Jibon Theke Neya

Jeebon Theke Neya (Bengali: জীবন থেকে নেয়া) is a 1970 Bengali-language film directed by Zahir Raihan. The film is a political satire based on the Bengali Language Movement under the rule of Pakistan metaphorically, where an autocratic woman in one family symbolizes the political dictatorship of Ayub Khan in East Pakistan, and stars Shaukat Akbar, Anwar Hossain, Khan Ataur Rahman and Rosy Samad.[1]Jeebon Theke Neya has been described as an example of "national cinema", using discrete local traditions to build a representation of the Bangladeshi national identity.[2] It is considered a milestone for Bangladeshi cinema and also a classic.

Jibon Theke Neya
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Directed byZahir Raihan
Produced byZahir Raihan
Written byZahir Raihan
Amjad Hossain
Music byKhan Ataur Rahman
CinematographyAfzal Chowdhury
Edited byMaloy Banerjee
Distributed byAanis Film
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
114 min


An autocratic bad tempered woman controls family members-her husband, two brothers and the servants which symbolizes the political dictatorship of Ayub Khan in then East Pakistan. Both stories run in parallel. Outside, the people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) rise in political protest, and inside, the family members raise their voices against the tyrannical woman. The two brothers get married and the situation gets more complicated when there are conspiracies for the control of the family between the sisters-in-law by having the keys of the house.[1]



Song Singer(s)
Eki Sonar Aloy Sabina Yasmin
E Khacha Bhangbo Ami Khan Ataur Rahman


  1. ^ a b "Jibon Theke Neya". Internet Movie Database. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  2. ^ Masud, Catherine (2004-12-17). "Bangladesh National Cinema in the Age of Globalisation". Star Weekend Magazine. The Daily Star. Retrieved 2007-12-10.

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