Information about the film
Title of the film : JIBONDHULI (The DRUMMER)
Nature of the film : Feature
Language of the film : Bengali
Cinematography : Mahfuzur Rahman Khan
Editor : Mahadeb Shi
Art Director & Chief Assistant Director : Uttam Guha
Assistant Directors : Sagir Mostafa & Rana Masud
Music : Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo
Cast : Shatabdi Wadud, Ramendu Majumder, Tabibul Islam Babu, Wahida Mallik Joly, Chittralekha Guha, Joytika Joyti, Iqbal Hossain, Poresh Archyaja, Uttam Guha, Rimu Khankder, Riaz Mahmud Jewel, Mrinal Dutta, Jamilur Rahman Shakha etc.
Script and Direction : Tanvir Mokammel
Produced by : Kino-Eye Films
Flat-4B, House-45, Road-5
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1205
Phone : +88-02-9666569
Website : www.tanvirmokammel.com
* The feature film “Jibondhuli” (The Drummer), based on the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971, has received Script Award from Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Film Festival and a grant from the Ministry of Information, Government of Bangladesh.
The synopsis of the film
“The Drummer” (Jibondhuli)
"During the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistan in 1971, Jibonkrishna Das, a poor lower-caste Hindu drummer, was eking out a living with his wife and two children. Being lower-caste, Jibon was subjected to all kinds of humiliation both from his Muslim neighbours as well as by the upper caste Hindus.
When Pakistan army occupied Jibon's village, Jibon along with others, tried to flee to India. On the way, members of his family were killed in a massacre. Jibon survived, and after roaming around the war-ravaged countryside, finally returned to his native village which was then being ruled brutally by the Razakars, an Islamic auxiliary force collaborating with the Pakistan army. The commander of the Razakars spared Jibon's life on the condition that he had to play drum for his marauding force. Jibon's situation became very ironic until the Bengalee freedom fighters arrived."