September 27, 2009
The soundtrack of architect-filmmaker Enamul Karim Nirjhar’s upcoming film “Nomuna” was launched at a local restaurant on September 12. The album produced by Laser Vision is expected to hit the audio market prior to Eid-ul-Fitr. Along with Nirjhar, singers who have done playback for the film and officials of Laser Vision were present at the event.
Indian composer-musician Debajyoti Mishra is the music director of the film. Mishra also did the soundtrack of Nirjhar’s debut film “Aha!”. Fahmida Nabi, Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb, Mehreen, Milon Mahmud, Proma and Wakil have done playback. Nirjhar wrote the lyrics.
The album features eight songs, including the title track “Nomuna,” “Eksho matha,” “Beshuro shur bondhu” and “Lukochuri aligali”.
Speaking on the possible release date of the film, Nirjhar informed that the Bangladesh Film Censor Board has asked him to edit some scenes, which Nirjhar feels are crucial for the film. Under the circumstances, the filmmaker is not certain about the release of the film as yet. It should be mentioned that the film received a government grant. The grant, however, covered one fourth of the total production cost, according to the filmmaker.
“Nomuna” is Nirjhar’s second film. His debut film “Aha!” was widely successful and won international acclaim as well. “Nomuna” highlights disturbing trends in politics and their impact on society. Intolerance manifested by social and political leaders induces the same kind of behaviour among the masses, causing confusion, conflict and eventually violence. Why must a child be killed? Who should take the blame?
The film has been produced by ’9 Steps’ and partly with the grants awarded by the Ministry of Information (for the year 2007-’08). The cast includes Kaffey Khan, Gulshan Ara Champa, Gazi Rakayaet and Lutfur Rahman Goerge. Apart from direction, Nirjhar has also written the story and screenplay.
Among Laser Vision officials, managing director Mazharul Islam and chairman AKM Arifur Rahman were present at the programme.