Moner Manush

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Moner Manush (Lalon)
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মনের মানুষ
Directed by Goutam Ghose
Produced by Gautam Kundu
Habibur Rahman Khan
Screenplay by Goutam Ghose
Based on Moner Manush
by Sunil Gangopadhyay
Music by Goutam Ghose
Cinematography Goutam Ghose
Edited by Moloy Banerjee
Distributed by Impress Telefilm Ltd.
Rosevalley Films Ltd.
Vesctesh Films Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 3 December 2010 (2010-12-03)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Moner Manush (Bengali: মনের মানুষ (চলচ্চিত্র), lit. 'Ideal Person') is a 2010 India-Bangladesh joint venture Bengali-language biographical musical drama film based on the life and philosophy of Lalon, a noted spiritual leader, poet and folk singer of Bengal in the 19th century. Directed by Goutam Ghose, the film has Prosenjit as the lead actor portraying the character of Lalan Fakir. Paoli Dam plays the character of Komli, the key female disciple of Lalan.

Moner Manush has been regarded as one of the best creations of recent times, based on the response received by people of Bengal. This effort from Goutom Ghosh comes in the time of growing Bengali movies.

The movie has won the award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at 58th National Film Award.


Rabindranath Tagore's elder brother Jyotirindranath Tagore, a Western educated bright young man from the 19th century Bengal met the octogenarian Lalan Fakir and drew a portrait of the poet saint in the former houseboat afloat on the Padma river. Jyotirindranath, an urban intellectual, exchanges views with the man of native wisdom. Their exchange of ideas forms the cinematic narrative of this film. The narrative is a saga of the life and time of Lalan Fakir and his liberal sect who lived a life of high order in an otherwise superstitious 19th century Indian society. Lalan inherited the best of the liberal and enlightened tradition of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam to develop a philosophy of life which is extremely secular and tolerant. Thus became an easy prey for the fundamentalists from the Hindu and the Muslim institutions. They were the parallel stream flowing freely in the heart of rural Bengal when men like Tagore were germinating ideas of the Bengal Renaissance. The love and compassion of Lalan is relevant more than ever in today’s world of intolerance and hate.



The movie has been awarded the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India held at Goa from 22 November to 2 December 2010.


  1. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab (18 October 2010). "'Moner Manush' heads for Goa film fest". The Daily Star. Dhaka. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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