Renowned writer, producer and television personality Faridur Reza Sagar, Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd, has joined the American-Indian-Bangladeshi film, No Land's Man, helmed by internationally acclaimed director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. The film is predominantly English, with some dialogue in Hindi and Urdu. It stars renowned Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, celebrated Bangladeshi musician and actor Tahsan Khan and promising Australian actor Megan Mitchell, among others. The music of the film is composed by renowned Indian composer and Oscar-BAFTA-Grammy winner, A R Rahman.
Incidentally, Farooki made his film directorial debut with Bachelor (2004), produced by Faridur Reza Sagar. They went on to work together on numerous other blockbusters such as Third Person Singular Number (2009), Pipra Bidya (2013) and Made in Bangladesh (2019). The producer is very hopeful and excited about the upcoming release. "I have always tried to be a part of important local films. Our films have travelled to the Toronto International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and many other events. Some of our films are also on Netflix," shares Sagar. "No Land's Man has been appreciated by critics both at home and abroad. I have been on their side since the very beginning and now, I am happy to be a part of the production team."
The film is a production by the US company Dialectic and Bangladesh's Chabial, in association with India's Magic If Films, Bangladesh's Sun Music & Motion Pictures and Bongo BD. Co-producers Shrihari Sathe, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Anjan Chowdhury, Nusrat Imrose Tisha and A R Rahman welcomed Faridur Reza Sagar to the production team.
No Land's Man was the recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards' Script Development fund in 2014. It was part of the Asian Project Market at Busan, and was the Best Project at India's Film Bazaar that year.
Most sequences of the film were shot in New York in November and December, last year. The rest of the shooting locations include India and Australia. No Land's Man is currently in post-production. The team hopes to complete the film by December 2020.