StoryLine: Real-Life Crime-based 6 episode web series August 14 has been created with the killer of the drug-addicted father and mother.August 14 All Seasons Free Download.
The debate could have been about how bad parenting and a lack of sex education from Bangladeshi families led to the horrific crimes committed by a troubled teenage girl
Shihab Shaheen’s August 14, is among the three recent Bangladeshi web series that come under fire for their alleged depiction of sex and violence. Shaheen’s work, inspired by true events, became the talk of the country receiving mixed reviews.
The hyped August 14 is inspired by the infamous double homicide of August 14, 2013, when a Police Officer of the Special Branch of Bangladesh Police named Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Shauna Rahman was killed by their daughter Oishee Rahman at their home in Dhaka. The horrific incident shook the entire nation.
Popular actor Tasnuva Tisha played Tushi, which was based on the character of Oishee.
The series, written by the director himself, lacks the pace of a proper international-class crime thriller. Some sequences, including the opening sequence of Tushi searching for a friend around Dhaka, seemed too long and would have been confusing at times had the audience not known about the Oishee murders beforehand.
Tushi’s surrender and interrogation sequences also lacked proper care. How the case unfolded also felt boring as some police work done in the series felt extremely sloppy whereas the real case could have been dramatically re-written for the web platform.
Tisha did not strike as a good casting choice for the role as she does not seem like an O-level student who is 16 to 18 years old. Her performance fluctuated throughout the six episodes.
In some scenes, Tisha acted beautifully portraying the mentally disturbed and drug-consuming troubled teenager. In most other places, she was just overacting especially in the scenes where she is trying to search for her lover, Jimmy.