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Kittonkhola is a 2000 Bangladeshi film directed by Abu Sayeed. The story is based on the stage play Kittonkhola by Selim Al Deen.[1] It stars Raisul Islam Asad, Mamunur Rashid, Pijus Bandapadhyay, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Naila Azad Nupur, Tamalika Karmakar, Azad Abul Kalam, Kamal Ahmed and Habibur Rahman Habib.

Kittonkhola
Bengaliকিত্তনখোলা
Directed byAbu Sayeed
Produced by
Written by
Based onKittonkhola
by Selim Al Deen
Starring
Music byAbu Sayeed
CinematographySamiran Datta
Edited bySujan Mahmud
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryBangladesh
LanguageBengali

PlotEdit

Fair means happiness and festivity. But amid this festivity, there are people with their misfortune & fateful life. Shonai, Boshir, Dalimon, Rustom, Bonosribala and Chayaranjan are amongst these people and 'Kittonkhola' is their tale. Rural culture, festivities contrast against the gross reality of their life struggle. This harsh reality forces Bonosribala to commit suicide. Shonai, Boshir, Chayaranjan and Rustam are baffled by their profession. Darkness looms around them.

CastEdit

ResponseEdit

In the summer 2001 issue of Cinemaya, film critic Ahmed Muztaba Zamal wrote "The most outstanding performance in the film is that of Tamalika Karmakar". He also commended the presentation of characters Sonai and Chhayaranjan, but commented that director Abu Sayeed "has been less successful in presenting the other two important characters", Banasribala and Idu Contractor, and said the film "disappoints in places, with its technical imperfections."[2]

AwardsEdit

  • National Film Awards in nine categories for 2000, including best film, best director, best script, best story, and best dialog.[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Raju, Zakir Hossain (2014) [First published 2008]. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?. Taylor & Francis. p. 192. ISBN 978-1-317-60181-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ahmed Muztaba Zamal (Summer 2001). "Kittonkhola". Cinemaya. Vol. 52. p. 13–14.
  3. ^ "Splendours of alternative films". The Daily Star. 12 September 2003.

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