‘Hawa’ violates Wildlife Act: Forest Department...

‘Hawa’ violates Wildlife Act: Forest Department

 Entertainment Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:31 PM, 12 August 2022   Updated: 04:32 PM, 12 August 2022



Hawa, Mejbaur Rahman Sumon’s first directional movie, is now going to housefull in the theatres. Advance tickets are also being sold. However, environmentalists have raised concerns over a scene where a starling bird was trapped in a cage.

A four-member team of the Crime Suppression Unit of the Forest Department watched the movie ‘Hawa’ at the Bashundhara branch of Star Cineplex in the capital on Thursday (August 11) afternoon. “It violated the Wildlife Act,” they said.

Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Officer Rathindra Kumar Biswas told the media that “the detention of a starling bird in ‘Hawa’ violated the Wildlife Conservation and Safety Act, 2012”.

In the movie, a starling bird was imprisoned in a cage. This sends a message to the viewer that “birds can be caged,” Rathindra Kumar Biswas also said. “A probe report will be submitted to the Forest Department in this regard. Later, the authorities will decide whether to file a case or not.”

Earlier, 33 environmentalist organizations expressed their concern about the scene of detaining a starling bird in the movie ‘Hawa’. They demanded that “the scene be removed from the movie”.

Chanchal Chowdhury, Nazifa Tushi, Sariful Razz, Sumon Anowar, Nasir Uddin Khan, Shohel Mondol, Rizvi Rizu, Mahmud Hasan and Bablu Bose acted in this star-studded movie.

The production company had already informed that after the release in Bangladesh, ‘Hawa’ will be released in cinema halls in other countries very soon. 

According to the announcement, ‘Hawa’ will be released in Australia on August 13. Besides, it will be released on September 2 in America and Canada.