A film about loving the other. This film critiques certain pitfalls of nationalism that create conditions to justify war, killing and violence. 'Meherjaan' attempts to offer an aesthetic solution to war and violence.

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Meher
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Khwaja Saheb
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Wasim Khan
Shayna Amin ...
Young Meher
Humayun Faridi ...
Khonkar
Khairul Alam Sabuj ...
Meher's Father
Sharmili Ahmed ...
Meher's Mother
Azad Abul Kalam ...
Sumon
Reetu Abdus Sattar ...
Neela
Nasima Selim ...
Sarah
Rubaiyat Hossain ...
Salma
Ashique Mostafa ...
Shimul
Shatabdi Wadud ...
Khalil
Iqbal Sultan ...
Captain Baset
Monira Mithu ...
Aunt Mithu
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During the war in 1971, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society. Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah-a 'war-child,' Meher's cousin Neela's daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past. Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light. Written by Rubaiyat Hossain

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the director should be ashamed for this movie
30 January 2011 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

when there are only few movies about the historical war in 1971, this kind of movie will confused everyone. The director should be ashamed for it. there are many historical event about 1971, how many of them are focused already? still we cry when we read the true story from freedom fighter. this kind of movie can be made after making 1000 positive movie about our war. then people can accept it as a story. this is a propaganda and a chance to commit their act by a movie. the director tell that she is a daughter of a freedom fighter, then what about her grandfather? people of Bnagladesh know about them very well. rather it is unexpected to get a movie like this in this time when the government is for the freedom fighter. shame on you Ms director and also to your father.


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