Author Altamis Nabil’s third book, Let There Be Light, was launched at the Grontho Unmochon Kendra at 2021 Dhaka Ekushe Boimela. The book was unveiled at a lively launching ceremony held on the 27th of March, 2021, where Film Researcher & Photographer Mir Shamsul Alam Baboo, Drama Personality Anisur Rahman Nantu, Cinematographer Bidrohi Dipon, Bangla Academy official Sazal Anwar, JCI Dhaka West President Taha Yeasin Ramadan and some other distinguished guests were present.
This book was written on the filmography of Zahir Raihan, the renowned Bangladeshi filmmaker and writer, who has made timeless films like Behula, Kancher Deyal, Jibon Theke Newa, Stop Genocide. The book titled Let There Be Light has been written by Md Altamis Nabil. It has been published at the 2021 Dhaka Ekushey Book Fair from Adee Prakashan.
Referring to the book, the author Mr Nabil said, “The name that is found at the top of the list of all-time best films of Bangladesh is ‘Jibon Theke Neya’ and the name of Zahir Raihan inevitably comes in the list of the best filmmakers. However, apart from ‘Jibon Theke Neya’, Zahir Raihan has a lot more great works in the pre-independence film world of Bangladesh.”
The research book is an attempt to bring all the films Zahir Raihan has made into one book and an overall discussion for the general readers. If this book can inform the new age readers and film lovers properly about Zahir Raihan, it will be considered a successful work, further said the author.
This book has been named after Zahir Raihan’s unreleased dream project ‘Let There Be Light.’ Written in Bangla, it focuses on the filmmaking and direction of this multi-talented man. In addition to discussing movies, there is a QR code at the end, through which readers can watch Zahir Raihan’s timeless movies. JCI Dhaka West and Bangladesh Positive Foundation are the youth engagement partners of this book.
The cover of Let There Be Light is designed by Sajjadul Islam Sayeem. The book is available at the stalls of Adee Prokashon (Suhrawardy Udyan, stall no. 123-124) at the book fair. The book can also be purchased from the popular e-commerce site rokomari.com and in major bookstores across the country.