Moviyana Film Society, in support with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, organised a discussion programme in memory of the talented actor, editor and photographer Dolly Anwar to celebrate her 70th birth anniversary, yesterday in the conference room of Jatiya Natyashala, BSA.
Fondly recalled as Joygun from the film Surjo Dighal Bari, Dolly Anwar earned the National Film Award as the best female actress for the same film in 1979. She is the daughter of writer Nilima Ibrahim and Dr Mohammad Ibrahim. In 1987, Dolly Anwar also won the award for Best Photographer from UNESCO.
Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky, Filmmaker Mosiuddin Shaker, Late filmmaker Sheikh Niyamat Ali's wife Rashida Niyamat, senior film activist Hashem Sufi, film critic Moinuddin Khaled and president of Moviyana Film Society Belayet Hossain Mamun took part in the discussion section.
Film critic Moinuddin Khaled says, “This is a path breaking initiative by Moviyana. It is a revolt against our tendency to forget talented personalities.” He also stated that a book, chronicling the life of prominent artistes should be published.
Film activist Hashem Sufi recalled Dolly Anwar as an all-rounder and 'anti-establishment' character. “Dolly Anwar was immensely talented. She was someone who would always stand out in the crowd,” says Hashem Sufi.
Dolly Anwar's last film Dohon, directed by Sheikh Niyamat Ali was screened at the programme.
President of Moviyana Film Society Belayet Hossain Mamun says that the flamboyant character of Dolly Anwar is not well known so they felt the need to organise such a programme. “We lost her early but her works need to be documented and exhibited,” says the president.