'Haldaa' was selected in the Asian Film category of the 52-year-old film festival. The film-maker’s last film 'Oggatonama' was also screened at the festival’s last edition
Actor turned film-maker Tauquir Ahmed’s “Haldaa” have been selected and will be screened at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival. The acclaimed director is currently in Tunisia to attend the festival, which started on Saturday.
“Haldaa” was selected in the Asian Film category of the 52-year-old film festival. The film-maker’s last film “Oggatonama” was also screened at the festival’s last edition.
Moreover, Tauquir also took part in the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival in Assam, India on October 30. After the screening the jury highly praised the film and the festival’s Director, Monita Borgohain, awarded a crest to Tauquir.
"Haldaa" was released on December 1, 2017. The film’s story was written by Azad Bulbul and the screenplay was penned by the director himself. The film’s three main leads are Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim and Nusrat Imrose Tisha. Mosharraf Karim played the role of a fisherman, while Zahid Hasan as the antagonist. Dilara Zaman, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahed Ali, Runa Khan played other characters in the film.
"Haldaa" was shot in Chittagong’s regional accent and is Tauquir’s 5th feature film. The river Haldaa and the life of people living near it have been featured in this film. Issues like the struggles of river-dwelling people and land erosion are the main focus of this project.
Moreover, Tauquir is currently working on his upcoming film, “Fagun Hawa,” based on the 1952 Language Movement. The director has also announced casting Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Siam Ahmed in the upcoming film.