"a story of inspiration for all women."
The life of Indian revolutionary Pritilata Waddedar is explored in Birkonna Pritilata, a film funded by the Bangladeshi government.
The film is set to hit theatres on November 18, 2022.
While observing the 90th anniversary of Waddedar’s self-immolation, the first teaser of the film was released on November 5, 2022.
Pritilata Waddedar gave birth to an immortal story of self-sacrifice for the country (when undivided from India).
Her stories of heroinism inspired thousands of comrades in the struggle for independence from the British rulers.
In this film, popular actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays Pritilata.
The movie is based on Selina Hossain’s novel Bhalobasha Pritilata.
Nusrat and Manoj Pramanik hosted a special promotional event alongside the film’s director Pradip Ghosh and music director Bappa Mazumder.
It was held in memory of the revolutionary.
The event took place at Eden College in Dhaka, where Pritilata was a student.
The event’s chief guest was veteran journalist Abed Khan. Advocate Rana Dasgupta, a revolutionary’s family member and educationist AN Rasheda were also present.
Nusrat said: “This is my first visit to the stunning and historic Eden College.
“Also, this is the first time I have appeared in front of such a large crowd after the Covid-19 pandemic. I hope everyone watches Birkonna Pritilata, which is a story of inspiration for all women.”
Pradip added: “The shooting of the film was finished a long time ago and it is now ready for its November 18 release.
“We want students to watch the movie more because of its historical aesthetics.
“We are talking with the halls so that we can offer tickets for students at a discounted rate.”
The film’s lead song ‘Poradhinotar Shringkhawl’ has been released on the film’s official Facebook page and YouTube fan channel Charuprangon. The song is written by Pradip and voiced, tuned and composed by Bappa.
Pritilata Waddedar was born in a middle-class Vaidya Brahmin family on May 5, 1911, in Dhalghat village in Patiya upazila of Chattogram.
In 1929, she was 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 after being shot on September 24, 1932, at the age of 21.