Moner Manush

Moner ManushIn 19th century Bengal, visionary, poet and musician Lalon Fakir inherited the best of the liberal traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam to develop a philosophy of life which was both secular and tolerant. The film retraces the life of the spiritual leader whose moderation and pacifism drew upon him and his followers the wrath of fundamentalist Hindu and Muslim institutions. The Times of India describes Moner Manoosh as ‘ a visually stunning film which explores the burning issues of intolerance and sexual freedom to give it a sense of dynamic relevance to the global world we inhabit today.’

15 cert – India 2010 – Director: Goutam Ghose
Running time: 120 minutes – Language: Bengali
Cast: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raisul Islam Asad