As India gained its much-awaited independence in 1947, a race faced another struggle. Bengal was divided and hundreds of thousands of Bengalis were displaced and divided on the basis of their religion. The Hindus were forced out as East Bengal was made a part of Pakistan and the same fate lay in store for the Muslims of West Bengal. Millions became refugees in their own homeland, and thousands still bear the cross and the scar.
The Indo-Bangladesh border is porous. It runs through rivers, ponds, agricultural fields, villages and even houses where the entrance is in India and the backdoor in Bangladesh. It is perhaps the most complex land border anywhere in the world.
Muntasir Badal Choudhury is a respected and much loved teacher in modern day Bangladesh, residing in a village close to the Indian border. He lives with his wife Laila . They have created a beautiful world around their beloved daughter Rupsha who is a little wonder and the joy of their life. They are a happy and loving family that lives peacefully in their little haven. The barbwire is but a mere part of their geography and an occasional reminder of a not so distant past. Only till they are forced to face it.
The film is a human saga of a truncated land and how people are trying to relive their destiny.
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