‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ to be rescreened today

‘Hasina: A Daughter's Tale’, a docudrama bringing to life the trials and tribulations of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went through following the assassination of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is set to be rescreened on television channels today May 17 on her homecoming day.

The locally and globally acclaimed docudrama will be screened on BTV and BTV World at 3:30 pm on the day while some private-run television channels will also screen it, said a press release of Centre for Research and Information (CRI) yesterday.

'Hasina: A Daughter's Tale' was premiered at Star Cineplex on November 15 in 2018. Following its screening at Star Cineplex, Blockbuster Cinemas, Modhumita Cinema Hall, and Silver Screen, the docudrama reigned at the box office for two weeks in a row.

The sweeping popularity prompted its screening in 35 cinema halls across the country.

CRI trustees Radwan Mujib Siddiq, grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, produced the docudrama directed by Piplu Khan of Apple Box Films, while music by Debojyoti Mishra.

While the life of Sheikh Hasina as the prime minister for the fourth time steals the limelight, the sea of trouble she had to encounter after the assassination of her father and 16 family members, the darkest chapter in the post-independence Bangladesh, remains undiscovered.

The docudrama brought to life all aspects of the life of Sheikh Hasina – from her kitchen to her life as the country's premier to the time of struggle to her personal, familial, and political life.

It also narrated the journey of her sister Sheikh Rehana. The docudrama aimed at bringing the real-life story to the screen.

This docudrama drew immense attraction of the audiences and later it was screened on television channels considering the demand of audiences. It was also screened at Dhaka Lit Fest, Bangladesh Film Festival in Kolkata, and International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and it attained international acclaim.