The Last Thakur on DVD! / by Heather Taylor

It’s out! It’s out! The Last Thakur, the film I co-wrote the script for, has now been released on DVD. If you missed seeing it in the cinema, you can pop into your local HMV and there it will be. Well at least the Oxford street shop has it. It’s very surreal that it even exists. You can buy it online on Play.com or amazon.co.uk.

And here’s a little bit about it:

This intense contemporary Western takes place in a remote village of Bangladesh and features breathtaking locations, and leading Bangladeshi theatre actors in a story of passion, jealousy and revenge.

The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is independence day… A mysterious man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulthapur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding community.

The Chairman, seductive, venal and ruthless putports to represent and defend his people – but one man stands in his way – Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, driven by his own manic obsession to commerate his family by reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun become a vital asset that each side must have. Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He’ll take their money but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge.