Ruhul Amin (film director)

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Ruhul Amin
Native name রুহুল আমিন
Born Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater National Film and Television School
Occupation Film director
Years active 1983–present

Ruhul Amin is a Bangladeshi-born British film director.


In the early 1980s, Amin came to Britain with his parents from Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Within a year while he was at school he made his first documentary-drama Prubo London.

Since then he joined British film Industry and worked as an assistant. Later he attended National Film and Television School. In 1986, he made his first feature film for Channel 4 Television entitled A Kind of English.[1] The film was shown in the festival around the world and earned critical acclaim. The film was compared with early work of De Sica and Satyajit Ray.[2]

Amin has made 13 films for the BBC and Channel 4. Most of them are documentaries and experimental dramas.[3] He is currently making an epic Bengali feature based film on the life and music of a rural Bengali folk, mystic poet and singer Hason Raja played by Mithun Chakraborty, produced by Galaxy Films between UK, India and Bangladesh.[4]


Year Title Notes
1983 Purbo London
Flame in My Heart
1986 A Kind of English TV film
1993 MovieWallah
1994 Rhythms
1995 Wicked Tiger
1996 Violent Earth
New Eastenders
1997 Raj Mistri
1998 Megastars
2000 We Need You TV film
Frozen Moments Short TV film
2014 Hason Raja
Scent of Earth

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  1. ^ Mannikka, Eleanor (3 May 2007). "A Kind of English (1986)". New York: The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Malik, Sarita (Autumn 1994). "Dr Sarita Malik (PhD)- interviews Ruhul Amin for BLACK FILM BULLETIN" (3) (2 ed.). a British film institute magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Ali, Arif (1988). Third World Impact. Hansib Publications. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-870518-04-8. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Uddin, Romuz (8 May 2013). "Interview-Film-Maker Ruhul Amin on HASON RAJA Bangla Movie Starring Mithun Chakraborty and Raima Sen". Washington: Washington Bangla Radio. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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