Montazur Rahman Akbar
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|Montazur Rahman Akbar|
Akbar at the film set of Tobuo Bhalobashi.
|Born||Montazur Rahman Akbar
Hastabosonto Pur, Rajshahi, East Pakistan
(now Joypurhat, Rajshahi, Bangladesh)
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Alma mater||Joypurhat Degree college|
Founder of Prochesta
|Years active||1979 – present|
|Home town||Akkelpur Upazila, (Greater Bogra) now Joypurhat, Bangladesh|
|Spouse(s)||Mariam Rahman (m. 1978)|
|Parent(s)||Kabir Uddin Mondol
|Relatives||Istofa Rahman (brother)|
|Awards||Zia Sommonona Podok (2003)
Janatar Niswas Personality Award (2009)
Montazur Rahman Akbar is a Bangladeshi film director, screenwriter, producer, social activist and entrepreneur known for his film work in Dhallywood, the Bengali-language film industry centered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was also a freedom fighter in Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 in Sector Number 7 under the command of Sector Commander Quazi Nuruzzaman. After returning from war, he joined the local theater group Akkelpur Adorsho Club and directed a number of plays. He started his career as an assistant director under prominent film directors Matin Rahman, Azizur Rahman, Zillur Rahman, Saiful Azam Kashem and Narayan Ghosh Mita. He worked as an assistant with the crew of successful films like Chhutir Ghonta, Janata Express and many more from 1979 to 1990. He debuted as a director with Takar Pahar (1993) but its release got delayed. Thus the first film released under his direction is NayJudhdhu (1991). He has directed successful commercial films from 1990's. He works most often in the action genre with Superstar Manna. He has collaborated with action hero Manna in 22 films, writer Abdullah Zahir Babu in 46 films, actor Dipjol in 13 films. Akbar writes screenplays for most of his films. He has written a single song in his film Big Boss 2003. He was owner of the production company Nayan-Apon Production. This company produced the films Kukhato Khuni in 2000 and Babar Junno Judhdhu in 2008 with Star Plus. His films have introduced Dipjol, Popy, Keya, Riya Sen, Shakiba, Songita, Antara Biswas and Pushpi to Dhallywood. His sibling Istofa Rahman is a cinematographer in Dhallywood. He served as board executive member of Bangladesh Film Producers Distributors Association and Bangladesh Film Directors' Association. He won awards such as the Zia Sommamona Prodok (2003) and Jonotar Nishas Personality Award (2009). He also founded a development NGO named 'Prochesta'. He has directed television commercials with agencies like Greenland Training Center, Decent Holding and Hiton TV. He has directed television drama and drama serials like Pakhal, Golden Swarna, Pakhi Ebong Manushera. He has been invited as a guest judge in television channel programs like Super Hero Super Heroin, Voice Of The Nation and Mirakkel Akkel Challenger. He is also interested in business in his hometown Joypurhat. His business enterprises include Apu Electronics Bazar, Mariam Traders and Furniture Village.
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1991: Directorial debut
He was Debut as a Director of the film Takar Pahar (1993) his first released film as a director Nayjuddho in 1991. He was directed next Prem Dewana (1993), Disco Dancer (1994), Babar Adesh (1995) under the banner Movie moghul AKM jahangir khan's Alamgir Pictures. He was directed & produced a film in 2000. He was also the adviser director of Helal Khan's 1999 film Asha Amar Asha. After a longtime direction, Akbar turned to be a producer in 2000.
Montazur Rahman Akbar opened a production company Nayan-Apon Production Star Plus for producing film. He was produced first film Kukkhato Khuni with Multi starrer cast like Manna, Moushumi, Razzak, Dipjol, Razib and other. Akbar Directed & First Produced this film with and co producer and lots of struggle and mortgage. Kukkhato Khuni became a blockbuster at box office. Kukkhato Khuni was released as 35mm negative format. Film print was hijacked in gabtoli, Mirpur road, then re print and delivered to booked hall, then he produce Bhoyanok Songghorso, Top Somrat, Action Lady under the banner Nayan-Apon Production with co-produce. Nayan-Apon production was first film Production Company by his film career due financial crises he was left film producing in 2003 with last released Bhayanok Songghorso. Akbar back to own producing in 2008 with Manna in Babar Jonno Joddho under his own banner Star Plus, film was commercial success but critical response for actor Manna death. After huge straggle he was produce Top Hero with Shakib Khan in 2010, film was successful business in box office but due financial crisis & fallen dhallywood film industries he was left producing.
