Liberation war-based film Bhuban Majhi is going to hit Indian cinemas on August 3. Starring Indian actor Parambrata Chatterjee and local actress Aparna Ghosh in the lead roles, since then the film has participated in many major international film festivals and has been screened in numerous cinemas worldwide. The film has been dedicated to late Indian singer-music director Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya, who worked as the music director in the film.

Bhuban Majhi explores two time periods simultaneously - 1970 to 1971, and 2004 to 2013, Arefin explains. The film opens in 1970, depicting the rise of a rebel in a common man, played by Parambrata, who struggles with his ideals, and ends with the philosophy of Baul Ananda Shai in 2013.

Nahir, played by Parambrata, comes to Kushtia to complete his graduation a few days before the 1970 election. The ongoing countrywide turmoil revolving around the movement for independence in then East Pakistan, and the elections don't seem to move him in the slightest. All he seems to be bothered with is his love for theatre and Farida.

Nahir, like many of us, has many layers to his personality, believes Parambrata. "There is always an element of doubt and hesitation in the mind of a sensible person. Whenever something happens around us, we prefer to mull over it before jumping to conclusions." The character of Nahir is not any different from that, as he too embodies the contradictory nature of most humans. As a patriot, Nahir feels the urge to take part in the war, but the artist in him wants to attain independence in a peaceful manner. n

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