National Film Award 2010
Mithu shares success of Gohine ShobdoCultural Correspondent
Director Khalid Mahmood Mithu’s debut movie Gohine Shobdo won National Award 2010 in four categories: best movie, best director, best sound recording and best cinematography.
Kazi Selim was the sound recordist and Hasan Ahmed was cinematographer of the movie who won best awards in respective categories.
Gohine Shobdo, produced by Impress Tele-film, also won four awards taking part in international film festivals. A delighted Mithu expressed his joy and shared his plans in an interview with New Age.
‘It’s a great honour! Winning National Award for the debut movie means a lot to me’. Mithu continued, ‘I want to repay the honour, giving even better efforts in the upcoming ventures.’
Mithu has already started shooting of his next movie Jonakir Alo. ‘That is a love story. While Gohine Shobdo focused on a particular socio-political issue of the country, Jonakir Alo will feature a psychological exploration relevant to anybody in the society,’ Mithu revealed.
Mithu is also the scriptwriter, art director and cinematographer of the film. The cast of the movie features stars such as Bidya Sinha Meem, Emon, Diti, Tarique Anam, Ahmed Rubel, Shams Suman and others.
Mithu, who is also a leading abstract artist in the country, began his artistic endeavours in his childhood. ‘When I was a student of class eight, I made up my mind to be an artist and filmmaker. I got tremendous support from my family to achieve the target.’
‘I’m lucky to be introduced to filmmaking from my boyhood. My reading table was next to the editing panel of my maternal uncle Alamgir Kabir, a brilliant filmmaker who created a platform for the filmmakers in the country. And there was a 35mm camera at my home. My surroundings and my uncle’s passionate works inspired me to be a part of the film industry.’
‘Many young talents came to learn filmmaking from my uncle, who initiated the private filmmaking training institute named Dhaka Film Institute in our residence,’ he recalled. Mithu informed the New Age that he had worked as the set designer in Kabir’s feature film Parinita and also was the assistant director of Alamgir Kabir’s documentary on Zainul Abedin.
A graduate from the department of painting at Dhaka University, Khaled Mahmud Mithu is also an acclaimed photographer who learnt photography from the legendary photographer late Manjur Alam Beg.
Mithu plans to even reinforce his identity as a film director and wants to contribute to the industry as much as he can.
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