Daruchini Dwip (transl. The Cinnamon Island) (Bengali: দারুচিনি দ্বীপ) is a Bangladeshi Bengali-language film. It was released on 31 August 2007 throughout Bangladesh. The film is based on the Bangladeshi novelist and film maker Humayun Ahmed’s popular novel of the same name.[1] It was directed by popular actor - director Tauquir Ahmed.[2] Daruchini Dwip stars Riaz, Fazlur Rahman Babu, the award-winning Zakia Bari Momo,[3] Abul Hayat, Asaduzzaman Noor, Dolly Johur, Challenger, Rahmat Ali, Wahida Mollick Jolly and Abdullah al Mamun. The film marks the debut film of Momo, Emon, Bindu, and Munmun.

Daruchini Dwip
DVD cover
Directed byTauquir Ahmed
Written byHumayun Ahmed
Based onDaruchini Dwip (Novel) by Humayn Ahmed
CinematographyA R Swapan
Edited byAtish Dey Sarkar
Music byS I Tutul
Distributed byChannel i
Release date
  • 31 August 2007 (2007-08-31)
Running time
126 minutes

The film was appreciated by film critics and won the National Film Award of Bangladesh Best Film of the Year 2007 and was nominated in seven categories also won all of them.[4] It also won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Bali International Film Festival Awards in Indonesia.

Plot edit

A team of young men and women in their 20s plan to go on a big trip across Bangladesh. The main protagonist of the film is Shuvro. They all hail from the mega city of Dhaka. In Bangladesh, being a conservative country, it is not common to the sight of a group consisting of both young, single men and women traveling together. Yet in this story, the women are seen to try to make it against the stream. Each had a different destination in mind: like Sundarban, Cox's Bazar, St. Martin's Island and many more places. Finally they decide to go to Daruchini Dwip. Shuvro (Riaz) has a big problem for his weak eyesight because he may be put out from the program. But finally the full team goes on a train with Shuvro.

Cast edit

Awards and achievement edit

International awards edit

  • Winner Best Foreign Language Film: Bali International Film Festival Awards 2010 Indonesia.[6]

National Film Awards edit

Daruchini Dwip won the National Film Awards total seven categories in the year of 2007.

  • Winner Best Film 'Impress Telefilm Ltd.' 2007
  • Winner Best Actor: 'Riaz' 2007
  • Winner Best Actress: 'Zakia Bari Momo' 2007
  • Winner Best Music Director 'S I Tutul' 2007
  • Winner Best Choreographer: 'Kabirul Islam Ratan' 2007
  • Winner Best Side Role Actor: 'Abul Hayat' 2007
  • Winner Best Scriptwriter: 'Humayun Ahmed' 2007

Meril Prothom Alo Awards edit

Music edit

Daruchini Dwip
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerImpress Telefilm Ltd.

The music for Daruchini Dwip was directed by S I Tutul.

Soundtrack edit

Track Titles Artist(s) Composer(s) Lyricist(s)
1 Dur Dwipobashini Samina Chowdhury and Fahmida Nabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Kazi Nazrul Islam
2 Mon Chay Mon Chay S I Tutul Bappa Mazumdar Fahmida Nabi Dinat Jahan Munni S I Tutul and Samina Chowdhury Kabir Bakul
3 Amar Mon Kemon Kore Fahmida Nabi Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore

References edit

  1. ^ Reza, Farida (18 April 2008). "Reader's Opinion A visit to 'Daruchini Dwip'". The Daily Star. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "'Daruchini Dwip' on Channel-i today". The Daily Star. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Road to 'Daruchini Dwip' Update on 'Lux Channel i Superstar'". The Daily Star. 11 August 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  4. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  5. ^ জেদ্দায় প্রদর্শিত হলো দারুচিনি দ্বীপ [Daruchini Dwip on Display in Jeddah]. Channel i (in Bengali). 5 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  6. ^ ""Daruchini Dwip" wins the day Bali International Film Festival". The Daily Star. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2011.

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