Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has released the poster of his upcoming biopic titled Mujib – The Making Of A Nation. It is an Indo-Bangladesh co production on the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh, under an audio visual co-production agreement between the Republic of India and the Republic of Bangladesh. Directed through legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal, the film was extensively shot in India and Bangladesh, following all health guidelines amid the COVID pandemic. The film was wrapped up in December 2021.
Mujibur Rahman was born in a reputed Muslim family. He grew up in a religious and cordial environment, he was kind and sympathetic to the poor. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Mujib fought against inequality and deprivation between West Pakistan and East Pakistan, and between Pakistani military rule. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was also harassed a lot by the military rulers of Pakistan and he went to jail time and again from the time of independence till the creation of Bangladesh. Mujeeb, who spent almost 11 years in prison in his life, is known as the Father of the Nation and Bangabandhu of Bangladesh.
Shyam Benegal is bringing this film after a long time
Director Shyam Benegal said, “I am delighted to be working on this feature film, working with NFDC since its inception has always been a fruitful collaboration and even now collaborating with FDC was a joyous experience. Shyam Benegal said that it was not an easy task to bring the life of a great personality like Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on screen. We have categorized his character in an uncompromising manner. Mujeeb remains a great friend of India, we hope this poster will connect with the audience.
Popular actor Arifin Shuvu played the character of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in this film. Speaking at the poster launch of the film, he said, “Playing the character of Mujeeb on screen has been a very interesting experience for me from the beginning. It’s like a dream come true. It is a great honor for me to be a part of this film and to work under the direction of a director like Shyam Benegal, who has become a legend in cinema. I cannot express in words what this film means to me and my country. I can only hope that I have done justice to this character and those who watch the film will be able to bond with me and my character the same way they love Bangabandhu.