Ant Story (Bengali: পিঁপড়াবিদ্যা) is a 2013 Bangladeshi drama film directed & written by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and starring Sheena Chohan, Noor Imran Mithu and others.[1][2]

Ant Story
Ant Story
Directed byMostofa Sarwar Farooki
Written byMostofa Sarwar Farooki
Produced byChabial
CinematographyGolam Maola Nabir
Edited byMostofa Sarwar Farooki & Khaled Mahmud Rajan
Music byHridoy Khan & Armanul Haque
Release date
  • 8 December 2013 (2013-12-08) (Dubai International Film Festival)
Running time
92 minutes

Plot edit

Everyday on the way back to his suburban home on the other side of the river, struggling young graduate Mithu keeps gazing at the dazzling city of Dhaka which is like a big pie. Everybody wants to have a stake in that pie. Mithu feels he is not properly equipped to win over his stake. So he starts to equip himself in an unusual and unethical fashion. He realizes when the world can not be changed according to his wish; it is easier to create a new customized world in his head! He embarks on a journey of faking, lying, and fantasizing. He feels the immense pleasure of creativity because 'truth is what one has while lies are what one creates'. It then turns out to be a dangerously 'creative' game of sex-lies-and videotape.

Cast edit

Production edit

The film was produced by Chabial and Impress Telefilm.[3]

Release edit

In 2017 the movie was released on Netflix.[4] On 13 July 2014, the movie had its North American Premiere at the Asian Film Festival, Dallas.[5]

Critical reception edit

The film received mixed to positive reviews. The Daily Star wrote "with a small cast and a complex narrative, he delivers an ample plateful for the serious film connoisseur, but probably not for the average cinema-goer".[6]

It was included in the Muhr AsiaAfrica programme at the Dubai International Film Festival.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Ghosh, Sankhayan (3 March 2017). "From Bangladesh, with love". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Pipra Bidya (Ant Story)". Time Out Dubai. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Ant Story (Pipra Bidya): Dubai Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Now, Through the Lens of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki - The Wire". The Wire. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas Announces Full Festival Schedule | Selig Polyscope Company". Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pipra Bidya". The Daily Star. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Line-up for DIFF's Muhr AsiaAfrica programme revealed". The National. Retrieved 28 May 2018.