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Old December 11, 2009, 02:56 AM
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Apparently Mostofa Sarwar Faruqi's new film "Third Person Singular Number" is supposed to be really good as well. His previous films include "Bachelor" and "Made in Bangladesh". Both good films. The soundtrack of the film is really nice. It is called "Didha", it is sung by Nancy and composed by Habib. Below are the soundtrack and a promo of the film:

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Thanks Nadim, you are the best.
It may be a turning point, looks different but we have to wait to watch the movie to make a full comment.
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Old December 12, 2009, 12:41 AM
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To me, this is the best song from "Third Person Singular Number"


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Old December 12, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Review for Third Person Singular Number
http://www.newagebd.com/2009/dec/11/...ra_inner7.html

THIRD PERSON SINGULAR NUMBER
The trials of independence



by Rifat Munim


Films dealing with the predicament of women in a society are already a popular theme in Hollywood and amongst European filmmakers.

Who can forget the Italian film ‘Malena’ directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Monica Bellucci?

Even India has produced some of the most illuminating films that set out to explore the conditions of women’s freedom. One must recall the film ‘Mandi’ directed by Shyam Benegal starring Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil or ‘Paromitar Ek Din’ by Aparna Sen starring Rituparna Sengupta, in this genre.

But here in Bangladesh, how often do we hear of one such film? Although, recently, we have had a handful of films taking up the subject of women’s issues, all adapted from different novels of Humayun Ahmed like ‘Nirantor’ or ‘Priyotameshu’, do we really have one that questions the ways a woman’s identity is determined by the age-old norms and conventions of a patriarchal society?

Thanks to Mustafa Sarwar Farooki’s latest venture ‘Third Person Singular Number’, that void in Bangladeshi film seems to be addressed not with a casual approach, but with as much potential as a creative filmmaker can put in.

Adapted by Anisul Huq from one of Syed Manzurul Islam’s trendsetting novels, ‘Tin Parber Jibon O Kichhu Bastab Case Study’, the film is set to be premiered today in Bangladesh.

The film has already made headlines in some of the International magazines following its world premiere at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea and participation at the Middle East Film Festival in Abu Dhabi.

An Impress Telefilm production, the film stars Nusrat Imroz Tisha as Ruba, Mosharraf Karim as Munna, Abul Hayat as Rahman, Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu as Ruba’s friend. The rest of the cast includes Marjuk Russel, Lekha Haque, Esha, Aporna Ghosh, Rani Sharkar, Shahir Huda Rumi, Dikon Noor, DH Khan, Kamal Hossain Babor, Chabi and Tarek Mahmud.

These days, when the term feminism is almost a cliché among the educated classes, ‘women’s rights’ needs no introduction. With this backdrop in mind, the storyline of the film poses several questions to the audience.

How far have we really advanced to accept the humanistic principle of equal rights of women? If individual freedom is a postulated truth for a man, is a woman truly entitled to exercise her freedom as well? Can she really dare to explore her identity independent of any socially accepted bond with a father or husband?

The last question is pressed home by the avant-garde title of the film chosen from an over-used grammar expression. Is a free-spirited woman then always a third person singular number, fated to be alienated and abandoned by all, even by women?

The film begins in the middle with Ruba strolling down an alley at night in a dream-like atmosphere where she is approached by people who think she might be a prostitute. Her eventful past is reflected through flashback scenes and that is how the audience comes to know that she used to live together with Munna, a young NGO worker, who she is in love with, but has chosen not to marry according to traditional norms.

After Munna’s arrest in a murder case, his father, having been infuriated by the status of the relationship, kicks her out. The only place she is then left with is her mother’s, where an unfeeling stepfather makes it impossible for her to stay.

She then decides to settle in a rented house as a single woman. But it soon comes out that the owner of the house, Mr Rahman, played by Abul Hayat, renders this favour with the ill-motive of coming in sexual contact with her.

In the face of such uncertainties, she meets Topu, a school friend and now a promising singer, who finds a place for her to live.

Compelled to hold out on her own, she starts to seek a job. She is offered several jobs, but only with the vulgar implications of the employers who view her merely as an object of desire.

The story takes a turn when Munna is released to find his live-in partner thus involved with Topu.

The film is endowed with a number of songs vibrant with melodious tunes written and composed by Rezaul K Leemon, Habib, Prince Mahmud, Fuad al-Muktadir, Tahsan and Topu himself; and sung by Sumon, Anila and Topu. The filmmaker aptly makes use of the soundtrack to reinforce different moods in the film.

