Zero Degree (film)

Zero Degree is a 2015 Bangladeshi psychological thriller film written and directed by Animesh Aich, starring Mahfuz Ahmed, Joya Ahsan, and Dilruba Yasmeen Ruhee in lead roles.[1][2] The film focuses on a love triangle that later turns fatal and revengeful. The film's first look was launched on 5 November 2014 and a trailer was released on 15 January 2015.[citation needed] The film is produced by Mahfuz Ahmed under the banner Playhouse Production. The film released on 6 February 2015.[3][4]

Zero Degree
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnimesh Aich
Produced byMahfuz Ahmed
Written byAnimesh Aich
Starring
Music byFaruq Mahfuz Anam James
CinematographyNehal Qureshi
Production
company
PlayHouse
Distributed byPlayHouse Production
Release date
  • 6 February 2015 (2015-02-06)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryBangladesh
LanguagesBangla
English

PlotEdit

Amit (Mahfuz Ahmed) and Nira (Dilruba Yasmeen Ruhee), a happily married couple, live a normal life in Dhaka. Nira works in a multi-national company, therefore she goes abroad very frequently. One time, Nira goes to Singapore on an official trip leaving Amit and their son behind but doesn't come back. After a few days, Amit gets a message that she is leaving him and their son to marry Mushfiq. Amit breaks down and in the meantime their son dies from a car accident, leaving Amit totally psychic. He is later sent to a mental hospital.

Saniya (Jaya Ahsan) is the only daughter of a powerful village chief Patowari. Misusing his power, he used to forcefully marry beautiful women and killed them after few days. Seeing her fathers crimes, Saniya runs away from home and tries to commit suicide but later gets rescued by Wahid. Later in time, a physical relation builds up between Wahid and Soniya until She finds out Wahid is involved in Human trafficking, before she could do anything, He trades her to a man for money. Saniya later gets repeatedly raped and tortured before she ends up in the same hospital as Amit.

Amit and Saniya get to know each other and how each ended up where they are. Later, Amit and Saniya pledges to find the people who caused all the incidents. Amit vows to find Nira and kill her while Saniya vows to do the same with Wahid. They turns into vicious killer and kills whoever comes in their way. Iresh Zaker, Head of the Police Department tries to hunt them down after several murders caused by them and in the same time, not knowing what happened after she left, Nira decides to come back to Amit and her son. After escaping Police, Amit and Saniya takes a hideout in an abandoned factory. Upon learning that Nira came back for him, Amit calls her to the factory intending to kill her. After she arrives, police surrounds the whole factory, leaving them no choice but to surrender or stay inside. Amit, Saniya and Nira end up face to face with no option to escape. The story takes an unexpected twist at the end.[2][5][6]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming was conducted in Bangladesh and Singapore,[7] from 2013 to 25 April 2014. The film went to post-production in May[citation needed] and the film received its release certificate on 23 November 2014.[8]

Critical responseEdit

Towheed Feroze wrote in the Dhaka Courier, "Bangladeshi movie makers need to concentrate more on a tightly knit plot and minimize goof-ups." He criticized the film's mounting implausibilities and its loss of momentum two-thirds of the way through, but praised the photography.[6] Abdullah Al Amin (Rubel) of The Daily Star gave the film two-and-a-half stars out of five. Although he praised the cinematography as "wonderful", the soundtrack for enhancing the movie, and the originality of the story, the story-telling was disappointing. He wrote, "Expectations were high with Animesh Aich at the helm, but unfortunately expectations weren't met with this film".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Afrose Jahan Chaity (30 October 2013). "Mahfuz and Jaya come together for psycho thriller". Dhaka Tribune.
  2. ^ a b c Abdullah Al Amin (Rubel) (28 February 2015). "Movie Review: Zero Degree (2015)". The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Zero Degree premières at Star Cineplex today". Dhaka Tribune. 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ Rafi Hossain (7 February 2015). "Zeroing in on Zero Degree". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ "Animesh to go to India for post-production of Zero Degree". The Report 24. 17 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Zero Degree: Few Flaws Kill a Macabre Treat!". Dhaka Courier. 23 February 2015. Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  7. ^ 'জিরো ডিগ্রী' এবার সিঙ্গাপুরে [Zero Degree now in Singapore]. Bangla News. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ "'Zero Degree' gets uncut censorship". The Report 24. 25 November 2014.

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