Director: Samia Zaman
Cast: Aunkon, Faria Shahrin, Mostofa Prokash, Razzak, Shormilee Ahmed, Misha Showdagor
Runtime: 123 minutes
Strength: Good direction, cinematography, music
Weakness: Predictable storyline, mediocre acting
Showbiz Rating: 3/5
Plot: Bicchu (Aunkon), an orphan, lives in an orphanage after his mother's death during his birth. Beaten up by the authority he leaves for the uncertain place ultimately coming to Dhaka. Here he meets two other orphans who steal for a living.
Review: Samia Zaman's second movie 'Akash Koto Dure' (The Distant Sky) incorporates the story of an orphan named Bicchu. He leaves in an orphanage after his mother's death during his birth. Being beaten up and tortured by the authority in the orphanage, Bicchu leaves for uncertain lands in order to find the meaning of his life finally coming to Dhaka. With no money in his pocket, he meets two other orphans here who are engaged in illegal work, and steal for a living.
The story is smooth and easy going with the characters being presented one after another spontaneously for the sake of the plot. The representation of the village landscape, shooting, direction and incorporation of a different story shows the craftsmanship of Samia Zaman. Anyone can find the direction, music and acting to be different from a traditional Bangladeshi movie. The story is particularly woven to reflect on the central character, Bicchu. The other characters seem to be circling and supporting the central character for the plot's development, but there no strong supporting roles in the film. The music is impressive and creates a sense of love and care. "Valobashi Etai Sesh Kotha" touches the heart of the viewers. Anyone can argue the movie to be children's movie with the central characters being children. Yet, the music and Faria's glamour would claim it as a wonderful love-story.
The mediocre acting of few characters might come to front as viewers start watching the movie. Faria, being new in media, tried her best, yet has a long way to go as an actor, as do Aunkon and Prokash. All in all, it is a wonderful Bangla movie to enjoyed seen with family and friends.