Modern Cineplexes will be built countrywide: Murad

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Zahid Naiem:

State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan MP on Wednesday informed that the incumbent government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a historic initiative to build information complexes along with the Cineplex across the country.

The state minister informed at a programme titled “Exhibition and Discussion on the Liberation War based film ‘A Great Father’ ” organized by Bangamata Sangskritik Jote at Bangladesh Film Archive
Projection Hall here.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not only declared the film sector as an industry, but also has taken a pragmatic step to modernize the sector … The government will construct information building along with the modern Cineplex countrywide,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Murad highlighted different development and promotional works of the incumbent government taken to develop the country’s film industry.

He mentioned that as part of the government’s development initiatives to modernize the film industry, the prime minister declared April 3 as ‘National Film Day’, constructed Bangabandhu Film City in Kabirpur, established Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute, modernized the FDC (Film Development Corporation) complex and built Bangladesh Film Archive Building also.

“The film tells about the soil and the people . . . (it) helps mass people know their cherished dreams and aspirations by capturing those on celluloid. National cultural elements usually come up in the film,” the state minister added.

Murad sought joint-efforts of the government and the people to eradicate superstition and fanaticism from the culture of Bangladesh terming it’s a demand of time.

General Secretary of the organization Ayub Ali presided over the function. Tanvir Shakil Joy, MP, Director General of Film Archive Nizamul Kabir and Film Producers and Distributors Association President Khorshed Alam Khasru spoke on the occasion.