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Piklu

Mrinmoy Nandi

Film synopsis

This film, narrates the story of a young man, who have formed his entire academic career in Bengali Language and have gained PhD in that subject. Suddenly he finds that the entire “Bengali” community as an ethnic group has suffered a loss of cultural values-identity as they have surrendered to the state aided language hegemony, firstly English as a colonial hangover and then Hindi, resulting from the superficial Nation-building objective of the Union Government. Financially, culturally defeated this young man, in order to retard his national, cultural and even religious identity loss, tries to find solace in spiritual practices. He comes in contact with a pseudo-religious preacher, who trains him to meditate and find out about past lives. In the end, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a famous Bengali Linguist, Bengali icon and revivalist of the language appears in front of him and slaps him as a mark of protest for not undertaking the challenge of reversing language loss in his community, while seeking refuge in desultory religious practices.

Project summary

  Runtime  

00:26:19

  Country  

India

  Category  

Drama

  Release Date  

2019-08-15

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