Rupkothar Golpo: A Fairy Tale (রূপকথার গল্প) is October 25, 2006 released Bangladeshi film directed by Toukir Ahmed. Impress Telefilm Limited produced and distributed the film.
Rupkathar Golpo, is not a fairy tale as the title suggests, but is rather a story of the human condition in current times. The film centres on a desperate mother (Taskin Sumi) whose child is lost. In the film a young man (Chanchal Chowdhury), fired on his first day at work, encounters a streetwalker with a child. To be able to buy some food for her baby, the girl decides to go with a truck driver (Toukir Ahmed) leaving her child in the young man's care. The police however suspect the young man to be an abductor, seeing him with a baby that is apparently not his and he is taken to the police station.
After returning the girl cannot find her child and combs the city with the truck driver looking for the baby. The young man, incapable of articulating his pain, is an honest soul and being torn by responsibility and moral consequence cannot leave the child. He tries his best to save the baby. The truck driver starts gambling, loses everything and decides to bet the girl. His partners in the gamble rape her while he is left senseless under the influence of alcohol.
Within this unremarkable premise lies the profoundly moving story of Rupkothar Golpo. Filmed in the ravages of contemporary life, the movie is a sharp portrayal of despair and hope, desperation and survival, loss and redemption, poignantly told in subtle actions and spare words. The film narrates a story of humanity, in all its imperfections and cruelty.Chanchal ChowdhuryToukir AhmedTaskin SumiHumayun FaridiMamunur RashidMosharraf KarimAbul HayatSaleh AhmedEjajul IslamRahmat AliTushar KhanJhuna ChowdhuryDr. Inamul HaqueShabnam Parvin
The music of the film was directed by Bari Siddiki. lyrics were penned by Nidhu Babu, Rabindranath Tagore, Shahidullah Forayezi and Bari Siddiki.
This film won several awards including
Dhaka International Film FestivalAudience Choice Award: Film
Meril Prothom Alo AwardsCritics Choice Best Director - Toukir AhmedCritics Choice Best Actor - Chanchal Chowdhury
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