A housemaid is killed by a local landlord's son. His servant takes the blame for the murder, to save the landlord's mentally ill son and is marooned in an island named Monpura. There the ... See full summary »
Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of ... See full summary »
As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it... See full summary »
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Shahir Kazi Huda,
Nusrat Imroz Tisha
Ayna is an actor and the prison is his stage. He slips into the characters of the powerful convicted in exchange of money and take their place in prison. This strange profession is borne ... See full summary »
In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting ... See full summary »
A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Nusrat Imroz Tisha,
Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu
Bilkis Banu, lost her husband Hasan on the bloody night of 25th March 1971. She tries to forget him and concentrate on the urban guerrilla movements of Dhaka with Altaf Mahmud, Shahadat, ... See full summary »
The second movie directed by Humayun Ahmed. A village drama interweave around a charming girl, a folk singer, his love interest and the local aristocratic family's involvement, the movie provide with some beautiful songs.
Kifayet Uddin's son went abroad six month earlier but has no communication since last month. OC of the nearest police station has the news of a death of expatriate worker. He goes to the house to inform his guardian but found that person alive in another country. He finds Ramjan Ali responsible for this. He is connected human trafficking with fake passport who sent Kifayet's son in place of Wahab. Ramjan clears everything about this hustle and takes the responsibility of the corpse. Ramjan, Kifayet and Rahman bring the corpse to home but find a different corpse in the coffin. Written by
The movie opens with a young boy in a village running with a hand- made plane propeller, fueled by innocent dreams of splendor. Beauty (played by Nipun) is a single mother who struggles to make ends meet and is the subject of prejudice due to her gendered position in society. Her escapist dreams of working abroad parallels the innocent visions of the young boy, unaware of the grim realities of a migration process enabled through nefarious means such as forged passports and bribes. Asir's (represented in the film with just a name and no actors) death and the search for his body becomes a catalyst in unmasking the sinister truths, and raises thought- provoking questions at the existential reality of passports and paper IDs preceding our identities. Additionally, the film offers some comic relief as well: Farhad, a police officer played by Mosharraf Karim delivers instances of hilarity as he struggles to make sense of what is happening around him, as well as his efforts to overpower Ramzan (Shahiduzzaman Selim) in his affair with Nipun. This is reminiscent of the clowning scenes within Shakespearean tragedies to offer an emotional vacation from the serious nature of the narrative. The film's strongest point is the novel plot, as well as the powerful acting performances delivered by Shahiduzzaman Selim's role as a corrupt manpower agent, and Fazlur Rahman Babu's convincing execution of a mourning father. However, the film does not offer a solution in its exploration of a dilemma that is close to home for many of the viewers. It ends on a defeating note as Nipun resigns to a life of hardship and injustice and gives up her dreams of traveling, and comes full circle as the film ends with Asir's father chasing his grandson who plays in a make-believe world of traveling abroad, like his father. It accurately depicts the perpetuating cycle of the expats' dreams of travel as well as the procedures many undertake in making them a reality.
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