Fakhrul Arefeen announces new film ‘JK 1971’

Cultural Desk

11 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fakhrul Arefeen announces new film ‘JK 1971’

Gondi’ and ‘Bhuban Majhi’-famed prominent Bangladeshi director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan has announced his new film ‘JK 1971’.

The story of the film is based on Jean Kay, a Frenchman, who hijacked a plane in 1971 in support of the Bangladesh Liberation War. 

Indian actor Subhra Sourav Das will portray the role of Jean Kay in the film while noted Indian actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty will be seen as a pilot in ‘JK 1971’.

The script of the film has been written by Masum Reza. Musician Partha Barua is the music director while Nasim Ali Khan will sing a song for the movie.

The shooting of the film will start in April this year at Durgapur Airport in Kolkata, India.

The details of the movie were disclosed in a star-studded ceremony held at a hotel in the capital on Tuesday. Cultural Personality M Hamid, singer Nasim Ali Khan, actors Tropa Majumdar, Aparna Ghosh, Maznun Mizan, among others, were present on the occasion.   

About the movie, Fakhrul Arefeen said, “JK 1971 is the first international film of Gorai Films. Jean Kay hijacked a plane in 1971 in support of the Bangladesh Liberation War. We want to depict the whole story of the incident. We will release the movie on December 3 this year as the incident took place on that day.” 

On December 3, 1971 at Orly Airport in Paris, a Pakistani airliner, about to take off, was hijacked by 28‐year‐old Frenchman Jean Kay. He kept the passengers hostage for six hours and demanded that 20 tons of medical supplies and relief materials be immediately sent to Bangladesh. Even though Jean Kay was caught by the police, the 20 tons of crucial relief items later arrived in Bangladesh.


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