Talking about the film, Farooki sounded quite upbeat about the success of the film in spite of the unconventional subject of the film.

‘I am happy that a class of film-lovers interested in new subjects and presentations are growing in our country. I believe that our viewers will like it very much,’ he said.

He also expressed his heart-felt grief at the loss of Subrata Ripon, who had worked as the cinematographer in the film and passed away soon after the making was complete.

‘This film creates in me a mixed feeling of joy and sorrow. Ripon’s sudden death was such a shock for everybody involved with the making of the film. We are dedicating this film to his loving memory,’ he added.

Tisha, during an informal talk, said she hoped that the film will make a positive impact to help strengthen women’s rights in our country.

‘I firmly believe that the film will resist the ideological practices that view independent women as an object of desire’, she added.
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Old December 12, 2009, 05:49 AM
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the song dilda, is one of the best bengali i hav ever listened to
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Old December 12, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Third Person Singular number is a big hit.

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....Big Hit! HHS!!
quoting myself form "talk abt movie thread" :

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Watched Mostafa Sarwar Farooki's latest movie 'Third Person Singular Number' @ Basundhora Cineplex 2 days ago....Total TRASH! I will give 3/10 only because of the one and half songs you can actually get to see in the movie. for other songs - Buy the CD!! Bogus story, too much Tisha and awfull acting of Topu. Mosharof Karim did ok. Don't watch it! Don't waste your 2 hrs. Personal Opinion by the way.
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Review from the Dubai film Fest...
I like the story and although Nocturnal thinks it is bad, I still dont mind checking it out since the review it recieved from some acclaimed film critic is positive.




Middle East Fest
Third Person Singular Number


(Bangladesh)

By JAY WEISSBERG




An Impress Telefilm production. Executive producers, Faridur Reza Sagor, Ibne Hasan Khan. Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Screenplay, Anisul Hoque, Farooki, inspired by the novel "Tin Porber Jibon" by S. Manzoorul Islam.

With: Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Mosharraf Karim, Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu, Abul Hayat, Lekha Haque, Esha, Aporna Ghosh, Rani Sharkar, Shahir Huda Rumi, Dikon Noor, D.H. Khan, Kamal Hossain Babor, Chabi, Tarek Mahmud.

Third time's the charm for Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, a key exemplar of the new wave of Bangladeshi helmers known as "Chabial." "Third Person Singular Number" is a thoroughly modern, stylistically assured story of a young woman -- Nusrat Imroz Tisha, in a career-making role -- negotiating independence in a society unwilling to grant single females a place of their own. Combining an indie sensibility with subcontinental elements, Farooki crafts a Bengali film that will hold its own on fest rosters without needing to rely on the usual Third World pigeonholes.
A disturbing, almost hallucinatory opening sets the mood, as Ruba (Tisha) wanders down an alley at night and is accosted by people who assume she's a prostitute. Her recent past has been eventful: Her live-in partner, Munna (Mosharraf Karim), was arrested for murder, and his father, scandalized by the relationship anyway, kicked her out. She, in turn, leaves her mother's place, uncomfortable under the roof of her unsympathetic stepfather.
However, finding a place to rent as a single woman proves practically impossible, since the one willing man, Rahman (Abul Hayat), expects a roll in the hay. For that matter, so do all the men who offer Ruba jobs.
Pic's strongest scene is in a car when a prospective employer feigns disgust at his brethren's sordidness, and then pops in an Akon CD with the song "I Wanna **** You." He doesn't touch Ruba, but for pure creepiness, the sequence is hard to beat. Ruba's revulsion, yet lack of surprise, is beautifully calibrated by Tisha.
The film is not perfect: At times individual elements have difficulty flowing together. When Ruba gets a job as a copy editor, it comes out of the blue, and the sudden introduction of old schoolmate Topu (Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu) feels artificial. It's Topu, a singer on the track to stardom, who finds a place for Ruba to live, forcing them to question the nature of their friendship when Munna is released.
Just over one hour in, Ruba begins to argue with her 13-year-old self (Lekha Haque). At first the device doesn't fit, but the dialogue exchange feels so natural and reveals so much about Ruba's inner struggles that viewers are likely to accept it -- plus, Haque proves herself a worthy acting partner. Though stylistically miles away from Bollywood fare, the film does use nicely integrated songs (some performed by Topu) on the soundtrack to reinforce mood. Lensing reflects Farooki's familiarity with global indie fare, judiciously interchanging handheld and fixed camera. Colors, too, are chosen with an eye toward striking contrasts.

