Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Doob (No Bed of Roses) has won the Kommersant Jury Prize at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, where the film also competed in the main competition.
The Kommersant Jury Award is an official award recognised by the festival. The award is handed out by an independent film jury. All the films in the main competition are also entitled for the award. The award is given by Kommersant, a leading Russian daily and the jury is headed by eminent Russian film critic and film historian Andrei Plakhov.
Doob competed in the main competition round of the festival which began on June 22 and ended on June 29. The film had its jury screening at the festival on July 27 and audience screening on July 28.
The film, starring Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan along with Bangladeshi actresses Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Rokeya Prachy, has not yet got clearance from Bangladesh Film Censor Board for its screening at the local cinemas.
The censor board did not give clearance to Doob after late novelist Humayun Ahmed’s widow Meher Afroz Shaon complained to the censor board that Doob is a biopic of Humayun Ahmed and Farooki did not take permission for making it.
Farooki, however, claimed several times that Doob is not a biopic but a fiction.
Besides, Doob participated in the main competition round of the Shanghai International Film Festival 2017, which was held from June 17 to June 25.
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