Veteran filmmaker and thespian Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu’s art house feature film Alpha has been released on YouTube earlier this week. This is the director’s third feature film.
In the film, Alpha, aka Artist, is a painter who lives in the middle of a lake, away from the bustle of the city. His peaceful existence is shattered when a dead body floats to his home, and he feels obligated to bury it. Other misfortunes claim the lives of people he came across in the city, where he sells his rickshaw paintings. As his world crumbles down at the clasp of these lamentable events, he seeks refuge in a dream world, where he appears as a hermaphrodite living in blissful isolation.
Nasiruddin Yousuff adapted a Shahriar Kabir novel to make the film Ekattorer Jishu in 1993. Later, Yousuff adapted Syed Shamsul Hauqe’s novel Nishiddho Loban to make the film Guerrilla (2011). Alpha was made from Yousuff’s own story and screenplay, and was released on April 26 this year.