Release dateDecember 3, 2010 (2010-12-03) Based onMoner Manush
by Sunil Gangopadhyay WriterShahzad Firdaus (screenplay), Sunil Gangopadhyay (story), Goutam Ghose (screenplay) SongsTitle Music Moner Manush CastPrasenjit Chatterjee (Lalan), Priyanshu Chatterjee (Jyotindranath Tagore), Paoli Dam (Damli), Chanchal Chowdhury (Kaluah), Shuvra Kundu (Bhanumati)
Moner Manush (Bengali: মনের মানুষ (চলচ্চিত্র), 'Ideal Person') is a 2010 India-Bangladesh joint venture Bengali-language biographical musical drama film based on the life and philosophy of Lalon, a noted spiritual leader, poet and folk singer of Bengal in the 19th century. Directed by Goutam Ghose, the film has Prosenjit as the lead actor portraying the character of Lalan Fakir. Paoli Dam plays the character of Komli, the key female disciple of Lalan.
Moner Manush has been regarded as one of the best creations of recent times, based on the response received by people of Bengal. This effort from Goutom Ghosh comes in the time of growing Bengali movies.
The movie has won the award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at 58th National Film Award.
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Rabindranath Tagore's elder brother Jyotirindranath Tagore, a Western educated bright young man from the 19th century Bengal met the octogenarian Lalan Fakir and drew a portrait of the poet saint in the former houseboat afloat on the Padma river. Jyotirindranath, an urban intellectual, exchanges views with the man of native wisdom. Their exchange of ideas forms the cinematic narrative of this film. The narrative is a saga of the life and time of Lalan Fakir and his liberal sect who lived a life of high order in an otherwise superstitious 19th century Indian society. Lalan inherited the best of the liberal and enlightened tradition of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam to develop a philosophy of life which is extremely secular and tolerant. Thus became an easy prey for the fundamentalists from the Hindu and the Muslim institutions. They were the parallel stream flowing freely in the heart of rural Bengal when men like Tagore were germinating ideas of the Bengal Renaissance. The love and compassion of Lalan is relevant more than ever in today’s world of intolerance and hate.
Prosenjit Chatterjee as Lalon
Priyanshu Chatterjee as Jyotirindranath Tagore
Chanchal Chowdhury as Kaluah
Raisul Islam Asad as Siraj Saain
Gulshan Ara Champa as Padmabati, Lalon's mother
Tathoi as Golapi
Paoli Dam as Komli
Shuvra Kundu as Bhanumati
Shantilal Mukherjee as Kangal Harinath
Anirban Guha as Mir Mosharraf Hossain
Shahed Ali as Duddu Shah
The movie has been awarded the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India held at Goa from 22 November to 2 December 2010.