Masud Pathik (born 1 August 1979)[1] is a Bangladeshi filmmaker, poet and lyricist. His feature films Nekabborer Mohaproyan (2014) won seven and Maya: The Lost Mother (2019) won eight Bangladesh National Film Awards.[2] Individually, he won the Best Lyrics and Best Story awards.[3] For his poetry, he won the 2013 HSBC Kali O Kalam award for his poem Ekaki Jomin.[4] He won 2023 Bangla Academy Literary Award in the playwright category.[5]

Masud Pathik
মাসুদ পথিক
Pathik in 2020
Born (1979-08-01) 1 August 1979 (age 44)
Narsingdi District, Bangladesh
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Occupation(s)Filmmaker, poet
Years active2014–present

Early life and education edit

Pathik was born on 1 August 1979 at Raipura Upazila in Narsingdi District.[1] He earned his PhD from the University of Dhaka on the topic of Bangladeshi Cinema.[1] He took a film appreciation course in 2008 organised by Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in Dhaka.[6] As of August 2020, he has been researching on film at Assam University.[1]

Career edit

Pathik edits a magazine, Bratya, that focuses on the life and livelihood of the subaltern people of Bangladesh. He also acts as the assistant editor of Pothorekha, a literary magazine in Bangladesh, and he is an executive member of Jatiyo Kobita Parishad, Bangladesh. He is the founder and chairman of Bratya Film, and Bratya Creation.[6]

Pathik's film Nekabbarer Mahaproyan won seven National Film awards.[7][2] The original winner of the Best Film Award, Brihonnola, was disqualified due to plagiarism.[8]

His film Maya: The Lost Mother was based on artist Shahabuddin Ahmed's painting The Woman.[6][9]

Pathik's first poem Krishokphool was published in 1996.[10] As of 2017, he has published 14 books including Chashar Put, Ekaki Jomin, Shetu Harabar Din, Chashar Bachan, Langoler Bhubon and Dadar Khorom.[6]

Filmography edit

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Cinemas under threat of closure: Masud Pathik". New Age. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  2. ^ a b "'Nekabborer Mahaproyan' dominates National Film Award 2014; actors Hasan Imam, Rani Sarkar honoured". Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  3. ^ "Award-2019" (PDF) (in Bengali). Ministry of Information. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b এইচএসবিসি-কালি ও কলম তরুণ কবি ও লেখক পুরস্কার ২০১৩. Kali o Kalam (in Bengali). 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  5. ^ "16 get Bangla Academy award". The Daily Star. 2024-01-24. Retrieved 2024-01-24.
  6. ^ a b c d "Growing Up With Pen and Paper: Masud Pathik's journey as a writer". The Daily Star. 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  7. ^ "39th National Film Awards ceremony held". Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  8. ^ "'Nekabborer Mahaproyan' gets best National Film Award 2014 after 'Brihonnola' fiasco". Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  9. ^ "Masud Pathik to make more films on poems". New Age. 2015-07-02. Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  10. ^ a b 'কলি ও কলম' পুরস্কার পেলেন চলচ্চিত্র নির্মাতা মাসুদ পথিক. RisingBD (in Bengali). 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  11. ^ ঋত্বিক ঘটক স্মৃতি পুরস্কার পেলেন মাসুদ পথিক. (in Bengali). 2017-08-23. Retrieved 2020-12-06.

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