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The Last Thakur

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Ever wondered what a Bangladeshi western would be like? Wonder no longer...

After spaghetti westerns and macaroni westerns comes perhaps the first tikka masala western.

The setting is a small Bangladeshi town where two men contend for power. One is the Thakur, or Hindu landlord, aging and crippled, whose influence is waning. His rival is the Muslim village boss known as the Chairman.

Into this tense situation comes a stranger armed with a rifle, seeking the truth about his mother’s rape and murder.

Sadik Ahmed’s debut feature expends a bit too much time on talk, with all the action shoehorned into the last few minutes. But it doesn’t lack for atmosphere or vivid performances.

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