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The Clay Bird (2002)

Matir moina (original title)
A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

Director:

Tareque Masud

Writers:

Catherine Masud (screenplay), Tareque Masud (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nurul Islam Bablu Nurul Islam Bablu ... Anu
Russell Farazi Russell Farazi ... Rokon
Jayanto Chattopadhyay Jayanto Chattopadhyay ... Kazi
Rokeya Prachy Rokeya Prachy ... Ayesha
Soaeb Islam Soaeb Islam ... Milon
Lameesa R. Reemjheem Lameesa R. Reemjheem ... Asma
Moin Ahmed Moin Ahmed ... Ibrahim
Md. Moslemuddin Md. Moslemuddin ... Headmaster
Abdul Karim Abdul Karim ... Halim Mia
Shah Alam Dewan Shah Alam Dewan ... Boatman
Golam Mahmud Golam Mahmud ... Shaheen
Pradip Mittra Mithun Pradip Mittra Mithun ... Uttam
Auyon Chowdhury Auyon Chowdhury ... 3rd Friend
Masud Ali Khan Masud Ali Khan ... Khan Bahadur
Manjila Begum Manjila Begum ... Female Singer- Night Concert
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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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Drama | History

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Trivia

While the film was not nominated for an Oscar, it was Bangladesh's first film ever to be submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Crowd: Down with military Dictatorship!
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Rich story, casting and direction.
23 May 2006 | by exdeznationSee all my reviews

"""""0 out of 3 people found the following comment useful:- Too many characters and too little story., 13 October 2003 Author: Meejoir from Newcastle, England

I was very disappointed with The Clay Bird.

I found that the story chopped and changed from one character to another all to frequently, failing to stay long enough on one part of the story for you to really care what was happening.

Yes, some of it was beautifully shot, but I have said this before with other films, is it possible to not to have glorious scenery in a place as geographically beautiful as Bangladesh?

I would rather the story concentrated on 2 or perhaps 3 of the characters, giving a far more detailed account of life in this traumatic part of Bangladesh's history.""""

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To Meejoir from Newcastle, England, Don't think this story from the perspective of your culture. You said"Too many characters and too little story." but it based on a great history of Bangladesh and the different mentality of our people..

This movie is simply rich in its story, casting and direction. TWO THUMBS UP !!!


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Country:

Bangladesh

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

2002 (Bangladesh) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dhamrai, Dhaka, Bangladesh See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,852
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