Would you go to war for peace? A war child's search for acceptance and a nation inundated in blood.


Mrityunjay Devvrat
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Credited cast:
Farooq Shaikh ... Mojid
Victor Banerjee ... Baba
Pawan Malhotra ... Malik
Indraneil Sengupta ... Amir
Raima Sen ... Fida
Tillotama Shome ... Bhitika
Riddhi Sen ... Rafiq
Rucha Inamdar ... Kausar
Shatrunjay Devvrat Shatrunjay Devvrat ... Young Aamir
Joy Sengupta ... Sudipto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Bansal Jay Bansal ... Pak Officer
Purnendu Bhattacharya ... Abbu
Vidya Bhushan Vidya Bhushan ... Old Pandit
Ganga Chakravorty Ganga Chakravorty ... Ammi
Dev Chauhan Dev Chauhan ... Pakistani Soldier

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Based on real events in Bangladesh, 1971. The film is about how rape and religion were used as war weaponry. The film deals with the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, focusing on the genocide and when 400,000 women were raped and 3 million people were killed. As the film progresses towards its climax, the three stories begin to intertwine with one another. Written by BDLover

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Heart wrenching movie showcasing human cruelty that is little too long
16 February 2017 | by sheetalvyas1See all my reviews

Any interpretation or depiction of any war or acts of terror is extremely hard and tough for director to showcase in cinematic form. Question always is how little its too much and Mrityunjay Devvrat's  has done an excellent job of that in his debut movie.

Children of war is graphical beautiful depiction of the almost forgotten 1971 genocide happened in East Pakistan. The scenes to tend to get uncomfortably gory and long and I would think that the movie overall would have benefited from a shorter script. It's a long depressing watching genocides for more than two hours.

Sadly, enough the 1971 genocides have been forgotten and most of the younger generation are clueless about the sufferings. The movie could have benefited if they had put some context for today's generation.

The actors are par excellent and all have done an excellent job. I especially was fascinated by Pawan Malhotras evil, cruel, ruthless Pakistani General. Pawan finally got an opportunity to show his true talent.

Director has done an amazing job for first time holding the baton and I really look forward to seeing more movies from him.

Music score was OK but little too loud and took away from the moments at times.

The movie would have done lot better if it was shorter and crisper.

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Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bastard Child See more »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1


Color | Color (Technicolor)
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