Ghetuputra Komola (Bengali: ঘেটুপুত্র কমলা, Gheṭuputro Kômola, Pleasure Boy Komola) is a 2012 Bangladeshi musical film written and directed by Humayun Ahmed and produced by Impress Telefilm. The film is Humayan Ahmed's last film before his death. The film was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[1]

Ghetuputra Komola
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHumayun Ahmed
Written byHumayun Ahmed
CinematographyMahfooz-ur-Rahman Khan
Edited bySolim Ullah Soli
Music by
Distributed byAshirbad Films
Release date
  • 7 September 2012 (2012-09-07)
Running time
121 minutes

Plot edit

The story takes place 150 years ago during the colonial era in a village called Jalshuka, in Habibganj. During that time a musical group was created called Ghetugaan where young boys danced in female clothing; those dancers were called "Ghetu". Soon they became famous among people but the landlords wanted them for sexual desires and gradually elite pederasty became recognized in the contemporary local society. The Ghetus used to get hired for the flood season. The story is about a teenage boy who is hired by a colonial era landlord to entertain his sexual desires until the annual flood is over. The movie starts with a young boy and his family, who are looking for work as they cannot work during the floods. The young boy and his father join a musical group, where the boy (komola) works as the Ghetu. The landlord sexually molests the young boy after the first dance performance. This pattern keeps repeating throughout the whole time that the musical group stays there. The landlord's wife becomes insecure after noticing his increasing obsession with komola. The landlord suggests keeping komola even after the floods end which angers his wife. She secretly orders her maid to push komola off the railings on the balcony where he usually likes to walk with his eyes closed. The maid, after one unsuccessful attempt, pushes the boy off and he dies.

Cast edit

Soundtrack edit

Pleasure Boy Komola
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelImpress Telefilm
ProducerFaridur Reza Sagar

The film is scored by Maksud Jamil Mintu and several artists have rendered the songs.[2]

1."Baje Bongshi"Fazlur Rahman Babu 
2."Saban Aaina Dile Na"Shafi Mondol 
3."Sua Urilo"Fazlur Rahman Babu 
4."Joler Ghate Baje Bashi"Fazlur Rahman Babu 
5."Amar Jomunar Jol Dekhte Kalo"Fazlur Rahman Babu 
6."Baje Bongshi"Shafi Mondol 
7."Sua Urilo"Selim Chowdhury 

Awards edit

  • National Film Awards - Best Film
  • National Film Awards - Best child artist-(Mamun)
  • National Film Awards - Best screenwriter-(Humayun Ahmed)
  • National Film Awards - Best Dialogue
  • National Film Awards - Best Costume Design[3]
  • Meril Prothom Alo Awards - Best Film
  • Meril Prothom Alo Awards - Best Director
  • Meril Prothom Alo Awards - Best Screenplay

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Humayun's 'Ghetuputra Komola' to compete for Oscar". Daily Star. 18 September 2012. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ news-detail-162202
  3. ^ "Handover of nat'l film award today". The Daily Star.

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