Shyamol Chhaya

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Shyamol Chhaya
Shyamol Chhaya films DVD Cover
Directed by Humayun Ahmed
Produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd.
Written by Humayun Ahmed
Music by Moksud Jamil Mintu
Cinematography Anwar Hossain
Edited by Atiqur Rahman Mollick
Distributed by Impress Telefilm Ltd.
Release date
  • 16 December 2005 (2005-12-16)
Running time
110 Min.
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali

Shyamol Chhaya (Bengali: শ্যামল ছায়া; English: The Green Shade) is a Bangladeshi Bengali-language film. It was released on 16 December 2005. Written and directed by Humayun Ahmed. Stars Humayun Faridi, Tania Ahmed, Shimul, Riaz, Shaon and many more. It reflects a story of the Bangladesh War of Independence, 1971.

Shyamol Chhaya was Bangladesh's submission to the 78th Academy Awards in the 'Foreign Language Film' category. It was not nominated.


It's a story of boat journey. Monsoon, 1971 of helpless people was going towards the liberated zone. A horrific situation was prevailing in Bangladesh. Pakistan military had unleashed genocide in the country. Heroic sons of the soil started a war of liberation- Passengers of the boat were terribly frightened but they had dreams of war of Shyamol Chhaya - the land of people of peace. Would they be able to reach Shyamol Chhaya?




  • 6th Bangladesh Film Festival 2005. London
  • 11th Kolkata Film Festival 2005. India
  • International Palm Spring Film Festival 2006. USA
  • The 32nd Seattle International Film Festival 2006. USA
  • FIBOFEST Film Festival, Prague, 2006. Czech Republic[2]
  • East End Film Festival 2006. London
  • East London Film Festival 2006. London
  • South Asian Film Festival 2009. GOA, India.
  • Film Festival Featuring Liberation War Kolkata 2010. India[3]

Critical response[edit]

Robert Koehler of Variety gave the film a negative review, calling it "symbolic to a fault", and saying Humayun Ahmed didn't have the directorial skills to enliven the story.[4]

Awards and achievement[edit]

The Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) chose Shyamol Chhaya as the Bangladeshi submission to the 78th Academy Awards in the 'Foreign Language Film' category.[5] The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not select it as one of the five nominees in 2006.

6th Bangladesh Film Festival[edit]

  • Winner Best Contemporary Film - 2005. London

Bachosach Film Awards[edit]

  • Winner Best supporting Actress - Tania Ahmed

Home media[edit]

Shyamol Chhaya films VCD and DVD copy rights take was G-Series.


  1. ^ "Popular TV and film actor Challenger passes away". The Daily Star. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Shyamal Chhaya goes to Prague Film Festival". The Daily Star. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Film festival featuring Liberation War in Kolkata". The Daily Star. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Koehler, Robert (11 January 2006). "Review: 'The Green Shade'". Variety. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Kamol, Ershad (15 September 2005). "Honours Shyamol Chhaya going to the Oscars". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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