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  • "Jibon Theke Neya" is a timeless classic directed by one of most potential directors of Bangladesh Zahir Raihan. It tells story of Bangladesh under Pakistani dictatorial rules in the 70's metaphorically. Zahir Raihan took a bold step to portray the political movements in the then East Pakistan with this movie. Inspired by events surrounding the mass uprising of 1969, the movie was released prior to the war but still represents the true spirit of independence. In this movie the National Anthem of Bangladesh,"Amar Shonar Bangla Ami Tomay Bhalobashi" was played for the first time. The song was not only used as the National Anthem but also was able to generate the sense of Bengali nationalism among the masses. The lyrics of the song that was sung inside the jail captured in the movie too will make clear how motivational it was. It is summarized like this 'break that lock, break that iron gate of jail, fire on the jails and release all victims'. So it is not only a movie to be picture of the socio-political scenario but proved to be an effective catalyst in bringing about the people of East Pakistan under the same banner that demanded independence and autonomy.
  • It happens to be the one and only movie, which is based on movement of Bengali Mother Language right. It is a blend of great plot and awesome acting. It have bit of comedy and drama. You will find out how the Bengal people fight for the right to talk in their mother language. How people suffer against Pakistani military government, who tries to enforce Urdu language on Bengali people. In the parallel plot it shows family politics where the elder lady wants to control the whole family. She tricks the two sister so well that they starts fighting thus she get the control back to her hand. There are few legendary songs on the movie, one of them is the National Anthem on Bangladesh and another one is popular. It is said this songs were big inspiration in the liberation period, Mukti Jodha's use to listen the songs for hours which inspires them to fight for their freedom. Its a must watch for all those who wants to know about Bangladesh.
  • ashrafhossainpatwary5 September 2020
    One of the greatest movies of Bengal filmography of all time.Jahir Raihan made a masterpiece by making this!
  • *"Jibon Theke Neya" which simply means "Experience Taken from Life" is a Classic Political Satire of Bangladesh, Written and Directed by the Great Author, Director and Wordsmith Zahir Raihan. Released in 1970, It is a Satire Based on the Bengali Language Movement under the Rule of Pakistan Govt. metaphorically. In that time It was a Brave attempt by Zahir Raihan to make this Film which Stirred the whole Nation and He also faced many Difficulties during the Release of the Film.

    *It's a History/Drama Movie. The Plot is set in the Backdrop of the 1952 Language Movement. A Household, Where an Autocratic Bad-tempered Woman who represents the Tyrannical Leader of Pakistan, Controls everybody in the House, including Her Husband, Brothers and the Servants who repesents the General people of the Country. When the Brothers Get married the Situation Becomes more Problematic over Having Control of the family by Having the Keys of the House. Where Outside of the House, the People of East-Pakistan Rise in Political Protest to Make Bangla recognised as one of the State Languages. Parallelly Inside the House, the Members also Raise their Voice against the Tyrannical Woman. The Plot is very Interesting and Smart. It is Mix of Great Plot and Awesome acting by the Actors, with a Bit of Comedy and Drama. Towards the End It also Has some Great Courtroom Drama.

    *The Actors, Razzak, Anowar Hossain, Khan Ataur Rahman, Rawshan Jamil, Amjad Hossain, Baby Zaman, Shuchonda, Shawkat Akbar, Rosy Samad etc. all are Great and Legendary actors from Bangladesh. They all did a very Great job, Specially Rawshan Jamil as the Tyrannical Woman and Khan Ataur Rahman as Her Husband. Razzak and Anowar Hossain's Characters are The Face of the Revolution in the Movie.

    *The Director Zahir Raihan is My Favorite Writer. He is also a Great Director and Directed Some great Films like Kancher Deyal, Sangam, Behula etc. And Notable Documentary Film Stop Genocide.

    *The Music of the Movie is Legendary which was the Credit of Khan Ataur Rahman. Several Songs that were used in the Movie, Which were later gave the Inspiration and Energy to the Mukti Bahini Fighting the Liberation War of Bangladesh. The Songs were "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano (My Brother's Blood Spattered)" - Which was Based on The Language Movement. "Karar Oi Louho Kopat (Those Iron Gates of Prison)" - A poem by the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam turned to Song. "Amar Shonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)" - A Rabindranath Tagore Song which was Later used As the Bangladeshi National Anthem. That's how Monumental the songs of the Movie is. Also the other songs are Great too, "E Khacha Vangbo ami Kemon kore (How will I Break this Cage)" - A great metaphorical song about the situation of the family members in the household. "Eki Sonar Aloy (In Golden Light)" - A great romantic song. The Singers were also Great.

