Every February since 2013, fans of Humayun Ahmed feel a strange emptiness -- with no new books by the prolific wordsmith to look forward to. While his old books still outsell most writers of today, this year there is something new for his fans. “Krishnopokkho”, a novel by Humayun Ahmed has been adapted into a film by his widow Meher Afroz Shaon, and the film is all set to hit the screens on February 26. An invite-only premiere of the film will be held today at the Balaka Cineworld in the capital.
Produced by Impress Telefilm and distributed by Jaaz Multimedia, the film casts one of Humayun Ahmed's most recognizable film protagonists Riaz (from “Dui Duari”), paired with Dhallywood heartthrob Mahiya Mahi. Azad Abul Kalam, Tania Ahmed, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Masud Akhand, Jhuna Chowdhury, Moutushi Biswas, Wahida Mallik Jolly, Faruq Ahmed, Tariq Swapan and Joyeeta Moholanobish form a formidable cast, while Ferdous also makes a cameo appearance in the film.