We Call Him The One Man Army
Two years ago we didn’t know him, but now we don’t hesitate to call him “The One Man Army.”
Then, my family and I move to the capital city of the country Bangladesh, so I was to start a new school. My first day I was pretty afraid because I didn’t know anyone. I sat beside a boy named ‘whatever’, and the classes went on, and I made many friends within a few weeks, so didn’t feel alone anymore.
Anyway, I did find someone who was a little bit different but I won’t mention his real name but let’s call him “Kaushik”. Actually, we met each other in the classroom but in a surprising way. He and his friends sit behind me in class and they were in discussions talking about a city of my country which was actually beside my hometown. I turned back and asked them why they want to go there. From that moment we became good friends. We do have some of the other guys that we’re always together with but you could call it a “Good Friend Circle”.
One day, Kaushik proposed to make a short film where our friends were to be the actors or work for on other roles. We liked this plan so much and everybody was eager to work and complete the project. He had made a plan to submit this short film to a local film festival after the completion. Unfortunately, nobody was still with him till the end. After few weeks, everyone had vanished or had restriction from their family. Kaushik also had a family restriction but completed the project and submitted that to the local film festival, after struggling a lot though.
This was just the start because it is his passion. He never stops, not for the family restriction, or financial crisis, or a bad environmental situation. Whenever he wants to make a film, he doesn’t stop till it becomes completed. Making a film requires a lot of manpower, money and many other things. The work of a story writer, scriptwriter, sound designer, direction and others, all these things he does by himself. Here he plays a role as “The One Man Army”. He makes films which require a low budget or no big budget, and no special equipment. Among our circle of friends we try to help him when we can. For example, one of our friend’s named “Akash” is very interested in acting. He does acting in Kaushik’s short films so he has got a chance to improve his experience and skill as an actor as well.
Kaushik keeps making short films and sometimes he makes ads. Recently he made a plan to make a full-length film. I agreed to contribute to him because it requires a lot of money. I believe we can do it if we get started together. Already some of his short films have been selected for a few of the international festival. It’s really amazing.
I believe that if an individual doesn’t break from his passion, nothing can stop him until he becomes successful in that area. My circle of friends have big hopes that he will be very successful in what he has chosen for his future.
I wish everyone success with their passion.