Rahmatullah Tuhin
”I prefer scripts that deal with emotion and values” — Rahmatullah Tuhin

Rahmatullah Tuhin is a popular television director who has offered the audience a good number of plays over the last decade. Some of his notable directorial works include the 500-episode serial “Khonikaloy”, “Onno Shokal”, “Doito Roop”, “Nagorik Bunophool” and “Bodle Jaoar Somoy”. Recently the director had a chat with The Daily Star on his works and more. Excerpts:

What inspired you to become a director?

Tuhin: I was a member of little theatre and later joined Momtazuddin Ahmed’s troupe Theatre Arambag (now Theatre Bailey Road). I have been an active member of the group for over two decades. Going on, I developed a passion for direction. I jumped into television drama in the 1990s.

What genre of scripts do you prefer and how do you work on it?

Tuhin: I prefer realistic scripts that deal with love, emotion, social and familial values which audience can easily relate to. After selecting the script, I contact artistes and start working on it. In the case of drama serials, I try to keep at least 30 episodes in reserve before the due date of airing.

Tell us about the financial aspects of production.

Tuhin: For drama serials, I receive episode-wise payment and for single-episode plays, producers give me remuneration. Sometimes producers offer me a package for the entire drama and I have to make the drama within that given budget. In that case I have to think about profit and loss.

What’s the major difference between stage and television direction?

Tuhin: Before coming on stage one has to go through long rehearsals, whereas in television there’s little or no rehearsal. While directing, I visualise a character and brief the artiste about it. I rehearse with the artistes before taking a shot since they don’t rehearse nowadays. Sorry to say, many of them don’t even read the script before coming to the shooting spot.

What’s your observation on young artistes?

Tuhin: Unlike artistes in the 1990s, newcomers are not whole-heartedly involved in acting. There’s a lack of commitment and nowadays many seek success and reputation without working hard. And for this reason many soon disappear from the scene.

Tell us about your upcoming ventures.

Tuhin: I am currently doing “Khonikaloy” which has crossed 500 episodes. I have plans to make a comedy drama and one or two plays on the Liberation War. I also have plans to shoot outside Bangladesh.

News Source : thedailystar

Dialogue-based dramas are now missing: Tuhin

Rahmatullah Tuhin is a popular television director who has made a lot of good works in the showbiz industry over the last decade. Some of his prominent works are– 500-episode drama serial ‘Khonikaloy’, ‘Onno Shokal’, ‘Doito Roop’, ‘New York Theke Bolchi’, ‘Nagorik Bunophool’ and ‘Bodle Jaoar Somoy’.

In the meantime, Rahmatullah has concluded shooting of his new short film titled ‘The Brand New Friendship’ at the various locations of Australia. He has recently been awarded for the film The Brand New Friendship by Pitch Film Festival at Public Library in Dhaka. He got the Standard Award for making the short film.
Talking about the matter Rahmatullah Tuhin said, “I always prefer to work with the scripts that deal with emotion, social and family values which audience can easily connect to. But, now a-days we are facing crisis of good scripts. ‘The Brand New Friendship’ contains with dialogue that has social values.”

“I have awarded several times for dramas. This is the first time; I got award for a film. Reward always encouraged me to do better for next”, he added.

On the other hand, Rahmatullah has completed shooting for a tele-film titled ‘One and Only’. Popular actor Ziaul Faruq Apurba and Australian actor Lara Jassinta are the main casts of this tele-film. The tele fiction will be aired on a satellite channel on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. He has also made another short film named ‘Alokborsho Dure’, features Wahida Mollick Jolly and Salman Arif.

News Source: daily-sun

Rahmatullah Tuhin makes 2 telefilms in Australia

Entertainment Report : Rahmatullah Tuhin is one of the noted play directors of present time in the country. He has been making TV plays for two decades. He has been attached with theatre play during his childhood. Later he started to give direction. If we look into his directed popular drama serial Khonikaloy then we can realise about his direction.
Therefore, Kakra Phuler Mala, Gontobbyo Niruddesh, New York Theke Bolchhi, Kokkho Number 52 and Annyo Sokal are also viewers’ choice his directed mentionable works.
This noted director has made a short film titled The Brand New Friendship in Australia. Recently he received the Standard Award for making this short film. While talking about receiving the award Rahmatullah Tuhin said, “An award always inspires a director to do better work. I always try to make literature-based dialogue in my works. There is lack of literature-based dialogue based script. Basically a good play depends on good script.”
Tuhin also informed that with Apurba of Bangladesh and Australian actress Lara Jesinta Tuhin has made a telefilm titled One & Only under the story written by Zia Uddin Zia. Most of the dialogues are in English. There are also Bengali subtitles in the telefilm which will be aired in a satellite TV in upcoming Eid. He has also finished making of another telefilm titled Alokborsho Durey. He made this telefilm in Australia using technicians of that country where Wahida Mollick Jolly and Salman Arif acted.

News Source: thedailynewnation