Pritam Roywrote on Dec 29 2008 2:20PM
Ruhul Amin is a British Bengali filmmaker well respected in Britain and all over the world for his documentary and feature work, including ‘A Kind of English’, 'New-Eastenders', and 'Movie-Walla', which was commissioned in the UK by BBC and Channel 4 Television, premiered at the London Film Festival and enjoyed critical acclaimed at festivals around the world.
Ruhul was born in Bangladesh. His fascination with visual expiration springs form a childhood desire to explore and depict his enchantment with nature and the warmth of a local tribal people ostracised by his own community. In the beginning of 80s he came to Britain with his parents. Within a year while he was at school he made his first doc-drama “PURBO LONDON” since then he joined British film industry and worked as an assistant. Later he attended National Film and Television School. In 1986 he made his first feature film “A KIND OF ENGLISH” for Channel four Television. The film was shown in the festival around the world and earned a critical acclaim. The film was compared with early work of De Sica and Satyajit Ray. Ruhul is known for creating sensitive, understated, poetic films centred on the life of the Bengali community in the East End of London.
PURBO LONDON (1983) - Documentary
FLAME IN MY HEART (1983) - Documentary
A KIND OF ENGLISH (1986) - Feature (Channel 4 TV)
MOVIEWALLAH (1993) - Documentary
RHYTHMS (1993) - Experimental
WICKED TIGER (1995) - Documentary
VIOLENT EARTH (1996) - Documentary
NEW EASTENDERS (1996) - Documentary
RAJ MISTRI (1997) - Documentary
MAGASTARS (1998) - Documentary
FROZEN MOMENTS (2000) - Experimental
WE NEED YOU (2000) - Documentary
LIFE IS A MOVING TRAIN (2001) - Drama
Upcoming projects include:
HASO RAJA - Feature film (UK-India-Bangladesh co-production) in 2009 with Mithun chakraborty
Scent of Earth - Feature film (UK) in development.