‘No Dorai’ and ‘Fagun Haway’ wins Bangladesh best films award 2019

The Bangladesh Ministry of information announced the National Film Awards for 2019. Films ‘No Dorai’ and ‘Fagun Haway’ jointly won the best film award. Taneem Rahman Anghshu who directed the film ‘No Dorai’ got the best Director award. The film ‘No Dorai’ dominated the awards in several categories including best cinematography (Sumon Kumar Sarker), Best Sound Recording (Ripon Nath) and best Screenplay (Mahboob Rahman). ‘No Dorai’, meaning ‘Not Afraid’ is the story of a community in the beach town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The community does not allow women to venture into the sea and forces them into strict social norms. The awards this year have been given away in 26 categories. Eminent actor Sohel Rana and actress Kohinoor Akhter Suchanda jointly won the Life Time Achievement Award for their contribution to the film industry. Tarique Anam Khan was adjudged the best actor in lead role (male) for ‘Abar Basanta’ while the award for best actress in lead role (female) went to Sunehra Binte Kamal for ‘No Dorai’. Zahid Hasan got the Best Villain award for his role in the film ‘Shaludu’. ‘Nari Jibon’ got the best short film award while ‘Ja Chilo Ondhokare’ was selected for the best documentary film of 2019. Emon Chowdhury got the best Music Director award for the film ‘Maya- The Lost Mother’. Best playback singer (male)  award was given to Mrinal Kanti Das. The Best Female singer award was awarded jointly to Momtaz Begum and Fatima Tuz Zahara Oyshee. Plabon Koroshi and Tanvir Tarek won the award for best music composer category.

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Surbhi Saxena edits the daily Current Affairs News.
The author is qualified member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).