Matir moina (2002)

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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.



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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

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31 July 2007 (India)  »

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The Clay Bird  »

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In many parts of this movie different character used English word in their dialogue. But it became a trend after 20th century. See more »


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The Real Objective Of The Film ! ( The Clay Bird - Bangladeshi Movie )
23 December 2014 | by (Mirpur) – See all my reviews

The real objective of the film, it seems, is to depict the ignorance and misunderstanding about the real cause of the struggle for freedom in then-East Pakistan, just before war of liberation. The film is about the mentality of the Bengali Muslims and their feeling about Pakistan, which largely arises from their apprehensions about the fate of Islam in the new country (i.e., Bangladesh). For many at the time, it was difficult to separate Islam from Pakistan, and so the rise of a new nation seemed to be a threat to Islam. However, the film sometimes establishes Islam and clerics as the source of evil and violence, as blind faith seems to be equated with social injustice. At the end of the film, one character says, "your Muslim brothers have killed them," a phrase that may sum up some of the objectives of the filmmaker. The depiction of some Muslims as ignorant may even be a ploy on the filmmaker's part to make the "other" acceptable to Western viewers. Nonetheless, several viewpoints are depicted, and Islam is seen in a broad, critical light.

One of the best Bangladeshi movie I have ever seen.

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