Series Review: Jaago Bahey (2021) by Siddiq Ahamed, Saleh Sobhan Auneem,  Sukorno Shahed Dhiman

Set earlier than Bangladesh grew to become an unbiased nation, when it was nonetheless a part of Pakistan, “Jaago Bahey” focuses on the problems Bangladeshian individuals confronted on the time, by three episodes, which could as effectively be quick motion pictures,  that spotlight three completely different facets. 

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The primary episode is titled “Shobder Khowab” and offers with the difficulty of the language, by specializing in the working atmosphere of an workplace in an imports-exports firm. The center-aged workers converse and write in Bengali, however their boss insists that each one transactions within the workplace should happen in Urdu. The protagonist has actual hassle studying the brand new language, even hiding his wrestle from his spouse, and the bullying methods of his boss don’t assist in any respect. Finally, nevertheless, and because the workers get fired one after the other, one other agenda is revealed. 

Siddiq Ahamed directs an episode that strikes in a considerably repetitive vogue, because the scenes from the workplace give their place to those within the protagonist’s home, and vice versa. On the similar time, nevertheless, the general ambiance is kind of good, with Ahamed inducing the narrative with a way of stress and fixed hazard, which derives from each the boss’s angle and the angst of the workers relating to their future within the firm, in a setting the place unemployment was the rule, and the music, which intensifies this method fairly elaborately. The remark concerning the suppression Bangladeshi individuals felt is effectively communicated as a lot as how a lot somebody can endure earlier than they snap. 

The second episode is titled “Lights, Digicam… Objection” and focuses on the film business on the similar time, as two filmmakers are assembly with the members of the censorship board, who demand that a variety of scenes they deem inappropriate or inflaming to the general public be reduce. The dialogue finally ends up being on the aim and performance of cinema, however in some unspecified time in the future, a army officer enters the setting and ultimately takes over. 

In a method that capabilities primarily as a stage play, with heavy dialogue and a single location, Saleh Sobhan Auneem highlights the problems artists confronted on the time, by a dialogue that touches philosophical, social and monetary points. Though not notably cinematic, the episode advantages probably the most by the presence of Mostafa Monwar within the function of the persecuted director, whereas the general dialogues are fairly entertaining and intriguing of their complexity.

The third episode is titled “Bunker Boy” and takes place in a collection of bunkers through the Bangladesh Liberation Battle and focuses on a Bengali boy who tries to scavenge from the bunkers, however finally ends up being the prisoner of a Baloch soldier, who forces him to take him to the Indian facet. 

In probably the most cinematic of the three episodes, notably as a result of it contains location capturing, Sukorno Shahed Dhiman directs a thriller primarily, because the agony about what will occur to the duo, and after some extent, the query of if the boy has one thing else in his thoughts, end in a relatively intriguing narrative. The evening photographs listed below are fairly effectively performed, with the identical making use of to the enhancing, which provides to the agony by the implementation of a quick tempo. 

As a complete, the standard of the collection is certainly a lot above the common TV collection, each in context and manufacturing values, with the second episode thriving on the primary facet and the third within the second, though the standard is clear in all three. Granted, the feedback are relatively one-sided to the purpose of polemic, as Pakistani are introduced because the villains and the Bangladeshi the poor victims that ultimately discover the heroic power to withstand, however past this component, context-wise, the collection is relatively intriguing. Moreover, the progress of the Bangladeshi film business is kind of evident in “Jaago Bahey”, by the work of three filmmakers which can be certain to “concern us” within the subsequent few years. 



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