In a series of vignettes, a partially handicapped man lives his days in anguish as he tries to find a way to leave Dhaka.Live from Dhaka Movie Download.
Sazzad is a truly desperate man, whose handicapped leg seems to be the least of his worries. The stock market has crashed, and his stocks’ value has plummeted. He is paying for a loan, and he barely manages to make payments. He is pathologically jealous of his girlfriend, Rehanna, to the point that he is suspicious of every phone call she receives. His brother, Michael, who is staying with him, is a drug addict, who occasionally has fits of rage when he cannot find his dose, trying to persuade Sazzad to give him money. Tired of his situation in Dhaka, he applies for a travel visa, in order to leave for Russia. His troubles do not end, as his girlfriend informs him that she is pregnant and needs money for an abortion. This, however, is not the end of his problems.
Abdullah Mohammad Saad pens, directs and edits a film about a man whose already bad situation, constantly worsens, as he realizes that he has no way out and is gradually engulfed by despair. The fact that his leg is bad and has to use a cane to walk symbolizes his situation, and the fact that even his physical condition worsens, its constant deterioration. In that fashion, and along with the riots that overtake the city due to the financial crisis, Saad absolutely justifies Sazzad’s decision to leave, only to shutter this justification at the end, in both of the last two scenes. This never-ending live nightmare is much reminisced of ancient, Greek tragedies, but without the catharsis that defined them, since the story here is a never-ending downward spiral, from beginning to end.
Saad uses a very interesting editing technique, since the setting changes almost constantly, with each scene being quite brief, much like vignettes. In that fashion, he keeps the pace at a relatively fast speed, which seems to suit the story perfectly.