(Mizzima) – Zaganar, a member of the Bogyoke Film Executive Committee, said this week a biopic film about Aung San, the founder of Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, is being planned and casting will take place soon. A first draft of the screenplay has been completed, the popular comedian and social activists told The Myanmar Times.
The film will have a period look, and buildings that were destroyed or renovated will undergo reconstruction or changes to give it an authentic feel, Zarganar said.
The film’s executive board is now in the process of choosing the actors who will portray Bogyoke [General] Aung San and his wife, Khin Kyi. No director was named for the project, or the date when the film will be released.
Zarganar said the film will include scenes in India and England, where Aung San engaged in diplomatic activities.
On July 19, 1947, a gang of armed paramilitaries broke into the Secretariat Building in downtown Rangoon during a meeting in preparation for the transfer of power from the British to Burmese and assassinated Aung San and six of his cabinet ministers.
During her campaign for Parliament, Aung San’s picture was prominently displayed during many of Aung San Suu Kyi’s speeches, and his memory is still evoked by the public and members of the military.
Because of his role as a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, and founder of the modern Burmese army (Tatmadaw), Aung San considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma.
He was a founder of the Communist Party of Burma and was instrumental in bringing about Burma's independence from British Colonial rule. He is recognized as the leading architect of independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma.