Thursday, 23 March, 2023

‘Mayar Jonjal’ on ‘Mubi’

‘Mayar Jonjal’ on ‘Mubi’
A scene from ‘Mayar Jonjal’

Mubi is one of the world’s best streaming platforms for arthouse movies. Films of many world-renowned directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Roman Polanski, David Fincher and Francois Truffaut are being streamed on the platform. has added the Bangladesh-India joint venture film ‘Mayar Jonjal’ to their catalogue recently. 

Josim Ahmed from Bangladesh is the producer of the film while Indian filmmaker Indranil Roychowdhury has directed the movie.

 Noted Bangladeshi actor Aupee Karim has played an important role in the film. Through the film Aupee Karim has returned to silver screen after 15 years long hiatus. 

Aupee Karim has portrayed the role of Shoma and noted Indian actor Ritwick Chakraborty has played the character of Shoma’s husband in ‘Mayar Jonjal’.

The film is based on two short stories by Manik Bandopadhyay, ‘Bishakto Prem’ and ‘Shubala’.

Besides Aupee Karim and Ritwick Chakraborty, celebrated Indian actors Paran Bandopadhyay, Chandreyee Ghosh, Bratya Basu, Bangladeshi actor Shohel Mondal and others have played different roles in the film.  

The story of the film revolves around a petty criminal, who falls for a sex worker but plans to run away with her savings. He comes across a laid-off factory worker who doesn’t want to see his housewife as a housemaid. 

‘Mayar Jonjal’ has garnered appreciation on multiple international platforms upon screening, and was also honoured with accolades around the globe.

The film first premiered at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival in 2020.