Swatta, starring Shakib Khan and Paoli Dam, was completed in December last year, and this mid-January, it was submitted to the censor board. Just in two weeks, they were given all the affirmation they needed to release it in theatres.
The film, directed by Hashibur Reza Kallol, is an adaptation of Sohani Hossain’s novel Maa. Kallol has revealed that the members of the censor board were so content with the film that they awarded it an uncut certificate. The filmmaker hoped the audience will find it quite enjoyable.
He also revealed that the film is set to hit theaters in a couple of months.
Swatta has a romantic story line, where a bohemian, played by Shakib Khan, encounters a worker, played by Paoli Dam. Besides the romance of the two outcasts, the film will also focus on struggles of underprivileged people.
Shakib Khan and Paoli Dam joined shooting of the film back in 2014; however, because of scheduling conflict, the pair could not wrap it up until December 2016, when they shot their last effort in the film.
Apart from Shakib and Paoli, Swatta also casts Ahmed Rubel, Shamima Naznin, Rina Khan, Shimul Khan, and Don, among others. Popular singers Samina Chowdhury, James, Kona, Mumtaz, Mila, Pantha Kanai, and Pooja, have lent their vocals to the six tracks in the film. Bappa Mazumder composed and arranged music for all the songs in the film.