All the theatres in Bangladesh will screen four liberation war films for free on December 16.
The selected films are - "Ora Egaro Jon" by Chashi Nazrul Islam, "Joyjatra" by Touqir Ahmed, "Aguner Poroshmoni" by Humayun Ahmed and "Guerrilla" by Nasir Uddin Yousuf.
Porimol Sarakar, deputy secretary of the Information Ministry, said: "We have handed over the responsibility of screening these films to Jaaz Multimedia."
The Chairman of Jaaz Multimedia Abdul Aziz said: "We welcome this initiative of Information Ministry. We are excited to screen liberation war films on the great month of victory. We think the young generation and students will be inspired by these films."
Iftekhar Ahmed Nowshad, president of Cinema Hall Owners' Association, said: "We will screen special shows in all the theatres of Bangladesh on Victory Day following the instructions of Information Ministry. The available print of "Ora Egaro Jon" is not very clear. Of the other three films mentioned, we will provide one to each theatre which the cinema authorities will screen them for free."
Chashi Nazrul Islam made "Ora Egaro Jon" in 1972. It was the first movie made in independent Bangladesh. Razzak and Shabana starred the film alongside real freedom fighters such as Khasru, Murad, Helal and Nantu.
Humayun Ahmed adapted his own novel in 1994 and turned it into the acclaimed film "Aguner Poroshmoni." Asaduzzaman Nur, Bipasha Hayat, Abul Hayat, Shila Ahmed and Doli Zahur starred in the film.
Tuqir Ahmed directed "Joyjatra" in 2004, based on a story by Amzad Hossain. The movie starred Bipasha Hayat, Azizul Hakim, Mahfuz Ahmed, Humayun Faridi, Tarique Anam Khan and others.
Nasir Uddin Yousuf directed "Guerrilla" in 2011. Jaya Ahsan, Ferdous, Shompa Reza and Shotabdi Wadud starred in this film.