The story of the film centers around the youth Ruhul, who lives with his family in a small hut next to the runway of the international airport. His mother Rahima struggles to support the ...
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Twelve people are passengers on board.The boatmen are taking them to safety, far away from the fierce clutches of war. All the people on board are devastated by the horrors of war. As the story advances, different events unravel.
Bilkis Banu, lost her husband Hasan on the bloody night of 25th March 1971. She tries to forget him and concentrate on the urban guerrilla movements of Dhaka with Altaf Mahmud, Shahadat, ... See full summary »
The second movie directed by Humayun Ahmed. A village drama interweave around a charming girl, a folk singer, his love interest and the local aristocratic family's involvement, the movie provide with some beautiful songs.
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 ... See full summary »
The story is centered around a well stablished family and their daily life issues, with one exception of inclusion of a mysterious man (Raiz) who does not know where he has come from or ... See full summary »
It's a story of boat journey of Bangladesh in 1971 of helpless people was going towards the safe border.Pakistan military had unleashed genocide in the country. Heroic sons of the soil started a war of liberation.
The story of the film centers around the youth Ruhul, who lives with his family in a small hut next to the runway of the international airport. His mother Rahima struggles to support the family by selling milk from a cow bought with a micro credit loan. His sister Fatima works long hours in a garments factory. There's been no word from their father for over a month, since he left for a job in the Middle East. A Madras dropout, Ruhul spends his days wandering under the shadow of the planes, aimless and frustrated in his futile efforts to find work. One day at a cyber-cafe; he meets Arif, a computer savvy young man who exudes confidence and a sense of purpose. The world Arif introduces him to seems inspiring and new, but eventually Ruhul's life spirals into a nefarious netherworld of intolerance, violence and ultimately, death...Written by
A brave story with excellent cinematography and direction
I admire Tareq Masud's work as he always tried to tell some known stories in different style with his brave voice. This is the story what someone from Bangladesh would think twice to visualize.
The story of Runway starts with the protagonist, Ruhul, who studied in madrasah (Islamic institute) but didn't sit for final exam. He lives with his mother, sister and grandfather nearby an airport. The life of Ruhul passes with aimless and frustration due to finding no job. One day he meets a young guy named Arif in a cyber café. The story begins from here.
I appreciate the story as it conveys a strong message and relates to some real life incidents in Bangladesh. I also like the cinematography. What I like most is the metaphors. There's a shot where a small kid uses his small catapult to throw a stone to a flying aeroplane. At that point we see anger of being so small in this world than others; that shot visualize his helplessness. Like this shot, director tells his story with combination of many metaphors.
The music of this film is good too. Especially, some music reflects director's strong music sense.
I strongly recommend to watch this movie. If you are in Bangladesh, you should buy the original DVD and watch this film. I guarantee, your money will not waste.
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