Camera (color), Subrata Ripon; editor, Titash Saha; music, Rezaul K. Leemon, Habib, Prince Mahmud, Fuad al-Muktadir, Tahsan; lyrics, Kabir Bakul, Marzuk Russell, Ashik; production designer, Golam Kibria; art director, Zia Uddin Shadhin; costume designer, Rang, Deshal, Ecstasy; sound, Ripon Nath, Nahid Masud. Reviewed at Middle East Film Festival (competing), Abu Dhabi, Oct. 16, 2009. (Also in Pusan Film Festival -- A Window on Asian Cinema.) Running time: 123 MIN.
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....Big Hit! HHS!!
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Faruqi is sucks nowadays. His natoks are all similar to each other. Too much galagali as well which you can't watch with kids. You will find nothing new in his natoks or movies. He used to be too good when he first started. He doesn't have the creativity mind anymore.
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Can the mods rename this thread to
"Bangladesh film industry news thread"
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Faruqi is sucks nowadays. His natoks are all similar to each other. Too much galagali as well which you can't watch with kids. You will find nothing new in his natoks or movies. He used to be too good when he first started. He doesn't have the creativity mind anymore.
we (me and my wife) call them Farooqi's garbage (instead of natok).
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Topu valo kore gaan e gaite pare na abar film e ovinoi kore. The film deserves to be flopped but i know it wont happen. Farooki has gr8 fan base.
Farookis 1st flm was ok but his 2nd film sucks

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I hope Faruki & Tisha arent headed towards Humayun Ahmed & Shaon


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Topu valo kore gaan e gaite pare na abar film e ovinoi kore. The film deserves to be flopped but i know it wont happen. Farooki has gr8 fan base.
Farookis 1st flm was ok but his 2nd film sucks

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Topu is an excellent singer, songwriter and composer and I am saying that although i only listen to metal and he sings a totally diferrent genre (i still love it).....
i cannot comment on his acting cuz i never saw that....
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I don't like Farookis works anymore for the facts bellow:

1. Tisha: This is disgusting to watch the girl in almost every single special drama-telefilm-movie by Farooki. As boring as watching those of Humayun Ahmed's dramas for last 8 years casting Shaon. Seriously- মানুশের চক্ষু লজ্জা বলেও কিছুমাত্র থাকা উচিত। Tisha is not that much good actress. She had talent and beauty which has been distorted by Farooki's extra interest on her. Specially script-less acting, almost similar story.

2.script-less acting and non professional actors: Acting in front of camera without script...Really how does that make sense? He has started a common fashion in today's Bangla TV drama. which is also being successfully maintained by his bhai-berethers. well you may get some funny dramas with this...but this kinda cheating with audience. cheating with the art of acting. You know students in stage dramas work hard to be good actor. but by Farooki, some of his neighbors,friends,relatives,unknown people getting chance to speak in front of camera which he is tagging as acting...He doesn't provide script to those so called actors...Only he tells the story of the project and people talk accordingly.This is not as skillful and dramatically beautiful as those come form professionally good actors.Farooki lessens budget of his project with this idea.

3.Language: OK, his common excuse is - Jamaican American talk in Jamaican accent though being in America. Thus actors in his projects can speak in respective new Dhakaia's accent. But in disguise of this fact he is also hiding the weakness of his unknown actors in dramas. A good actor can use several accent. but an non professional actor? impossible. There should be a good professional actor in a street hudlam's stance instead of his local non actor friend. A rickshaw-puller may speak of his own language but this is not professionalism what BD TV shows are lacking these days.Distorted acting in disguise of originality method!!

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^^^ totally agree with u.
Few months ago i wrote Farookis fb status to follow script and bring professionalism. Other people responded like i did a great crime for saying this and if Farooki follows it then our Natoks wl be ruined.
As about Tisha, she is an one dimensional actress.
Btw I am eagerly waiting for Amitav Rejas film. He is truly class director, much better than Farooki. It is not good that director like him not getting enough money to make a cinema.

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I agree with you guys ^^ funny stuff is fine in 1 or 2 stories in a year but all the time is too much... and BTW i don't let my daughter (4) watch any of his Natoks as they r to me R rated...
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Don't know about Farooqi but from what I hear from y'all makes me wanna retch. I stopped watching natok like 7 years ago, yes...yes, I am an old school Humayun Ahmed/Imdadul Haq Milon generation kid. But, here is an attempt to revive a lost art of our heritage. Shows we don't have to reinvent the damn wheel for creative endeavor. (I wish the sound quality was better, concept seemed interesting).

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