Independent filmmaker Proshoon Rahman released his third feature film ‘Dhaka Dream’ in six cinema halls across the country on Friday, paying tribute to late singer Bari Siddiqui and award-winning late actor SM Mohsin, who were part of the film.
In Dhaka, the film can be enjoyed at the Bashundhara City and Mirpur branches of Star Cineplex, Blockbuster Cinemas and Shyamoli Cinema Hall, Director Proshoon Rahman told The Business Post on Friday.
He added, “We are going to a cineplex with the crew to watch the film together with our audience. I have been getting good responses from the audience. Actually, the taste of our movie audience has changed. Now they want to see unique stories which they can relate to.
“The shooting of ‘Dhaka Dream’ began with the filming of a song in the voice of Bari Siddiqui, lip-synced by actor SM Mohsin. Unfortunately, they are not with us anymore.”
We have plans to show the film to various universities, festivals and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to reach the commoners, added the director.
Talking about the plot of ‘Dhaka Dream,’ Proshoon said, “Marginalised people come to this city with many dreams. But can the city fulfill everyone’s dream? Yet why do people come here with a dream? The film is about the dreams and the heartbreaks of the people who come to Dhaka city seeking livelihood and hope for a better life.
“Dhaka Dream is about the continuous migration of Bangladesh’s rural population to the country’s capital. It will tell the tales of such migrants – how their aspirations and dreams broke.”
According to Proshoon, the film is a multi-narrative fiction that tells the experiences of twelve different people while weaving them together through a single journey. It took around four years to complete.
The film has two songs composed by noted singer Kumar Bishwajit. Besides, he has lent voice in the introductory music. The late singer Bari Siddiqui gave his voice to one of the two songs while folk sensation Momtaz sang the other.
The film has an ensemble cast, including Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahadat Hossain, Monira Mithu, Abdullah Rana, Shahriar Ferdous Shojib, Anowar Hossain Chowdhury, Joyeeta Mohlanbish, Purnima Brishti, Nairuz Sifat, Saima Neera, Sayka Ahmed, Sujat Shimul, Ikbal Hossain, Arosh Khan, Fazlul Haque, Akhtar Hossain, Jamal Raja, RA Rahul, Faruk Ahmed, Shariful Azam Pintu, SM Mohsin, Mahbubur Rahman, Khorshed Alam, Trisha Ray, Emil, Rana and Tashfee.
Written and directed by Proshoon Rahman, ‘Dhaka Dream’ premiered at International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) in Toronto earlier this year.