Montazur Rahman Akbar frequently collaborated with actor Manna in 22 films, writer Abdullah Zahir Babu in 46 films and with actor-producer Dipjol in 13 films.
After Actor Manna death Dhallywood industry fallen day by day, theatre are closed whole the country, Akbar moved the television channel he was directed first TV drama Pakhal, but channel doesn't accept quickly on aired after two year later. He was directed drama Golden Swarna, Bracelate drama serial Kaji Saheber Tin Putro, some of them couldn't be accept at Television channel authority, he was back to Film direction and Setup other business.
Montazur Rahman Akbar looked to establish a business besides his film career. He had business experience from his fathers' business dealing. He looked after his father's business at college time. He want business setup when fallen film industry. He was many of time take a step for setup a company but some of time he was unsuccessful. Finally he was took distributorship of electronics brand Walton in Joypurhat his hometown. Showroom running successfully 14 years, then he want to set up his own product and brand.
|2000–present||Nayan-Apon Production||Proprietor, founder||Film production and distribution company|
|2000–present||Prochesta||Founder, Executive Director||North Bengal-based humanities NGO|
|2001–2014||Apu Electronics Bazaar||Proprietor||Electronics distribution shop|
|2010–2015||Star Plus||Proprietor||Film production and distribution company|
|2014–present||Mariam Traders||Proprietor||Joypurhat-based Grochary distribution firm|
|2015–present||Furniture Village||Proprietor||Furniture manufacturing and distribution|
|2016–present||Cholte Cholte||Proprietor||Fashion and accessories|
Akbar founded a NGO, Prochesta, in his hometown Joypurhat district in 2000 working for development in whole district across North Bengal.[which?] Prochesta works in urban development project with local donor, supporter and partner organization like Democracy Watch, NGO Forum, Aristocrat Society. Akbar is the Executive Director of this organization.
Award and honour
- Janatar Niswas Personality Award
Best director, Kajer Manush (2009)
- Zia Sommonona Podok
2003, Best director
|1973-1978||Pagla Garod||Bhairab Nath Gangopadhaye||Yes||Akkelpur Adarsho Club, Akkelpur MR College Club, Chantara Club|
|Sidur Niyona Muche||Ranjan Devnath||Yes|
|Ek Mutho Vat||Ranjan Devnath||Yes|
|Dayie Ke ?||Yes|
Assistant Director (film)
|Chhutir Ghonta (1980)||Jonota Express (1981)||Mohanogor (1981)||Sonar Tori (1981)||Jonto Montor (1982)||Lal Kajol (1983)||Mayer Achol (1984)||Duniya Dari (1985)||Miss Lolita (1985)||Achol Bondi (1989)||Sukher Songsar (1989)||Birangona Shokhina (1989)||Radha Kishno (1992)||Sukh Shanti|
|Takar Pahar||Yes||First directorial debut film but release delay
First introduce Dipjol
|1997||Cooli||Yes||Yes||Popy first introduce|
|1998||Shanto Keno Mastan||Yes||Yes|
|Moner Moto Mon||Yes||Yes||Bangladesh-India joint venture Also release in Odiya language in Odisha, as Raja Rani India|
|1999||K Amar Baba||Yes||Yes|
|2000||Gunda Number One||Yes||Yes|
|Mone Pore Tomake||Yes||Yes||Riya Sen first Bangladeshi film|
|Mastaner Upor Mastan||Yes||Yes|
|Aghat Palta Aghat||Yes|
|2003||Bouer Somman||Yes||Originally titled Ami Tomake Bhalobashi|
|Bigboss||Yes||Yes||Also written a song Lyrics|
|2004||Bhaier Sotro Bhai||Yes||Yes|
|Jiboner Gurrenty Nai||Yes|
|Bostir Rani Suriya||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Babar Jonno Joddho||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Tumi Amar Shami||Yes|
|Kajer Manush||Yes||Best director, Janatar Niswas Personality Award|
|Evabey Bhalobasha Hoi||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Age Jodi Jantam Tui Hobi Por||Yes|
|My Name Is Simi||Yes|
|2015||Bojhena Se Bojhena||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Channel I||Pakhi Ebong Manushera||Yes||2014|
|TBA||Kazi Saheber Tin Putro||Yes||-||unreleased|
|2009||Super Hero Super Heroin||Host||NTV|
|2011||Mirakkel Akkel Challenger||Judget||Zee Bangla||Bangladesh Audition Part|
|2013||Voice of the Nation||Judget||Ekushey Television|
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