Omar A. Razzak is a Bangladeshi film director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the Bengali film industry. He began his career as an assistant director to the renowned director, Late Zahir Raihan, in the film, ‘Behula’. In 1972, he made his directorial debut with the film ‘Kokhono Megh’.
Razzak has worked in all genres of films including drama, comedy, romance, action, and horror. He has directed over 60 films, including hits like ‘Amar Bondhu Rashed’, ‘Ei Cheleta Bhelbheleta’, ‘Chhutir Ghonta’, ‘Khoj’, ‘Hai Kagojer Bou’, ‘Joma’, ‘Tin Konya’ and ‘Uttar Falguni’. He was awarded the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director for ‘Amar Bondhu Rashed’ in 1996.
Throughout his career, Razzak has worked with some of the biggest stars in the Bengali film industry, including the legendary actor, Uttam Kumar, and the most successful actress of all time, Shabana. He has also worked with many of the leading actors of the current generation, such as Ferdous Ahmed, Riaz, Mosharraf Karim, and Om. In addition to directing, Razzak has also produced a few films, including ‘Uttar Falguni’ and ‘Chhutir Ghonta’.
Razzak has also worked extensively in television, directing some of the most popular shows in Bangladesh, including ‘Bhalobasha Bhalobasha’, ‘Kobita’, ‘Jalalabad’, and ‘Jaago’. He has also written scripts for some television shows.
Razzak is well respected for his unique style of direction and storytelling, and has been a major influence on the Bengali film industry. He has been a mentor to many of the current generation of directors, and has been awarded for his contribution to the film industry. In 2011, he was awarded the Ekushey Padak, Bangladesh’s highest civilian award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Bengali film