FROM A Correspondent
Silchar, April 18: PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya unveiled the poster of Abdul Razzaq’s Bengali commercial feature film Bingo at Gandhi Bhawan of this town on Monday. The film will be directed by Abdul Razzaq and is scheduled to be released by the end of this year. Speaking as the chief-guest at the release function, Parimal Suklabaidya said, “It is indeed a step towards the path of cultural enlightenment. Barak Valley is blessed with its rich cultural heritage and prestige. However, it should be kept in mind that success comes only with hard work, relentless toil and extreme passion. There is no shortcut to success.”
Parimal Suklabaidya further said that to achieve one’s dreams, aims and aspirations, goals and objectives, he or she should meditate and focus only on it. “Dedication and devotion are the pillars of success. Knowledge is power. If you work hard, success will bound to kiss your feet. We are hopeful that Bingo will be a beautiful and memorable gift for the people of this valley. It will certainly to open new avenues,” the PWD Minister added to say. Hailakandi-born Abdul Razzaq is hoping for a theatrical release by December 2017. Bingo will be Razzaq’s second film after Salaam Kalam (2016) a tribute to the late APJ Abdul Kalam.
“Film is an art and I love and appreciate the madness of the artistes who dive deep to attain perfection. I have seen the worst of times when I was in Mumbai for 3 long years and worked under a director. Filmmaking with limited resources is a Herculean task. The shooting of Bingo will start by next month. We are just unveiling its poster. Everything from pre-production to post-production is left to be done. We will take actors and artistes from this valley only. It is going to be the first full-length feature film of Barak Valley which will be released commercially,” said Abdul Razzaq.
The director further said that he is not going to challenge or change the very rrative of cinema. “People love masala movies which are full of romance, action, thrill, humour, song and dance. Bingo will be made on the same lines. I can assure that Bingo is going to be a crowd puller. There will be no obscenity and vulgar scenes. We will pay the actors and artistes who acts or works in the film. But I cannot pay an amount which is being paid to stars like Shah Rukh Khan or Akshay Kumar. Moreover, commercial films have bleak prospect in this part of the country,” Abdul Razzaq added to say.
Biswajit Shael, an ace filmmaker of this valley said that there are a lot of issues in releasing a film commercially. “One has to mould the mood and mode of the film according to the sweet will of distributors and producers of the film. It is indeed great news that Abdul Razzaq has talked with UFO which distributes films at Gold Cinema of this town. The shooting will be held at various parts of this valley as well as in Shillong. Marketing has become a tough job these days,” said Biswajit Shael. Sourindra Kumar Bhattacharjee, president, Barak Banga, said, “We just want a clean entertainment. Even a tangential touch to vulgarity and obscenity will not be greeted here.”
Santanu Paul, theatre enthusiast, actor and director, Bhabikal Theatre Group, Silchar, said that he would also extend his helping hands whenever needed. “I have been in theatre for the last 33 years or so. I can at least provide actors for this project and help Abdul Razzaq,” said Santanu Paul. Bingo will be jointly produced by AAPCO and HKD Productions. The function was presided over by social activist Sanjeev Chanda. Among others present at the function included Shahid Ahmed Laskar, general secretary, AAPCO Production House, Sanjeev Paul, production mager and Iqbal Hussain, producer, of the film Bingo.