Jibondhuli (The Drummer)

Synopsis of the film

During the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistan in 1971, Jibonkrishna Das, a poor lower-caste Hindu drummer, was eking out living with his wife and two children. Being from lower-caste, Jibon was subjected to all kinds of humiliation both by his Muslim neighbours as well as by the upper caste Hindus.

During the war in 1971 when Pakistan army occupied Jibon’s village, Jibon along with other villagers, tried to flee to India. On the way, his family members were massacred by the Pakistani soldiers. Jibon survived, and after roaming around the war-ravaged countryside, finally returned to his native village which was then being brutally ruled 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 but his humanity and artistic instincts thrived at the end….

Title of the film:  JIBONDHULI  (The DRUMMER)

Nature of the film: Feature

Length of the film: 90 Minutes

Cinematography:  Mahfuzur Rahman Khan

Editor: Mahadeb Shi

Art Director &

Chief Assistant Director: Uttam Guha

Music: Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo

Dress: Chittralekha Guha

Assistant Directors: Sagir Mostafa, Rana Masud and Sayed Sumon

Cast: Shatabdi Wadud, Ramendu Majumder, Tabibul Islam Babu, Wahida Mallik Joly, Chittralekha Guha, Joytika Joyti, Rafika Eva, Uttam Guha, Iqbal Hossain, Paresh Archaya, Pran Roy, Rimu Khandker, Riaz Mahmud Jewel, Mrinal Dutta, Jamilur Rahman Shakha, Anisur Rahman Selim, S.A. Bokhari, Rajib Salehin, Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo, Sagir Mostafa, Rana Masud, Motiur Sumon, Aranya, Bint and some group theatre activists.

Presented by: Saifur Rahman

Co-Producer: Karukaz

 Script and Direction: Tanvir Mokammel

Produced by:     Kino-Eye Films