Thursday, 23 March, 2023

‘Birkonna Pritilata’ released in five theatres

The movie ‘Birkonna Pritilata’ has been released in five cinema halls across the country.

The film was released in Star Cineplex in Bashundhara City and Mirpur, Blockbuster Cinemas in Jamuna Future Park, Silver Screen in Chattogram and Joy Cinemas at Naya Bzar (Dhaka) on Friday.

The government-granted movie is based on the life of revolutionary Pritilata Waddedar.  Pradip Ghosh is the director of the movie.

Popular actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha played the role of Pritilata, one of the leaders and the first female martyr of the anti-British movement, and Manoj Pramanik the role of revolutionary Ram Krishna in this film.

The film, based on the novel ‘Bhalobasha Pritilata’ by novelist Selina Hossain, was premiered at Star Cineples Bashundhara City on Wednesday.

 Pritilata was born in a middle-class Vaidya Brahmin family on May 5, 1911, in Dhalghat village in Patiya upazila of Chattogram. In 1929, she got admitted to Eden College before joining the Independence Movement of the Indian Subcontinent in 1932 to liberate the region from British colonial rule.

Regarded as ‘Bengal's first woman martyr,’ she ended her life by consuming potassium cyanide on September 24, 1932, at the age of 21.