Munsur Ali, an alumnus of BA (Hons) film and Broadcast Production course at The Cass is releasing his debut feature film Shongram this year.
Date: 11 February 2014

Munsur Ali, an alumnus of BA (Hons) Film and Broadcast Production course at The Cass is releasing his debut feature film Shongram this year.

Shongram is an 118 minute romantic drama and is the first film produced, written and directed by a British Bangladeshi filmmaker set during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

In Shongram, subtitled The Struggle for Love and Survival, a British Bangladeshi Muslim male and Hindu girl find love but are separated by the war. He is forced to join an underground band of freedom fighters after the genocide and abduction of innocent Bangladeshis and the love of his life.

Shongram features Hollywood actress Asia Argento of ’XXX and Marie Antoinette’ fame, Anupam Kher who was recently seen in the Oscar winning ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, supermodel turned actress Dilruba Yasmin Ruhee and Amar Khan who has completed 27 films including "Ekti Aprtisthanik Sikha Safar". Script editor Billy Mackinnon (Piano, Hideous Kinky - starring Kate Winslet) also joined Munsur to bring this epic story to the screen. The film will be premiered in Bangladesh in March, before heading for Cannes and a UK release later in 2014.

Although this is his first feature, Munusr is already a familar face in the London Film scene, having establsihed the successful Limelight Annual Awards and run his own production company for a number of years. He and Shongram star Dilruba will be attending Cass Celebration Week as critics to offer their advice to the next generation of film makers from the Faculty.

Michael Upton Academic leader at The Cass said, "We're delighted for Munsur; completing such an epic project is no mean feat and we hope to arrange a screening and Q and A for our students. Shongram completes a hat trick of debut features from Cass Film Alumni in less than 12 months, following Destiny Ekaragha's Gone Too Far and Jesses Quinones' Calloused Hands."

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