Popular actor Manna died of heart attack in 2008. His last movie was directed by Zahid Hussain ‘Jiwan Tanaj’, which is still awaiting release. However, it is likely to be released this year. Of course, it has been visiting India before! Because the movie was shot in 35 mm. in the lens. Now it is being converted into digital format in Kolkata.
The film’s producer Khorshed Alam Khosru told Independent Digital that 35 mm. Conversion to digital is in progress. Even that is almost at the end. Then the film is planned to release on Victory Day (December 16) this year.
The film is coming 15 years after losing one of the heroes of Bengali cinema, when asked if he saw any challenges in it, Khorshed Alam Khosru said, ‘It was a very big budget film at that time. It has been almost 15 years since Manna died. He still has many fans, many of whom call me to inquire about the film, express their interest in watching it. Earlier, Manna’s film meant a houseful show. Now if Manna’s movie is released after so long, I don’t know how the audience will take it. But I hope to get a good response from them.’
Producer Zahid Hossain also confirmed the conversion of the movie to digital. He said, ‘at that time 35 mm. I shot this picture of Manna in Kodak negative. It is currently not suitable for screening in cinemas. That is why the negative is being converted to digital.’
It is reported that the film has already received the uncut clearance from the Censor Board. As a result there is no hindrance to liberation.
The situation of sex villages during the liberation war of 1971, the conflict between sex workers, who was for or against the liberation war at the time of independence – these issues have been highlighted in the film Jeevan Tandh. Apart from Manna, Moushumi, Poppy, Misha Saudagar, Shahnoor, Mukti, Dighi, Bapparaj, Aliraj, Anwara, Shahidul Alam Sacchu and others acted in it.