Third Person Singular Number

Third Person Singular Number (Bengali: থার্ড পারসন সিঙ্গুলার নাম্বার) is a 2009 Bangladeshi drama film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and written jointly by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and Anisul Hoque. It stars actors Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Abul Hayat and musician Topu.

Third Person Singular Number
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Directed byMostofa Sarwar Farooki
Produced by
Written by
Music byRezaul K. Leemon
CinematographySubrata Ripon
Edited byTitash Shaha
Distributed byImpress Telefilm Limited
Release date
11 December 2009
Running time
123 minutes


The story is a portrait of a young women, Ruba, whose live-in boyfriend has been sent to jail. The movie follows her struggles navigating a conservative society after his arrest.[1][2]



Tisha in the film Third Person Singular Number (2010)

The movie was inspired by the book, Tin Parber Jibon O Kichhu Bastab Case Study, by Syed Manzoorul Islam.[7] The script was written jointly by Anisul Haque and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.[5] Nusrat Imrose Tisha made her debut in the movie.[8] Arpana Gosh made her debut in the movie.[9] Third Person Singular Number was produced by Impress Telefilms.[10]


The film initially had trouble getting approval from Bangladesh Film Censor Board.[1] It premiered in Star Cineplex, Dhaka on 10 December 2009.[5] The film premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival 2009. It then went on to compete in Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Third Person Singular Number had its European premier at the Rotterdam IFF 2010. It traveled to festivals and received the best director award in Dhaka International Film Festival 2010. It was Bangladesh's official entry to the 83rd Oscar's foreign film category[11] but didn't make the final shortlist.[12]


Variety wrote that "Third Person Singular Number is a thoroughly modern, stylistically assured story of a young woman ... combining an indie sensibility with sub continental elements."[13] Bangladeshi film critic Saif Samir criticized it and gave 2.5 out of 5 stars.[14]

Topu received a Meril Prothom Alo award for his acting.[15] The movie was awarded Best Film, Best Director for Farooki, Best actress in Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2010.[16]

List of awards and nominations
Ciromonies Year Category Recipients and nominees Result Ref.(s)
Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2010 Critics Choice Award for Best Film Impress Telefilm Limited - Faridur Reza Sagar Won [17]
Critics Choice Award for Best Film Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Won
Best Film Actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha Nominated
Critics Choice Award for Best Film Actress Won
Best Male Singer Habib Wahid - "Dwidha" Won
Best Female Singer Nazmun Munira Nancy - "Dwidha" Won

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Ghosh, Sankhayan (2017-03-03). "From Bangladesh, with love". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  2. ^ Heymont, George (2011-06-30). "Two Indian Indie Gems: The Blue Tower and Third Person Singular Number". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  3. ^ "Biopic shows cricketer's heartbreak - 'Untold Story' charts rise of India's Dhoni". Arab Times. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  4. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2016-02-29). "Irrfan Khan Climbs Into Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's 'No Bed of Roses' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  5. ^ a b c ""Third Person Singular Number" released across country". The Daily Star. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  6. ^ "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS". The Daily Star. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  7. ^ Ramachandran, Naman. "Love thy neighbour". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  8. ^ "Tisha: Caught up in a whirl ahead of Eid". The Daily Star. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  9. ^ "11 women get Ananya award". The Daily Star. 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh's Impress Group Launches Project to Back Young Filmmakers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  11. ^ "'Third Person Singular Number' to compete in foreign language category in Oscar Award". The New Nation. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  12. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar® Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  13. ^ "'Variety review". Variety. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  14. ^ "'Saif Samir Movie Review". SAIFSAMIR.COM. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  15. ^ "Topu's third solo album in the pipeline". The Daily Star. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  16. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards". The Daily Star. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  17. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2009". The Daily Star. Dhaka: Transcom Group. 11 April 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.

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