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, Tania Ahmed, Ferdous Ahmed, Wahida Mollick Jolly and Faruque Ahmed.[1][2][3] This is the debut film by the director. The storyline revolves around two star-crossed lovers who are not destined to be together.[4][5][6]

Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMeher Afroz Shaon
Written byHumayun Ahmed
Screenplay byMeher Afroz Shaon
Based onKrishnopokkho
by Humayun Ahmed
Produced byFaridur Reza Sagar
Music byS.I. Tutul
Distributed byJaaz Multimedia
Release dates
  • February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13) (Dhaka premiere)
  • February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26) (Bangladesh)
Running time
141 minute

The film nationwide released on February 26, 2016, which was produced by Impress Telefilm Limited and distributed by Jaaz Multimedia[1] The film had its closing premiere at the 11th Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) at the Grutli Theatre on April 17, 2016.[7] In May 2016, the film had its opening premiere at 17th Rainbow Film Festival at London on May 29, 2016.[8][9][10][11]

Plot edit

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.[12]

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 bourgeois 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.[13][14][15]

Cast edit

Guest Appearance

Music edit

Soundtrack album by
RecordedAzam Babu
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
ProducerAzam Babu
1."Tin Number Bhuter Goli"S.I. Tutul 
2."Cholona Bristite Bhiji"S.I. Tutul, Zarin Tasnim Naumi 
3."Thikana Amar"S.I. Tutul 
4."Jodi Mon Kade Chole Esho"Meher Afroz Shaon 

Release edit

Impress Telefilm Limited produced the film and handling its release with Jaaz Multimedia. The film premiered on February 26, 2016, after an invitation-only screening on February 13, 2016, at the Balaka Cineworld, Dhaka.[1] 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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References edit

  1. ^ a b c ""Krishnopokkho" to release Feb 26". The Daily Star. Dhaka. February 13, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  2. ^ 'কৃষ্ণপক্ষ' ছবির আনন্দঘন প্রিমিয়ার. (in Bengali). Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Riaz Returns". The Daily Star. February 26, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Hasan, Imtiaz. 'কৃষ্ণপক্ষ'-এর সেটে একদিন. (in Bengali). Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  5. ^ ""Krishnopokkho" to release Feb 26". The Daily Star. February 13, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "AAA screens 'Krishnopokkho'". The Daily Star. February 20, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Krishnopokkho screened at Geneva Festival". The Daily Star. Dhaka. April 18, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "17th Rainbow Film Festival London 2016: Bangladeshi films are the highlight". The Daily Star. Dhaka. May 11, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Moutushi's new movie Krishnopokkho". The New Nation. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Another Humayun Ahmed classic coming to big screen". The Daily Star. October 10, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Krishnopokkho Screened at Geneva Festival". The Daily Star. April 18, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  12. ^ Fahmim Ferdous (March 15, 2016). "A fitting tribute to Humayun Ahmed's storytelling genius". The Daily Star. Dhaka. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "Krishnopokkho to premiere later this month". Dhaka Tribune. February 2, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mahiya Mahi to star in Humayun Ahmed's Krishnopokkho". The Daily Star. October 3, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "A fitting tribute to Humayun Ahmed's storytelling genius". The Daily Star. March 15, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "National Film Award winners announced". The Daily Star. April 6, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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