Haldaa to hit cinemas in USA

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:49, Dec 07,2017


A scene from Haldaa.

Actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed’s latest film Haldaa will hit cinemas in the USA today, said a press release.

The film will be commercially released at five cinemas in five cities of the USA. The cinemas are Regal UA in New York City, Regal Ballston in Virginia, Regal Cypress in Cypress in Florida, Cinemark 17 and IMAX in Dallas and Cinemark 18 and XD in Los Angeles.

Swapno Scarecrow Inc, an Ontario based advertising agency coordinating Haldaa’s foreign release, added in the press release that the film will eventually be released in other cinemas of United States, along with cinemas in Canada, Oman and United Arab Emirates.

Haldaa was released on December 1 at 100 cinemas across Bangladesh. Starring Zahid Hasan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Mosharraf Karim, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Dilara Zaman, Runa Khan and Shahed Ali Sujon, the film depicts Halda; a river in south-eastern Bangladesh that is the one and only natural fish breeding center in Asia. The film’s plot revolves around the fishermen who depend on the Halda river for their livelihood.

Haldaa is Tauquir Ahmed’s forth directorial venture and it has already received much acclaim from the audience. His earlier directorial ventures Rupkothar Golpo, Daruchini Dwip and Oggyatonama all won audience’s acclaim. His last film Oggatonama, released last year, not only won seven awards in international film festivals but also was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

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