Titas Ekti Nadir Naam preserved along with world classicsCultural Correspondent
Bangladeshi film Titas Ekti Nadir Naam has been restored and preserved in web-portal and in DVD format by the US based organisation World Cinema Foundation along with 26 other world classics.
The film based on Advaita Malla Burman’s popular novel with the same title focuses on the lives of fishermen community on the bank of Titas , a river that flows near the Brahmanbaria district in Bangladesh.
Renowned actors like Golam Mustafa, Kabari, Roushan Jamil, Prabir Mitra, Ritwik Ghatak , Rani Sarkar, Sufia Rustam , Rosi Smad and others performed in Indian director Ritwik Ghatak’s classic, which was released in 1973.
Ashirbad Chalachitra produced the film.
Non-profit organisation World Cinema Foundation, chaired by American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, is dedicated to preserving and restoring films from around the world – in particular, those countries lacking the financial and technical ability to do so.
It has been preserving heavy-weight films from across the world since 2007.
Restoring the damaged 35mm negative of Ghatak’s film was not an easy task. The foundation used the camera and sound negatives and a positive print provided by the Ritwik Memorial Trust, which had been preserved at the National Film Archive of India.
‘As the original negative is incomplete and some reels were severely damaged, combined lavender and a positive print provided by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchive were also used. The digital restoration produced a new 35 mm inter-negative’, reads the official website of the foundation.
The news made the producer and actors of the film happy. ‘I’m the happiest person now as I had to struggle a lot to produce the film,’ Habibur Rahman Khan, the owner of Ashirbad Chalachitra, told New Age.
‘I feel proud as an artiste of the film. Earlier, many western film scholars interviewed me along with other cast and crews of Titas Ekti Nadir Naam’, said eminent actor Sara Begum Kabari, who played the character of Rajar Jhi in the film.
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