Amitabh makes web series

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:35, Jul 31,2018 | Updated: 22:41, Jul 31,2018


A still from Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s upcoming web-series Dhaka Metro Ga 9106.

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s first web-series Dhaka Metro Ga 9106 will be aired soon on an online platform.

Amitabh said making of the nine-episode series, with each episode having running time of 15 minutes to 20 minutes, has been completed.

‘It will be released on an online platform during the Eid-ul-Azha,’ said Amitabh adding that the name of the online platform and launching date will be announced soon.

The web-series is a satire to the contemporary Dhaka, which is undergoing different problems.

‘It will be narrated through depiction of a man who travels the northern districts of the country to get rid of the chaotic life in Dhaka,’ Amitabh told New Age.

The director said he chose to make the web series to enjoy more artistic freedom than he enjoys while making TV series.

‘As a director I’ve experimented a lot. I even used magic realism technique to articulate the pains and suffering of the Dhaka city dwellers through the protagonist character,’ Amitabh said.       

The web-series was filmed at different locations in Dinajpur, Gaibandha and Bogra.

Nafis Amin has written the script of the series based on Aditya Kabir’s story. Aupi Karim, Nivel, Shariful Isam, Monwar Hossain, Shashi and others perform in different characters of the series.

Amitabh, who received the national film award in the best director category for his debut film Aynabaji, said he would start shooting of his second feature Rickshaw Girl in December.

The film is based on an expatriate Indian writer Mitali Perkins’ juvenile story Rickshaw Girl. ‘The American award-winning screenwriter and producer Aric J Adams approached me to make the film. It will be a bilingual film,’ Amitabh said.

Shabari Zohra and again Nafis Amin has written the screenplay of the film. The cast members of the major roles have not yet been selected.

‘But, Shakib Khan has been confirmed to play the role of real life Dhallywood superstar Shakib in the film,’ said Amitabh adding that he picked Shakib for the role as the story of the film demands a fantasising character.

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