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Alifa





Synopsis

Ali, a daily wage earner living in the vicinity of a sprawling city, has to cope with uncertainty, hardship and abuses. He is at the mercy of a forest guard for not being evicted from his family’s new-found habitat in a green hilly area overlooking the city. He finds solace in his hardworking, young wife and their two children. Ali is used to create stories to answer queries by his children about the night sky and about his past. His stories hide his inability to understand nature – for deep down his senses there is the real story of sorrow, as his riverside village is now extinct due to heavy flood and erosion. But he is little aware that most cruel troubles are brewing and about to threaten their meek existence. It remains an impossible task to enroll his daughter Alifa and son Faisal in primary school despite his wife Fatima working as a construction labour. As fate would have it, Fatima developed an affair with a co-worker that caused grave injury to Ali’s faith and longing for her. What follows is the hardest fate befalling Ali’s family.

Cast

Baharul Islam, Jaya Seal Ghosh, Victor Banerjee, Prasun Gain, Satya Ranjan, Pabitra Rabha


Director :Deep Choudhury Language :Bengali Country :India
Producer :Arman Ahmed Editor :Rabiranjan Maitra Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Nahid Ahmed Year :Not Updated Duration:109 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Deep Choudhury

Director Biography

Deep, a man of many interests was confused regarding his career during his early years. After completion of his graduation in English literature, he continued doing many ode jobs until he realized that filmmaking is one such passion, where he can exercise all his interests. He devoted his valuable two years watching world movies, learning basics of film making through film journals, books on filmmaking, youtube tutorials etc. He is largely influenced by film makers Roman Polanaski, Martin Scorsese, Satyajit Ray and Andrei Tarkovsky. In the year 2009, he directed his first shorts I am a poet with his friend co-director Shashanka das. The film was awarded as the best film in the Adda Shorts Film Festival held in the same year in Guwahati.After that, he continued with a TV series for a local entertainment channel.Written and Co-directed an episodic TV serial Jeevan Kallol under commissioned programme for DDK Dibrugarh. His last short film was a 33 minutes Hindi/Marathi language, Fishing Surmai, written and directed under his production Pohr eh Vita pictures. The film was screened in Silk Route Film Festival, Dublin Ireland. He received Best Director Jury Award in Mumbai Shorts International Festival in the year 2014 for  Fishing Surmai.   A ardent lover of nature Deep often goes for hiking trips and spends time amidst nature. During one such hike back in 2000, the idea of Alifa came into his mind. He has been conceiving the idea since then and in the year 2012, he wrote down the story of Alifa.  

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