10 films that made 2022 a glorious year for cinema
Bangladeshi films have suffered the most from the pandemic. However, 2022 was the year to overcome the drought and turn around. There was a flood of visitors to the cinemas. ‘Hawa’, ‘Paran’ has been released in the US, UK, Australia and several other countries.
The viewership surge was not only in cinemas, but OTT content was also the word of mouth of audiences throughout the year. Several films were unsuccessful at the box office but received critical acclaim. Won international awards.
Ten of these films/content that have been discussed throughout the year were featured in the discussion by Fahmidul Haque, Associate Professor of Mass Communication and Department of Journalism at the University of Dhaka and film commentator. The list is published on the ‘Asian Movie Plus’ website.
Air: “Hawa” by Mezbaur Rahman Sumon is based on a water-centric myth. It is one of the most successful films in the history of Bangladeshi cinema in recent years. The work behind the film camera was appreciated. Chanchal Chowdhury, Shariful Raj, Nazifa Tushi, Nasir Uddin Khan, Suman Anwar, Sohail Mandal and many other actors have been brought together in the film. ‘Hawa’ is the story of a fisherman in the deep waters of the sea. While fishing in the deep sea, a group of fishermen encountered many mysterious events. A sea storm, not catching fish, getting lost in the depths of the sea, many unexpected things happen to a woman.
Fly in the air : The film, directed by young director Muhammad Qayyum, recently won Best Film at the Kolkata Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim. The story of a simple and at the same time difficult struggle of a group of people from the Haor region appeared in this film. The film’s cinematography impressed audiences and critics alike.
primitive: The history of the inhabitants of Bank Mat Basti next to Tongi station is “primitive”. Director Yuvraj Shamim. None of the characters in the film are professional actors, but local slum dwellers. The director had to overcome many obstacles during the filming. In other words, sometimes the filming is stopped, sometimes there is misunderstanding with the people of the slums. “Adim” won the Special Jury and Netpack Jury Prizes at the 44th Moscow International Film Festival. The film also won the best feature film award in the international category of the Nepal International Human Rights Film Festival.
Mosquito: Directed by Nuhash Humayun, Mashari revolves around two sisters in a fictional post-apocalyptic world. Apart from being enjoyed at various festivals in various countries, the film has also won numerous awards. Featuring National Award winning actresses Sunerah Binte Kamal and Naira Anora Saif.
Dear Satyajit: The film ‘Priya Satyajit’ was made on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the legendary filmmaker of the subcontinent, Satyajit Ray. Directed by Prasun Rahman. In the movie ‘Dear Satyajit’ talented actors Ahmed Rubel, Mautusi Biswas and many others starred. The film’s story revolves around three filmmakers from three eras. The first was Satyajit Ray himself. Which exists without being present. And the other two are from the next two generations. This is not a film about the life of Satyajit Ray the individual, but a story about director Satyajit Ray’s influence on the next generation of filmmakers and the love and respect for him. The film was shot in Masuya of Kishoreganj with the house of Satyajit Roy’s grandfather, Upendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, and some other areas and a house in Old Dhaka.
Red Drum: Young director Vicky Zaheed’s webfilm ‘Redram’. ‘Redrum’ is a murder mystery, thriller genre film. The webfilm was released on the Charki video streaming platform. The adventure story of ‘Redrum’ unfolds around a murder. The question of who committed the murder becomes more and more mysterious. As the story progresses, interest increases. Even after the 2 hour 12 minute thriller is over, the rash persists. “Redram” stars Afran Nisho and Mehzabeen Chowdhury.
Coffee Desire: Filmmaker Rabiul Alam Ravi’s web movie “Cafe Desire” is based on the story by fiction writer Shivbrata Barman. The webfilm was released on the Charki video streaming platform. It’s an anthology film. Five different stories were told. The common link from one plot to another is desire. Daily life, existential crisis, male-female relationship, human psychology, realistic style are highlighted in the web film.
“Cafe Desire” stars Azad Abul Kalam, Intekhab Dinar, Sohail Mondal, Tama Mirza, Khairul Bashar, Shyamal Mawla, Sanjeeda Preeti, Sarika Sabreen, Aisha Khan, Farhana Hamid, Priyanti Urbi, Priyam Archie, Bayezid Haque Joardar and more. ‘others. .
Multiplier: ‘Gunin’, the third film by acclaimed director Ghiyasuddin Salim. This is the first film of the duo Raj-Pari. The story of this film is taken from the short story “Gunin” by Hasan Azizul Haque. The story of the film revolves around the conflict between two brothers and their love for the same woman. The film stars Shariful Raj as Ramiz and Parimoni Rabeya. Apart from Raj-Pari, Azad Abul Kalam acted as Naam. Dilara Zaman, Eresh Zaker, Mostafa Monwar, Shilpi Sarkar Apu, Jhuna Chowdhury and others also acted. After shooting in theaters for two consecutive weeks, the film was released on the OTT Charki platform.
Per year : “Paran”, based on the true story of a love triangle, was the most discussed and best-selling film of the year. The film’s story and production impressed audiences. After its theatrical release on July 10 last year, “Paran” was released in various European countries, including America – Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. It is the longest film in the history of the multiplex. Directed by Raihan Rafi, the film stars Shariful Raj, Vidya Sinha Mim and Yash Rohan in the lead roles. There is also Shahiduzzaman Salim, Shilpi Sarkar Apu, Rozi Siddiqui, Lutfar Rahman George, Rashed Mamun Apu, Milli Bashar and others.
Magical: Shihab Shaheen’s web movie ‘Mayashalik’. The web movie was released on the OTT Binge platform. Ziaul Farooq Apurba, one of the popular stars of the small screen, and young actress Sadia Ayman starred. The web movie ‘Mayashalik’ has been well-liked by the audience since its release. Apart from public appreciation, it has already set a record in OTT. Besides Apoorva and Sadia, Shahiduzzaman Salim, Imtiaz Varshan and others starred in this movie, shrouded in mystery, Jahan Sultana’s story mixed with science fiction and romantic fantasy.
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