The film tries to talk about a lot of elementary issues in Bangladesh - religion, revolution, education, superstition and so on. We find a dash of everything although all of them are dealt superficially. The film thus becomes mildly propagandistic. Perhaps it was a conscious compromise that Tareque Masud made for the sake of introducing the rainbow of Bangladesh infront of the world, the west basically, considering the fact that this was the first film (remains the only one till date) from Bangladesh to receive an Oscar nomination. There will always remain an oppertunity to dig deeper into those seperate ideas from here on.
The songs in the film are quite strong in lyrics which renders the film a radical edge that compliments the progress and the plot of the film beautifully. Although, the direction appears a bit amateur at times, Masud had occationally used some powerful shots to prove his mettle, like the scene where Anu goes to feed Rokon his medicines in the room where Rokon is locked but Rokon does not recognise him. He stares blankly at Anu for a minute and then averts his gaze to keep looking at nothing. The light from the lone candle glows on, in between them. That was one haunting scene.