In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting ...
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In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting guerrilla operation in the capital and hides himself in Mr. Matin's house. Mr. Matin lives with his loving wife Surma and two beautiful daughters Ratri and Opala. In association with other freedom fighters, Alam operates some successful guerrilla attacks against barbarous Pakistani military . But one after another his fellow freedom-fighters are getting caught by the military, tortured , murdered. Alam being shot and seriously injured is taken to Matin's house ; can he survive? Can he see the light of morning again ?Written by
Humayun Ahmed's 'Aguner Poroshmoni' is a well told story set during the war of Independence in Bangladesh. Though it isn't executed in a most sophisticated way (flat cinematography, sometimes irritating background score, and at times poor lighting), it successfully echos the horror of the time when living in Bangladesh was a continuous nightmare. The scenes of execution are impactive. The key strength of 'Aguner Poroshmoni' are the story and the performances. Ahmed brilliantly adds humour to lighten the tense moods and the poetry works beautifully. A few scenes appear a bit too dramatic but this can easily be overlooked since it's a minor quibble. The principle cast perform wonderfully. Abul Hayat, Dolly Johur and Asaduzzaman Noor are exceptional and Bipasha Hayat is terrific as the courageous Ratri. In the first scene we see her having a nervous breakdown after which she gradually pulls herself together while still yearning for freedom. In addition the actress who plays the maid also does a fine job. However, most of the extras act mechanically. 'Aguner Poroshmoni' is among the few gems to come out from a relatively unknown country where global cinema is concerned. It reminds one of the time when a genocide took place in a less known country and there was little the rest of the world did to stop it on time.
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