Ferdous, Bhabna concludes shooting of ‘Dampara’
Popular actors Ferdous Ahmed and Ashna Habib Bhabna have recently completed the shoot for the liberation war-based film ‘Dampara’ directed by Shuddhoman Chaitnya. The shooting of the film began in December 2021.
‘Dampara’ marks the third silver screen project for actress Bhabna and her first collaboration with Ferdous. She got a good response for her performance in Nurul Alam Atique’s ‘Lal Moroger Jhuti’.
The story and screenplay of the film are written by Anan Zaman and produced by Chattogram Metropolitan Police.
Based on true events, ‘Dampara’ depicts the heroic role of Shamsul Haque, a superintendent of police, and other officers at Dampara Police Lines in Chattogram during the Liberation War.
Ferdous played the role of Shamsul Haque while Bhabna was in the role of his wife Mahmuda Haque.
Regarding the experience of working for ‘Dampara,’ Bhabna said, “I love to work with senior artistes. I learn a lot from them. Ferdous was a humble and down-to-earth person that I felt good to work with him. As a young director, Shuddhoman gave his best too. I played the role of Mahmuda Haque who is still alive.
I tried to know the story from her as much as I could. It was really difficult to portray a living legend. That was the most challenging part.” Ferdous said, “During the war of liberation, SP Shamsul Haque was in charge of the armoury at Dampara Police Lines in Chattogram. The Pakistani army wanted the key to the armoury.
But, he played a game with the Pakistani army and spread all the weapons across the country, including Chattogram. That is why the Pakistany army killed him with indescribable torture. I’m very proud to play such a character. Bhabna has played a great role in the role of my wife. Bhabna is also a very dedicated artiste.”
During the war, the first target of the Pakistani military in Chattogram was to kill Shamsul Haque because he was the first person in Chattogram Police to put up massive resistance against them. He was picked up from a relative’s house and was killed brutally later.
‘Dampara’ will depict the tale of the widow Mahmuda Chowdhury who never wore shoes after her husband was killed because she thought that his grave can be anywhere in Bangladesh, as shared by the makers of the film.
Along with Ferdous and Bhabna, the film has Shatabdi Wadud, Jhuna Chowdhury, Ananta Hira, Maznun Mizan and Muntaha, among others.
‘Dampara’ is expected to hit the theatres this year soon.