Set in Dhaka amid the backdrop of several historical events leading to the formation of Bangladesh, Ekattor promises to be a semi-fictional ode to the heroics and sacrifices made by many for the cause of independence. In this humanised take on the internal violence in the country, the story revolves around a gamut of interesting characters – including gangster Salim, his romantic interest, university student Joyita, West Pakistan Major Wasim, his journalist-wife Ruhi and East Pakistan Captain Shiraj.Ekattor Season 1 Download.
Many characters have contradictory views on the politics that surround the demand for a new country and don’t mince words in conveying their stance. Suddenly, a critical file bearing information about a covert operation, ‘Operation Blitz’, goes missing and becomes a cause of concern among the Army superior. To what extent would Wasim go to retrieve the file and what’s the price that the protestors have to pay for the formation of a new State?
The confident cast of Ekattor puts up a decent show while staying true to the spirit of their characters. Mostafa Manwar, playing Salim, is effective in the role of a gangster with several layers to him and his on-screen romance with Nusrat Imrose Tisha (Joyita) is charming despite the minimal duration. Nusrat’s character may have established better, but the actor gives enough purpose and direction to the role of a student cum activist. Iresh Zaker becomes an embodiment of stiffness in his portrayal of Wasim. Rafiath Rashid Mithila as the sincere journalist is a picture of confidence in a brief yet a well-conceived role. Mostafizur Noor Imran may have needed more meat to the one-note role of the army person Shiraj.
Tales surrounding the independence of a nation can be a lot more than a barrage of facts imposed upon a viewer. Ekattor is a rare attempt in the web space to have fictionalised the series of incidents during the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka. The lead characters, belonging to different strata of the society, are intelligently placed under the same roof and help you view the narrative from different perspectives.