Modhumita Cinema Hall will be crashed !!
This morning a news headline in JanaKantha caught my eyes ! "Modhumita cinema Hall will be broken down "! Why it caught my eyes ?
I didn`t know the actual history.. Ya do u know that who is the owner of Modhumita ? The English Channel champion "Brojen Das" is the owner of Modhumita. When he made the history in English channel then the Governor in bangladesh was Monayem Khan. He asked Brojen Das for anything .. then Brojen das most surprisingly didn`t demand any money, he just asked for a place. Then Monayem Khan alloted him the place of "Modhumita".
No this is not the end. Then Brojen das fell in a false position - what to do with this place ? He was used to gossip in "Beauty Board" in Pary mohan Das lane - [approximately in the year of 1963]where all the Columnist, writer, poet used to gossip. Then Brojen Das once met Abdul Jabbar khan [director- 'Mukh o Mukhosh']. Abdul Jabar Khan gave him the proposal of making a cinema hall .. then the history begins ..
In the year 1966 Modhumita started its journey with name of "Channel Theater" coz Brojen Das was the channel Champion. The first show was "Cleopetra". This very hall is only one hall in bangladesh which has 70% permission of English movie and 30% Bengali.
Then before leaving this country Brojen das handed over this to his manager Md. Sirajuddin. One of the realtives` of Sirajuddin was 'Modhumita'; so after her name the name was changed.
Anyway right now the grand sons of Sirajuddin are looking after this cinema hall. I know one of them- Mr. Naoshad. But it is true that they want to break down the whole cinema hall.. their plan is to make a Modhumita complex, a small cineplex , etc. etc.
But when I was in Notre dame i had a great good memories of watching movies in modhumita.. (oh those days !! ) "titanic", "terminator-II" , "shonkhnil Karagar"... .... Now my office is also in this building .. I really didn`t notice that I had been so attahced with this cinema hall .. when I saw the news of crashing the building then I realized the truth !! "Me, myself and Modhumita cinema hall"