Thursday, January 1, 2009

Third person singular number - Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s latest venture






















Third person singular number

Dealing with the issue of a single woman living independently in our society, the movie ‘Third Person Singular Number’ asks an inevitable question- is she always meant to be treated as an outcast?

If the subject itself does not excite you, than be informed, that the movie will be packed with dialogue scripted by none other than the dynamic duo of Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Anisul Huq, while the music score will be done by contemporary musician Topu.

After the success of ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Made in Bangladesh’, this will be Farooki’s third full feature film and it promises to be a trailblazer deviating from the first two in content and style, yet retaining Farooki’s signature perks.

To start, Farooki never ceases enthuse audiences with his out-of-the-box titles. This time around, Farooki could not have chosen a better name to capture the plight of single woman by using a phrase from the grammar books, which has also become a popular Bangla slang, suggesting a variety of things.
The movie will introduce on the screen for the first time young, revered vocalist and guitarist Topu, of the music band Yaatri, joined by a stellar cast of Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Marjuk Russel, Shahir Huda Rumi, Farhan and more.
Inspired by the novel ‘Tin Porber Jibon’ by Syed Manzurul Islam and some real life case studies, cinematography by Subroto Ripon, the movie has brought together a wide variety of talent and ideas.
A lead character of this film will be played by Mosharraf Karim.
‘This is my first film with Farooki. Previously, I did perform in his serial dramas and telefilms. I am primarily excited and motivated because of the script and because Farooki is the director. He can bring out the best within an actor and working for him is always a great challenge’.
Tisha was very animated while talking about the movie.
‘This film is emotional for a number of reasons. Mainly, this will be my debut film and secondly, the character I am playing, requires heavy emotional acting and if I don’t do my part properly, this film might very well become a flop,’ she says seriously.
‘It is a huge challenge, first of all, because I am emotionally attached to this production since this is my first appearance on silver screen and secondly, critics will be eyeing it sharply.’
Farooki is introducing musician, Topu as a prime character in this film. When asked, Topu said he loves doing music because it is his passion and he loves doing music to experience purity and untainted fun.
‘Performing in this movie is very similar to composing music. It is not about changing tracks like shifting from music to movies or anything in particular, it is just the sheer excitement of working with a director as big as Farooki.’
‘The name of my character in the movie is also Topu and this character is a singer whose words and tunes will narrate the gist of the film…even when fans will hum the songs’, added Topu, smiling.
Armed with a soundtrack full of depth and tunes, the songs are written and composed by Topu himself and Fuad Al-Muqtadir and sung by Sumon, Anila and Topu – an additional treat for the movie-goers.
Farooki says, ‘this movie will differ from my other films treatment wise. This will have components of European avant-garde documentary films and instead of humour; this will be an emotional story circling a young couple’.
‘We are working with the final version of the movie’s script and the shooting will start from July 21. With the movie website under construction, fans will be able to know more about the status of the movie production by typing ‘chabial (vai-beradar)’ on the social networking site Facebook’ added Farooki.

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