Jalal's Story

Jalal's Story (Bengali: জালালের গল্প) is a 2014 Bengali film directed by Abu Shahed Emon[1] and produced by Faridur Reza Sagar. Character actors Arafat Rahman[3] and Mohammad Emon[3] play the lead roles. The film was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5][6]

Jalal's Story
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Film poster
Directed byAbu Shahed Emon[1]
Produced byFaridur Reza Sagar
CinematographyBarkat Hossain Polash
Edited byAbu Shahed Emon[4]
Release date
  • October 5, 2014 (2014-10-05) (Busan International Film Festival)
Running time
121 minutes[4]
BudgetBDT 60 lakhs


Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of his life. From innocence to becoming a gangster, the unpredictable currents of Jalal's journey prove that he is truly a child of the river.



Year Category Institution or publication Result Notes Ref.
2014 New Current Busan International Film Festival Nominated [8][9]
2016 Best Film 19th Avanca International Film Festival Won [10]

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  1. ^ a b "Abu Shahed Emon, director of Jalal's Story". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  2. ^ a b "Arafat Rahman of Jala's Story". The Independent. Dhaka. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "'Jalaler Golpo' in Busan". The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  4. ^ a b c d Kerr, Elizabeth (6 October 2014). "Jalal's Story: Busan Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "Jalal'er Golpo selected for Oscar submission". The Daily Ittefaq. 23 September 2015. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (24 September 2015). "Oscars: Bangladesh Selects 'Jalal's Story' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Arafat Rahman of Jala's Story". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  8. ^ "Busan International Film Festival - Jalal's Story nominated in new current category". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-20.
  9. ^ "Jalaler Golpo Wins ACF Grant at Busan". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  10. ^ "Jalaler Golpo wins Portugal Film Festival Awards". The Daily Star. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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