Tanvir Mokammel

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Tanvir Mokammel (Bangla: তানভীর মোকাম্মেল) (born 8 March 1955 in Khulna) is a Bangladeshi film director. He earned a Masters degree in English Literature at Dhaka University. His filmmaking career started in 1984 with a short film HOOLIYA (WANTED).


  • "HOOLIYA" (WANTED) / 28 minutes/16mm./B&W/1984/ an experimental film based on a political poem by poet Nirmalendu Goon

  • "SMRITI EKATTOR" (REMEMBRANCE OF ’71)/ 60 minutes/ 35mm./ colour/ 1991/ a documentary on the murder of the Bengali intellectuals by the Islamic fundamentalists during the Bangladesh war of liberation in 1971.

  • "EKTI GOLIR ATYAKAHINI" (TALE OF A LANE)/34 minutes/ U-matic/1993/ an ethnographic documentary on the life and the present condition of the Hindu conch shell makers living in the architecturally interesting ancient lane of Shakharibazar in Old Dhaka.
  • "NADIR NAM MODHUMATI" (THE RIVER NAMED MODHUMATI) 130 minutes/ 16mm./ colour/ 1995/ feature film/ a deconstruction of the Hamlet theme on the backdrop of the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971.

Received three Bangladesh national awards for best story, best dialogue and best song. Shown in Tri-Continental Film Festival, Nantes, France.

  • "ACHIN PAKHI" (THE UNKNOWN BARD) / 60 minutes / Beta Cam / 1996/ a documentary on the life and musicology of Fakir Lalon Shah, the doyen among the wandering sect of the folk-singers of rural Bengal known...... ...
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