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Project information

Talent Rubaiyat Hossain
Role of participant Writer, Director, Producer
Director Rubaiyat Hossain
Producer Ashique Mostafa, Rubaiyat Hossain
Screenwriter Rubaiyat Hossain
Status finished

Production details

Running time 119 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2011
Country of Production Bangladesh
Production Companies
Era Motion Pictures
Khona Talkies
Website http://www.khonatalkies.com/meherjaan.php


To face up to the masculine grand narrative of a nation and nationalism in broad-spectrum, Meherjaan is a women’s “feminine” re-visiting of Bangladesh’s independence war with Pakistan in 1971.

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In 1971, during Bangladesh’s war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society.

Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah—a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’s daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past.

Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Festival International de Films de Fribourg
Kolkata Film Festival
Festival de Cine de Bogotá

Orson Wells Award at Tiburon Film Festival
Best Critic Award at Jaipur International Film Festival