VCD of Spartacus 71 released
Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

A video compact disc of the Spartacus 71, video-film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, was released in the Star Cineplex of Basundhara City Shopping Complex in Dhaka on Monday.

Members of the Dhaka guerrilla group 'crack platoon' in 1971, Nasir Uddin Yousuff and Habibul Alam (Bir Pratik) unveiled the cover of the VCD, produced by the Impress Telefilm Limited and released by the Laser Vision.

Poet Nirmalendu Goon, filmmaker Tareque Masud and novelist Anisul Hoque were present as special guests at the function.

The managing director of Impress Telefilm, Faridur Reza Sagar, and chairman of Laser Vision, AKM Arifur Rahman, also spoke on the function. The speakers said the movie would be considered as one of the best films on the country's war of independence.

They also hoped that the film would encourage the filmmakers of this generation to come forward to make films on war and the video production houses would release more films of the war. The launching ceremony was followed by the screening of the 61-minute film, which will be available at the video shops across the country.

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