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Maya The Lost Mother

Dr. Manabi Bosh is a war child. She was adopted by a childless couple through Mother Teresa orphanage in Kolkata and brought up there. She came to know about herself and her birth history by a letter kept by her foster mother in her death time. She is however a war child, a child of a BIRANGANA, raped and tortured in a concentration camp of Pakistani militarily in 1971 war. She came to Bangladesh for a research on war child here. She however introduced with Asiyabanu, a BIRANGANA in jayanagar village. There she came to know about her isolated family and harsh struggle of life. She met Kadarbanu,child of Asiya's later marital life and Jabbar Ali, who is also a war child himself. Kadarbanu died in a consequence of social exploitation. Manabí Ghosh felt a motherly form in Asiya, which she was looking for a long; but suddenly she felt a fetus is growing inside of her! Who did father the fetus, who is its father?

  • Masud Pathik
  • Masud Pathik
  • Aslam Shihir
  • Mumtaz Sorcar
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Manabi Bosh "
  • Devasish Kaiser
    Key Cast
    "Rayhan Kabir"
  • Jyotika Jyoti
    Key Cast
    "Maya Banu"
  • Pran Roy
    Key Cast
    "Jabbor Ali"
  • Nargis Akhtar
    Key Cast
    "Asiya Bayoa"
  • Leena Ferdouse
    Key Cast
    "Gita Ferdouse"
  • Jhuna Chowdhury
    Key Cast
    "Ahsan Molla"
  • Oporup Rahi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, War, Realism
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 49 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh, India
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dhaka
    January 16, 2020
    Dhaka International Film Festival 2020
Distribution Information
  • Bratya Creation
    Country: Bangladesh
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Masud Pathik

Masud Pathik, a poet and research fellow, obtained. Now he is doing Ph.D. research on Bangladeshi Cinema. He started his career as a freelance writer and a lecturer of Bengali language and literature at a college. He completed one-year diploma course successfully at the session 2000-2001 from Theatre School, Dhaka. Besides, he took part actively at a Film Appreciation Course in 2008 organized by Biswa Shahitya Kendra, Dhaka.
Pathik edits a little magazine named Bratya that mainly focuses the life and livelihood of the subaltern people of Bangladesh. Five poetry books of Pathik have already been published which are highly acclaimed by poetry lovers. He also acts as the assistant editor of Pothorekha, a very prestigious literary magazine in Bangladesh. Moreover, he is an executive member of JatiyoKobita Parishad, Bangladesh. Upcoming film KOBIGAS (THE POETREE), WAITING OF COLOR.
Pothik has already got six national awards including film award. 1. In Literature as a poet, Kali o Kolom HSBC Bank award. 2. As the best director, Telecine film award, Kolkata. 3. Special selection, SAARC film fest award, Srilanka. He has already got nine literary awards with prestigious Kali o Kolom HSBC Bank award. MasudPathik has got total fourteen awards for his cultural activities. Achievement and Awards: Masud Pathik won the Bangladesh National Film Award for 2014 for his film NekabbarerMahaproyan which he directed and produced, and the best lyricist prize. The film won seven National Film Awards.

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Director Statement

"Maya: The Lost Mother" is not only a visual representation of a story, but also a philosophical sketch: a story which was never told before. The compilation of Maya's characters and dialogues basically portray the philosophy of our sub-continental people, or how they look upon their life, with its cinematic sculpture. The filmography of the movie or the poems and artistic elements used in the story, would make everyone to think a bit deeply. 'Maya' is the presentation of our root, rituals and culture; on the other hand, it can be called as my biography too.
As the screenplay runs, 'Maya' comes up with the telling of the life of war children in a newly independent country, or the women who were brutally tortured in the war. Their struggles or the identity crisis of this large number of people were the major resolution of this film. Surprisingly, those ever heard stories of struggles we never found in our cinemas much.
When the tears of thousand women become a script, that cannot be simply called as a cinema. 'Maya' is a telling of Bangladesh, as it is a telling of us, too.