Montazur Rahman Akbar

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Montazur Rahman Akbar
Montazur Rahman Akbar In Film Set Tobuo Bhalobashi.jpg
Akbar at the film set of Tobuo Bhalobashi.
Born Montazur Rahman Akbar
Hastabosonto Pur, Rajshahi, East Pakistan
(now Joypurhat, Rajshahi, Bangladesh)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Education Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater Joypurhat Degree college
Occupation
  • Film director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • social worker
Founder of Nayan-Apon Production
Founder of Prochesta
Years active 1979 – present
Home town Akkelpur Upazila, (Greater Bogra) now Joypurhat, Bangladesh
Spouse(s) Mariam Rahman (m. 1978)
Children 3
Parent(s) Kabir Uddin Mondol
Rupjan Bibi
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.[1] 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)[2] 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[3] and Bangladesh Film Directors' Association.[4][5] He won awards such as the Zia Sommamona Prodok (2003) and Jonotar Nishas Personality Award (2009). He also founded a development NGO named 'Prochesta'.[6][7] He has directed television commercials with agencies like Greenland Training Center, Decent Holding[8] and Hiton TV. He has directed television drama and drama serials like Pakhal, Golden Swarna, Pakhi Ebong Manushera.[9][10] 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.[11] He is also interested in business in his hometown Joypurhat. His business enterprises include Apu Electronics Bazar, Mariam Traders and Furniture Village.[1]

Career[edit]

1991: Directorial debut[edit]

He was Debut as a Director of the film Takar Pahar (1993)[12] 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.[13] He was directed & produced a film in 2000. He was also the adviser director of Helal Khan's 1999 film Asha Amar Asha.[14][15] After a longtime direction, Akbar turned to be a producer in 2000.

Montazur Rahman Akbar directed Indo-Bangla joint venture film Moner Moto Mon in 1998.[16][not in citation given]

Producer[edit]

Montazur Rahman Akbar opened a production company Nayan-Apon Production Star Plus for producing film.[3] 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.[17] 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.[18][19]

Frequently collaborated[edit]

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.

Television[edit]

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,[20] some of them couldn't be accept at Television channel authority, he was back to Film direction and Setup other business.[1]

Business interest[edit]

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.

Time line Company Position Description
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

Philanthropy[edit]

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.[1][21][22][7][6]

Award and honour[edit]

Janatar Niswas Personality Award

Best director, Kajer Manush (2009)

Zia Sommonona Podok

2003, Best director

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Writer Director Production
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
Malar Prem Yes

Assistant Director (film)[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Note
1991 Nayjuddho Yes
1992 Chakor Yes
1993 Prem Diwana Yes
Takar Pahar Yes First directorial debut film but release delay

First introduce Dipjol

1994 Disco Dancer Yes
1995 Babar Adesh Yes Yes
1996 Baghini Konna Yes
Kholnayok Yes
Bashira Yes Yes
Shoitan Manush Yes
1997 Cooli Yes Yes Popy first introduce
Amar Maa Yes
Ondha Bhalobasha Yes
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
Moger Mullok Yes Yes
Lathi Yes
Bhoungkar Bishu Yes
2000 Gunda Number One Yes Yes
Mone Pore Tomake Yes Yes Riya Sen first Bangladeshi film
Kukkhato Khuni Yes
2001 Bhoungkor Sonstrasi Yes
Kothin Bastob Yes
Chairman Yes Yes
Rongbaz Badsha Yes Yes
2002 Dhakaiya Mastan Yes
Bhoyanok Songghorso Yes
Major Saheb Yes Yes
Arman Yes
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
Kothin Shimar Yes
Top Somrat Yes Yes
2004 Bhaier Sotro Bhai Yes Yes
Jiboner Gurrenty Nai Yes
Bostir Rani Suriya Yes Yes
Bhondo Neta Yes Yes
2005 Action Lady Yes
Bhoungkor Raja Yes
2006 Dushman Khotom Yes
2007 Kukkhato Nuru Yes
2008 Babar Jonno Joddho Yes Yes Yes
2009 Tumi Amar Shami Yes
Kajer Manush Yes Best director, Janatar Niswas Personality Award
2010 Mayer Chokh Yes
Rikshahawaler Chele Yes
Top Hero Yes Yes
Evabey Bhalobasha Hoi Yes Yes
2011 Chotto Sangsar Yes
Bajarer Cooli Yes
2013 Tobuo Bhalobashi Yes
2014 Age Jodi Jantam Tui Hobi Por Yes
My Name Is Simi Yes
2015 Bojhena Se Bojhena Yes Yes Yes
TBA My Darling Yes Filming

[23][24]

Television[edit]

Drama[edit]

Channel Show Director Original Run Note
Mohona TV Pakhal Yes 2013
Channel I Pakhi Ebong Manushera Yes 2014
TBA Golden Swarna Yes 2014
TBA Kuasha Yes - unreleased
TBA Breslate Yes - unreleased
TBA Kazi Saheber Tin Putro Yes - unreleased

Program[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Note
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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