The Bangladeshi film industry faced many obstacles, as movie theatres were closed for most of last year. Although cinema halls are open now, the audience turnout is still very low. As several new films are lining up for release in 2021, the anticipation might slowly bring the audience back to movie theatres. We take a look at some Bangladeshi films that are expected to release this year.
Directed by Gias Uddin Selim, "Paap Punno", featuring Siam Ahmed and Shahnaz Sumi in the lead roles, is expected to release this year. The film also features Chanchal Chowdhury, Afsana Mimi, Fazlur Rahman Babu, and Farzana Chumki among others.
"I believe that this project will be one of the most talked about films of the year," shares Gias Uddin Selim.
Directed by Raihan Rafi, the film, "Damal", is also expected to release this year. It features Siam Ahmed and Bidya Sinha Mim in the lead roles.
"Sfulingo", directed by Tauquir Ahmed, featuring Pori Moni, Mamo, Mamunur Rashid, and Rownak Hasan, is also expected to release this year.
Director Dipankar Dipon, acclaimed for his film, "Dhaka Attack", is gearing up for his much-anticipated film, "Operation Sundarban." Featuring Siam Ahmed, Riaz, Roshan and Nusrat Faaria in the lead roles, this film is also on the line for release. "The film is the result of our hard work and honesty, and we are confident that the audience will love the outcome," expresses Dipankar Dipon.
"Shaan", directed by M A Rahim is expected to hit theatres this year. The film features Siam Ahmed, Puja Cherry, and Taskin Rahman among other actors.
The much-anticipated Arifin Shuvoo starrer "Mission Extreme", a police action-thriller co-directed by Sunny Sanwar and Faisal Ahmed, was supposed to hit theatres during Eid-Ul-Fitr last year. However, the movie's release was pushed back.
Featuring Chanchal Chowdhury, the upcoming film"Hawa", directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon, is a tale about fishermen whose lives are intertwined with the sea.
Directed by Ashraf Shishir, the film, "570", featuring Bappy Chowdhury will also be released this year. "I hope this film will introduce me in a different light to the audience. It will be one of the most highlighted films of the year," shares Bappy.
"Tungipara'r Miabhai", directed by Selim Khan, will feature Dighi in the lead role. Shamim Ahamed Roni has written the screenplay of the film, which will be released commemorating "Mujib Borsho".
"Casino", featuring Nirab and Bubly as an on-screen pair for the first time, is directed by Saikat Nasir and is expected to release this year.
Directed by Nader Chowdhury, "Jinn", was scheduled for release last year, but all was postponed due to the pandemic. Featuring Mahiya Mahi and Sajal together for the first time, the film is set to hit theatres this year.
Featuring Jaya Ahsan and Ferdous, the film, "Beauty Circus", directed by Mahmud Didar, is also set for release this year.
"Bhalobasha Zindabad", featuring Apu Biswas and Bappy Chowdhury, has been on the line for release for some time. The film is directed by Debashish Biswas.
With several forthcoming films, cinema theatres are hoping to see a change in audience participation.
Translated by Rasheek Tabassum Mondira