“Niyoti”, a Bangladesh-India joint production film, released in India this Friday, uncharacteristically earlier than its Bangladesh release. Usually, films that are jointly produced release on the same, or at worst, adjacent weekends, but with “Niyoti”, the Indian release for the Arifin Shuvo-Jolly starrer took place even before a Bangladesh release date was announced.
However, the Zakir Hossain Raju-directed film has been doing well in the 83 cinemas where it is screened, said Abdul Aziz, chairman of the Bangladeshi production house for the film Jaaz Multimedia. He further said there was a little bit of a doubt about its reception across the border, since the director and leading cast is Bangladeshi, and the film was shot entirely in Bangladesh (except the songs), but the numbers have been very encouraging.
Of the film's soundtrack, a remake of the classic Dhallywood song “Onek Sadhona'r Pore” (from the 1998 film “Bhalobashi Tomake” starring Riaz and Shabnur) has created quite a stir on the social media since its release last week.
“Niyoti” is expected to release in Bangladesh after Eid, according to sources.