Keyamot Theke Keyamot is a Bangladeshi musical romantic drama film that holds a special place in the country’s cinema history. Directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan, this film, released during Eid vacation, achieved immense success in Bangladesh. It is notable for being the debut film of two of Bangladesh’s most celebrated movie stars, Salman Shah and Moushumi. The storyline draws inspiration from the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet and is an official remake of the 1988 Hindi film “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.”
Plot: The film’s narrative revolves around the rivalry between two influential families in a village, the Mirzas and the Khans. Kabir Khan, the youngest son of the wealthy Khan family, falls in love with Dimple Mirza, the younger sister of the Mirza family. Their love affair takes a tragic turn when Kabir, who is engaged to another girl, abandons Dimple after she becomes pregnant. This betrayal leads to Dimple’s suicide, bringing disgrace to the Mirza family.
In a quest for vengeance, Mirza Salauddin, Dimple’s elder brother, kills Kabir during his wedding ceremony and is subsequently sentenced to imprisonment. Boro Mirza, Dimple and Salauddin’s father, leaves the village in shame with Salauddin’s wife Shahana and son Raj and relocates to Dhaka, where they start a successful clothing business.
Upon Salauddin’s release from prison, his son Raj falls in love with Reshma from the Khan family, reigniting the long-standing feud between the two families. When their families discover their love, they forbid them from meeting each other. However, the young lovers continue to meet secretly.
Reshma is later engaged to Rakib Raihan, the son of her father Khan Bahadur Nazim Uddin’s friend. Raj, in love with Reshma, is heartbroken and ashamed for loving an enemy. In an attempt to escape the enmity between their families, Raj and Reshma elope, further complicating the situation.
Khan Bahadur Nazim Uddin, Reshma’s father, publishes Raj’s picture in the newspaper and offers a reward for his capture. Mirza Salauddin warns him that he will resort to violence if Raj is harmed. Nazim Uddin, along with Reshma’s uncle Mukbul Hussain and cousin Selim, hires killers to track down Raj.
The situation escalates, leading to a confrontation where Raj defends himself and Reshma. Tragically, Reshma is killed by one of the hired killers. Overwhelmed by grief and unable to bear the separation from his beloved, Raj commits suicide in front of his family, Reshma’s family, and their friends.
Raj shares a final kiss with Reshma and joins her in eternal union, signifying that their love will never be torn apart.
- Salman Shah as Raj
- Mousumi as Reshmi
- Rajib as Mirza Mohammad Salauddin (Raj’s father)
- Abul Hayat as Boro Mirza
- Ahmed Sharif as Khan Bahadur Nazim Uddin (Reshmi’s father)
- Shilpi as Dimple
- Mithu as Sumon
- Don as Selim
- Sirajul Islam Siraj as Khan Bahadur Roisuddin
- Jahanara Ahmed as Reshmi’s grandmother
- Khaleda Akter Kolpona as Sahana (Raj’s mother)
- Abdur Ratin as Khan Bahadur Kabir Uddin
- Black Anwar as Jamal
- Tele Samad as Ghotok Ghuri
- Saif Uddin as Komol Ali
- Amol Bose as Talukder
- Kabir Kha
- AK Qureshi as Qureshi
- Zamilur Rahman Saka as Jailor
Production: The production company Anandamela Cinema Limited acquired the rights to remake several Hindi films, including “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.” Director Sohanur Rahman Sohan decided to cast entirely new leads for the film. Moushumi, an emerging model at the time, was chosen for the leading female role. Initially, Amin Khan was considered for the male lead, but the role eventually went to Salman Shah. The film marked Salman Shah and Moushumi’s debut in the film industry, and they later became iconic stars in Bangladesh.
Music: The film’s music, composed by Alam Khan, is an essential element of its appeal. The soundtrack features songs with heartfelt lyrics by Moniruzzaman Monir, sung by Runa Laila and Agun. Notably, the film marked the playback debut of singer Agun. The songs add emotional depth to the film and remain cherished by audiences.
“Keyamot Theke Keyamot” is not only a classic in Bangladeshi cinema but also a poignant and tragic love story that continues to resonate with audiences in Bangladesh and beyond.