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Bir Bir.jpg
Directed by Kazi Hayat
Produced by Shakib Khan
Mohammad Iqbal
Written by Kazi Hayat
Music by
Cinematography Saiful Shahin
Edited by Touhid Hossain Chowdhury
Distributed by Sunan Films
Release dates
Running time
142 minutes
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali
Budget 13 million

Bir is a 2020 Bangladeshi political action-drama film. The film is written and directed by Kazi Hayat, and co-produced by Shakib Khan and Mohammad Iqbal under the banner of SK Films. It features Shakib Khan, Shabnom Bubly, Misha Sawdagor and Al-Mamun Al Siyam in the lead roles.

The first shot of the film was taken on 15 July 2019,[1] and principal photography began on 15 July. It was wrapped up in January 2020. The film marked as the 50th directorial venture of Kazi Hayat and 1st collaboration between Shakib Khan and Kazi Hayat. The film was released on 14 February 2020 on the occasion of Valentine's Day.[2] The film is dedicated to father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[3]

  • Shuvo (child actor)
  • Sunan (child actor)


Shakib Khan was contracted for the film Bir on September 26, 2018, when Mohammad Iqbal was supposed to produce the film.[4] Later, succession of Hero: The Superstar in 2014 and Password in 2019, On 23 June 2019 Shakib Khan announced the production of four films together with Bir from his own production company SK Films.[5]


On 2018 September 27, the lead actor and producer of the film Shakib Khan signed a contract for the "Bir" character of the film.[6] On 2018, after the announcement of film making it was reported from the production company and producer that Shabnam Bubly will be acting in the film. Due to no formal announcement at the time many media reported that Shabnom Bubly is not staying in the film. After that on 15 July 2019 Shabnom Bubly officially contracted sign for the film.[7][8]

On 2019 August 24, Ariana Zaman was contracted for a role in the films, it is also her debut film.[9]


Though the shooting of Bir was scheduled to begin on 2019 January 10, the shooting of the film was halted due to the illness of director Kazi Hayat. Subsequently, On 15 July, Muhurat of the film was held at the Shruti Studio in Dhaka.[3] Then, on the same day, the official filming of the film began at BFDC. The first phase depicts scenes of Shakib Khan and his friend's childhood and father, three days drawn till July 18. Shakib Khan's character name is Antu and his friend's character is Miran.[1] After that, the lead actor of the film Shakib Khan was out of the shooting for almost one and a half month to create the perfect look for the movie. After this, again the filming of it gets stuck. Later, he participated in the second phase of filming in Pubail at Dhaka on November 28 of this year.[10] Then, on December 2, Shabnom Bubly participated in the filming. The second phase of filming participated Shakib Khan, Shabnom Bubly, Misha Sawdagor and other artists.[11] Later, on December 7, filming of the climax and action scene began.[12]

On 2019 December 25 Shakib Khan was admitted to the LabAid Hospital in Dhaka due to cold fever and gastric problems, then the film was stopped.[13][14][15][16]

The film was complete with patchwork on January 26, 2020.[17]

Marketing and release

On February 12, 2020, production house of the film SK Films, hosted a talk show at the Samson Hall of Dhaka Club for the occasion of release of the film. State Minister of Information Murad Hasan, film personalities including actors Faruk, Alamgir were present on the occasion.[18][19][20][21]

The film was released on February 14, 2020, on the occasion of Valentine's Day in 80 theatres all over the country.[22]


After the release of the film's first look poster, many criticized it as imitation of the poster K.G.F: Chapter 1. Many have criticized Shakib Khan not just for the film first look poster copy, but also for his look as imitation of Yash of the film K.G.F: Chapter 1. Many have feared that the film Bir would have been made by KGF: Chapter 1.[23][24][25] About this, director of the film Kazi Hayat denied it and said "This is a completely original story movie. The story is patriotic. Here is how a young man subjected to dirty politics. No domestic and foreign stories are in common with this."[26][27] About this, it's lead actor Shakib Khan said, "There are two types of films (K.G.F Chapter 1 and Bir). There is no similarity between these two films. It's a completely original story film."[25][28]

Home video

The film was World Television Premier on Deepto TV on occasion on Eid al-Fitr 2021.[29]


  1. 1.0 1.1 (in bn)Prothom Alo. 
  2. (in bn-BD)Channel i. 2020-02-14. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 (in bn)NTV. 2019-12-11. 
  4. (in bn)RTV. 27 September 2018. 
  5. (in bn)The Daily Star.সিকোয়েন্স/শাকিব-খানের-নতুন-৪-ছবি-কারা-পেলেন-114346. 
  6. (in bn)Ekushey TV Online.বীর-ছবিতে-জুটি-বাঁধছেন-শাকিব-শ্রাবন্তী/51153. 
  7. (in bn)Prothom Alo. 
  8. (in bn-BD)Channel i. 2019-12-02. 
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named :2
  10. (in bn)Channel i. 
  11. (in bn)Bangla Tribune. 
  12. (in bn)Somoy News. 
  13. (in bn) 
  14. (in bn)Bangladesh Pratidin. 
  15. (in bn)Kaler Kantho. 
  16. (in bn) 
  17. (in bn-BD)Channel i. 2020-01-26. 
  18. (in bn)Prothom Alo. 
  19. (in bn)Samakal. 
  20. (in bn-BD)Channel i. 2020-02-12. 
  21. (in bn-BD)Samakal. 12 February 2020. 
  22. (in bn)NTV. 2020-02-14. 
  23. RTV.পোস্টার-নকলের-অভিযোগ-বীর-শাকিব-বিতর্কে. 
  24. (in bn)Kaler Kantho. 
  25. 25.0 25.1 (in bn)Somoy News. 
  26. (in bn)Bangla Tribune. 
  27. (in bn)Somoy News. 
  28. (in bn)Prothom Alo. 
  29. "Shakib Khan's 'Bir' to have world premiere on Eid". 2021-04-28. 

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