The story of the life of Lalon Fakir, a great mystical saint, poet and folk singer, who is legendary in his native Bangladesh.

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Raisul Islam Asad ...
Tamanna Yasmin Tithi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Animesh Aich
Arko
Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay
Naresh Bhuiyan
Naznin Hasan Chumki
Chitralekha Guho
Uttam Guho
Wahida Mallik Jolly
Shami Kaiser ...
Piyarinnesa
Azad Abul Kalam ...
Runa Khan
Ramendu Majumdar
Khurshiduzzaman Utpal
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Lalon Fakir (? - 1890), a doyen among the Baul-Fakirs of Bengal, composed few hundred songs of profound spiritual depth and an excellent sense of music. Buddhist Tantricism, Hindu Vaisnavism and Islamic Sufism all have their shares of influence on Lalon. Throughout the decades Lalon's songs, depicting asceticism and transience of life, have expressed the pathos and pangs of the caste-ridden subaltern rural populace of Bengal. Lalon's secular ideas and enchanting lyrics left deep influence on the subsequent generations of the different trends of Baul-Fakirs of Bangladesh and India. Though Lalon died only a hundred years ago yet not much details of his life is clearly known and some aspects are still shrouded in mystery. By portraying the milieu of Lalon who was a kind of a Guru during his life-time, the film aims to catch the social ethos of his period. Some historical personalities, who were prominent in the cultural history of Bengal of that time and came in touch with Lalon, like ... Written by http://tanvirmokammel.com/

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Musical about the life of Lalon Fakir
4 January 2007 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Lalon is Tavir Mokammel's attempt to portray the life story and philosophy of mystic baul poet of Bengal, Fakir Lalon Shah. 80% of the movie revolves around beautiful baul songs, although the songs are selected meticulously to fit the progression of the movie. Raisul Islam Asad portrayed the character of Lalon with perfection. Tanvir Mokammel also tries to touch in detail the philosophy of Lalon Shah in this movie. We come the know from the movie that one of the main goals of Lalon Shah in his life was to find the answer of purpose of creation of life in this world. His thoughts were influenced by Hinduism, Muslim and Buddha's teachings, although he kind of created his own way of explaining the mysterious nature of GOD, the reason of creating mankind and the relationship of GOD and mankind. The cinematography is exquisite. Acting of other performers is also good. A good movie to learn about this mystic philosopher's thoughts.


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