5 June 2011 | rajin-cse
A movie done from the heart
It has been 40 years. Why should you stick with that past? I wont get passed in my exam or get the order from the foreign company if those old war criminals get punished. When there was a hint of forgetting the history of Liberation war 1971 then came an outstanding movie named "Guerilla". I don't want to call it just a movie. Its just like a proof of the sacrifice made by the people of Bangldesh in 1971 liberation war. Lets go through the story. Bilkis Banu (Joya Ahsan) is a regular woman in 1971. But her life changed when her husband Hasan (Ferdous) lost from 25th march. Then she joined the war as a freedom fighter. Fund collection, weapon supply or sending music spools etc were mainly her responsibilities. Once she went to an aristocratic party as disguise and planted a bomb there. Everything was going according to the plan but once a freedom fighter was tortured so brutally that he had to confess all his helping hands names. Bilkis ran away from Dhaka to her father's place leaving her in laws. But Bangladesh is now a war country. Train stops due the breakdown of bridge front ahead. Bilkis started walking. She stumbles due to heap of dead bodies. Corpse are floating in the rivers. The war criminal RAZAKARs are burning all the villages. The RAZAKARs are taking all the women from the houses to keep the army people satisfied! A freedom fighter named Shiraj helped bilkis on the way. Her brother Khokon is also a freedom fighter. Khokon Commander was just making the life of Pakistan Army hell. But he was caught with the help of the Razakars and also brutally murdered by them. Then finally Bilkis was also caught while searching the dead body of her brother. But the pakistani captain Shamsad didn't know that the grenade on his table will cause the day his last day on earth.
As I have said before this movie is a complete movie depicting liberation war of 1971. The brutality of the war is totally unveiled in this movie. The first part of the movie tells the story of city based war and later half depicts the village based war. In every section the viewers had to ponder about the amount of help done by the traitor Razakars during the war. The viewers certainly would say: "Are these human??". There are same real characters like Altaf Mahmud ( Ahmed Rubel), Rumy, Bodi are in the film. Everyone did an outstanding job. As they had fire in their eyes the reveal the true history of 1971 war of Bangldesh. The brother in law of Bilkis, TASLIM Sardar's ( A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman) character was worth praise. All the characters of traitors are portrayed so well that everyone would want to spit on their face after watching.
Joya Ahsan did an absolutely splendid job. She proves again that she is the best actress of Bangladesh. Shatabdi Wadud was also marvelous. The making of the movie is just amazing. Its possible to make a movie about 1971 but not making the environment of 1971. The freedom fighter director Nasir Uddin Yousuff made that possible. From the Pakistan railways to green villages of Bangladesh. Everything was excellent. There are two antagonist role acted by Shatabdi Wadud. The characters could have been done by different person but this might be done intentionally to describe that the faces of all pak army of 1971 were same.
There are plenty scenes of violent brutality are shown in the film. Some scenes really make people to move on. Such scenes like when Altaf Mahmud said: "I am Altaf Mahmud".When the Milk boy Naren saying: "Where would I go leaving this country?" everyone had tears on their eyes.
I would say a little about the negative sides of this movie. The editing on the first half is not that good. Some scenes are very much confusing due to the fast pace. Backgound score should have been better.
No doubt its the movie of every people of Bangladesh. Everyone of Bangldesh should watch this film at least once to know more about the liberation war. We would hope more movies to come like this one to make our heart cry for the martyrs of 1971 and not to forget their sacrifice.