Badal Rahman rememberedCultural Correspondent
Cultural personalities recalled filmmaker Badal Rahman on his second death anniversary on Monday at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at the commemoration programme jointly organised by the academy and Moviana Film Society.
Cultural personalities Aly Zaker, Sarah Zaker, Moshiuddin Shaker, director general of the academy Liaquat Aly Lucky, chief of Movieana Belayet Hossain, Badal Rahman’s son Abhishek Rahman, among others delivered speeches at the programme.
In his opening speech Liaquat Aly Lucky pointed out the death of Rahman as a great loss for the country’s film industry.
Aly Zaker, on the other hand, addressed a different aspect of the filmmaker, which was unknown to the audience. Mentioning their close bond since the war of independence in 1971, Aly Zaker said, ‘After the war, we joined together at Nagorik Natyasampradaya. Badal Rahman was a very good actor whose caliber of delivering dialogue was as natural as real life.’
From her personal experience of acting in Rahman’s movie Emil-er Goenda Bahini, Sara Zaker said, ‘All the credits of the film’s success go to Badal Rahman’s mature direction.’
The chair of the session filmmaker Moshiuddin Shaker hoped that Badal Rahman’s name will always remain in the memories of the film activists of the country.
Earlier, Badal Rahman’s timeless film on children Emil-er Goyenda Bahihi was screened. The session also featured a documentary on Badal Rahman titled Pathikrit, directed jointly by Saiful Islam and Belayet Hossain.
Born on June 4, 1949, Rahman completed his diploma in Film Editing from National Film and Television Institute of India. Rahman was the director of the first full-length feature film for children in Bangladesh, Emil-er Goenda Bahini (1980). Till his demise, he was the president of the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh. Badal Rahman died on June 11, 2010 due to cardiac arrest.
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