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Song Of The Soul

Song Of The Soul

Original Name: Ajob Karkhana
English Name: Song Of The Soul
Year: 2022
Run Time: 109 Min
Language: Bengali
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Bangladesh
Director: Shabnam Ferdousi
Producer: Samia Zaman
Cast: Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Dilruba Doyel, Shabnaz Sadia Emi, Khalid Hasan Rumi, Helim Boyati, Dilu Boyati, Kitab Ali
Screenplay: Shabnam Ferdousi
Cinematographer: Enamul Haq Sohel
Editor: Sankhajit Biswas, Rakib Rana
Sound Designer: Amit Kumar Dutta
Music Composer: Labik Kamal Gaurob
Costume Designer: Zakia Urmee
Production Company: Versa Media
World Sales: Samia Zaman
World Sales Phone: +1 (646) 894-7551; +880 1841710071
World Sales Email: samiazaman@gmail.com

Festivals:

  • 20th Dhaka IFF 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 Jonmoshathi
  • 2012 Bishkabbyo
  • 2009 Bhubon Bhora Shur
  • 2008 Bhashajoyita
  • 2006 And We Cross The Same Road
  • 2003 Icchabashanta

Director’s Biography:

Qiu Jiongjiong

Shabnam Ferdousi is a national award-winning filmmaker and film-activist in Bangladesh. She has made more than 30 documentary films. Shabnam is also Executive Producer of more than hundred documentary films for various TV channel. Now she works as the head of the Documentary and Program in Ekattor TV.

Shabnam participated in many national and international film festivals, including: Cinefan FF, Asia Pacific FF, Mumbai IFF, Globians FF, JDCA Art and Artist FF, IWART FF, Kolkata IFF, Dhaka IFF, Bodhisattva IFF, International Documentary and Short FF Kerala. Song of the Soul is Shabnam Ferdousi's Fiction Feature Directorial debut from her own story and screenplay.

Synopsis:

Rajeeb is a contemporary rock superstar of Bangladesh, at the peak of his popularity. Rajeeb agrees to do a music-travel show on the music of folk music artists from all across Bangladesh. In the rural part of the country, far from the glitz and glamour, Rajeeb meets the underprivileged folk singers during the shoot. He discovers their simple life, philosophy and devotion to music. His personal life is complicated, and as ‘Ajob Karkhana’ gains popularity, Rajeeb’s thoughts, his soul, his creativity is affected. Feeling the inexorable opposing tugs from the urban and rural worlds, he can no longer compose as before - folk music penetrates his rock music. Questions haunt him. Who is a real artist? What is music? Where is his root?

The inexorable opposing tugs from the urban and rural life affects the main protagonist, rock star Rajeeb, after he encounters the simple life and philosophy of the underprivileged but devoted folk musicians of Bangladesh.