The year 2017 was a ray of hope for the Bangladeshi film industry with blockbuster films like “Dhaka Attack,” “Nabab,” “Boss 2,” “Rajneeti” and more released throughout the year. These films did well commercially, pulling audiences back to the theatres.
However, the four films- “Putro,” “Haimanti,” “Pagla Manush” and “Demag” released nationwide in January failed to attract a large audience. Among these films, acclaimed actor Jaya Ahsan’s “Putro” was released in more than 100 theatres in its first week, yet audiences weren’t pouring in.
Late January and February, on the contrary, has big budget and star-studded films like “Inspector Notty K,” “Bhalo Theko,” “Noor Jahan,” “Swapno Jaal” and “Ami Neta Hobo” in the pipeline. Several filmmakers and producers think that these films releasing back to back in a single month can change Bangladesh’s film scene.
Chalachitra Shilpo Samiti’s president, Misha Shawdagar, recently told the press that these films’ release can reshape the film industry as all of them are big budget films. He is also hoping that the audience crisis in theatres will go away from February.
Producer and Distributor Organisation’s president Iftekhar Uddin Nowshad recently told the press that all of the films released in the new year up until now were commercially flop but hopefully February will change that situation.
Upcoming film release dates:
- Jeet-Faria duo’s film “Inspector Notty K,” produced by Jaaz Multimedia will be released in January 26.
- Arifin Shuvoo and Tanha Tasnia starrer “Bhalo Theko” is scheduled to be released in February 2.
- Giasuddin Selim’s anticipated second feature film “Swapno Jaal” starring Porimoni and newcomer Yash Rohan is slated to be released on February 9 but that can change a week or two depending on getting the censor board’s clearance.
- Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan and Mim’s film “Ami Neta Hobo” and newcomer Puja Cherry’s film “Noor Jahan” will be released on February 16.