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A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Nusrat Imrose Tisha,
Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu
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My Friend Rashed is the story of 1971 liberation war seen through the eyes of a young boy. The backdrop happens to be a remote small town, and the characters are a few students of a school. Rashed, the central character, suddenly appears in the school one day. His real name is not Rashed, it is a given name by his teacher along with some of the students. When the small boys fail to comprehend the impact of extremely troubling days of 1971, in his unique way, politically conscious Rashed explains its significance to them. The Pakistan army has started its military operation in the country, and one day they reach this small town too making Rashed the witness of a cruel annihilation. At the initial stage of the liberation war Rashed and his young friends decide to help the Muktibahini (Freedom fighters). In an open confrontation a freedom fighter of their acquaintance gets captured and Rashed along with his friends, by means of his extraordinary plan, helps him escape from certain death....Written by
Ashfaq Ahmed, Samiul Haque Diganta
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Emotional, touchy and not just a war movie
The story is one of the modern day classics in Bengali literature. Its not easy to cinematise such a well known story where the audience expects for a classic. I wont say it was a classic but definitely the movie was well directed. All the actors gave an accomplished performance. The main character "Rashed" was played exceptionally well. At times he looked a bit expressionless and emotionless but that goes well with the character. A very matured performance was needed from him and he delivered that. "Ebu" was the most important character. That young fella was well aware of his importance and didn't let anyone down. The Director deserves an applause because he tried to keep the movie in line with the story(though there was a small hiccup at the end, in the book Ebu asked ashraf/fojlu about rashed and one of them informed that rashed had died. This was particularly special to me because I remember I cried when I read that part and the director escaped the very thing :p) But overall it was a good experience at least the story was not ruined for the movie which has been the case for many of my favourite books (Including Count of Monte Cristo, Anna Karenina, The great Gatsby, Ivanhoe, Kalbela, Tenida, Kakababu)If you are a Bangladeshi then it is a must see, if you are not I'd say you wont regret after watching, this movie is well worth of your time!
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