Following its release earlier in the summer during Ramadan, Bangladesh-India joint venture film “Nabab” became a nationwide success. The Shakib Khan-starrer was later released in Kolkata amid popular acclaim as well, and is now widening its horizon, becoming the first Bangla film to be commercially released in cinemas in the Middle East. The film made its way to cinemas in Oman and UAE this Friday, and has seen house-full shows.
An elated Shakib Khan called The Daily Star with the news: “We have finally been able to attract the international market, and make Bangladesh proud,” he said, “Bollywood has a big market in the Middle East, and as someone who has worked hard on 'Nabab', I am happy and excited that our national film industry marked its entry in this part of the world with our film.”
However, the actor has no plans to slow down and bask in the glory of this new success. “We are currently working on a film with an even bigger budget, and I trust it will achieve similar goals,” he added. “As an actor, my work is not just for the people of my land, but for all Bangladeshis living around the globe. It gives me immense joy to finally know that they will be able to venture out to the halls to watch Bangladeshi-made films as they would in their own country.”
Produced by Jaaz Multimedia and Eskay Movies and directed by Joydeep Chatterjee, the film also stars Amit Hasan from Bangladesh, and Shubhasree, Rajatabha Dutta and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty from India in the central cast.