সংযোগ - THE CONTACT

Synopsis

Right from his childhood Romel has been inquisitive about different kinds of sound—be it from far or near, sharp or soft. He would even make a far off sound audible to him, which is not possible for ordinary people. It’s a strange power he acquired from his childhood. Besides he can bring very low sound frequency to his auditory nerves which are beyond the capacity of normal human being.

At one point he bridges his power with technology. His perseverance reaches a new dimension. In no time he achieves his height of success. Gradually he becomes successful in brining all far and near sound frequencies into his auditory system through his new device. Once the power that was based on his very own feeling, now is surrogated with technology. With the help of his invented device he has been able to extend his auditory capability far enough. Romel now not only can connect extensively with any cell phone or sound receiving system but also can switch on the equipment automatically. It can connect or link with any person or incident he wishes to.

Romel was experimenting with this on his own. He wished to remain obscure. But though initially his experiments remained out of sight from the public, it gets exposed one day. There follows many different incidents. Audiences begin to confront the reality.

Cast: Syed Shamsul Haque

Script, Cinematography, Editing, Direction: Abu Sayeed

Production Status: Production

Director’s Visual Concept

Sangjog (The Contact) screenplay is a mix of three – news, drama and eternal. Visual treatment will also display these three conspicuously. News, drama and eternal will have different dimensional treatment in the movie.

News:
Journalists have a lion’s share in the movie. Quite a good percentage of the storyline proceeds through reporting and news casting. Rumor about sound spreads from town to town and it turn all over the country through news people. With the help of short shots, almost like news reel, this particular section is planned to be documented. At times the camera will be restive too.

Drama
The declaration for establishing Dreamland Park by Mobarak and the aftermath of it that causes the students to be agitating, Mobarak-Haider’s conspiracy, in the whole process of it Romel’s involvement and most of all the of Mobarak-Haider are all examples of drama. They will be dramatized through different movements of the camera. Along with it the editing will be in speedy pace and the music with it will be at a high pitch.

Eternal
Romel’s childhood, night scene at gypsy community, link with extraterrestrials and Eshana will be in the eternal format. Camera will remain static yet rhythmic. Editing and music in this part also will be slow. In music India classical will be mostly preferred. Long take shots will be given importance in this respect.

A fusion with the mix of three elements will be the preferred method in visual treatment which will give the movie a different dimension I believe.

Director’s Filmography

Abu Sayeed started his career as a filmmaker through direction of short fiction ‘Abortan’ in 1987. After that his film making has never stopped though slow progress was made. By this time he made 2 short films, 6 full-length movies, and apart from this he also made a large number of fictional TV production. Abu Sayeed is one of the parts of the trend of independent film in Bangladesh. All the films made by Abu Sayeed’s are exhibited in the different international film festival. Abu Sayeed obtained 6 national and 4 international awards on filmmaking.

Filmography

  1. Short and Documentary: a. Abortan (1988, Fiction, 16 mm color. 25 Minutes) b. Dhushar Jatra (1992, Fiction, 16 mm Black& White, 32 Minutes) c. Osomapto Gan (2015, Documentary, digital, 35 Minutes)
  2. Feature: a. Kittonkhola (2000, 16 mm Color. 96 Minutes) b. Shankhonad (2004, 35 mm Color. 102 Minutes) c. Nirontor (2006, 35 mm Color. 95 Minutes) d. Banshi (2007, 35mm Color, 85 Minutes) e. Rupantor (2008, 35mm, Color, 86 Minutes) f. Opekkha (2010, HD, color, Duration 90 Minutes) g. a. Dressing Table (1016, digital, 88 Minutes)

Awards

  1. National Awards: a. Best Short Film for Abortan, National Film Award 1988 b. Best Short Film for Dhushor Jatra. National Film Award 1992 c. Best Film, Direction, Script and Dialogue for Kittonkhola, National Film Festival 2000
  2. International Awards: a. Special Jury Award Silver Peacock for Nirontor, International Film Festival of India 2006 b. Best Film Award for Nirontor, International Film Festival of Kerala 2006 c. FIPRESCI Award for Nirontor, International Film Festival of Kerala 2006 d. Best Film Award for Rupantor, International Film Festival on tribal art and culture 2009.
  3. Other Awards: a. Best Film Award for Abortan, Film Critics Awards 1999 b. Best Film Award for Shankhonad, Meril-Prothom Alo Critics Award 2004 c. Best Director Award for Nirontor, BFFS Calocitro Padok 2006 d. Best Director Award for Opekkha, Meril-Prothom Alo Critics Award 2011
  4. Other Achievements: a. Shankhonad distributed in Switzerland and Austria by Trigon-Film b. HBF for Rupantor 2007, Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands c. Vision-Sud-Est fund, Switzerland for Banshi 2007.