and Information (CRI), a research organisation of Bangladesh Awami League, and Applebox Film.
Directed by Piplu Khan ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ tells the stories of sorrow, personal mementos, relationships of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Piplu Khan claims that the film is not a biopic but the story of the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman and her sister Sheikh Rehana. The film shows how the two sisters escape the bloodbath that saw their rest of the family killed in 1975 and how Sheikh Hasina goes on to confront her past and grow confident in life. Piplu claims that while not highlighting her great leadership role the film would show Sheikh Hasina as a fighting human spirit.
The festival will start on August 21 at Shiliguri in India and will continue till August 25. Around 36 feature films and 24 short films will be screened at the festival. The film screening will take place at Dinbandhu Mancha, Rabindra Bhaban and New Cinema in Shiliguri. There will be a fashion show on the second day of the festival. Many renowned fashion designers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh will attend the show.
Two other movies which have been selected along with ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ from Bangladesh are- ‘Shottah’ and ‘Eti Tomari Dhaka’. ‘Shottah’ is directed by Hashibur Reza Kallol and the stars are Shakib Khan and Paoli Dam. On the other hand ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ is the first omnibus movie of Bangladesh. The movie includes total 11 directors. Abu Shahed Emon is the co-coordinator of these directors.