Dressing Table

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Dressing Table
Bengaliড্রেসিং টেবিল
Directed byAbu Sayeed (film director)
Written byAbu Sayeed (film director)
Produced byImpress Telefilm Limited
CinematographyAbu Sayeed
Music byAbu Sayeed
Running time
85 minutes

Dressing Table (Bengali: ড্রেসিং টেবিল) is a 2016 Bangladeshi drama film written and directed by Abu Sayeed. The film stars Tarin Rahman and Azad Abul Kalam in the lead roles.


Shila and Rahul have been married recently. Being a lower-middle-class family, they could not get all the things needed to furnish a house. There is no dressing table in the house. One day Rahul brings an old dressing table. Albeit an old one, Shila is still happy with it. Next day while cleaning the dressing table she finds an old diary. At first Shaila hesitates about whether she should read the diary as it belongs to someone else, but one night she gives in to her curiosity. After finding the first 2/3 pages interesting, she ends up reading the whole diary by the end of the night. After finishing the diary, Shila walks towards the dressing table. She looks at the mirror and discovers herself. Then starts a new chapter in her life.[1]


Production and release[edit]

Filming began on 24 July 2015, took place in Dhaka and Purbali, and lasted 10 days.[4] The film was submitted to the Bangladesh Film Censor Board on 4 August 2016,[5] and cleared on 22 August.[3]

Dressing Table received its world première at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival on 26 August 2016.[3]


Film critic Swapan Mullick of The Statesman wrote, "The simplicity is quite deceptive and the acting far removed from the dramatic compulsions of popular cinema."[6]


  1. ^ "Shooting of Abu Sayeed's 'Dressing Table' underway". The Independent. Dhaka. 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Tarin Rahman busy with film, ad, TV play". The New Nation. 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bhattacharya, Pallab (25 August 2016). "Abu Sayeed's 'Dressing Table' premieres". The Daily Star.
  4. ^ আবু সাইয়ীদের 'ড্রেসিং টেবিল' [Abu Sayyed's 'Dressing Table']. Samakal. 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab (4 August 2016). "Abu Sayeed's Dressing Table". The Daily Star.
  6. ^ Mullick, Swapan (7 July 2018). "From Dhaka, with a flow of new ideas". The Statesman.