‘Eti, Tomari Dhaka’ to launch on Netflix
Country's first omnibus film 'Eti, Tomari Dhaka' is going to be launched on Netflix, world's largest online streaming platform for TV series, shows and films, this month. Although creative director Abu Shahed Emon confirmed the news of Netflix premiere of 'Eti, Tomari Dhaka', he did not announce any fix date. Netflix has around 16 crore subscribers across the world. Apart from 'Eti, Tomari Dhaka', the only film from Bangladesh which has been already added to the library of Netflix is 'Komola Rocket'. Produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd, the director of this film is Noor Imran Mithu.
Earlier, after being screened at numerous international film festivals across the world, 'Eti, Tomari Dhaka' was released in cinemas on November 15. Produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd, 'Eti, Tomari Dhaka' amalgamates 11 stories from 11 young filmmakers to make a compact story. Running time of the film is 134 minutes.
The film sheds light on the lifestyle of the dwellers of Dhaka. Each segment of it depicts the struggle faced to survive by the lower middle class and middle class people, who reside in the capital---Dhaka. Although the theme of this film is solely based on the lifestyle of Dhaka, people across the country can relate their lives with every moment of the film.
Names of the 11 directors of the film are---Golam Kibria Farooki, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mahmudul Islam, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Nuhash Humayun, Rahat Rahman, Robiul Alam Robi, Tanim Noor, Syed Ahmed Shawki, Saleh Sobhan Auneem and Tanvir Ahsan. More than 50 actors appear in the film where the leading roles have been played by Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Iresh Zaker, Lutfor Rahman George, Shatabdi Wadud, Shahataj Munira Hashem, Allen Shuvro, Mostafa Monwar, Manoj Kumar Pramanik, Orchita Sporshia, Tropa Mazumadar and many more. Executive producers for the film are Faridur Reza Sagar and Ibn Hasan Khan.
'Eti, Tomari Dhaka' had its world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, held in South Korea last year. The film also took part in some other film festivals namely Durban International Film Festival, Singapore South Asian International Film Festival, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia, Kolhapur International Film Festival, Third Eye Asian International Film Festival, Asian Film festival held in Pune, Chennai International Film Festival and more. The film received an award under the category of Russian Film Critics' Guild at the 15th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival and won the Best Original Screenplay award at the Jaipur International Film Festival held in India.