Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hason Raja biographical documentary of Bibesh Roy

Hason Raja is an iconic figure in Bangladesh’s folk song arena. Bibesh Roy is making a biographical documentary on the legend. He received grant Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) to make this documentary.

Roy hails from Madhyanogor, Sunamganj and he has been making documentary for the last twelve years. His first documentary, ‘Dhaner Kabbo,’ was based on Sunamganj area. Moonmoon, one of the popular Bangla cinema actresses, acted in this documentary.
Roy said that he would start working on the documentary as soon as political condition of the country becomes stable.

About the documentary, Roy said, “Creating a biographical documentary on Hason Raja is a very difficult task but I have been very lucky for the students of my Academy of Film and Media have been helping me. They are going to different places and collecting valuable information.” He also said that it would have been better if he had talked with Hason Raja’s great-grandson, Lt. Colonel Tasawar Raja, for he had many important information on the legend. Journalist Ovi Moinuddin is going to assist Roy in making this documentary.


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