Pesari Ob

Should the Wind Drop

Original name: Pesari Ob
English name: Water Boy
Year: 2021
Run time: 110 Minutes
Language: Tajik
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Tajikistan
Director: Fayzullo Faiz
Producers: Mahmadsaid Shohiyon
Cast: Mehrojiddini Safar, Ubaydullo Omon, Ahmadjoni Qutbiddinzoda, Soro Sobir
Screenplay: Nosir Rahmon, Fayzullo Faiz
Cinematographer: Abdukarim Uroqov
Editor: Kamil Karim, Safar Khakdodov
Sound Designer: Firdavs Sidiqov
Music Composer: Daler Nazar
Production Company: TajikFilm
World Sales: 7th Art Independent Film Distribution


  • Dhaka IFF
  • Kolkata IFF
  • Moscow Premier FF
  • Eurasian Creative Guild FF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Boris Kimyagarov (Doc)
  • 2017 Taxi (Short)
  • 2016 Without breathing (Short)
  • 2016 History of Tajik Cinema (Short Doc)
  • 2015 No place (Short)
  • 2013 8 March (Short)

Director's Biography:

Fayzullo Faiz

Fayzullo Faizov is a Tajik writer – director – film scholar. In 2017 he graduated from the Institute of Cinema and Theatre of Iran. His work was mainly practical, however, he started filming a documentary under the direction of Dr. Muhammad Shahbo, addressing the topic of the chronology of cinema of Tajikistan. He has directed multiple short films, short documentaries and log format documentaries. Water Boy is his debut feature film.


This social drama takes place in the fisherfolk village on a bank of the Tajik sea. The villagers start facing the ecological disaster recently. The village is in transition between traditionality and modernity. Barakat, the honest and respected old village man, doesn’t support the Boat Shopkeeper who smuggles in the harmful goods. He has only one confidant, Ramses, a small village boy with a made-up name. The filmmakers on a visit to shoot a film in the village cast Safar, Ramses’s father, as a lead. While Salima, Ramses’s mother, struggles to convince Safar and her son to relocate to a city. The finale of the story unveils the protagonists' fate amidst all ups and downs.