If you are a movie fanatic, then chances are that you would love watching movies of all kinds and in all possible languages. If you have tried out all possible genres, Bangladeshi cinema might be something that you would like to try out. While not that popular amongst the global-level movies, some of the all bangla films made in Bangladesh are a must-watch for the movie-lovers out there.
If you wish to truly indulge in watching Bangladeshi movies 2018 and other periods, here are some of our top suggestions:
- Jibon Theke Neya: It is a timeless classic that has been directed by Zahir Raihan –one of the most potential rising directors in Bangladesh. The movie goes forth to tell the story of Bangladesh under the regime of Pakistani Government & its dictatorial rules during the time of 1970s. the storyline of the movie revolves around an ill-tempered woman who is controlling the family of her husband’s side including the servants. This set-up in the movie symbolizes the political dictatorship of Ayub Khan in the province of East Pakistan during that time.
- My Friend Rashed: It is yet another famous Bengali movie that has been based on the storyline of the 1971 liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan’s rule. The entire story has been depicted as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The storyline of the movie revolves around the rural life of Bangladesh. In the movie, Rashed –the main character of the movie, is known to suddenly make an appearance in the rural school.
- Ora Egaro Jon: It is a classic 1972 historical drama in Bengali that was directed by Chashi Nazrul Islam. The storyline of the movie is based on the famous Liberation War of Bangladesh.
- Chhutir Ghonta: It is a famous holiday film in Bengali. The film’s storyline has been written & directed by Azizur Rahman. The movie was released in 1980. The movie has been based on the true-life story of a 12-year-old boy –namely, Khokon. The boy gets locked up at his school washroom by mistake by the caretaker. The story depicts his struggle during the 11-day Eid-ul-Adha holiday period.
- Monpura: A classic romantic tragedy film that has been set in the rural settings of Bangladesh. The director of the film is Giasuddin Selim. The story of the movie depicts the setting in which a housemaid gets killed by the mentally unstable son of the local landlord –namely, Gazi. To save the blame on the landlord’s son, Shonai –serving as the servant of the landlord, takes all the blame upon himself. The story keeps unfolding as Shonai goes on to find the love of his life.
There are several more names to the list that you can enjoy watching. Bangladeshi movies are emerging in the global cinema industry rapidly. There are several interesting upcoming projects as well.