‘The Bastard Child’ – A movie about the birth of Bangladesh and the women who were raped by Pakistan

‘The Bastard Child’ is a movie about the Bangladesh War of Liberation that was released on December 27, 2013. It stars Riddhi Sen, Farooq Shaikh, Rucha Inamdar, and Victor Banerjee, among others and is directed by Mrityunjay Devvrat

The first scene takes place in rural Bangladesh; the film in part is the journey of a family guided by their father through troubled times of 1971. In the other storyline, a journalist joins the ‘Mukti Bahini’ freedom fighters battling the Pakistan Army. His wife’s story, which makes up the core of the film, is about the women of Bangladesh at that time, unfolding in captivity. The director has said, “The film is really about them, they are the real heroes, and we try to say why they need acceptance.“

The movie begins in March 1971 and covers a period of nine months showcasing the atrocities and the inhumane methods adopted by the military of West Pakistan with the support of the Americans and the Chinese. Pakistani soldiers are shown going on a rampage killing and raping hundreds of thousands of men and women across the region.

This movie is an attempt to bring out the ugly truth about the war. It is an expression of the double standards of bystanders and those who continue to shut their eyes or say nothing today not wanting to shed light or stop to think about gruesome side to the war. This film is a small tribute to all those victims of this unparalleled barbarity. [Source: Wikipedia]

10 comments for “‘The Bastard Child’ – A movie about the birth of Bangladesh and the women who were raped by Pakistan

  1. January 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Dear Mr Fatah,

    I’m a Bangladeshi-Canadian from Toronto, and I now reside in UAE. Thank you so much for your empathy and support towards Bangladesh and Bangladeshis. And thank you for standing up against many social injustices of the world, be it the inhumanities in Pakistan, multiculturalism in Canada, and much more. Looks like we both can be great friends since we both have similar understanding in many issues.

    Had I not seen this post, I would’ve never known about this film. Thank you so much, and I’ve begun sharing this trailer with all my Bangladeshi friends, in Bangladesh and in the Bangladeshi diaspora worldwide. It’s time the Pakistani government apologizes to Bangladesh for the genocide in 1971, and withdraw their support towards right wing groups like BNP and Jamaat-i-Islami. It would be a great pleasure to meet you some day, sir :).

    Thanks once again 😀

  2. golamrobe
    February 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM


  3. March 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    a work of exaggeration , to turn alive the wounds of muslims against muslims !
    so that muslims scold each other , fight among themselves and hate each other !

    its very sad to see this unreal work appreciated by muslims, even if something really bad happened in the past , fucking indians have no right to fire the hate again ! what do you want to prove ??? you just wana spread hate among brothers

    • Adnan
      March 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      Dear Umair

      If one muslim brother rape your own sister or slap your father in front of you or kill him what will you do then ? It is so easy to say “even if something really bad happened in the past” if you really realise that then where is the problem to say sorry to bangladeshi peoples . What you know about muslims we bangladeshis also know the same things. Do you know why this war begin ??

    • Md Siraj
      May 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Muslims like u shame us and Islam…..u should be ashamed to know the truth not speculate bullshit intentions…..be tolerant to the truth….

    • Tan
      February 21, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      The ‘f’ word used by you depicts your ‘great culture’ hence, I am not going to guide you on anything since it won’t penetrate your thik Paki brain.
      And if you are talking about Bhartiyas (Indians) so called interfering between you and Bangladeshis, then you first need to read the history of that war from neutral sources to understand how the Bangladeshis were tortured by the Paki Army and then was finally humiliated at the hands of the brave Indian Army!

  4. Karam
    March 26, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    You MORON, if you keep your religion above your country then you are not people of allah but slaves of the fatwa publishing morons.

  5. May 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    The film only a fraction of what was really happened in Bangaladesh during their freedom struggle. It was so horrible and cannot mention in words or in films. It was happened with the tatical support of United States. It was affected Indian very badly. Indians had also suffered a lot because of the war in their neighbourhood and migration of near about 8 million people to the Indian States boarding Bangladesh. Indian Government and people of Indian protected them, sheltered and feed them as we are human beings. It was once again proved that religion is not a binding force among the people of the world and the creation of Pakistan on the religious ground was a great mistake done at the instance of Mohammed Ali Jinah and other Muslim League Leaders of that time. Since creation of Pakistan Indian Sub-continent had never experienced peace on its boarders. So long as the Pakistan army, politicians and people who support them thinks that Indians are their enemies peace will never return.

    What Pakistani army and their supporters don on the Bangladeshi people are only equal to what Hitler had done on Jews during world war II. The picture will help us to think whether we want peace or war. No war in the world had solved any problems. Then why war? ?????????? . The war will bring only destruction and proverty. Then why we want war?

  6. mudasar
    October 31, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    gd manipulated story for new gernation …
    that totally base in assumptions …me really sad …because Pakistan’s people having + thinking about Bangladeshis

  7. raj rishi
    December 25, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    My blood can only boil bt alas can’t take revenge on those pakis

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