Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ or Badal Rahman’s ‘Emil’s Intelligence Force’ or Azizur Rahman’s ‘Holiday Hour’ হতে every time you see such a childish film, you have to be surprised; Recently, after hearing the story and location narration of the short film ‘Mukul’s Magic Horse’ to be produced by independent filmmaker Debashish Das, a lot of interest was generated in this film. Debashish Das said in the context of the film, ‘Ten-year-old Mukul disappears from the locality after a mysterious man at the hands of his mother. And this is where his worldview begins. Mukul comes back to his mother after getting close to various people, but in this lost moment, he feels a sense of wonder, Mukul is no longer just his mother’s child, he becomes the child of the world. Even in this film, we will try to express the natural beauty of Bangladesh as well as the psyche of the children.
Chandrabindu Tota, the only child of Rahul Anand and Urmila Shukla, the leaders of ‘Jaler Gaan’, is playing the lead role of Mukul in this short film. He is studying in the fifth class. Age 10. He spends his time doing various creative things like making puppets and drawing pictures, doing ventriloquist, stopmotion-animation. Another important character in the film is actor Ahmed Rubel, Rifat Chowdhury, Saiful Journal and Gazi Mahtab Hasan. Urmila Shukla is in the costume design of the film.
The final partner was the team of the nationally sponsored children’s film ‘Mukul’s Magic Horse’ in 2019-20. The shooting of the film ‘Mukul’s Magic Horse’ started on February 26 in Kushtia. Just the day before, the train left for Lalon with actor Saiful Journal and Tota. The team set foot at the traditional Poradaha junction in Kushtia to see the breathtaking views of Ruposhi Bangladesh. Then noon is gradually rolling towards the afternoon. After landing on the platform, he was received by a few filmmakers who are working on the film. Accompanied by autorickshaw, they reached Kushtia’s Fair Guesthouse. Producer Debashish Das and others involved in the film were waiting there. They were staying in Kushtia a few days ago to prepare everything including the shooting set. Read: Page-10
After eating and drinking at the guesthouse, a group went to Kushtia Zilla Parishad Dak Bungalow. Where was the executive producer of the film Fazle Hasan Shishir. Parvan Mazhar, Susmoy and Rajan Talukder were members of the management team in the film. The actors were at the fair. At night, the crew discussed some plans for the shooting with the producer at the post bungalow.
Departing for the shooting spot very early on 26th February. The actors also left early in the morning. The natural beauty of this sugar mill located in the world of Kushtia is really beautiful. The place is the quarter area of the sugar mill. A sanctuary for squirrels and birds. Shady-bird environment. At one stage, all the filmmakers got ready for shooting. That’s where the first shot will take place. Tota and Saiful Journal both appeared on the set in their costumes. Saiful Journal is seen with a mysterious sparkling look. A stick in hand, wearing bird clothes. Which was planned by Urmila Shukla. Meanwhile, there is not much change in the look of the parrot. She is ready in a very simple way. He has stood in front of the camera before. The parrot said that night about the experience of that day, he is feeling better today. It feels best when the shooting starts. At first he was very excited. He is also enjoying this journey. The parrot has worked in front and behind the camera several times before. He says, ‘As hard as I felt behind the camera, much easier in front. I used to think it would be very difficult to go forward, how to do it! Going forward, it doesn’t matter. Then I decided, let’s get better. ‘
Everyone involved in the film worked tirelessly on the first day. Taking care of the sun a little, he spends the whole day from morning to evening with concentration and enthusiasm in the busyness of various scenery. Returned from the spot after dusk. Asked to share his first day’s experience with Saiful Journal after dinner, he said, ‘We are all going through an easy journey of thought arranged with a beautiful team. Simply put, it’s a kind of tidy process, we artists and craftsmen got on a beautiful boat; Many chars will wake up, waves or storms will come Ñ sometimes the boat may capsize. Now the captain thinks it’s a destination to stop it. ‘ The next day he left the shooting team and returned to Dhaka.
:: Rabbani Rabbi
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