    *The only Problem of this Movie is It's a very Old Film and It is not Well-Preserved. It should be Well Preserved for the Modern Viewers to Watch and Enjoy.

    *Well, This Film is my One of the Favorite. It is also the Best Film ever made on the 1952 Language Movement and Arguably the Best Film ever Made in Bangladesh.
  • afiacpti22 June 2017
    10/10
    Great!
    Great movie with all the metaphor, unique in it's genre in bengali movie. I have watched it and enjoyed it. But there's one thing that is quite sad is that the screen quality is not that great. But, all in all it covers up the gap with the superior story. I would recommend anyone to watch this movie to understand the prospect of Bengal Language Movement and the reason behind International Mother Language Day. I bet you would enjoy it.
  • "Jibon Theke Neya" is political satire on the dictatorship of Ayub Khan in then East Pakistan. This film portrays Bengali Language Movement of 1952 and tribute to the Martyrs of the movement. The story presents dominating image of a woman in a family consisting her husband, two brother and the servants. This symbolizes the dictatorship of Ayub Khan in the country then. It also represents mass uprising of 1969 and arresting the political workers. Protest both outside in the road and inside in the house goes on. Meanwhile, the family members acquire courage to get rid of the dictatorship but another circumstance arises to gain control over the family and possession of a bunch of keys.

    Prominent Director of Bangladeshi film, Zahir Raihan symbolizes the family as the country, and possession of the bunch of keys as the political movement in the film. The story was written with great care to portray the incidents of political movement metaphorically. All of the cast of the film have done tremendous acting. In this film, several prominent songs such as "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano", song based on Language Movement, "Karar Oi Louho Kopat", song written by rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and "Amar Sonar Bangla" which was later taken as the National Anthem of Bangladesh was used. It is said that this film inspires Liberation War in 1971 and the songs were inspiration for the freedom fighters.

    For all type of audience, this can be a worth watching film. Audience can have knowledge about 1952's Language Movement, 1969's mass uprising from this classical one of Zahir Raihan.
  • This movie is a pioneering one in Bangaldeshi film industry. In it's golden age, this movie strenghthens the reputation of golden age of bengali cinema. This film evolves about the mass movement in 1969 against the Pakistani rulers to free up Bengali leader Sheikh Mujib who was detained in custody over a political case. This great movie stunned the viewers of how Zahir Rayhan, it's director, managed to reflect the whole theme of Bengali's struggle and Pakistani's oppression in this film.

    Must watch. If you wan't to watch one bengali movie, I would definitely suggest you to see this. 10/10
  • rkii6 May 2021
    This movie is one of the historic and best movie of my life.
  • It is one of the masterpieces of the great Bangladeshi director and story writer Zahir Raihan. The storyline is based on the historic movements took place before 1971, starting from 1952 ( language movement), for the independence of then East Pakistan.

    This movie portrayed the Pakistani tyrant rulers in the form of a mother-in-law, who tries to suppress other family members in every way possible. She did not let others speak in any matter of the family and so, other members started movement against her in the house.

    Briefly, this mother-in-law virtually represented the Pakistani tyrant rulers and the suppressed & agitated members of the family portrayed the then Bengal peneverho fought against the domination of West Pakistani rulers. In 1970 this movie was released and is claimed to be one of the best movies in Bangladesh. Before independence, Zahir Raihan aroused the people of Bengal by this movie, because he could clearly make understand people about the situation of then East Pakistan.

    And now, even in 21st century , this movie reminds the Bangladeshi people of their legacy in 1971, and still recognized as one of the best movies in Bangla.

    Finally, I would like to say, if you missed it, you can never imagine what a perfect entertainment based on reality you missed. So, happy watching!!
  • Great movie with great message. The story was based on a family which represents a tyrant government.
  • nahidhasandna20 February 2020
    One of the perfect movie i have seen. It's about the language movement in Bangladesh
  • Acting as well as direction was awesome. Zahir Rayhan was successful both as a writer and a film maker.
  • Great movie. I loved every seconds of this movie. Everyone should watch this work by Zahir Raihan.
  • The movie is just a love... I can watch it again and again. My interest for this movie never drops. I admit it.