14th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

Shorot '71

শরৎ ৭১ (Bengali)

Bangladesh | 35 min | Drama, History | 2000 | Short Film (Live Action) | Bengali

During the liberation war of 1971, the people of the country are uncertainly passing their days with anxieties and under the dreadful pressure and fear of the militaries of Pakistan. One of the owners of the holdings in Dhaka is under arrest by the militaries. Days are passed but none can trace his staying whether he is yet alive or not. The youngest son of the family teaches his pet bird "joy Bangla" to fight against the barbaric force. One day the eldest son flees away and joins the freedom fighters as well. On the other hand, his mournful mother and his younger brother pass their days in Dhaka with the toughest uncertainty.

Original Language

মুক্তিযুদ্ধের প্রেক্ষাপটের উপর নির্মিত এই চলচ্চিত্রে দেখা যায়, জামিলুরের ছোট ছেলে তপু তাদের পোষা ময়না পাখিকে ‘জয় বাংলা’ বুলি শেখানোর জন্য বারবার চেষ্টা করে যাচ্ছে। একদিন পাখিটিকে নিয়ে তপু রাস্তায় বের হলে পাকসেনাদের সাথে তার দেখা হয়ে যায়। একজন সেনা ময়নাকে দেশে নিয়ে যাবার কথা বলে, সেসময় হানাদার বাহিনীর সামনেই ময়না পাখিটি তার শেখা বুলি ‘জয় বাংলা’ বলতে থাকে।

Mr. Morshedul Islam

Morshedul Islam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 1, 1958. He made his film making a debut in 1984 with the short film "Agami" while he was a student. He made his first children's film 'Dipu Number Two' in 1996. The film was acclaimed by the audience, particularly by the young people.

Filmography: Ankhi O Tar Bondhura (2017) Anil Bagchir Ekdin ( 2015) Amar Bondhu Rashed ( 2011) Priotomeshu ( 2009) Duratta (2006) Khelaghor (2006) Brishty (2000) Shorot '71 (Short) ( 2000) Dukhai (1997) Dipu Number 2 (1996) Chaka (1993) Suchona (1988)

Screening Schedule

  • 1 Feb
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Morshedul Islam
Giasuddin Selim
Giasuddin Selim
Ratan Kumar Barman
Bangladesh Shishu Academy
L. Apu Rozario
Leading Casts
Rahmat Ali, Monowara Begum, Wahida Mollick Jolly, Banna Mirza, Rayeed Morshed