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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.


Rubaiyat Hossain


Rubaiyat Hossain, Ebadur Rahman (script collaborator)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaya Bhaduri ... Meher
Victor Banerjee ... Khwaja Saheb
Omar Rahim ... Wasim Khan
Shayna Amin Shayna Amin ... Young Meher
Humayun Faridi Humayun Faridi ... Khonkar
Khairul Alam Sabuj Khairul Alam Sabuj ... Meher's Father
Sharmili Ahmed Sharmili Ahmed ... Meher's Mother
Azad Abul Kalam ... Sumon
Reetu Abdus Sattar Reetu Abdus Sattar ... Neela
Nasima Selim Nasima Selim ... Sarah
Rubaiyat Hossain Rubaiyat Hossain ... Salma
Ashique Mostafa Ashique Mostafa ... Shimul
Shatabdi Wadud ... Khalil
Iqbal Sultan Iqbal Sultan ... Captain Baset
Monira Mithu ... Aunt Mithu


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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Drama | History



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Bengali | English | Urdu

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (Bangladesh) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film was withdrawn from the movie theaters on Bangladesh due to the objections of different groups of people. See more »

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Absolute Rubbish; this flick deserves to be in the sewers...
25 February 2012 | by volatileresidueSee all my reviews

One of the worst movies in the history of Bangladesh. The movie spreads a blatant LIE of unfathomable magnitude. The director, according to various reports is an ISI-funded activist with the political agenda of confusing a wider new-generation audience. Absolute distortion of historical facts have been depicted, and a heinous effort of misleading the perception of unaware audience is apparent. People from all spheres with slightest knowledge regarding the Liberation War of Bangladesh have condemned this blunder of a movie. Thousands have voiced their frustrations regarding the movie content and how it might be viewed as utterly shameless 'Goebbelsian Propaganda'.

My advice: "Do not even think of wasting time watching this utter rubbish. And if you really do, please do not conceive the LIES the director systematically portrayed"

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