First film on Bangladeshi air-operations in 1971

First film on Bangladeshi air-operations in 1971


Culture Desk
The first film on Freedom Fighters’ air operations during the Liberation War is being made. Dipankar Dipen, who had earlier claimed to launch to film productions in 2018 has undertaken responsibility to direct this new aviation film titled “Do or Die.”

The film will go for shooting from November and will be released in 2019. In March-April cast and crew members of the film will be revealed. Dipankar Dipen made the announcement in a press meet held at Biswa Sahitya Kendra yesterday. The film will be a full-fledged commercial production the director Dipankar Dipen claimed vehemently as he noted that he wants to make films for the Bangladeshi viewers. The film will have Bir Uttam Shamsul Alam as the lead character. Shamsul led the first strike during the air operations.
At the press meet Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu was present. Other highlights of the event were air corporals who actually took the attack to Pakistani Army during the Liberation War through their short air force. Leader of the operations Bir Uttam Akram Ahmed, Bir Uttam Shamsul Alam, flying officer of the operations Bir Uttam Badrul Alam, Bir Uttam Captain Abdul Khalek and more were present at the press meet.
On December 3, immediately after Pakistan launched attacks on Indian the Bangladeshi air pilots based in Indian air bases launched operations in the then East Pakistan. Under the codename Kilo Flight Bangladeshi officers of the operations conducted nearly forty-two combat missions on Pakistani forces till the Victory on December 16. The team had only three planes, one of which was used only for logistical purposes.
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