“Khacha”, the film which was made on the story of eminent short story writer Hasan Azizul Huq, is opening in six cinemas across the country today in a limited release for the first week.
The theatres are—Star Cineplex, Chhayabani (Mymensingh), Liberty (Khulna), Momtaj (Sirajganj), TK Cineplex (Sirajdikhan), and Kollol (Madhupur).
Featuring high-profile actors-- Azad Abul Kalam, Mamunur Rashid, and Jaya Ahsan--the film was made under the banner of Impress Telefilm while it was directed by Akram Khan.
Azad Abul Kalam performed the lead role in the movie and also co-wrote the screenplay with Akram Khan.
It was the recipient of the 2012-'13 National Film Grant (provided by the Ministry of Information) and had been filmed in Narail, Munshiganj and Natore in 2015.
“Khacha” was completed in 2016 while it got the censor certificate last month.
The movie was made in the backdrop of the 1947 India-Pakistan partition, which was made on the basis of religion.
A large number of Hindus had to leave all their belongings in Pakistan and made a long journey to India, while thousands of Muslims had to endure the same in India and move to Pakistan, especially to Bangladesh, the then East-Pakistan.
The story of the movie moves on telling misery of one such family in East Pakistan.
Songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore and DL Roy had been used in the movie.