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A Flower in Flame

The movie 'Ahoto Fuler Golpo' tells us a story about three girls-Shapla, Kamini and Mohona who were the victims of orthodox
patriarchal Muslim society, widespread information technology and influence of western culture respectively. Shapla is a schoolgirl who gets herself emotionally involved with a freshman named Sobuj.
At the same time, the Imam of the mosque is attracted to Shapla. Shapla's close friend Kamini is having an open relationship.
But as her sex video gets leaked, she commits suicide. In the meantime, Shapla's father comes to know about her affair and decides to marry her off with Imam Huzoor. Mohona, an open-minded girl of the same village, tries to stop Shapla's wedding. But her efforts went in vain and Shapla gets married to that Huzoor who is about two times older than she. Then Shapla becomes like a jailbird being captured in her bigoted husband's house. Meanwhile, Sobuj can't forget Shapla and comes to visit her frequently. In this perplexing situation, Shapla feels jeopardized in an existential crisis. But as time passes and Mohona tries to improve the situation, Huzoor's mind starts getting a bit changed.
A window of hope and freedom gets opened in Shapla's life.

  • Anto Azad
  • Anto Azad
  • Anto Azad
  • Gazi Rakayet
    Key Cast
    "Kabir Ahmed"
  • Tahiya Khan
    Key Cast
  • Sujon Mahabub
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  • Ali Ahsan
    Key Cast
  • Touhidul Alam
    Key Cast
  • Ananna Haque
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 40 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Wee Hours Cinema
    Country: Bangladesh
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Anto Azad

Director Anto Azad was born in a village named Matiyar Para in Panchagarh district,Bangladesh. He received his secondary education in
Moumari Primary School and Kaliganj High School. After passing from Dinajpur Government College, he completed his BSc. in Social Science from Dhaka College.
After that, he successfully completed a six months course in Prachyanat School of Acting and Design. Then from 2003 to 2006, he played different roles in 13 to 14 stage dramas.In the meantime, he also acted in several TV fictions, short films and feature films.
Along with that, he also participated in different workshops such as- 'From Rabindra Culture to Satyajit Movie',' Relation of Drama & Film: Their Differences', 7 days long 'Film Appreciation Course', ' Workshop on Art of Rabindranath' organized by Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and 'Soul Searching of Bangladeshi Movies' organized by Moviana Film Society.

Anto Azad held various positions in production management of several documentary films. And for around two years, he served as an executive producer in an Ad Agency named 'Team Yolo'.
As a director, he has directed several TV fictions. Some of his notable works are 'Tithi Tumi Bhalo Theko', 'Holud Patar Pachali', ' Juiphul Pujari O GutiKoy Pipra' and 'Ahoban'. Finally,he debuted as a film director and writer in his first
full-length feature film 'Ahoto Fuler Golpo'.

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Director Statement

"Islam, as a religion, has spread into this Indian sub-continent from middle east. Before the Islamic era, there were various religious practises among the people of this region, and the rituals or practices of those religions became conflicting with Islam when it stood as the major way of belief to the sub-continental people. The politicians and other opportunistic classes has always kept those issues in their minds, and used that rivalry as their weapons for personal benefits since so long. In many situations they pulled the trigger out of the religious sentiment to make some profits, and they were always successful.

On the other hand, after the incident of 9/11 the western world has recognised Islam as a way of terrorism, and they are defining 'Islam' as synonymous to 'Terror' or 'Chaos', which is absolutely a wrong perception. It was the people who did not get the messages of Islam correctly, was behind the terrors. But as a way of life, Islam has never showed the path of chaos instead of peace. We people are the faultier, creating hazardous incidents, blaming each other, using technology on a wrong way, showing extremist natures and at the end of the day we are accusing everyone except us as the evils. I believe, religion can't posses anything which is ideologically wrong, rather we people are responsible for turning them over into ideological conflicts. A peaceful society, which my cinema 'Ahoto phool er golpo' dreams of, can't be built without religion, social norms and beliefs. I hope this movie can make the message clear to it's audiences, and will make them understood that it is high time to change our wrong way of perception."