Neel Joler Kabyo Review: Mehazabien Chowdhury delivers a praiseworthy performance

Neel Joler Kabyo (2023) Web Film Cast:

Mehazabien Chowdhury, Afran Nisho, Shirin Alom, Alomgir Hossain, Taniya Binte Mehek,

Director: Shihab Shaheen

Release Date:

The web film premiered on the OTT platform iScreen on 16th November 2023

Neel Joler Kabyo (2023) Bangladeshi Web Film Review: Shihab Shaheen’s top-notch storytelling

The story of Neel Joler Kabyo revolves around a young girl named Nila (Mehazabien Chowdhury), who informs her mother about a college tour to Cox's Bazar for just Rs 300. Due to their poor financial condition and concerns about the girl’s safety, her mother does not allow her to go and advises her to visit the sea with her husband once she gets married. Nila has harbored a long-time wish to visit Cox's Bazar, to experience the sea, spending hours sitting on the shore, and putting her legs into the water.

Fast forward five years, and we see Nila is now married to Shaon (Afran Nisho), an insurance agent who struggles to secure clients and meet their daily needs. The question arises: will Nila be able to travel to Cox's Bazar and fulfill her dream?

Neel Joler Kabyo is a masterpiece by Shihab Shaheen, showcasing his skills in powerful storytelling. He adeptly covers various facets of the story, including the girl's dream, her struggle to fulfill it, and her challenges in meeting daily needs with her husband's minimum salary.

Mehazabien Chowdhury as Nila delivers a stunning performance, owning every shot in this web-film. Her portrayal of Nila, a middle-class girl with a dream of visiting the sea someday, will resonate with anyone who has unfulfilled dreams.

Afran Nisho as Shaon, the middle-class, unassuming, honest man, gives a convincing and enjoyable performance. This year, Afran Nisho has already delivered two outstanding performances in Surongo and Sharey Showlo.

Dr. Jahan Sultana's screenplay is satisfactory, while Khaiyam Shanu Sondhi's background score is impressive. Nayem Fuad's cinematography deserves special mention, while Romjan Ali's editing could be improved by removing 10-15 minutes to enhance the overall pacing.


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