Arif, a young director, to make a film has adapted the Mahabharata episode of Eklavya’s offering of honorarium (Gurudakshina) to his Guru Dronacharya. Eklavya had to sacrifice his right thumb as Gurudakshina to Drona to uphold Arjuna’s supremacy in archery, which caused the end of Eklavya’s potential as an archer. While making the film on this mythological incident Arif is confronted with a new truth. At the shooting spot he comes to know from the Santals who gather to see the shooting that for archery the arrow needs to be held between right index and middle fingers- the thumb has no role to play in it. This revelation makes Arif and his associates extremely amazed. Deep in his heart Arif gets puzzled with the question then why did Eklavya had to pay his right thumb as Gurudakshina if it was not essential for archery? There begins Arif’s new analysis, and as a result a novel episode takes shape mingling the realism of the past with the present
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Abu Sayeed started his career as a filmmaker through direction of short fiction ‘Aborton’. After that his film making has never stopped though slow progress was made. By this time he made 2 short films, 4 full-length movies, and apart from this he also made a large number of fictional TV production. Abu Sayeed is one of the parts of the trend of independent film, which was introduced in the 80s through making of short film in Bangladesh. All the films made by Abu Sayeed’s are exhibited in the different international film festival of the world. Abu Sayeed obtained 6 national and 3 international awards on filmmaking.
1. Short Film.
A. Aborton (1988, 16 mm color. Duration: 25 Minutes)
B. Dhushar Jatra (1992, 18 mm Black& White Duration 32 Minutes)
2. Feature Film.
A. Kittonkhola (2000, 16 mm Color. Duration: 96 Minutes)
B. Shankhanad (2004, 35 mm Color. Duration: 102 Minutes)
C. Nirontor (Forever Flows) (2006, 35 mm Color Duration: 95 Minutes)
D. Banshi (The Flute) (2007, 35mm Color Duration: 82 Minutes)