For better or for worse, the Dhaka film audience cannot get enough of MA Jalil Ananta's films. Crowds have thronged the cinemas every time his films have been released, and come out entertained. So it's no surprise that the theatrical trailer of his latest film slated for releases this Eid, would create quite the stir. This film also being his first sequel (to the 2012 Film “Most Welcome”) had been long-anticipated, and the trailer, that has seen nearly 20,000 views on YouTube in the first day since release, promises to be everything that an Ananta film is expected to deliver.
The trailer opens with Ananta -- dressed in a police uniform -- bursting through a glass door, and proceeds to give a peek into the latest big-screen extravaganza of director-producer-protagonist Ananta. Almost inevitably, there are over-the-top action sequences with lots of CGI-generated explosions, admirable cinematography and exquisite foreign locations where he romances his heroine (and real-life wife) Barsha. Unmistakably, Ananta is an honest, courageous, patriotic police officer who fights off the bad guys after they target a Bangladeshi scientist who has invented the cure for cancer. The songs also spread across the spectrum from the most-commercial item numbers to typical love songs and a soulful, emotional message-laden song sung by no less than Kailash Kher. The other central roles in the film have been played by Shoel Rana, PrabirMitra, Diti, Chompa, Kabila, Misha Showdagor and Elias Cobra.
Produced by Ananta's production house Monsoon Films, “Most Welcome-2” -- powered by Grameenphone -- promises to be the typical AJ (a nickname Ananta goes by) film, and judging by the response on the social media (Facebook and YouTube), it will perhaps generate just as much interest, if not more, than his last few films, when it comes out.