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Rabeya (2008)

During Bangladesh's liberation war against Pakistan in 1971, in a remote village Rabeya and Rokeya, two orphan young sisters lived in the religiously conservative household of their uncle ... See full summary »

Director:

Tanvir Mokammel

Writers:

Tanvir Mokammel (story), Tanvir Mokammel (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Banna Mirza Banna Mirza ... Rabeya (as Bonna Mirza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iqbal Ahmed Iqbal Ahmed
Tauquir Ahmed
Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz
Masum Aziz Masum Aziz
Sayed Babu Sayed Babu ... (as Saidul Islam Babu)
Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay
Gitasri Chowdhury Gitasri Chowdhury
Uttam Guha Uttam Guha ... (as Uttam Guho)
Chitralekha Guho Chitralekha Guho
Aminul Haque Aminul Haque
Abul Hayat
Mahmudul Hossain Mahmudul Hossain ... (as Mahmood Hossain)
S.M. Humayun S.M. Humayun
Jyotika Jyoti ... Rokeya
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During Bangladesh's liberation war against Pakistan in 1971, in a remote village Rabeya and Rokeya, two orphan young sisters lived in the religiously conservative household of their uncle Emdad Kazi, a rich kulak and a local Muslim League leader. During the war, for his political ambition, Emdad Kazi collaborated with the marauding Pakistan army. Khaled, the only brother of the two sisters, joined the Bengalee resistance guerrillas to fight against the Pakistan army. During a guerrilla operation Khaled was killed in a skirmish. The Pakistani captain ordered that the dead body of this young guerrilla should not be buried. It had to be kept on the embankment beside the river as a display to scare off the villagers so that nobody dared to oppose the army anymore. Nobody dared to bury Khaled's dead body. One night Rabeya, the sister, secretly proceeded to bury her brother. Rabeya was shot and killed. The villagers rose up. The Bengalee guerrillas won the final battle and declared Rabeya ...

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Genres:

Drama | Family | War

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The film is a deconstruction of Sophocles's play "Antigone" placed on the backdrop of the war between Bangladesh and Pakistan in 1971. See more »

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Heart touching
16 December 2019 | by Sadat_sabujSee all my reviews

Amazing storyline! This movie express the event of 1971. The bloody birth of Bangladesh 🇧🇩.two sisters and their life. Village leader emdad gazi, real religious lover .


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Country:

Bangladesh

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

December 2008 (Bangladesh) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sister See more »

Filming Locations:

Khulna, Bangladesh See more »

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Production Co:

Kino-Eye Films See more »
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Color:

Color (35 mm version)
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