National Film Award winning editor and filmmaker Saidul Anam Tutul's liberation war based film titled 'Kaalbela' has been completed. The production of this government-funded film started in July 2018 as a full-length film in the 2017-18 financial years. Throughout the month of October-November, continuous shooting took place in different parts of the country including Khulna and Kushtia.
After returning to Dhaka, the director of the film Tutul passed away due to heart attack on December 18, 2018. As a result, the work of the film became uncertain. In this situation, at the beginning of February 2019, the rest of the work of the film started under the direction of the producer of the film and his wife Professor Mobashebra Khanamm and by the beginning of 2020 the film was completed but due to the Corona epidemic, the release of the movie got stuck.
'Kaalbela' is finally going to be released in theaters in December this year. The film is based on the story of a woman's struggle against the backdrop of the liberation war. It reveals the uncertain journey of the common people to seek refuge during the war, the plight of the workers in the besieged cities, the brutal atrocities of the Bihari and Pakistani forces and the social unrest during the war.
The film stars Tahmina Athai and Shishir Ahmed in the lead roles. Other characters include Masum Bashar, Mili Bashar, Jayant Chattopadhyay, Lutfar Rahman George, Sheikh Mahbubur Rahman, Saika Ahmed, Zulfiqar Chanchal, Kohinoor Alam, Tanvir Masud and others.
The movie was shot by Ripon Rahman Khan and edited by National Film Award winner Samir Ahmed. The music was directed by the late National Film Award winning music director Farid Ahmed.