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Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Nusrat Imrose Tisha,
Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu
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.
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As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it gives one the license to infiltrate into any prohibited territory. But change is a desperate wind that is difficult to resist by shutting the window. The tension between this traditional window and modern wind grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colorful, eccentric, and emotional people living in that village. But at the very end of the film, Television, which he hated so much, comes to the rescue and helps Chairman Amin reach a transcendental state where he and his God are unified. A new twist to the story makes him embrace IMAGE and IMAGINATIONWritten by
Mehedhi Al Nahiyan
After launching a quite promising festival run, Mostofa Farooki's Television finally got released at home. Like other Farooki film, this film also got a grand reception from the youth. And why not? The film is so refreshing in style, content, and treatment. Farooki handled a very delicate subject with a great cinematic sensitivity which took audience to a roller-coaster journey of humor and emotion. Generally, films with this much of depth in the content tends to end up looking very airy, too idealistic, and drab. But Television delivers a quite entertaining journey thanks to a very solid story-telling, well thought-out shot-divisions, and brilliant performance by actors. Shahir Kazi Huda, Mosharof Karim, Chanchal Chowdhury, and Nusrat Imrose Tisha's name should be mentioned specially. Like many other audiences, I am totally blown away by the film! One strange allegation caught my eyes that needs to be replied! I don't know who invented this but a kind of connection between Television and a Turkish film Vizontele has been invented by a small group of Bangladeshi over-enthusiastic people! This allegation made me and my film-buff friends so sad. Then we collected and watched Vizontele and found no similarity in the storyline, concept, style, or treatment! Two films have two different plots, two different intentions, and two different philosophy. If just 'in both the films, a TV set is brought to a remote village and that stirs lot of incident and both are humorous and both have a stunning ending'- this makes two films similar then I am very sorry to say- you will not find a single original film in the world. This is such a poor and unfounded allegation. I would wrap this review with a single line- this is the most refreshing cinema from Bangladesh.
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