Beder Meye Josna
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Beder Meye Josna (Bengali: বেদের মেয়ে জোস্না, also known as Beder Meye Jyotsna) is a 1989 Bangladeshi film directed by Tojammel Haque Bokul. It was remade in India in 1991 with the same name. The film stars Ilias Kanchan and Anju Ghosh. The original movie is also reputed to be the highest grossing Bangladeshi film of all time.
|Beder Meye Josna|
|Bengali||বেদের মেয়ে জ্যোৎস্না|
|Directed by||Tojammel Haque Bakul|
|Produced by||Abbas Ullah Shikder|
|Music by||Abu Taher|
|Cinematography||Rafiqul Bari Chowdhury|
In the Bengali language, "Bede" means a caste or group of people who make their living by catching snakes and entertaining people by making the snakes dance to the tune of there flutes. Joytsna (Anju Ghose) is a girl from this community. One day a poisonous snake bites the foot of a local prince (Ilias Kanchan). A bede is called to cure the prince. He sees the wound and declares that only Jyotsna can extract the poison from the prince's blood. The king calls Jyotsna and asks her to save his son, in exchange for which he agrees to give her anything she wants. Jyotsna cures the prince but becomes ill in the process. After her mother and the queen pray for her, she recovers and demands the hand of the prince as her reward, but the king balks. When the prince, now recovered, comes to know of everything that has transpired, he falls in love with Jyotsna. After a long tug-of-war, the couple persuade the king to consent to their union and they marry.
This story was taken from a very old rural Bengali play of the same name. The tune of the title song, "Beder meye Jyotsna amay katha diyeche," was adopted from the song "Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya" from the film Phagun (1958).
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