Janapada

Rudra has come back one morning, has returned to his friend Saruar's home. He had disappeared from home leaving no cue, a year ago. Saruar first came to know about Rudra's disappearance in Rudra's mother's call. Then he had gone to Rudra's home and saw how his agitated parents and elder brother were tracing out reasons of his desertion. Rudra do not answer any of these questions of Saruar now. He become immutable and eloquent. He only replies that he is tired and cinema experience Rudra's exhaustion from this world's journey in a non-narrative way. Rudra's consciousness become aware of a bigger crisis. Rudra just express interest to go to sleep for a while.

  • Rudra Kawser
    Director
  • Sham Pulok
    Writer
  • Bangladesh Cinema & Television Institute (BCTI)
    Producer
    Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit, The Ballad of a Geek, Chakrabyuha
  • Khaleq Sadman
    Cinematographers
  • Rudra Kawser
    Editors
    Chakrabyuha
  • Partho Sarothi
    Editors
  • Rudra Kawser
    Sound Design
    Chakrabyuha
  • Rudra Kawser
    Key Cast
    "Rudra"
  • Saruar Alam
    Key Cast
    "Saruar"
  • Amrin Hasnat Heya
    Key Cast
    "Child"
  • Afrin Nahid
    Key Cast
    "Bhabi"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Short, Non-fiction, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    Bengali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bangladesh Cinema & Television Institute (BCTI)
  • 4th Cefalù film festival 2019
    Cefalu
    Italy
    June 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    May 26, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival AZYL – International Online Festival of short films
    Panenská
    Slovakia
    June 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Sylhet International Film Festival 2020
    Sylhet
    Bangladesh
    July 10, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dhaka International Youth Film Festival 2020
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    July 31, 2020
    Best Bengali Film
  • 3rd Jharkhand International Film Festival 2020
    Jharkhand
    India
    October 11, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rudra Kawser

Rudra Kawser born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has completed his Post Graduation Diploma (PGD) in Film making from Bangladesh Cinema & Television Institute (BCTI). One of his films 'Janapada' has been selected to several international film festivals and won the BEST FILM AWARD at the Dhaka International Youth Film Festival 2020. He loves history, mythology & mathematics from his childhood. He is also an EC member and actively connected with a voluntary social organization working on Climate Change & Environmental situation in Bangladesh.

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Director Statement

Cinema has the power to bring people to a peaceful feelings and that's the only aim of art.