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Alifa (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 March 2018 (India)
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Alifa is a saga of human-wildlife conflict competing with basic questions of love, hatred, dreams and desires as well as the frailties of human nature and wider social bonding.

Director:

Deep Choudhury

Writer:

Deep Choudhury
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Baharul Islam Baharul Islam ... Ali
Jaya Seal ... Fatima
Victor Banerjee
Prasun Gayen Prasun Gayen ... Rekib
Satya Ranjan Satya Ranjan ... Saifuddin
Pakija Hasmi Pakija Hasmi ... Alifa
Rayan Abdul Rayan Abdul ... Faisal
Swapna Dey Swapna Dey ... Rubina
Pabitra Rabha Pabitra Rabha ... Ranjan (as Pabitra Radha)
Tajmal Hussain Tajmal Hussain ... Imam
Mahmuda Begum Mahmuda Begum ... Lady teacher
Liyakat Ali Liyakat Ali ... Shopkeeper
Sanku Baruah Sanku Baruah ... Supervisor
Mahendra Das Mahendra Das ... Construction Manager
Mali Mali ... Construction Supervisor
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Ali, a daily wage earner living in the vicinity of a sprawling city, has to cope with uncertainty, hardship and abuses. He is at the mercy of a forest guard for not being evicted from his family's new-found habitat in a green hilly area overlooking the city. He finds solace in his hardworking, young wife and their two children. Ali is used to create stories to answer queries by his children about the night sky and about his past. His stories hide his inability to understand nature - for deep down his senses there is the real story of sorrow, as his riverside village is now extinct due to heavy flood and erosion. But he is little aware that most cruel troubles are brewing and about to threaten their meek existence. It remains an impossible task to enroll his daughter Alifa and son Faisal in primary school despite his wife Fatima working as a construction labour. As fate would have it, Fatima developed an affair with a co-worker that caused grave injury to Ali's faith and longing for ... Written by Deep Choudhury

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Alifa - A Saga of Everyday Life
13 May 2017 | by asifs-35135See all my reviews

Alifa is a saga of struggle, hope, human frailty and despair, bold yet beautiful. It explores the plight of migrant workers in today's urban setting, where humanity remains a question and every moment witnesses the emerging of a new challenge.

Alifa is the directorial debut of young filmmaker Deep Choudhury and producer Arman Ahmed. It is a pioneering work in terms of looking at the immigrant issue with a humanistic approach in the cinematic process of story- telling.

The audience will go through a roller coaster of an emotional journey, and shall be left with a question mark as to what they have done for these productive migrants, or what they should do?

For those people who have already seen the film, it brings the most burning issue of illegal immigrants, and reminds us that the approach has to change if a solution has to be found, which involves the good of all and makes us act like humans.


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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

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30 March 2018 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Guwahati, India

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