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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | History

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Bangladesh

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

2002 (Bangladesh) See more »

Also Known As:

The Clay Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Dhamrai, Dhaka, Bangladesh See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,852
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It was first banned in Bangladesh 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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Connections

Referenced in Fera (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

 
One masterpiece to rule!!!!!!!
6 November 2002 | by irasulSee all my reviews

Tareq Masud excels as the director of "Matir Moina". His early works on the glorious liberation war "Muktir Gaan" & "Muktir Kotha" - his other masterpieces clearly shows the rise of an world class director.

Here he ables himself to portray the beginning of the revolution before the 1971 war with a cool picture of a village where religious strictness & openness both coexists and puts Anu - the central character with a different view. This is the real picture of a moderate muslim country like Bangladesh - where some people are regularly trying to shatter the image of the nice country. This movie will clear the views of the worldwide viewers about Bangladesh.

It can be said that this should be a tough contender in the Oscars. Good luck Tareq Masud!!!!!!!!!!!!


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