Nodir Naam Modhumoti

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Nodir Naam Modhumoti
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DVD cover
নদীর নাম মধুমতী
Directed byTanvir Mokammel
Written byTanvir Mokammel
CinematographyAnwar Hossain
Edited byMahadeb Shi
Music bySyed Shabab Ali Arzoo
Release date
  • 20 December 1996 (1996-12-20)
Running time
130 minutes

Nodir Naam Modhumoti (translated as The River Named Modhumoti) is a 1996 Bangladeshi Bengali language film directed by Tanvir Mokammel.[1][2] It won 20th Bangladesh National Film Awards for the Best Story, Best Dialogue and Best Male Playback Singer.[3]


The film was banned by the Censor Board in 1994 citing the reason "anti-nationalist". Mokammel appealed this ban to the Bangladesh Supreme Court, and then to the High Court. The film was released later in 1996.[4]



The music of this film was directed by Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo.


Award Title Category Awardee Result
1996 National Film Awards Best Story Tanvir Mokammel Won
Best Dialogue Tanvir Mokammel Won
Best Male Playback Singer Saidur Rahman Boyati Won


  1. ^ "In conversation with Tanvir Mokammel". The Daily Star. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  2. ^ "The River Named Modhumoti (Nadir Nam Modhumoti)". Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  3. ^ জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২) [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Government of Bangladesh (in Bengali). Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Cinema, Consciousness, and Censorship". The Daily Star. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2019-03-15.

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