By Rubaiyat HOSSAIN


Drama - Completed 2011

To face up to the masculine grand narrative of a nation and nationalism in broad-spectrum, Meherjaan is a women’s “feminine” re-visiting of Bangladesh's independence war with Pakistan in 1971.

& Awards

Bogota IFF 2012
Kolkata Film Festival 2012
Festival Int. de Films de Fribourg 2012
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay 2012
Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian & Arab Cinema 2012
Jaipur Int. Film Festival 2012
Best Critic Award
Northampton Int. Film Festival 2012
Best Film and Audience Award
Tiburon Film Festival 2012
Orson Wells Award
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rubaiyat HOSSAIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Rubaiyat HOSSAIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ashique MOSTAFA
    • Synopsis
    • In 1971, during Bangladesh’s war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society.
      Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah—a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’s daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past.
      Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.