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
Script and Direction: Tanvir Mokammel
Produced by: Kino-Eye Films