Sultan, the young protagonist, decides to move to the haor to work as a farmhand for a family of an elderly man whose son died last year leaving behind a young girl Ruku, a toddler and the widowed wife.
It is paddy harvesting season and there is a race against time before the monsoon rains flood the region. Sultan toils away in the fields, becomes accustomed with the ways of the village, and develops a bond with the children and their widowed mother.
After the harvest, the area becomes flooded by the gushing and seemingly ceaseless waters pouring downhill during monsoon season. The villagers struggle against the strong currents and massive waves to stop the soil from eroding away. Things take a turn for the worse when the toddler accidentally drowns in the engulfing waters.
At the end of the monsoon, the family’s stock of food grain runs thin and there’s hardly any other means of earning a livelihood. Sultan did not want to be a burden of the family and decides to leave. His decision prompts an emotional drama that leads him to marry the widow.
Sultan dreams big to settle in life with the harvest of cultivated paddy. But a devastating flash flood washes away the entire paddy before harvesting, leaving them penniless and in dire straits. The future looks bleak, and with no rays of hope in sight, Sultan and the family begin a new journey toward the city in search of livelihood.
CAST & CREW
Written, Directed by: Muhammad Quayum
Assistant Director: Noyon Ashraf
Cinematographer: Mazaharul Razu
ChiefASSt. Cinematographer: Safir Biplob
ASSiStant Cinematographer : Anik Barua, Kamruzzaman Arif
Art Direction & Costume: Rabi Dewan
Location Sound Recording: Sazzad Ahmed
Assistant Sound Recordist: Abhijit Arka
Sound Design: Sukanta Majumdar
Music: Satyaki Banerjee
Editing: Arghyakamal Mitra
Director’s Special Assistant: Gazi Mahtab Hassan
ChiefAssistant Director: Bijoy B. Sarkar