‘Haldaa’ receives uncut censor certificate


Culture Desk

Tauquir Ahmed’s latest directorial venture and much-awaited film ‘Haldaa’ has received an uncut censor certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. Jalal Uddin Munsi, the secretary of the board, has confirmed the news that the film got the green signal from the censor board on Monday. Besides, the members of the board have also praised the film. Earlier on October 25, the film, produced by Nokkhattro Cholochitro, was submitted to the censor board for the clearance. Now, the film is set for release on December 1 this year. The film has brought together an array of talented cast, which includes Mosharraf Karim, Zahid Hasan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Fazlur Rahman Babu, Dilara Zaman, Shahed Ali, Runa Khan and others. Tauquir Ahmed’s previous directorial venture ‘Oggatonama’ had garnered a lot of appreciation from the viewers. ‘Oggatonama’ was the official entry from Bangladesh to the Oscars last year, but due to poor marketing strategy, the film failed to draw audiences to the theatres. ‘Haldaa’ is also building up anticipation ahead of its release next month. In this connection, expectation of the viewers has risen since a trailer of the film was released recently. The trailer has been viewed for nearly hundred and seventy thousand times on YouTube. On the other hand, a song titled ‘Nona Jol’, one of the original tracks of the film, has also been successful on grasping the viewer’s attention. The song has been viewed nearly four hundred and twenty seven thousand times till now. The story for the film is written by Azad Bulbul, while the screenplay of the film came from director Tauquir Ahmed himself. The intense drama film is set against the backdrop of the river Halda situated in Chittagong. The lives and struggles of fishermen during the breeding season set the tone for the film. The film also delves into some social conflicts and a centrepiece love story between two lead characters, Mosharraf Karim and Tisha. Popular composer Pinto Ghosh has directed the music of the film, while Ripon Nath designed the sound. Abhi Kathachitra will distribute the film across the country, which also successfully distributed the film ‘Dhaka Attack’ in the recent times.