Art & Culture

‘Komola Rocket’ receives special jury award

Cultural Desk
The movie ‘Komola Rocket’ added yet another feather to its crown, with receiving the Special Jury Award in the recently concluded Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF). The movie took part at the festival in the international competition section. The film directed by Noor Imran Mithu also took part in the Festival du Film de Asia in France this month, receiving the Jury Award at the sixth edition of the festival.
‘Komola Rocket’ has been a force to reckon with, since its release in July, last year. Since then, the movie has been praised by fans and audience in Bangladesh, as well as by the viewers in several international festivals. As a result, the film has recently been added to the popular online platform Netflix. The movie was based on novels ‘Moulik’ and ‘Cyprus’ written by writer Shahaduzzaman. The screenplay of the movie was written by Mithu and the writer himself.
The story of the film revolves around a steamer in the name of Komola Rocket what will show Atik- a first class passenger who gets on the steamer along with other regular passengers. Atik is a wealthy man with moral flaws that are common among rich men of the country.
Atik sets fire to his own factory for getting money from the insurance. He is going to his friend’s house on this steamer for hiding himself. On the other hand, a man with the burnt body of a female worker, who worked in the factory, is also travelling in the same steamer.The lead characters of the movie are Tauquir Ahmed and Mosharraf Karim. The other cast of the film include Joy Raj, Samia Sayeed, Sheoti, Dominique Gomez, Bappa Shandru, Sujat Shimul and Abu Raihan Rasel among others.

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