11th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2018

Ishu

India | 91 min | Drama | 2017 | Feature Film (Live Action)

Happy-go-lucky Ishu’s world in a remote, tribal village in Assam, Northeastern India, revolves around his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. His days are spent with them, and with his favourite Ambika “Jethi” (aunt) . But one day, this happy world of Ishu turns topsy turvy as the village “Bej” (quack), in a conspiracy hatched with Ishu’s another Jethi Bhadreswari, declares Ambika as a witch. Beaten up by the mob and her house burnt down, Ambika vanishes, and no one seems to know where she is. Will Ishu be able to find her? What happened to Ambika?

আসামের ছোট গ্রামে ঈশ্বর প্রসাদ রাভা তার প্রিয় জেঠী আম্বিকার সাথে থাকে। তার ছোট দুনিয়া তার বন্ধু ভালু ও তার কুকুরকে নিয়েই। কিন্তু একদিন সবকিছু উলট-পালট হয়ে যায়। তার আরেক চাচি ভাদ্রেশ্বারী, আম্বিকার সাথে ঝগড়া করে তাকে পেত্নী দাবী করে। গ্রামের মানুষ তাকে ঝাড়ু দিয়ে পিটায় এবং তার ঘর পুড়িয়ে দেয়। এত লাঞ্ছনার পর সে গ্রাম ছেড়ে চলে যায়। এখন ঈশু কোথায় খুঁজে পাবে তার প্রিয় কাকীকে?

In a remote, tribal village in Assam, Northeastern India, resides Ishwar Prasad Rabha, or Ishu as everyone calls him. Ishu is about 10, goes to the village primary school, and is always busy with either his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. And if is not to be found at home, he is to be found at the house of his favourite Ambika “Jethi” (aunt) next door. Happy-go-lucky Ishu is pampered by his grandmother and uncle and loved by his parents. But unknown to him, dark clouds are descending on this happy world of Ishu


Screening Schedule

  • 28 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    Shegunbagicha

  • 29 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

  • 1 Feb
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Goethe Institut

    Road 8, Dhanmondi

Credits and Casts

Director
UTPAL BORPUJARI
Story
Manikuntala Bhattacharjya
Script/Screenplay
Utpal Borpujari
Editor
A. Sreekar Prasad
Producer
Children’s Film Society, India
Cinematographer
Sumon Dowerah
Leading Casts
Name of the Actor Character Name Kapil Garo Ishu Tonthoingambi Leishangthem Devi Ambika Bishnu Khargharia Bej Dipika Deka Radha Chetana Das Bhadreswari
Director
UTPAL BORPUJARI

Exhibition & Award History

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