Krishnopokkho (Bengali: কৃষ্ণপক্ষ, "The Dark Lunar Fortnight") is a 2016 Bangladeshi Bengali language romance drama film based on novel of the same name written by Humayun Ahmed. The film's adapted screenplay was written and directed by Meher Afroz Shaon and starring Riaz, Mahiya Mahi, Ferdous Ahmed. Azad Abul Kalam, Labonno Chowdhury and Tania Ahmed. This is the debut film by the director. The storyline revolves around two star-crossed lovers who are not destined to be together.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Meher Afroz Shaon|
|Produced by||Faridur Reza Sagar|
|Written by||Humayun Ahmed|
|Screenplay by||Meher Afroz Shaon|
by Humayun Ahmed
|Music by||S.I. Tutul|
|Distributed by||Jaaz Multimedia|
The film nationwide released in February 26, 2016, which was produced by Impress Telefilm Limited and distributed by Jaaz Multimedia The film had its closing premiere at the 11th Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) at the Grutli Theatre on April 17, 2016. In May 2016, the film had its opening premiere at 17th Rainbow Film Festival at London on May 29, 2016.
Aru marries Muhib without the consent from any of the family. After marriage they go to Muhib's friend 's place. Muhib tries to manage a job for him while Aru's family thinks otherwise and the story turns into a new way.
The story revolves around the love-story of Muhib and Oru where both being together are not together. Muhib is brought up in his brother-in-law's home with his sister. Muhib and his sister came from a rural family. His sister married an elite bourgeoi man, who is strict and robotic, rather than humane. His sister and brother-in-law have one daughter named Sara. The family seems fine, yet lacks of love and affection. Muhib is always afraid of his brother-in-law who is fatherly in rudeness, without any single affection. Being in love with Oru, Muhib married her without informing anyone all of a sudden. Oru's family didn't know as well. Just after their marriage, Muhib's brother-in-law offered him a job out of the city. On his way, he had a terrible car accident which brought disaster to all and twisted the stream of all characters. Muhib's sister, being shocked, for the first time, raised voice against her husband and insulted him about his non-human behaviour all through the life. On the other hand, Oru's family already fixed a groom for Oru and they were unknown of Oru's marriage with Muhib. However, in the end, when Oru was informed about the accident, she couldn't help but reveal their secret marriage. At first it was thought that Oru's marriage with Muhib should never be revealed as Oru must start a new life. But Oru, when heard the news, rushed to the hospital and desired to be Muhib's wife forever waiting for his return from Coma.
- Riaz as Muhib
- Mahiya Mahi as Aru
- Ferdous Ahmed as Abrar
- Azad Abul Kalam as Shafiq
- Tania Ahmed as Zeba
- Kayes Chowdhury as Jamil Chowdhury
- Wahida Mollick Jolly as Rahela
- Moutushi Biswas as Miru
- Jayanto Chattopadhyay as Zeba's Mama
- Faruk Ahmed as Lina's Father
- Rafikullah salim as Driver Mohsin
- Jhuna Chowdhury as Kazi Shaheb
- Shadhin Khasru as Doctor-1
- Arfan Ahmed as Bozlu
- Masud akhond as Liyakat
- Tarek Swapan
- Jayita Mahalanobish as Bozlu's Wife
- Ehsanur Rahman
- Ainun Putul as Lina's Mother
- Rimu Roja Khandaker as Moyna'r Ma
- Puja Cherry
- Labonno Chowdhury as Priyodarshini / Sara
- Tamim Iqbal
- Dr. Azad as Doctor-2
- Dr. Alamgir as Senior Doctor
- Mintu Sarder
- Motiul Alam Moti
- Ebadul Islam Mehedi
- Nur-Nobi Chowdhury
- Emdad Khan Himu
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
|1.||"Tin Number Bhuter Goli"||S.I. Tutul|
|2.||"Cholona Bristite Bhiji"||S.I. Tutul, Zarin Tasnim Naumi|
|3.||"Thikana Amar"||S.I. Tutul|
Impress Telefilm Limited produced the film and handling its release with Jaaz Multimedia. The film first premiered on February 23, 2016 and after invite-only premiered on February 26, 2016, at the Balaka Cineworld, Dhaka. On March 23, 2016, the film released in Singapore. The film premiered on April 17, 2016, at the 11th Geneva International Oriental Film Festival in Switzerland. On April 22, 2016, the film premiered in France as the title Le Sombre Quinzaine and on May 21, 2016, in the United States.
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