Mrittika Goon’s The Cloud Boat screened at Goethe-Institut28 February 2020
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), organised the screening of the film title The Cloud Boat (Kalo Megher Vela), directed by filmmaker Mrittika Goon on at Goethe-Institut Bangladesh auditorium in the capital’s Dhanmondi area recently.
Lubna Sharmin, representative of the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB) introduced the filmmaker Mrittika Goon, along with the moderator of the evening Q&A discussion session; film critic and journalist Sadia Khalid to the audience.
While sharing her experience on her film The Cloud Boat (Kalo Megher Vela) making, filmmaker Mrittika Goon, during the Q&A discussion session said, “Kalo Megher Vela is a philosophical fiction and an adaptation of poet Nirmalendu Goon’s novel of the same title. I wanted to show the chaotic aspects of the city life through protagonist Dukhu’s struggling slam life. In order to escape the abuse of his stepfather, Dhuku flees the city and takes asylum to the nature, leaving behind his beloved mother and there he finds his life philosophy; that the path to freedom is blocked by emotional attachments - in order to listen to the call of the soul; one must release themselves from the bondage of love.”
Synopsis of film The Cloud Boat (Kalo Megher Vela):
The Cloud Boat (Kalo Megher Vela) is a Bangla film directed by Mrittika Goon and an adaptation of poet Nirmalendu Goon’s novel of the same title. Protagonist Dukhu: a child who lost his father in his early age. The movie follows the struggles of Dhuku, a child who lives at a railway station. Dukhu’s life in a railway station of Dhaka is a continuity of struggle: physical and emotional. In order to escape the abuse of his stepfather, Dhuku flees the city, leaving behind his beloved mother. He disguises himself as an orphan and begins working for a family in a remote village. There he encounters a sage who teaches him that the path to freedom is blocked by emotional attachments - in order to listen to the call of the soul; one must release themselves from the bondage of love. Dukhu is inspired by the sage's words and begins a journey into the unknown, beyond all things material and away from the love for his own mother.
Mrittika Goon was born in Mymensing. Her father’s name is Nirmalendu Goon (poet) and mother’s name is Neera Lahiry (doctor). She passed her childhood in old Dhaka. She grew in a cultural family with her grandmother (Roma Lahiry) who was a professor of Sangskrit and grandfather (Shibprosonno Lahiry). She completed BSc in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration from North South University.
She started writing poem when she was eight years old. She wrote features regularly on FNL and Purple Magazine. Than introduce herself as a poet on regular newspaper. She published three poetry book, name Aamar Akashe Bristi (Rain in My Sky Line), Kali Makha Rode (the Sunlight is Painted Black) and Nokhhotro Ghash (The Solar Grass) and a story book The Butterfly Named Titly. She works at several sectors of media. Adopting true facts she directed telefilm Mirajul and also directed many more fictions for TV channels. Film Kalo Meger Vela is funded by Bangladesh Govt. She was executive producer of drama serial Patal Purir Rajkonna, India- Bangladesh combindly produced drama serial Sahittey Epar Opar and so more. She worked in branding of film Aamar Achey Jol, Aamar Bondu Rashed, Mrittika Maya, 9 No Bipod Sonket, Daruchini Dwip, etc. She worked as the coordinator of Sera Kontho, Lux-Channel i Superstar, Khudey Gaanraj, Sur Doriya Epar Opar, Rupchanada Hari Korai Rannar Lorai, etc. She is working in TV media for long time. She works at Channel i as its Brand and Communication Manager.