Film Review - Golam Rabbani Biplob's Britter Baire (Bengali, 2009) Award Winning Bangladeshi Movie

A still from Britter Bairey

Britter Bairey premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 2009, with an English title of Beyond the Circle. The Bangladeshi film has received great acclaim from movie lovers across the world, including sharing the Best Film Award in December 2009 at 8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, 2009, with Rustem Abdrashow's  "The Gift to Stalin" from Kazakhstan.

Britter Bairey is only the 2nd film by director Golam Rabbany Biplob who already has an enviable track record - his first film Swapno Danay (On the Wings of Dreams, 2007) won numerous international awards and fetched Biplob the Best New Asian Director award at Shanghai International Film Festival 2007.

Official Synopsis

Haripada is a musician living in the rural north of Bangladesh. He is Hindu but has adopted a Muslim boy, Moqbul, into his family. His only experience with urban life came when a reporter once interviewed him about his music. When the interview is published, the journalist returns and invites Haripada to come to Dhaka, a capital city of over twelve million. Almost immediately, Haripada is swallowed up by Dhaka. The old man and his adopted son are immediately swept up in commerce. A music company considers Haripada's talent with the traditional flute a precious commodity. Assigning him an army of publicists, managers, and marketers, they set about exploiting his rustic authenticity. Each time Haripada tries to flee to his village, they find a way to pull him back.

Cast and Crew

Star Cast: Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Firoj Khan Dollar, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Knogkon, Shahidul Alam Shacchu
Music: Bappa Mozumder
Writer and Director: Golam Robbani Biplob
Production Company:  Impress Telefilm Ltd.
Executive Producer: Faridur Reza Sagar
Producer: Faridur Reza Sagar
Cinematographer: Mahfooz Ur Rahman Khan
Editor: Junaid Halim
Sound: Anup Mukharjee, Sujan Mahmud


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