For the first time ever, Masud Hasan has taken the initiative to direct a feature film. His film is about three late cultural influences, poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah; singer Sanjeev Chowdhury; and singer-musician and the founder of the band Mohiner Ghoraguli, Gautam Chattopadhyay. The film titled, Maestro will be made in relation to their life and work. However, the director said that the film won’t be biographical, rather it will be based on true stories from their lives.
Before making the film, the director has already has started to make three documentaries feathering the three legends. The short documentaries are about 20 minutes each. The director also said that the work of the documentary on Gautam Chatterjee has already started in Kolkata in November last year, and the work on the second documentary on Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah has also started in July this year. Moreover, the shooting of the final documentary on Sanjeev Chowdhury, will commence from this month.
The director admitted the reasons behind making these three documentaries. He said, “The current era of information technology or art and literature review of reflection have reduced at an alarming rate. We are going through a kind of cultural risk, which is undoubtedly true. This powerful documentary films must be introduced to the new generation which will help the audience to connect with the original film.”
However, the big challenge for the film maestro will be to find accurate actors who will be fit to play the original characters. The good news is, the director has already selected an actor for the role of Gautam Chattopadhyay. He is still holding screen tests for the role of Sanjeev while he further added that the actor who will play Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah’s role, will be kept as a surprise.