On the history and progress of world cinema, author Md. Altamis Nabil penned a research book titled ‘Lumiere Theke Hiralal’ (from Lumier to Hiralal), at back in 2020 Amar Ekushey Book Fair which was published by Chhayabithi Publications. The book has got a place in the list of books approved by the Ministry of Culture for the supply of books to the private libraries which have received grants in the financial year 2020-2021.
Referring to the book, Altamis Nabil said, “The book is intended for the cinema lovers who mostly indulge in ‘Hollywood-Bollywood’ movies! The book discusses the history of using simple language in film or cinema movements around the world that changed the language in films, the beginning of cinema in India and Bangladesh, modern movies in Bangladesh, and some other discussions about world movies. The book has been officially selected by the ministry and is getting a place in the libraries of the country, it is a great achievement in the life of the author. Its readers are the general people who are interested in films, and after reading the book, movies will become a source of topics to contemplate rather than only entertainment.”
The book tribute to the brothers of Lumiere, the first successful exhibitor of worldwide movies, and to Hiralal Sen, who brought cinema to India in actual. It was written in Bangla language.
Altamis Nabil is currently working in a multinational company as a technology evangelist in addition to writing and making documentaries. He is also serving as the Executive Vice President of the non-profit international organization Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) Dhaka West chapter.
This is his second publication. Apart from this, the writer published his research work on the film work of Satyajit Ray, ‘Maharaja Tomare Salem’ and ‘Let There Be Light’ on the works of Bangladeshi filmmaker Zahir Raihan.
The cover of This book was designed by Sajjadul Islam Sayem. The book is available in the sales center of Chhayabithi Publications, also can also, be purchased from the popular e-commerce site rokomari and in major bookstores across the country.