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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

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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User Reviews

 
One of the best movies of Bangladesh
29 May 2007 | by adnan_reza_bdSee all my reviews

When I began to watch this film for the first time, I knew that it was a good film and was in the limelight that time. At first I was little bit bored because the film was going little slow. But as the film continued, my boredom turned into excitement and by the time the film finished, I was fully contented. Casting, acting , plot everything was great and perfect. It may be called an art film but as entertaining as well. Those who are familiar with Bangladeshi culture would realize the demand of such kind of a film. It tells the story of superstitious and conservative culture of the then East Pakistan. Some parts of the culture are alive in the villages till now. So this film has a great social significance. Its director Tareque Masud said that he made this film based on his childhood memories. That's one of the main reason of its success. Its based on reality. It represents our traditional cultural structure. Looking forward to watch more great films like this.


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